08:00 - 08:45 Registration
09:00 - 09:30 Welcome and Chairman’s Introduction
09:30 - 10:30 The Economic Times
Dennis Turner, former Chief Economist at HSBC, reviews the economic landscape of the past 12 months and provides insights into how UK businesses will be impacted by the eurozone crisis and other economic factors for 2012 and beyond.
10:30 - 11:15 Debating the Economy
Dennis Turner joins an illustrious panel of experts to discuss how the events industry is fairing against the economic tide. Joining Denis on the panel will be Universal World Events European Director Andrew Winterburn, Caxton FX Managing Director James Hickman and Russell Green, Director of Corporate Sales for IHG.
11:15 - 11:45 Tea & Coffee break
11:45 - 12:45 The Olympic Boost
Our panel of Olympic experts discuss the opportunities, legacy and how the events industry will play a significant part in making London 2012 the Greatest Show on Earth. Panel lineup: Karen Webb, Head of Marketing and Communications for the Sydney 2000 Games and Vice President of the International Olympic Committee, Tracy Halliwell, Director of Business Tourism at London & Partners, Mike Lee OBE, Chairman of Vero Communications and Sportsworld Chief Executive Chad Lion-Cachet.
12:45 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 14:15 Games Time Travel
Nicky Ward from Transport for London’s Travel Demand Team joins Tracy Halliwell and Chad Lion-Cachet from the previous Olympic Panel session as the conversation turns to the operational side of transporting delegates and keeping business moving during the London 2012 Olympic Games.
14.15 - 15.15 Workshop stream 1: choose from:
- Engaging Future Talent
A discussion on new ideas to engage future event talent including apprenticeship schemes. Panelists: Drp Group Managing Director Dale Parmenter, Consultant Sarah Wright, RPM's Rory Sloan and RLC Productions managing director Rachel Ley.
- Embracing the BRIC economies
Are you looking to develop business relationships in Brazil, Russia, India and China? Do you need professional insight into cultural and business etiquette, how to build working trust or what opportunities exist in the run up to the Rio 2016 Olympics or the Russian World Cup in 2018? International events expert, John Hooker will impart top tips and a firsthand account of how to succeed overseas.
15:15 - 15:45 Tea & Coffee Break
15:45 - 16:30 Workshop stream 2: choose from:
- Employee Engagement
Human Resource specialist Grania Sweeting discusses recent changes in employment law and retirement legislation and how they affect business.
- TOMS Top-up
David Bennett provides the latest news on the Tour Operators’ Margin Scheme.
- A practical approach to the event sustainability standard ISO20121
Dominique Betts, Sustainability Advisor at Positive Impact will introduce delegates to event sustainability and the standards BS8901( future ISO 20121). The session will look at the key stages involved in implementing the standard, why it is important and who is currently practising the standard as well as tools and resources to help you get started on your sustainability journey regardless of the size of your company.
16:30 - 17:00 Networking Masterclass
Author and trainer Andy Lopata delivers an interactive how to seminar on Networking in the Real World.
17:00 - 23:00 Evening Networking Dinner
08:00 - 08:45 Registration
09:00 - 09:15 Welcome and Introduction to Day Two
09:15 - 10:00 The Creative Process
There has never been a more pressing need to achieve more with less. Yet most of us are failing to spot or use opportunities to transform their situation. Leading innovation expert Andy Green will provide you with a 24 7 toolkit. It will enable you to think more flexibly and creatively, to boost your resourcefulness, giving you a competitive edge in creating 'fastercheaperbetter' solutions.
10:00 - 10:30 Open Exhibition of Creativity and Tea & Coffee break
10:30 - 12:30 - The Creative Learning Clinic
Key technology partners will be on-hand to showcase their latest kit and answer issues relating to the operational production of events. Table-top exhibition style format offering one-to-one demos.
- The Learning Lounge
Discover the Attendee Journey: How Event Technology Helps You Understand Your Attendees’ Behaviour
During a series of bite size TED style talks Active Networks' Izania Downie will engage in conversation with a panel of experts to gain their insights into the future of event technology. We will examine how those trends will affect us in our everyday life of organising and hosting great events. Topics will include: Production innovations such as 3D mapping, gesture control, Augmented Reality, 3D projection; engagement tools including RFID, mobile and tablet apps read more
12:30 - 13:15 Lunch
13:15 - 14:15 Workshop stream 1: choose from:
- Pump up the Volume to the next level
Learn about how to use social media amplification strategies and measure social media reach for your next event. The tools, systems and processes are here now to help you better engage with your audiences in the social spaces they hang out. See how social media is now being taken to the next level. Presented by Tiffany St James, founder of the SoAmpd collaborative and agency Stimulation Ltd. Andrew Lyons co-founder of Ultra Knowledge and Altitude London marketing director and fellow SoAmpd collaborative Peter Kerwood.
- Strategic Meetings Management
SMM is a method of applying good business logic to meetings management. Having been prevalent in the US for a number of years, it is now gathering pace and followers in the UK and Europe. Pauline Houston, CWT M&E and Hotel Programme Director UK&I will share the key principles and methodologies of how to build a successful SMM programme.
14:15 - 15:00 Workshop stream 2: choose from:
- SAVE - getting real about sustaining your business
drpgroup and ecoevents combine specialist knowledge with creative communications to deliver a tangible benefit-driven application with the power to hit your bottom line. 'Endorsed by Eventia and MUTA and sponsored by AJA Registrars'. Get Involved to Keep It (A gift for Eventia Summer Summitters only).
- Bribery Act Update
Get up-to-speed with the Bribery Law and air your concerns to our resident expert, Brian McDonnell, Partner at Olswang LLP.
15:15 - 15:45 Afternoon Tea in the Exhibition Area
15:45 - 16:30 The View from the Editor’s Chair
Industry publications discuss everything they’ve heard during day two of the conference and answer questions on key industry trends, the state of the market and their predictions for 2012 and beyond.
16:30 - 17:15 Wrap up and Close of Event