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Association & Corporate Event Theatre
  1. Association & Corporate Event Theatre
    • Association Theatre
    FUEL ATTENTION: BEFORE THE CONFERENCE The work you do before the event dramatically impacts the quality of the experience. Together with your conference organisers, communications team and leadership ...
  2. Association & Corporate Event Theatre
    • Association Theatre
    Join me for an insightful session where we'll delve into the common pain points faced by association event managers. From logistical challenges to attendee engagement, we'll explore how harnessing the ...
  3. Association & Corporate Event Theatre
    • Association Theatre
    ChatGPT can’t do the job of a conference producer. There are nuances to language that can’t be achieved by GenerativeAI. Not only that, to achieve an event programme that not only interests your event ...
  4. Association & Corporate Event Theatre
    • Association Theatre
    Over the last two years, The Payments Association has successful scaled it's flagship event, PAY360 to become the UK's largest event dedicated to payments and one of the major players in Europe. Under ...
  5. Association & Corporate Event Theatre
    • Association Theatre
    On the face of it, revenue growth is an increasing challenge for event professionals in associations. Delegates don’t want to pay, they are registering later and later, and sponsors want to spend less ...
  6. Association & Corporate Event Theatre
    • Association Theatre
    In the dynamic world of business events, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) has become more than just a buzzword; it's a crucial driver of positive societal change. As an industry it is our respon ...
  7. Association & Corporate Event Theatre
    • Association Theatre
    We know that association and not-for-profit events have an incredible impact and want to highlight the scale of the achievement in terms of economic influence and contribution. This snapshot, taken at ...
  8. Association & Corporate Event Theatre
    • Association Theatre
     
Event Tech Theatre
  1. Event Tech Theatre
    • Event Tech Theatre
    Every week brings new tools and innovative solutions. The pressure on creative professionals in the industry increases every day. Will machines soon take over? Or can AI and XR be assistive systems th ...
  2. Event Tech Theatre
    • Event Tech Theatre
    In writing, you kill your darlings when you sacrifice an unnecessary storyline, character, or sentences for the sake of the overall story. We kill our darlings in the event tech world when we go beyon ...
  3. Event Tech Theatre
    • Event Tech Theatre
    We all know the drill: event organizers agree with the venues on the expo plan, then they send it to potential sponsors and exhibitors who decide if they are going to participate and choose their spot ...
  4. Event Tech Theatre
    • Event Tech Theatre
    Every conference organizer wants 'best quality' media streamed throughout their event - until the cost is considered. Organizers of every conference that will be televised wants 'broadcast quality' in ...
  5. Event Tech Theatre
    • Event Tech Theatre
    Make the most of your lunchtime at Confex at this dynamic and engaging session; join Rob, an experienced event planner and producer, as he navigates us through the transformative journey of event plan ...
  6. Event Tech Theatre
    • Event Tech Theatre
    As an event planner you have a lot on your plate. From event tech to hotels to food and beverage and on-site activations, you are working with no shortage of vendors. In this session you will learn th ...
  7. Event Tech Theatre
    • Event Tech Theatre
    Planning an event continues to remain one of the most stressful jobs in the world. Despite embracing technology, do you still end up working overtime or feel the need for an extra pair of hands? You'r ...
  8. Event Tech Theatre
    • Event Tech Theatre
    This interactive session will involve examining the findings of the recent "Freeman Trends Report: Attendee Intent and Behavior, January 16th 2024". We'll actually briefly try out some of the session ...
  9. Event Tech Theatre
    • Event Tech Theatre
    Around the world of event tech in 60 mins, a series of short snappy pecha kucha style presentations of must have technology to enhance your events
Exhibition Pavilion Theatre
  1. Exhibition Pavilion Theatre
    • Exhibition Pavilion Theatre
    Nothing beats face to face real world events - covid taught us that. But still all the preparation and money is still spent on a specific 2 or 3 day window, with no on-going legacy from the event inve ...
  2. Exhibition Pavilion Theatre
    • Exhibition Pavilion Theatre
    Organisers and exhibitors. Two sides of the same event coin that often don’t see eye to eye but rely on each other to deliver on their business goals. For exhibitors especially, event costs are going ...
  3. Exhibition Pavilion Theatre
    • Exhibition Pavilion Theatre
    Description: Join us for a joint session with LinkedIn and JET exploring innovative strategies to cultivate vibrant event communities. An excellent opportunity for event professionals keen on harnessi ...
  4. Exhibition Pavilion Theatre
    • Exhibition Pavilion Theatre
    For many, SEO is the monster under the bed. Join ASP’s SEO Supremo, Jon Monk, who’s here to take away those SEO night terrors. From keywords to utilising Ai he’ll give you the SEO essentials that will ...
Let's Do London
  1. Let's Do London
    • Let's do London
    Join us for an enlightening panel discussion exploring the transformative impact of AI on event planning. Our expert panelists will delve into the innovative applications of artificial intelligence, d ...
  2. Let's Do London
    • Let's do London
    Dive into the world of modern marketing and discover how events are becoming pivotal tools to meet strategic objectives. Our panel of marketing leaders will share insights on using events to create au ...
  3. Let's Do London
    • Let's do London
    In an ever-evolving landscape, corporate event planning faces new and complex hurdles that demand innovative solutions. Our expert panel of industry leaders will delve into the most pressing issues th ...
  4. Let's Do London
    • Let's do London
    In an ever-evolving landscape, corporate event planning faces new and complex hurdles that demand innovative solutions. Our expert panel of industry leaders will delve into the most pressing issues th ...
mia Pavilion
  1. mia Pavilion
    • mia Pavilion
    "Include & Rise" is more than just a workshop; it's a practical exploration of how inclusivity and collaboration can be powerful catalysts for women's empowerment. Participants will leave with actiona ...
  2. mia Pavilion
    • mia Pavilion
     
  3. mia Pavilion
    • mia Pavilion
    A discussion focused on the Welsh Government’s National Events Strategy and how close Wales is to achieving these objectives. This will include examples of how ICC Wales and The Celtic Collection are ...
  4. mia Pavilion
    • mia Pavilion
    Now that in-person meetings and events are recovering, pretty much all of these will involve travel. With First Travel Solutions’ Award Winning ground transport services, we can guide you through best ...
  5. mia Pavilion
    • mia Pavilion
    Why does a customer really choose one venue over another and what can you do to increase your chances of getting a larger share of the market? Join Sharon in the MIA studio to hear all about what cust ...
  6. mia Pavilion
    • mia Pavilion
    In 2023, Liverpool successfully achieve the ‘Most Improved Destination’ Award at the GDS (Global Destination Sustainability) Awards, improving their score on the previous year by 18%. Hear more about ...
  7. mia Pavilion
    • mia Pavilion
    Discover the benefits of working with prison leavers, an untapped resource of real potential men and women who want to change their lives for the better. Why not part of the solution and join amazing ...
People & Culture Theatre
  1. People & Culture Theatre
    • People & Culture Theatre
    Black Excellence in Events will be a thought-provoking and enlightening journey into the dynamic and influential world of events seen through the lens of Black voices. We invite you to listen to these ...
  2. People & Culture Theatre
    • People & Culture Theatre
    Your events will benefit from richer discussions and higher audience satisfaction ratings if you secure a more diverse group of speakers. But how do you find a diverse group in industries which are of ...
  3. People & Culture Theatre
    • People & Culture Theatre
    Join us for an important panel discussion on building safer events. Hear key insights on current safeguarding statistics and feedback from across the event industry. Our speakers will share real-world ...
  4. People & Culture Theatre
    • People & Culture Theatre
    Wellbeing is common place, but how much of it is really shifting the needle? This is not just another wellbeing session. This session will focus on the backdrop of the unique rhythm of the events indu ...
  5. People & Culture Theatre
    • People & Culture Theatre
    Benckendorff and Pearce noted in their 2012 “The Psychology of Events” paper, that "The specialised area of social psychology, which can be succinctly defined as how other people influence behaviour, ...
  6. People & Culture Theatre
    • People & Culture Theatre
    “Creating a Culture of Belonging” Accessibility is a fundamental human right. However, accessibility is just a first step towards creating an environment of true belonging where everyone in the workpl ...
  7. People & Culture Theatre
    • People & Culture Theatre
    In this session, we'll explore the delicate balance of juggling a career in events while being a primary caregiver. We'll discuss what it's like being a parent in the worlds of events and key consider ...
Sales & Marketing Excellence Theatre
  1. Sales & Marketing Excellence Theatre
    • Sales Excellence Theatre
    In a world of AI and increased automation some people are losing their confidence when it comes to tackling difficult conversations, especially in the business arena. With so many ways of communicatin ...
  2. Sales & Marketing Excellence Theatre
    • Sales Excellence Theatre
    Customer Experience is often seen as a Marketing function. However, as Salespeople we have an amazing opportunity to make an impact on the client experience. This punchy session will help you and your ...
  3. Sales & Marketing Excellence Theatre
    • Sales Excellence Theatre
    In most businesses, the top 20% of sales reps are responsible for bringing in 80% of revenue. The question is: What are these top performers doing differently? In this session, Paul Cruise, Head of Sa ...
  4. Sales & Marketing Excellence Theatre
    • Sales Excellence Theatre
    Do you send the same information to event clients? If so stop it right now! Steve will talk about the use of Carl Jung's colour theory to better understand the psychological makeup of leads and client ...
  5. Sales & Marketing Excellence Theatre
    • Sales Excellence Theatre
    What have sausages and coffee have to do with event sponsorship ? – More than you think… This session utilises insights from ABPCO members and other associations to identify opportunities for refining ...
  6. Sales & Marketing Excellence Theatre
    • Sales Excellence Theatre
    In this session we will share our tips and tricks on How to Deliver a Great Presentation - and How to be a Great Presenter. If you speak at work. Deliver presentations. Speak on panels. Want to promot ...
  7. Sales & Marketing Excellence Theatre
    • Sales Excellence Theatre
    Join Janice B Gordon, the Customer Growth Expert, on a journey to revolutionise your approach to sales in the events and meetings industry! Elevate your events, increase revenue, and set a new standar ...
Sustainability Theatre
  1. Sustainability Theatre
    • Sustainability Theatre
    Exclusive Collection became the UK’s first B Corp accredited hotel company in October 2021 and is part of a growing group of global companies reinventing business by pursuing purpose over profit. Duri ...
  2. Sustainability Theatre
    • Sustainability Theatre
    You may have had an audit, you may have measured the carbon footprint of your event, you may have a sustainability policy, but that's no good if you don't understand the data or have any kind of actio ...
  3. Sustainability Theatre
    • Sustainability Theatre
    We all know it’s essential to be sustainable when we’re delivering live events, but what does ‘responsible consumption’ mean, and how can it help you deliver a more sustainable event? In this session, ...
  4. Sustainability Theatre
    • Sustainability Theatre
    There’s been a sharp decline recently in cities willing to host mega-events, but why? In this thought-provoking session, our speaker will take us through the recent controversies surrounding mega even ...
  5. Sustainability Theatre
    • Sustainability Theatre
    There is so much misinformation about exhibition carpets and their handling, we are the part of the supply chain that often gets ´throw under the bus´, when in fact we have been at the forefront of su ...
  6. Sustainability Theatre
    • Sustainability Theatre
    Objective: To provide event organisers with actionable insights on implementing sustainable practices that enhance both their business and environmental impact. Synopsis: The aim of this session is to ...
  7. Sustainability Theatre
    • Sustainability Theatre
     
  8. Sustainability Theatre
    • Sustainability Theatre
    In today's rapidly evolving market, consumers are seeking brands that embody shared values. Yet, to ignite real change, engagement and education are essential. Sadly, a lot of sustainability messaging ...
The Power of Events Theatre
  1. The Power of Events Theatre
    • The Power of Events Theatre
    Navigating Accessibility in Events – From Inclusive Design to Legal Compliance and Emerging Technologies
  2. The Power of Events Theatre
    • The Power of Events Theatre
    Join us for an exclusive interview with Reggie Aggarwal, the visionary CEO and Founder of Cvent, a global leader in event management technology. In this enlightening session, Reggie will share his ins ...
  3. The Power of Events Theatre
    • The Power of Events Theatre
    Crafting Lasting Urban Legacies through Strategic Planning, Community Engagement, and Sustainable Development
  4. The Power of Events Theatre
    • The Power of Events Theatre
    The Evolution of Data in the UK Events Industry and Its Impact on Strategic Decision-Making and Attendee Experience
  5. The Power of Events Theatre
    • The Power of Events Theatre
    Dubai Bling gives one side of life in an iconic city, but what is it really like for event professionals building their careers there and why are so many choosing to do so? In addition to enjoying a r ...
  6. The Power of Events Theatre
    • The Power of Events Theatre
    Conference News’ annual recognition and celebration of the rising talent in the events industry takes centre stage on the Power of Events theatre. Meet the class of ’24 and celebrate with the CN 30/30 ...
  7. The Power of Events Theatre
    • The Power of Events Theatre
    This year’s Fast Forward mentees talk with Founder Fay Sharpe OBE about pushing themselves out of their comfort zones, the power of connection, how to grow your confidence and successfully achieve you ...
Association & Corporate Event Theatre
  1. Association & Corporate Event Theatre
    • Corporate Event Theatre
    In the fast-evolving landscape of corporate events, creating memorable and impactful experiences is more crucial than ever. There's an entire universe of knowledge from the realm of behavioural scienc ...
  2. Association & Corporate Event Theatre
    • Corporate Event Theatre
    In this session, a panel of corporate event managers will discuss setting healthy boundaries and expectations to ensure you are successfully balancing your work and personal life as a corporate event ...
  3. Association & Corporate Event Theatre
    • Corporate Event Theatre
    Ready to reimagine sustainability? This session explores how to design transformative attendee experiences that go beyond environmentalism to support holistic event impacts.
  4. Association & Corporate Event Theatre
    • Corporate Event Theatre
    Gamification is a great tool for brand awareness inside and outside of the company. In business, we play to help engage, motivate the audience and enhance the user experience. Gamification can be used ...
  5. Association & Corporate Event Theatre
    • Corporate Event Theatre
    Do your stakeholders truly understand the value of your events? Probably not. Research suggests that they often underestimate the multifaceted role of event teams and the significant results events de ...
  6. Association & Corporate Event Theatre
    • Corporate Event Theatre
    Delving into the future of the meetings and events industry, we will analyse the significant trends that will mould its landscape in the upcoming year. Drawing on insights from the American Express GB ...
  7. Association & Corporate Event Theatre
    • Corporate Event Theatre
    Considering delegate wellness in the event agenda is becoming increasingly important – and so it should be. Sharon will discuss how this can be addressed right at the point of sale and initial custome ...
Event Tech Theatre
  1. Event Tech Theatre
    • Event Tech Theatre
    Chris Thompson is the founder of low-carbon travel demand management platform, ‘You. Smart. Thing.’, which focuses on reducing the carbon footprint of the live events sector. In this session Chris wil ...
  2. Event Tech Theatre
    • Event Tech Theatre
    In the ever-evolving landscape of digital media, the rise of short-form video content on platforms like TikTok has sent shockwaves through the realm of traditional search engines. Join us in this insi ...
  3. Event Tech Theatre
    • Event Tech Theatre
    What do Taylor Swift, Netflix comedians, and event planners all have in common? They are repurposing their valuable content into other formats, reaching wider audiences and gaining valuable ROI. In th ...
  4. Event Tech Theatre
    • Event Tech Theatre
    Event professionals are always on the lookout for ways to maximise their productivity with limited resources. That’s where technology can become your ultimate ally. Imagine having the freedom to fully ...
  5. Event Tech Theatre
    • Event Tech Theatre
    This session is designed for event planners eager to harness the power of data and technology to elevate their events. So, make the most of your lunchtime at Confex and step into the future of event p ...
  6. Event Tech Theatre
    • Event Tech Theatre
    The explosion of generative AI in 2023 has led to a widespread adoption across industries globally, including in event technology. We are now in an era where event tech platforms are looking beyond th ...
  7. Event Tech Theatre
    • Event Tech Theatre
    In the dynamic landscape of events, organizing effective meetings is crucial for both event organizers and attendees. The concept of curated meetings has emerged as a game-changer, empowering organize ...
  8. Event Tech Theatre
    • Event Tech Theatre
    Around the world of event tech in 60 mins, a series of short snappy pecha kucha style presentations of must have technology to enhance your events
Exhibition Pavilion Theatre
  1. Exhibition Pavilion Theatre
    • Exhibition Pavilion Theatre
    It was Tears for Fears who once sang, "Everybody wants to rule the world," and for most exhibition organizers, the lure of international expansion is always on the mind. But once the due diligence is ...
Let's Do London
  1. Let's Do London
    • Let's do London
    In a rapidly evolving business landscape, effective communication is key. Join three leaders at the forefront of leveraging events for business transformation and engagement, and discover how to craft ...
  2. Let's Do London
    • Let's do London
    Effective leadership in the fast-changing world of today is essential, and challenging. Join our experienced panel of successful event leaders and managers sharing their strategies for effective leade ...
  3. Let's Do London
    • Let's do London
    Explore how to master the art of producing exceptional, sustainable events within tight budgets. This discussion focuses on innovative, cost-effective strategies for green event planning, showcasing h ...
mia Pavilion
  1. mia Pavilion
    • mia Pavilion
    We are delighted to invite you to be part of our latest member peer to peer group, Identity. Chaired by Glenn Mainwaring from The Barbican and created for all things LGBTQIA+ where every member is wel ...
  2. mia Pavilion
    • mia Pavilion
    Recruitment is at the heart of our industry, but we all know we have problems. So, what are the solutions? Join Robert Kenward, an experienced recruitment and event professional who will give you meas ...
  3. mia Pavilion
    • mia Pavilion
    Why celebrating the past and future-proofing our culture is integral to maintaining our heritage and offering unique world-class events. Looking at how The Parkgate Hotel has brought new life to histo ...
  4. mia Pavilion
    • mia Pavilion
    Understand career opportunities across the hospitality industry, including commercial and operational roles. How the MIA support our industry and how student membership will aid you to meet industry e ...
People & Culture Theatre
  1. People & Culture Theatre
    • People & Culture Theatre
    This session highlights the symbiotic relationship between personal and professional development in the context of event organisations. The first focus is on actionable strategies for organisational b ...
  2. People & Culture Theatre
    • People & Culture Theatre
    Description: Join this fireside chat to find out what businesses can do to make their workplaces more neuro-inclusive and the benefits that will have not only to the neurodivergent people working in y ...
  3. People & Culture Theatre
    • People & Culture Theatre
    The events industry is known for its fast-paced culture with tight deadlines and high pressure demands. This panel will explore practical strategies that both individuals and organisations can leverag ...
  4. People & Culture Theatre
    • People & Culture Theatre
    Yes, unfortunately, it does. This workshop highlights the important interconnection between diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) and mental health, specifically the impacts on employees from marginaliz ...
  5. People & Culture Theatre
    • People & Culture Theatre
    Join us for the first two sessions looking at event accessibility! In this engaging session on the 'State of the Industry and Accessibility Report', Orla Pearson, Co-Founder of MyClearText and AccessL ...
  6. People & Culture Theatre
    • People & Culture Theatre
    Step into the future of events with ‘Inclusive by Design’, a session that offers a sneak peek into ‘Accessible All Areas’ – an innovative program reshaping the landscape of disability inclusion in eve ...
Sales & Marketing Excellence Theatre
  1. Sales & Marketing Excellence Theatre
    • Marketing Excellence Theatre
    Stephanie Bruce, Senior Marketing Manager, will unveil dynamic tips for staying ahead in the evolving event marketing landscape. The session will cover topics including but not limited to: Digital mar ...
  2. Sales & Marketing Excellence Theatre
    • Marketing Excellence Theatre
    Have you ever seen a customer journey like a double decker bus? No? Well, customer experience has many diversions, bus stops but also comfortable 'seats'. Moments that are captured and allow an indivi ...
  3. Sales & Marketing Excellence Theatre
    • Marketing Excellence Theatre
    In this session, I'll guide you through the world of social media trends and how artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming our approach to marketing products and services. We'll explore how AI-powe ...
  4. Sales & Marketing Excellence Theatre
    • Marketing Excellence Theatre
    In a post-pandemic digital age, where information is abundant and attention spans are fleeting, captivating and engaging audiences has become a significant challenge for many events. This session aims ...
  5. Sales & Marketing Excellence Theatre
    • Marketing Excellence Theatre
    The Stakeholder Economy has risen. Attendees are moving beyond passive consumers—they expect to be treated as stakeholders. These stakeholders expect to invest — their time, focus, energy, personal br ...
  6. Sales & Marketing Excellence Theatre
    • Marketing Excellence Theatre
    With 71% of corporate event teams now reporting into marketing, events have evolved into an integral channel for successful marketing campaigns. As events take centre stage in most marketing strategie ...
Sustainability Theatre
  1. Sustainability Theatre
    • Sustainability Theatre
    Demand for sustainable events is set to grow in the coming years. On some level, we all know that sustainability is important—for the future of our children and our planet. The question is, how do we ...
  2. Sustainability Theatre
    • Sustainability Theatre
    Hear from experts in holistic sustainability as we discuss the very real challenge being faced across the industry of ever-shortening lead times and tightening budgets. We'll discuss how to ensure hol ...
  3. Sustainability Theatre
    • Sustainability Theatre
    Why is it so important for event profs to choose a sustainable venue, and how can they go about ensuring that their selected venue is truly sustainable? This engaging session explores the criteria eve ...
  4. Sustainability Theatre
    • Sustainability Theatre
    Co-founder of sustainability consultancy ‘from now’ and Head of Sustainability at emc3, Saskya Liney, hosts a fireside chat with Catherine Draper from B Corp to discuss the growing movement of using b ...
  5. Sustainability Theatre
    • Sustainability Theatre
    There is a collective responsibility across the events sector to play a part in implementing sustainable practices if we are to meet government targets. This applies to organisers, venues, suppliers a ...
  6. Sustainability Theatre
    • Sustainability Theatre
    This session explores how event professionals, agencies, and venues alike can benefit people and the planet while making a significant profit. The speaker takes us through their personal B Corp journe ...
  7. Sustainability Theatre
    • Sustainability Theatre
    This fireside chat will focus on the environmental, social, and corporate governance aspects of designing events. We will explore how events can be designed for low environmental impact and leave a la ...
  8. Sustainability Theatre
    • Sustainability Theatre
    B Corporations are companies that meet the highest verifiable standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. In this panel discussion, we’ll hear from event agenc ...
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    • Sustainability Theatre
     
The Power of Events Theatre
  1. The Power of Events Theatre
    • The Power of Events Theatre
    Navigating the Five Routes to Develop Events Industry careers for a Diverse and Skilled Workforce
  2. The Power of Events Theatre
    • The Power of Events Theatre
    Key industry leaders have an in depth discussion on their views on both where the industry is at and heading towards – in the UK and globally – Shared challenges and opportunities alongside key tips a ...
  3. The Power of Events Theatre
    • The Power of Events Theatre
    Ready to tell the corporate overlords where to stick it? Whether you're an aspiring start-up maverick, a cubicle-confined drone, or even a suit at the boardroom table, this talk is for you. We're shre ...
  4. The Power of Events Theatre
    • The Power of Events Theatre
    Exhibition News’ annual recognition and celebration of the rising talent in the exhibitions industry takes centre stage on the Power of Events Theatre. Meet the class of ’24 and celebrate with the EN ...
  5. The Power of Events Theatre
    • The Power of Events Theatre
    Enhancing Staff Retention in the UK Events Industry through Job Satisfaction, Work-Life Balance, and Continuous Growth Initiatives