09:00 - Chair's opening remarks Calum Di Lieto, Editor, C&IT
09:10- Ice breaker
10:00 - Keynote: Managing upwards More details to follow
Speaker to be confirmed
10:30 - Pre-arranged 1-2-1 meetings
11:45 - Networking break
12:00 - Eliminating the bone of contention between venues and event planners Finding the right venue plays a vital role in the success of your event and has an effect on the impression delegates walk away with. Hear from venues and event planners different aspects to focus on to ensure your event success and how best to ensure a favourable relationship.
Venita Campbell, Senior Events Manager EMEA, Young Living Essential Oils Silvia Peneva, Senior Events Planner, GSMA Speaker to be confirmed
12:30 - Breakout sessions Please refer to your personalised schedule
Breakout session 1: What tech can make events delivery easier: Technology is changing the face of events. How will tech shape today and tomorrow? A better understanding of the role of technology in events and what skills you and your colleagues need to develop will help you thrive in this technology evolution.
Breakout session 2: How to make your conferences more sustainable: Using three P's; planning, processes and policies, learn how to deliver events with zero impact to the surroundings
Breakout session 3: Creating memorable moments at corporate events: Discuss steal worthy ideas, best practices, industry trends and new methods of engaging your attendees
Breakout session 4: Crisis management: what you can do: Anticipate and manage potential crisis. In a crisis situation, what is the right course of action? How can design safety be incorporated into the planning process and what security measures should be in place ahead of your next meeting or event.
13:00 - Lunch and networking break
14:00 - Pre-arranged 1-2-1 meetings
15:15 - Making events inclusive for all delegates Addressing unexpected issues and ensuring attendees from all pillars of diversity are engaged in every aspect of an event; from the marketing, to the food, to the content.
Helen Grote, NHS Medical Director’s Clinical Fellow to the Chief Inspector of Hospitals
15:35 - Networking break
15:50 - Breakout sessions Please refer to your personalised schedule
Breakout session 1: What tech can make events delivery easier
Breakout session 2: How to make your conferences more sustainable
Breakout session 3: Creating memorable moments at corporate events
Breakout session 4: Crisis management: what you can do
17:35 - Closing remarks
17:40 - Check-in and relax
19:00 - Drinks reception Dinner and Entertainment
10th January (Day 2)
09:00 - Welcome back Calum Di Lieto, Editor, C&IT
09:10- C&IT’s state of the industry report A collection of research and findings from across the world conducted by C&IT
Calum Di Lieto, Editor, C&IT
09:30 - Networking Break
10:00 - Pre-arranged 1-2-1 meetings
11:15 - Impromptu Panel No pre arranged speakers - you volunteer yourselves and your winning topic from breakout session for the discussion! Through this lively and educational debate, we aim to wrap-up the content and ensure expectations are met.