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Confex 2016 Seminars

  • AEO Sales Conference
  • Association Events Forum
  • Keynote Theatre
  • Marcomms Theatre
  • Technology Theatre
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
  1. Julius Solaris, founder of Event MB presents ‘Ask Julius’. Forget the keynote, we cut to the chase, with you the audience asking questions on event technology. Julius is a world renowned expert in the ...
    Speaker(s)
  2. Every meeting deserves its own perfect moderator. No moderator is suited for all meetings, not even a professional. Hans will discuss styles, skills, atmosphere, expertise and how to get the best out ...
    Speaker(s)
    Hans Etman , Co-owner - Masters in Moderation
  3. A panel of top bloggers in the events industry will share their expertise with delegates, with tips and insights that would be a great starting point for anyone looking to start an event blog.
    Speaker(s)
    Annie Byrne , Editor - Mash Media
    Kursha Woodgate , Managing Director - Mexia Communications
  4. International Confex welcomes back Nick de Bois, Chairman of the Events Industry Board, to take an annual look at where the UK events industry is right now. How is its relationship with business, with ...
    Speaker(s)
    Nick de Bois , Chairman of the Events Industry Board - Events Industry Board
  5. This session will focus on the growing disruptive behaviour in the B2B events marketplace. In particular this session will focus on the consequences and impact of the sharing economy on the MICE indus ...
    Speaker(s)
    Adam Blaskey , Founder - The Clubhouse London
    Andrew Molsey , General Manager - The Grand Hotel Brighton
    Andrew Needham , CEO & Founder - HeadBox
    Andrew White , Managing Director - Triggerfish
    Caleb Parker , CEO - MeetingRooms.com
  6. This session will focus on priorities, asking a select panel of venues and agents: ‘Who’s more important when pitching for an event; the buyer or the delegate?’. The panel will discuss and debate how ...
    Speaker(s)
    Ben Turner , Founder - WONDER
    Henry Rubinstein - Triggerfish
    Jane McGee , Director of Sales & Marketing - Fairmont St Andrews
    Kevin Jackson , Founder - The Experience is the Marketing
    Liz Young , Head of events and commercial services - Historic Royal Palaces
    Steve Sayer , Commercial Services Director - The O2
  7. How do you tell immersive stories and engage attendees in a multi-sensory experience? The panel discusses ways in which Augmented and Virtual Realities can be integrated into events and used alongside ...
    Speaker(s)
    Dan Parsons - Phygital
    Paul Martin - EventsAir by Centium Software
    Scott Hope , Commercial Director - AR Experiential
  8. Insight into how the leading global mobile communications association, GSMA, uses their events to serve the needs of their members and the wider industry they serve.
    Speaker(s)
    Mike Treacher , Event Programme Director - GSMA
  9. From the perspective of the world’s leading provider of brand experiences, with access to over 4,000 exhibitions and 12,000 plus other events worldwide, every year. 
    Speaker(s)
    Kim Myhre , SVP and Managing Director - FreemanXP EMEA
    Niru Desai , VP, Strategy - FreemanXP EMEA
  10. The events industry is all about trends. One minute it is crowdsourcing and the next it is event apps. One “trend” that is hitting the events industry now is ROE. Not sure what that is? ROE or return ...
    Speaker(s)
    Tim Bull , Managing Director – Sales, EMEA - etouches
  11. Wired is tuned in to all the latest trends and cutting edge of the technology industry. So what are the major technology trends for 2016 that event professionals are going love, hate, use or abuse? Je ...
    Speaker(s)
    Jeremy White , Wired Editor - Wired
  12. In a session on teamwork and collaboration, Southport Conferences, with representatives from venue, destination and event planning, will discuss best practice, and how a partnership approach can build ...
    Speaker(s)
    Enda Rylands - Ramada Plaza Southport
    Sammi Rudge - Southport Conferences
  13. How harnessing social media, responding to a mobile generation and taking inspiration from e-commerce will help drive event success in 2016 and beyond. 
    Speaker(s)
    Marino Fresch - Eventbrite
  14. International Confex are pleased to feature 'An Audience with Steph & Dom' TV's most entertaining couple will be discussing their meteoric rise to fame and how they created their own brand. We'll also ...
  15. What influences today's M&E buyers decisions? This session will focus on how Periscope, Instagram, Twitter, and other social media channels are building venue perceptions and changing the way venues a ...
    Speaker(s)
    Charlotte Cain , Destination Programme Leader - Discover Telford
    Henry Rubinstein - Triggerfish
    Mark Scales - Banks Salder
    Shéa Bennett , Head of Digital Marketing - Identity Group
    Tim Luft , CEO - Woote
  16. New event technologies are developing at the rate of knots. So whats fresh? Join James for a reveal of what the latest developments are at the lab. 
    Speaker(s)
    James Morgan , Co-founder - Event Tech Lab
  17. The holy grail for many successful event owners is how to commercialise your event assets to bring revenue into your organisation. Jackie Fast from Slingshot Sponsorship shares her wide expertise of u ...
    Speaker(s)
    Jackie Fast , MD - Slingshot Sponsorship
  18. How you present yourself, how you behave and how you are perceived by those you interact with, defines your personal brand and, to a great extent, the level of success in your career. In this thought- ...
    Speaker(s)
    Mike Lyons - Lyons Pride Enterprises
  19. Selecting approproate speakers and developing content
    Speaker(s)
    Nick Gold , Chairman - European Association of Speaker Bureaux
  20. This session will drill down into one of the key buzzwords for events in 2016: ‘Personalisation’. The panel will focus on how the concept has grown in importance but also how to deliver to any scale w ...
    Speaker(s)
    Ben Cole , Director - Inspired
    Ben Turner , Founder - WONDER
    David Chalmers , Managing Director - Cvent
    Elliot Grant , Business Director - The Black Tomato Agency
    Simon Timmis , Senior Marketing Manager - IET Savoy Place
  21. Beacons are an ideal way to communicate with attendees as well as very useful tools for event organisers. But how does it all work? Our experts explain the concepts, details and ways in which both org ...
    Speaker(s)
    John Martinez , CEO - Shocklogic
    Ken Mawbey - Around Then
    Oliver Rowe - Venu IQ
    Toby Lewis - Live Group
  22. Ask the Editors returns to Confex once again, with your chance to both listen and pose questions to some of the most senior editors in the events industry. Paul Colston, Conference News, Allan Norbury ...
    Speaker(s)
    Adam Parry , Editor - Event Industry News
    Alistair Turner , Founder - Eight PR
    Allan Norbury , Editor - Meetings & Incentive Travel Magazine
    Annie Byrne , Editor - Mash Media
    Paul Colston , Managing Editor Conference Portfolio - Mash Media
Thursday, March 3, 2016
  1. Speaker(s)
    Ben Turner - The Association of Professional Sales.
  2. Get ready to play at your meetings and events! Green Hat People will get you engaged in a corporate game that will get you spinning! Computer tablets and game boards will be handed out to the audience ...
    Speaker(s)
    Alexis Barnekow , Founder - GreenHat people
  3. Ru takes you on a fun entertaining journey that shows some great uses technology in experiential activations around the world. The talk goes into the reasons for focusing on the brief and not the tech ...
    Speaker(s)
    Ru Barksfield - Fat Unicorn
  4. Speaker(s)
    Charlotte Cain , Destination Programme Leader - Discover Telford
    Tim Luft , CEO - Woote
  5. The very physical nature of events is changing, looking beyond the bounds to meeting design to the build of the venue itself. In this session the panel will discuss the importance of designing spaces ...
    Speaker(s)
    Anna Fenten , Head of Marketing - Levy Restaurants
    Neil Hogan , Creative Director - SHH Architects & Interior Designers
    Peter Karn , Creative Director - MET Studio London
    Richard Harrison , Head of Conference Centres
  6. Speaker(s)
    Thorsten Kolbinger , Manager Director EMEA - Ungerboeck Software International
  7. Speaker(s)
    Mike Leeson , Senior Events Manger - Event Travel Management
    Mitchell Hawes - Norwegian Airlines
    Rebecca Duncan - Virgin Atlantic
  8. What factors do you take into account when selecting the technology for your next event? Many new solutions are on the market and you need to consider expectations, realties and what your needs are wh ...
    Speaker(s)
    Tim Bull , Managing Director – Sales, EMEA - etouches
  9. Speaker(s)
    Chris Skeith , CEO - Association of Events Organisers
    Jenni Jaques , Marketing Director - Association of Event Organisers Ltd
    Rob Ellis - COG Research
  10. Wearables are big news! Our panel of experts are going to look at examples and discuss a variety of ways in which wearable technologies can enhance the event experience. 
    Speaker(s)
    Adam Parry , Editor - Event Industry News
  11. Actress and social entrepreneur, Lily Cole launched Impossible.com in 2013, a social network based on the principles of the gift economy and aimed at connecting people who are willing to share resourc ...
    Speaker(s)
    Lily Cole , Fashion model, actress and social entrepreneur - Impossible.com
  12. In this session Jackie Fast demystifies how event owners can utilise their event assets to bring in sponsors who will truly benefit your organisation and your attendees. From understanding sponsors’ o ...
    Speaker(s)
    Jackie Fast , MD - Slingshot Sponsorship
  13. How do we move attendees from passive spectators to engaged active participants? Our panel of experts will discuss ways in which technology can achieve greater attendee partcipation at your events wit ...
    Speaker(s)
    Juraj Holub , Marketing Manager - Sli.do
    Kursha Woodgate , Managing Director - Mexia Communications
    Rebecca Tobi , Customer Experience Director - Glisser
    Rob Curtis , Head of UK Sales - Lumi
    Wayne Morris , VP International - Guidebook Inc.
  14. Live plus Digital has become a mantra for the event industry. Simon Burton, event and social media evangelist presents a series of case studies B2B and consumer that demonstrate that the mantra isn’t ...
    Speaker(s)
    Simon Burton , Managing Director - Exposure Communications
  15. This session will be about how the EN30/30 see their industry – how they think it will evolve and the part that they have to play in it. Are we doing enough to attract new talent in the industry, what ...
    Speaker(s)
    Jamie Wallis , Managing Editor - Mash Media
    Jazmin Beale , Head of Marketing and Communications - Olympia London
    Penny Law , Head of Operations - EventSharper
    Suzanne Bayliss , Marketing Manager - Telegraph Events
  16. Tapping the enormous potential of social media can help you generate new leads, understand how your brand is perceived and build deeper client relationships. How well are you using it?
    Speaker(s)
    Joe Edwards , Digital and Social Strategy - MOI Global
  17. Data and even bigger data has been a topic that is discussed in many contexts. Our panel of experts are going to take the confusion out of what data means for events, and how you as an event professio ...
    Speaker(s)
    Alex Feehely - Double Dutch
    Clemi Hardi , Head Of Pencils - Noodle Live
    Kursha Woodgate , Managing Director - Mexia Communications
    Leonora Valvo - Insight XM
    Russell Marsh - IPC Media
    Sandeep Mendiratta , CEO and Co-Founder - fastangle
  18. The brainchild of Liz Sinclair, Director of esp recruitment, The Eventice has been running at International Confex since 2011. The Eventice is an Apprentice style competition which ESP run in associat ...
    Speaker(s)
    Liz Sinclair , Director - ESP Recruitment

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