Our Agenda



Day 1: 4th Feb 2021

09:30 - Chair's opening remarks
Calum Di Lieto, Editor, C&IT

09:35 - State of the industry report

09:40- Icebreaker
Song Divison

10:05-Pre-arranged 1-1 meetings

11:05 - Panel discussion: ROI of hybrid/digital events
Hybrid events bridge the gap between physical and virtual- but how is it's value determined? During this session, we'll discuss how to define and set measurable objectives, accurately measure business value, sales opportunities and profits and bringing your brand to life.
Kate Bullard, Event Manager, Baker McKenzie
Michelle Fauns St-Hill, Programme Editor, The Economist Group and Founder, The Conference Director
Jo Randle, Managing Directo, Aspect Communications

11:50 - Coffee break

12:00 - Prepare for meetings

12:05 - Pre-arranged 1-1 meetings

12:45 - Panel discussion: A planners responsibility towards diversity & inclusion
Beyond the speaker line-up, hear planners discuss strategies to overcome behind the scene bias while planning and executing events. They will share practical approaches to promote diversity and inclusion including reviewing supply chains, improving accessibility, fighting unconscious bias, measuring and benchmarking impact.
Melissa Noakes, Head of Events and Sponsorship, Santander
Ashanti Bentil-Dhue, Co-founder, Diversity Ally

13:30 - Chairs closing remarks
Calum Di Lieto, Editor, C&IT

13:40 - End of day one

Day 2: 5th Feb 2021

09:30 - Chair's opening remarks
Calum Di Lieto, Editor, C&IT

09:40 - Keynote: The art of negotiation
Neither the event planner nor the supplier holds all the aces during a negotiation.What are the best tactics used when closing a deal to guarantee a win.
Jackie Fast, Speaker and Consultant, Jackie Fast Global

10:10 - Coffee break

10:20 - Prepare for meetings

10:25 - Pre- arranged 1-1 meetings

11:25 - Panel: Career progression and employee development
A conversation on career exploration and on why, what and how to grow and develop within current organisations.
Cathie Stoves, former Events Associate Director, EY
Michelle Rees, Head of Events EMEA, GLG

12:05 - Pre-arranged 1-1 meetings

12:55 - C&IT podcast: RVSP live
Juliet Tripp, Deputy Head of Global Events, Chemical Watch

13:30 - Chair's closing remarks

13:35 - End of event