Running alongside The Meetings Show’s three day exhibition, is a comprehensive education programme with many sessions specifically created for those working within the association sector.
“The association meetings market is very important to us and we have created two specific education platforms for association planners”, comments Steve Knight, Event Director. “The Association Meetings Conference will be held the day before the show, and we also have a dedicated association focused education stream running throughout the three day exhibition. And of course many of the other nine education streams will also appeal to association meeting planners – including focuses on healthcare, technology and meeting design.”
The association stream includes the following sessions:
‘Working with a PCO and Drawing Lines of Responsibility’ – presented by Linda Pereira, L&I Communications and CPL Meetings and Events.
‘To Tweet or not to Tweet – Evaluating your Conferences’ Social Media Marketing Strategy’– presented by Tom Lunt, London Metropolitan University.
‘10 Innovative Meetings Ideas from Other Associations’– presented by Linda Pereira, L&I Communications and CPL Meetings and Events.
‘New Event Risks – New Approaches: Operating Under the Shadow of Terrorism’– which will be presented by a representative from the European Society of Association Executives (ESAE).
“The Big Conversations You Need to Have to Keep Your Meetings Alive” is the title and focus of the 2016 Association Meetings Conference that will be held in London a day prior to The Meetings Show on Monday 13th June at Church House Westminster. The conference content has been created by Linda Pereira, CEO of the L&I Communications Group and Executive Director of CPL Meetings & Events, and is free to attend for those attending The Meetings Show as a hosted buyer.
The Meetings Show provides one of the most flexible hosted buyer programmes in the industry. Being hosted offers the most efficient and productive way to visit the show - it saves time because buyers can arrange their meetings in advance around the education sessions they want to attend, using the show’s hosted buyer online diary. It also removes all the hassle of organising travel, accommodation and subsistence, allowing buyers to focus on what is most important to them - business, knowledge growth and relationship building.
Boasting the UK's widest variety of meetings focused organisations, the show includes many new names for 2016 such as Hyatt Hotels, hotel republic, Millennium & Copthorne Hotels, Sheffield Convention Bureau, Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau, Dubrovnik Tourist Board, Eventbrite and Searcys, alongside returning exhibitors such as London & Partners, VisitScotland, Tourism Ireland, Macdonald Hotels & Resorts and Dubai Business Events.
The Meetings Show is the premier event for the UK inbound and outbound meetings industry, taking place 14-16 June, 2016 at Olympia, London. The show offers event buyers the widest selection of exhibitors at a UK show. Over 600 exhibitors from over 55 international destinations will be there to give buyers an unrivalled selection of companies to conduct business with. Hosted buyer applications and visitor registrations are now open at:
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