2022 Conference Programme

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ABPCO Association Event Forum
  1. ABPCO Association Event Forum
    • Association Events
  2. ABPCO Association Event Forum
    • Association Events
    No organisation has been unaffected by the coronavirus pandemic, but new and unexpected challenges provide opportunities for growth and improvement. Taking what we’ve learned in the last year, we can ...
  3. ABPCO Association Event Forum
    • Event Tech
    What are the key 'apps' or trends that are facing the association meetings industry. Taken from research developed by both The Eastside Rooms and Chorus, a creative agency working in the conference in ...
  4. ABPCO Association Event Forum
    • Association Events
    What insurance do you need going forward as your business gets back on its feet, especially with technology playing a more important part in many event businesses? What are the possible future technol ...
  5. ABPCO Association Event Forum
    • People & Culture
    • Association Events
    Whilst you may be ticking all the right boxes to ensure your events are diverse and inclusive, do your speakers share the same values? The Diverse Speaker Bureau share their speaker code of conduct wi ...
  6. ABPCO Association Event Forum
    • Sustainability
    • People & Culture
    • Event Tech
    • Association Events
    Over the last two years there has been a paradigm shift in how the events industry operates. Postcovid, conference planners are now operating in a world where technology is embraced, rather than feare ...
  7. ABPCO Association Event Forum
    • Association Events
    The objective of this session is to create a paper that can be published to members and the wider events community that describes the why, who and how of developing a congress legacy programme. As we ...
Event Tech Theatre
  1. Event Tech Theatre
    • Event Tech
    The events industry has seen some drastic changes over the last two years. With so much of our lives still in flux, one thing is certain: planners and marketers need event technology with the flexibil ...
  2. Event Tech Theatre
    • Event Tech
    Gary will be joined by Andy Mihalop, Vertical Marketing Lead at Facebook to discuss the future of the Metaverse and the impact this will have on the events industry. It's set to be an exciting year fo ...
  3. Event Tech Theatre
    • Event Tech
    Hybrid is a bit of a buzzword right now. But how do you produce an awesome hybrid event on time and on budget? Hear from the experts who have been there and done it all before. The emc3 team partner w ...
  4. Event Tech Theatre
    • Sustainability
    • Event Tech
    • Marketing Innovation
    FT Live have been at the forefront of innovation in hybrid events. The pandemic gave them a glimpse of how they can curate events with speakers from all over the world. In the move back to physical ev ...
  5. Event Tech Theatre
    • Sustainability
    • Event Tech
    • Corporate Events
    How we consume events has changed forever. Events that take place over a number of set days are a thing of the past - we all deserve events that are accessible from anywhere at any time. This session ...
  6. Event Tech Theatre
    • Marketing Innovation
    • Event Tech
    Content is the king of any experience. Without brilliant content, your experience is empty. In this session we’ll explore how we approach content design; including content strategy, audience appropria ...
  7. Event Tech Theatre
    • People & Culture
    • Event Tech
    • Corporate Events
    The pandemic sent shockwaves throughout the events industry, with organisers making tough decisions to weather the storm. Now, with the pandemic easing and the demand for in-person events rising, how ...
  8. Event Tech Theatre
    • Event Tech
    • Corporate Events
    • Association Events
    They say "It takes a village to bring an event to life". That could not be more true when you don't have the support necessary to easily and effectively create and manage an event. Join us for an over ...
  9. Event Tech Theatre
    • Event Tech
    With so many new virtual and hybrid event platforms emerging over the last 12 months, it's difficult for event planners to know where to start on making the right selection for their events. In a seri ...
Keynote Theatre
  1. Keynote Theatre
    • Sustainability
    A moderated panel discussion which highlights industry best practice in approaching the rapidly changing trends and complexities of event catering and managing sustainability goals.
  2. Keynote Theatre
    • Sustainability
    • People & Culture
    • Corporate Events
    How can the events industry play its part in Corporate Social Responsibility, whether this is taking action to minimise our environmental impact or becoming involved in community projects? CSR covers ...
  3. Keynote Theatre
    • Sustainability
    How green is Confex? AKA the roast of Liz Agostini… Moderated by Matt Grey, Founder of measurement specialists EventDecision and joined by ESSA Director Andrew Harrison and sustainability expert Karl ...
  4. Keynote Theatre
    • Sustainability
    Exclusive Collection, a certified B Corp, is now part of a growing group of companies reinventing business by pursuing purpose, as well as profit. During his presentation, Danny will share what it mea ...
  5. Keynote Theatre
    The global events industry has a powerful voice, and is united in its condemnation of the atrocities being perpetrated by Putin in Ukraine. Major event organisers are now taking decisive and meaningfu ...
  6. Keynote Theatre
    • Sustainability
    How sustainable is your exhibition stand/programme. We are committed to accelerating the event industry transition to a sustainable future, through our products and services. We work with customers & ...
  7. Keynote Theatre
    • Sustainability
    Sustainability has been rising high on the global agenda as we become increasingly aware of how our planet is at stake. At COP26, in November 2021, we saw our world leaders adopt new targets, make pro ...
  8. Keynote Theatre
    • People & Culture
    A growing number of people in the UK are non-drinkers, alongside those who can not drink for health or religious reasons. We talk a lot about accessibility and inclusion at events but we have a long w ...
  9. Keynote Theatre
    • People & Culture
    Join this empowering and inspirational hour to hear from Fast Forward 15 Founder, Fay Sharpe OBE, and four of her current mentees to learn more about the value of a stand-out mentoring programme, how ...
  10. Keynote Theatre
    • People & Culture
    What do dance and success in business have in common…? Find out how the Power of Dance can help YOU transform your life in this 30 minute workshop.
Let's Do London
  1. Let's Do London
    • Sustainability
    COP26 brought Climate Change to the forefront of event planning and highlighted why the events industry needs to think about waste streams in a different way. Meet three social enterprises that demons ...
  2. Let's Do London
    • Event Tech
    The events sector is rebounding fast, but make no mistake, Coronavirus hit us hard. And no more so than in talent retention and recruitment. To stay relevant in 2022 and beyond, your business needs a ...
  3. Let's Do London
    • Sales Excellence
    Congratulations - You're an eventprof, and you've survived the pandemic! You're better equipped than ever before to excel in your role, and become more important and relevant to your organisation. It' ...
  4. Let's Do London
    • Sustainability
    • Sales Excellence
    • People & Culture
    • Event Tech
    With in-person events coming back fast, and with a whole host of brand new relevant skills picked up by event professionals over the pandemic, the future for the events sector looks brighter than ever ...
People & Culture Hub
  1. People & Culture Hub
    • People & Culture
    Lily will introduce you to the 3 key ingredients needed to foster greater inclusion and more meaningful work in the workplace, all the while having fun! She’ll also share how it creates a sense of sha ...
  2. People & Culture Hub
    • People & Culture
    How you can make changes to bring wellness into the workplace How you can improve productivity by looking after your/your teams well-being Understanding, supporting and preventing mental health in the ...
  3. People & Culture Hub
    • People & Culture
    FF15 Diversity Ambassador Felicia interviews Shonali and Linda who are mentors for next years’ FF15 cohort, as well as Kayleigh who is a current mentee. They will discuss why they got involved with th ...
  4. People & Culture Hub
    • People & Culture
    With the events industry ever-evolving have you given any thought on the perspectives of the next generation of talent coming into the industry? Hear from the voices that matter on topics including di ...
Sales Excellence Theatre
  1. Sales Excellence Theatre
    • Sales Excellence
    With significant change in the sales landscape driven by tech, competition and buyer behaviour, being on top of the latest sales trends has never been so important. Flume will share the top five sales ...
  2. Sales Excellence Theatre
    • Sales Excellence
    1 The changing sales philosophies from the '70s to the present day; the impact of the transition from product centricity to customer centricity on sales competencies 2 What exactly is a Value Proposit ...
  3. Sales Excellence Theatre
    • Sales Excellence
    “Being laser focused on your client has never been more important, in fact post covid, it will be even more valuable and important to have the right strategy, so we maximise our opportunities and spen ...
  4. Sales Excellence Theatre
    • Sales Excellence
    Sales velocity measures how long it takes your sales team to move deals from opportunity to close. Tracking and pulling the right levers to impact the right metrics has never been as important as it i ...
  5. Sales Excellence Theatre
    • Sales Excellence
    Frictionless selling is an approach that removes barriers to buyers buying. In a complex world your ability to develop simplicity and ease are your benchmarks for success. In this presentation, Custom ...
  6. Sales Excellence Theatre
    • Sales Excellence
    This session will focus on diversity and inclusion on the sales floor and why a culture that embraces diversity in race, gender, ethnicity and disability is not only a moral mandate but will also yiel ...
  7. Sales Excellence Theatre
    • Sales Excellence
    Want to know how to close that sale call with a win- win situation then this session is for you. Many business owners are not sales people and we get many people asking us about how to close the deal, ...
Corporate Event Forum
  1. Corporate Event Forum
    • Corporate Events
    Having a strong network is a powerful tool for all event professionals at whatever stage of their career to help them develop and grow both personally and professionally. During this session, Kate and ...
  2. Corporate Event Forum
    • Marketing Innovation
    • Corporate Events
    The event industry has a foundation based on creating experiences and WOW moments. What is it that makes those moments memorable? Why do some experiences resonate with our audience and some fall flat? ...
  3. Corporate Event Forum
    • Corporate Events
    This session is for corporate events planners looking to explore how they build a great collaboration with agencies to deliver great events and most importantly how this relationship will help the cor ...
  4. Corporate Event Forum
    • Sales Excellence
    • People & Culture
    • Corporate Events
    The silence is deafening – the power of communication No matter which area of the events industry you work within, communication is the absolute key to success. From relationship building, driving hig ...
  5. Corporate Event Forum
    • Corporate Events
    With social restrictions lifting, the volume of vaccinations on the rise and the Summer ‘Season’ on the horizon, people are more eager than ever to safely re-emerge from their COVID-19 quarantine. Wit ...
  6. Corporate Event Forum
    • Corporate Events
    Looking to level-up your events and take them to the next level? Understanding how your event contributes to your company's strategy and being able to demonstrate the return of investment of the event ...
  7. Corporate Event Forum
    • Event Tech
    • Marketing Innovation
    Join Christopher, Metaverse Pioneer at VOK DAMS agency for events and live marketing, on a journey: learn all about the potential for meaningful and immersive live experiences. In the future the metav ...
  8. Corporate Event Forum
    • Sales Excellence
    • Marketing Innovation
    This session will give you the tips and tricks you need on how to make sure your presentations at events, or at work in both virtual/hybrid events and face-to-face events the best they can be. The eve ...
Event Tech Theatre
  1. Event Tech Theatre
    • Event Tech
    The event industry's digital revolution has produced a data-rich environment for organisers all around the world. New business models forged on the success of virtual and hybrid events as well as alwa ...
  2. Event Tech Theatre
    • Event Tech
    With so much noise in the market on what technology to use to create a meaningful user experience while achieving a ROI it can be confusing on which event technology works best with which type of even ...
  3. Event Tech Theatre
    • Event Tech
    If you’re not already using gamification to enhance your events, you should be. Why? Here are just a few of the benefits: Break the ice and enhance networking Foster a sense of community by creating a ...
  4. Event Tech Theatre
    • Event Tech
    Over the past two years, event organisers and attendees have both experienced the benefits hybrid events have to offer. Of course, nothing can replace the atmosphere and buzz of an in-person, live eve ...
  5. Event Tech Theatre
    • People & Culture
    • Event Tech
    • Corporate Events
    Key Takeaways: • How to utilize pre-event engagement to boost your registrations • How tech can enable you to utilize a variety of content to diversify your engagement • Making the most of your data t ...
  6. Event Tech Theatre
    • Sustainability
    • Event Tech
    • Marketing Innovation
    Over the past two years, creating engaging and entertaining on-line events has been elusive. While the large broadcasters pivoted quickly, using CGI 'virtual studios' within the Metaverse to go where ...
  7. Event Tech Theatre
    • Event Tech
    With so many new virtual and hybrid event platforms emerging over the last 12 months, it's difficult for event planners to know where to start on making the right selection for their events. In a seri ...
Keynote Theatre
  1. Keynote Theatre
    • People & Culture
    Liz Taylor is CEO of the Taylor Lynn Corporation (TLC) and MD of Liz Taylor Consultancy, and has been at the forefront of the event and hospitality industry for over thirty five years. In the process ...
  2. Keynote Theatre
    • Marketing Innovation
    it’s a big ask for anyone to accurately predict the future. Many have tried with varying degrees of success. But we can have a very direct influence on the future. We can see the signs, read the writi ...
  3. Keynote Theatre
    • People & Culture
    • Corporate Events
    • Association Events
    OIOV Founder Rick Stainton, presents an overview of OIOV’s revolutionary plans for 2022 & beyond and the unprecedented level of support it has received from key industry leaders - a small selection of ...
  4. Keynote Theatre
    • Association Events
    A moderated panel where leaders of industry associations give their perspective on how their members are faring in 2022, discussing immediate concerns and the potential for fresh challenges further do ...
  5. Keynote Theatre
    • Event Tech
    Live, Hybrid, Digital or virtual. What does the future hold? UFI has proprietary research on this topic from leading organisers and venues around the world, as well as first hand experience from our m ...
  6. Keynote Theatre
    • People & Culture
    Anything is Possible is one of our brand values and my mantra. After recovering from severe OCD in 2011 – the blinkers came off and I thought if I can beat that what else can I do? I founded Make Even ...
  7. Keynote Theatre
    • Sales Excellence
    Find out the core things all high performing teams have that make them, and the organisations they work in successful. Get projects done on time and on scope without pissing people off. There are key ...
  8. Keynote Theatre
    eventprofs are always under pressure to make an event as successful as possible. And everything has to be right to "work like clockwork". At the same time, so many moving parts means things always hav ...
Let's Do London
  1. Let's Do London
    • People & Culture
    The sector has made huge strides on technology since the pandemic, as events entrepreneurs have sought new ways to things faster and more creatively. In this panel, three event technology experts pick ...
  2. Let's Do London
    • Event Tech
    With in-person events back firmly on the radar, the conversation around hybrid events is moving quickly beyond the theoretical. We're better equipped than ever to plan and execute events at the inters ...
  3. Let's Do London
    • Event Tech
    In 2022, people with disabilities still face significant challenges participating in events. With the industry resetting and inclusion firmly part of the discourse, we have an opportunity to make sign ...
  4. Let's Do London
    • Marketing Innovation
    The event sector's rapid adoption of digital over the pandemic has given it a new arsenal with which to tell brand stories and engage audiences. In a world of huge possibility, we look at how the sect ...
Marketing Theatre
  1. Marketing Theatre
    • Marketing Innovation
    Learning copy is the single greatest marketing tool for your business. Learn how to connect, convert and create conversation with your clients through your website, email funnels, launch pages and soc ...
  2. Marketing Theatre
    • Marketing Innovation
    Understanding what makes your event visitor tick is the secret sauce to any successful attendee acquisition strategy. So why are so many events still communicating with their audiences as if it's stil ...
  3. Marketing Theatre
    • Marketing Innovation
    Fascinating seminar on the changing landscape of event marketing and how event brands can cut through digital noise in 2022.
  4. Marketing Theatre
    • Event Tech
    • Marketing Innovation
    The events industry is full of 'must-have' state of the art event tech, and new solutions for every apparent marketing need. But in a time where budgets are being slashed and every penny counts, are e ...
  5. Marketing Theatre
    • Marketing Innovation
    According to a 2021 Forrester survey, prior to 2020, 66% of event managers executed events as experiences independent of marketing campaigns. Considering the impact events have on the overall marketin ...
  6. Marketing Theatre
    • Event Tech
    • Marketing Innovation
    Marketing trends are continuously evolving online with new ways people are searching, new innovative platforms along with a variety of new ads types. It can be hard to keep up! So how do you decide on ...
  7. Marketing Theatre
    • Marketing Innovation
    There are three things every marketer wants from their marketing strategy. Simplicity, affordability and effectiveness. Sadly, some marketers are stranded on islands. They put messages in bottles and ...
  8. Marketing Theatre
    • Marketing Innovation
    Social media has become one of the most important ways brands communicate with the public. One of the features of social media marketing is that it encourages a two-way conversation between companies ...
People & Culture Hub
  1. People & Culture Hub
    • People & Culture
    The events industry is consistently listed among the top 5 most stressful work sectors. Our jobs are fast-paced and subject to tight deadlines, endless to-do lists, and urgent last-minute demands. In ...
  2. People & Culture Hub
    • People & Culture
    Diversity and inclusion are commonly linked as one but they are two different terms. In this session we’ll look at the meaning and difference of both as well as provide examples of how, by separating ...
  3. People & Culture Hub
    • People & Culture
    When was Checking-IN set up and why? What kind of events do you hold? Has any event had a big impact? Is there anything the events industry can do more of support LGBTQ+ people? Do you have any advice ...

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