11.00 – 13.30 Leaders Forum

The session is open, on invitation only, to those running a commercial events business, either as the CEO or Managing Director, it will be professionally moderated by Nik Gowing, Professor, Broadcaster & Journalist.

Nik’s experience is based on his study “Thinking the Unthinkable” which features hundreds of top level confidential interviews and conversations with corporate leaders, plus hundreds more conversations with the new generation of millennials. Findings reveal why so many leaders face new difficulties identifying what looms in the disruptions of the “new normal” that have emerged since 2014. The Closed Door session will be an opportunity for CEOs to share experiences and discuss openly and frankly the key challenges they face. A working lunch will be served as part of the session.

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The Leaders Closed Door Session is part of Events Events, which includes Conference Summit, Event Marketing Summit, Awards Summit, Association Summit and Venue Summit. You are welcome to attend any of the sessions within these summits, both before and after, the Leaders Closed Door Session. For full details please see the full conference agenda.

Nik Gowing, Professor, Broadcaster, Journalist & Keynote Speaker

In 2016 Nik Gowing co-authored (with Chris Langdon) interim findings of the “Thinking the Unthinkable” study. The work is currently scaling up because of global executive anxieties about the new pressures on leaderships.

Nik Gowing was a main news presenter for the BBC’s international 24-hour news channel BBC World News 1996-2014. He presented The Hub with Nik Gowing, BBC World Debates, Dateline London , plus location coverage of major global stories.

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