HEADLINE SPONSOR


The Mermaid London is a vibrant conference and events centre in the heart of the City of London. The venue hosts over 250 events annually from a variety of organisations from a range of sectors.

At the heart of the venue is the Auditorium with tiered seating for 600 people, excellent sight lines to the stage and unrivalled acoustics.

There are eight event spaces, totalling 2,395sqft. Earlier in 2017 the Newgate Suite received a £250,000 refurbishment and now includes multiple interconnecting whiteboard walls for creative use, and can be divided into four meeting and breakout spaces.

The recent £750,000 refurbishment in September 2017 of the Upper River Room sees the ceiling height raised and existing supports redesigned to create a contemporary open plan space, further enhancing sightlines of Tate Modern, Shakespeare’s Globe and The Shard.

The Mermaid London prides itself in employing a dynamic team of people with a ‘can do’ attitude to deliver outstanding events.

PRODUCTION SPONSOR

White Light offers creative solutions and technical excellence.

We pride ourselves on the industry knowledge, personal service and high technical standards that have earned us the trust of event professionals across the globe. Our key disciplines are audio, lighting, video and rigging and we also offer consultancy, design, content build and integration.

We are currently the only cross-Palace approved production supplier at Historic Royal Palaces. We are the Production Service Partner at the Grade II listed Central Hall Westminster along with the in-house AV supplier at Claridge’s, the Connaught Hotel Group and Mermaid London Conference Centre. We have also recently been announced as Production Partner at the Science Museum’s brand-new events space Illuminate, where we will design, integrate and operate a world-class technical installation.

Our mission is to understand our clients’ needs and deliver the technical solutions to ensure any event achieves its full potential.

CONFERENCE SUMMIT SPONSOR

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Fusion Corporate Partners is an international M&A advisory firm specialising in the sale of media assets with values to up to £100M. In the last 24 months we have completed 18 transactions; including 10 event led deals (https://www.fusionmergers.com/transactions).

Fusion provide private sale, divestiture, valuation, strategic consultancy and due diligence services. Our clients span the private, corporate and PE worlds.

EVENT MARKETING SUMMIT SPONSOR

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WyvernDM specialise in building CRM systems and marketing databases for conference and event companies. Our software; Wyvern Magic is tried and tested with some of the biggest UK companies, but as an agile, dynamic company we also serve smaller companies right down to start-ups.

We love data integration – building databases from complex and disparate sources, but we what we love even more is enabling marketing and sales people to get to grips with their data and supporting clients in driving their events business forward.

AWARDS SUMMIT SPONSOR

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Performing Artistes have been supplying people to give speeches, chair conferences and host events for over 25 years. Based in the West End, the tight-knit booking team supply over 600 people a year for events in the UK and worldwide. 

Performing Artistes are independent of the talent.  They work for you, the event organiser, whilst maintaining close working relationships with the artistes themselves, to ensure you get the right person, properly briefed at the right price. They cover everything from the serious speaker for keynotes and motivational speeches, to comedians and entertainers for dinners and awards. 

Put simply, they are in the Business of Speaking.

www.performingartistes.co.uk

SPONSORS

Meetings and Exhibitions Hong Kong (MEHK) was established by the Hong Kong Tourism Board to continue strengthening the city’s position as the number one destination for meetings, incentive trips, conventions, and exhibitions in Asia-Pacific.

MEHK offers extensive support services that make world-leading MICE events simple to setup and smooth to execute. Step by step, MEHK will lay the groundwork to take your event to unprecedented heights, whether it be through helping you find suitable hotels, providing city-wide hospitality and trade offers, facilitating dedicated immigration counters at Hong Kong International Airport, assembling complimentary welcome packages for attendees, or presenting thrilling cultural and leisure experiences that will give your event a memorable edge.

Together with the city’s network of highly qualified professionals, and a ‘can do’ attitude that’s famously Hong Kong, the MEHK team is dedicated to helping before, during and after your event to achieve success at every stage.


With more than 1,000 staff in offices in London and India, software and data specialist Merit supports some of the world’s top B2B media and information companies including Dow Jones, Ascential, The Financial Times and Informa.

Established in 2004, Merit offers a flexible and high-quality service giving clients the technology, manpower and expertise they need to build, enhance and monetise audience and market intelligence.

The business became one of the first organisations in the world to achieve the British Standards Institution’s BS:10012:201711 certification for its Personal Information Management System and GDPR, affirming its position as a global leader in marketing compliance.

www.meritgroup.co.uk


Procom Connections provides outsource telemarketing and customer service or response handling as well as software as a service & consultancy for in-house operations.

Our expertise is in delivering contact centre solutions, either by providing you with the resource from our call centre in Hertfordshire or a combination of our software as a service, consultancy and/or management.

We have a particular expertise in working with media companies and event producers and therefore our services and our software have been evolved around the typical needs of this sector including data cleaning and building, event population, research, registrations and subscriptions.

www.procomconnections.co.uk

TECHNOLOGY SPONSORS

Q&A Platform for Conferences. Make it super easy for anyone in your audience to ask their questions and vote up the ones they like.


EventsCase is an all-in-one event management software. Every bit of kit an event organiser needs under a single platform including event websites, registration, ticketing, payment, event apps, networking tools, 1-2-1 meeting scheduler, awards solution, communities, emailing, advanced analytics, logistics and much more. EventsCase’ unique selling point is not only our product uniqueness, but also how the software can be delivered. EventsCase provides three types of services; Self-Service thanks to our cloud service software, providing a low cost alternative for the most price sensitive clients; Full-Service, for the medium and large organisers who need a design and development team when a large event requires it; and our Bespoke service, for the largest clients who need a white label solution. There is no need for IT skills here; the platform is easy to use and we pride ourselves with having a caring and fast-response customer service team.

eventscase.com/

EVENT PARTNERS

Partner

We’re an event technology company who work with RFID smart badges and event mobile apps – our goal is to provide the tools event planners need to create a great attendee experience, whilst also streamlining common processes, serving key stakeholders and, perhaps even more importantly, offering them a way to quantify their events in the same way as other marketing channels by collecting the necessary data to demonstrate ROI. 

Our team is made up of a unique blend of marketing, tech and events experience. This means we support our clients at every step, from the initial consultation on the best technical deployment to meet your aims and objectives with the right data touch points, to setting up our tech to meet your needs with the support of our office based project managers, right through to providing seamless on-site delivery thanks to our dedicated delivery team.  

We’ve racked up 5 years of solid event tech experience and have delivered over 300 events all over the world (we’ve delivered over 50 events in the last quarter alone). We work on events of all sizes, ranging from intimate product launches with 75 attendees, right up to large customer events with13,000 attendees. Our current client list includes a mixture of associations, independent event organisers and corporate clients across a number of different verticals including Google, JLR, Deloitte, TATA, Delta Airlines, AXA, Multivac, Britvic and Balfour Beatty.


Partner

Moneypennies purpose is to connect you to buyers who hold their events at the best of London venues.

With access to top UK Corporate and Association event buyers who generate an annual conference, exhibitions and/or awards dinners. The information includes contact and event details such as the month of the largest event and the last venue used.

With an average spend for each event of £77,000, using these valuable insights as the driver for growth opportunities.

We can run an email and/or telemarketing campaign to raise awareness, secure appointments and quotes on your behalf.

Statistics from a recent campaign using a small sample:

20 annual event buyers spoken to so far.

5 appointments arranged.

5 call backs after their next event.

Although this is not an exact science the conversion could be a win of three new customers; not forgetting the potential for securing next year’s event.


Partner

CAPTURISE is a photography company specialising in corporate and conference events, covering everything from small meetings right through to large international conferences. No event is ever too small or too large for CAPTURISE and we make the most of any surroundings and situations to capture exceptional images.

Our dedicated photographers and editors have a wide range of knowledge and experience and not only are able to fulfil and accomplish any brief set before them but are always able to exceed client’s expectations.

By using CAPTURISE you can always rest assure that Professionalism, Discreetness, Reliability and Outstanding Images will be provided to each and every one of your events. www.capturise.com/

info@capturise.com


Email Marketing Partner

Adestra have been empowering their clients to maximize marketing ROI through email-driven technology for over 12 years. Their flexible account structure, obsession with customer success, and award-winning service have gained the trust of global and growing brands alike.

Founded on the principle that marketing success takes more than technology, customer service is at the heart of their business. Adestra isn’t just Software as a Service, it’s Software AND a Service.


Partner

Database Interactive is a leading B2B agency focused on increasing event footfall with comprehensive solutions for event marketers, sellers, recruiter and information seeker. Offering bespoke research and analytics solutions in Custom List Research, Business Development Research, Knowledge Management Services and Directory Services

Trusted leader in design/develop/deliver quality marketing data generated using web + voice research methodology throughout Europe, Americas, MENA and APAC. Catering events from top to niche verticals like Energy & Renewable, Oil & Gas, Publishing, Genomics, Finance, Information Technology, Metals & Mining, AI, Procurement and many more

Our process:

Custom bespoke research | Target Account identification
Prospect discovery/validation/qualification | Opt-In
Campaign Assistance | Telemarketing/Lead Gen – Delegate/Sponsors/Exhibitor

An ISO 9001 accredited | For business enquiries contact.

Adnan Wasgare on adnan.wasgare@database-interactive.com or dial +91 22 4127 3737.


Partner

Every day we share up-to-the-minute industry news from around the globe. And every month, we showcase marketing that is changing the world in our magazine.

With bases in Glasgow, London, New York and Singapore, our award-winning journalists inform and inspire our global readership, delivering first-class content across all mediums.

There’s a lot going on at The Drum. In addition to the website and magazine, we provide award shows, live events, complete content marketing solutions, video production, research, peer-to-peer learning networks, and supplier finder services.

And yes. We get through a lot of coffee.


Partner

AwardsPro is a full circle platform to manage and streamline the entry and judging process for any Awards event. AwardsPro has been created and road-tested by those who know best what an easy-to-use, reliable and robust platform looks and feels like.

Contact aileen@globalconferencenetwork.co.uk to find out more.


Partner

HeadBox is the UK’s only SaaS enabled marketplace for inspiring meeting, off-site and event Spaces, representing 5000 Spaces across the UK. Our vision is to reinvent the global events industry through technology.

www.headbox.com

Event Content Partner

Kontenthaus provides content marketing services to the international events industry. We help event marketers convert transient audiences to become part of an engaging community. And we do it with content that people love. Our team has a proven track record in increasing sign-ups as well as recruiting previously untapped audiences. Kontenthaus services include content strategy, planning, creation and amplification. Our events marketing suite covers influencer engagement, videos, features and live blogs. We believe that the events industry has a unique opportunity using content to create sustainable communities. And that’s what we do.


Listings partner

Evvnt is an online event marketing platform that allows conference, exhibition and event organisers across the globe to promote their events to all relevant online listing calendars in a single submission. With 3,800+ sites in their network, Evvnt is able to accurately target new attendees for all industries and markets, with full click tracking and reporting available for every event that you submit. The service is cost-effective and designed to grow awareness and attendance for events of all sizes.

For more information please email connor@evvnt.com / visit evvnt.com or call us on 02073230450


Exhibition Partner

conferenceexpo offers prescribed stand packages for 5-50 exhibitors sponsors. Organisers using conferenceexpo benefit from an enhanced look to their event, make huge operational savings on time traditionally spent organising & liaising with exhibitors and can open up a new revenue stream all whilst making life easier for their exhibitors. Exhibiting sponsors benefit from the ultimate combination of enhanced presentation, value and the convenience of being able to simply ‘turn up and go’ then walk away post event.

The conferenceexpo team are proud to be the official exhibition partners at Events Events where the solution with be on display and the team onsite to discuss enhancing your future events.

www.conferenceexpo.com


Print Partner

Knp Litho Ltd have over 30 years of experience helping our clients reach their target audiences.

We provide sophisticated and integrated printing and direct mail solutions. We are a well-established and highly experienced company with a reputation for quality and reliability.

Our services include Litho, on demand Digital Print, Direct Mail, Design Facility, Signage and Specialised Finishing.

Our team is always on hand to give advice should you require; working together with our clients in true partnership. Knp provides a modern, creative and efficient print production environment, designed to work in harmony with our clients.

With all Litho printing, finishing and mailing technology on site, we will provide the most cost-effective solution to your print and publishing needs. Above all, we offer a great service at competitive prices with no hidden extras!

We have taken time to look at the bigger global picture and to recognise our responsibility to our environment; our project over the past couple of years has included some substantial green initiatives to produce cleaner print and mail using FSC credited paper and vegetable based printing inks from our suppliers. Not least the addition of 400 solar panels to our south facing roof providing enough sustainable energy to power the entire Bury St Edmunds production site. We share Suffolk County Council’s commitment to make our county the greenest county in the UK.

www.knplitho.co.uk


Partner

Gaudio have a reputation as the UK’s most trusted designer and manufacturer of bespoke awards to the events industry. Our experienced and friendly project management team guide our clients expertly through the process from initial brief to delivery of the finished product.

Our cutting edge award designs are carefully tailored to your event theme, brand and budget and are provided entirely free of charge. With an emphasis on using only the highest quality materials Gaudio guarantee to deliver unique and individual awards that will delight your winners, your sponsors and attract the attention your event deserves.

If you are looking for inspiration for your award event visit www.gaudio.co.uk


Partner

Think Ambient are specialists in unique materials that are all easy to apply, easy to remove and totally damage free. Our flagship product CLINGZ is totally has no adhesive and sticks to almost ant surface without the need for tape or blue tack so ideal in the events sector. They can be produced in any shape, size or quantity and are suitable for all events from small discrete branding, directional signage up to for full venue branding – not only that CLINGZ are 100% damage free.

 


Partner

An expert recruitment service for companies and candidates within the conference, exhibition and events sectors.

GCN Talent is THE go-to recruitment partner for the international conference, exhibitions and events industries. With decades of experience in the sector and a worldwide network of contacts, we are perfectly positioned to assist you with your next key hire – or to take your career to the next level.

GCN Talent – part of the Global Conference Network  – is managed and run by former industry practitioners. For clients, this means that you’ll be dealing with someone who understands your business inside out. For candidates, the depth of our understanding of your job and our position at the heart of the industry sets us apart from a traditional recruitment agency – and means we’ll be able to place you quickly and effectively. And our reach truly is global.

http://gcntalent.com


Partner

When hosting your event, your chosen venue should accurately reflect your brand and leave guests with a great impression of you. We offer the whole shebang, design, print and installation of event branding products, from graphics and signage to exhibition stands and merchandise. We aim to be your event print partner with an answer to every idea and budget. Our quality, value for money and outstanding customer service have won us multiple preferred supplier relationships at key venues in London. So whether you’re a venue, agency or end client we have a solution for you!

www.vinylimpression.co.uk/


Partner

Tag Digital are event PPC specialists, focusing on the fields of pay per click, analytics, paid social, and SEO – generating returns for our clients of up to 1500%. We work with many of the event and publishing leaders. Drop us a line today, for your free PPC audit – info@tagdigital.co.uk to find out how we can get you the best possible results.

tagdigital.co.uk