Events Events returns in 2020 with a refreshed agenda to focus on the most pressing concerns voiced by you, the event professionals who work in commercial conference organisers, media companies, venues, associations or as awards professionals.
With tough times ahead our focus is on what will make a practical difference to your business. What sorts of measures can you take to help future-proof and insulate your revenue streams from turbulence.
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We know how vital networking is to our delegates so we are providing the following services to enable those all-important connections:
A vital aspect of weathering economic head-winds lies in the adjustments and fine-tuning you can prepare your business for in advance. Our speakers will offer practical examples of how they, as events businesses, have been proactive in re-booting their businesses to better insure their continued success.
We have retained the same format and you still have the chance to mix and match across our different content streams. There are incisive, universally applicable plenary keynotes followed by distinct agendas for senior professionals from conference and media companies, awards organisations, associations and venues.
Plus, of course, the return of our invitation-only Leaders Summit.
View the 2020 speakers.
The key to a successful conference business lie in making sure you focus on what is profitable while expanding and developing what you have into large scale annual events – adding innovation in format and new revenue streams around existing products. Profitable organisations have a formula that works. But what are the new products that will deliver you new revenue streams? How can you maximise revenue from existing product. What is on the horizon? Lift your head above the parapet for one day, and give yourself headspace to take in some new ideas, benchmark your progress and make some new and useful contacts.
It is no longer easy to raise sponsorship for awards that can be perceived as little more than a booze-up and a jolly. Across all industry sectors, sponsors now need to see value in their sponsorship that goes beyond the actual event itself into thought leadership, content and contact with industry players. The Awards Summit will take an in depth look at this issue focusing on multi-contact programmes, exposure and benefits for all involved (not just the winners) and how the actual production on the day can add real long term value.
For the 2020 event we are lucky to have Steve Sayer GM at O2 to open the conference with a keynote presentation on venue trends in 2020 and the future. From live streaming to food trucks, resourcing to innovation, Steve will share his vision and insight into what can truly deliver commercial success, and the value of strategic business development in driving real new revenue.
Associations run literally thousands of events a year from small local workshops to huge global conferences. Key to success for associations is that the members perceive the value in the events offered and are proud and keen to attend. The Association Summit will focus on how you can deliver this from innovative ideas on keeping annual events fresh, to delivering a wow factor on a limited budget, collaborating internally to build membership and revenue while raising the profile of the events function within your association.