AMC

THE ASSOCIATION MEETINGS CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

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TIME


PROGRAMME: THE TIMES THEY ARE A CHANGIN’

08:00

REGISTRATION OPENS

08:30

COFFEE AND NETWORKING

09:00

CEO REMARKS, WELCOME FROM THE CHAIR WITH A WORD FROM OUR PARTNERS

09:30

TRENDS: The Times They Are a Changin’
Linda Pereira, Chair of the AMC, Board Member WECAI & Executive Director CPL Meetings & Events

10:00

KEYNOTE: Storytelling: The Key To Communication In Events
Sue Wills, Director and Founder, HootMarketing

Who doesn't love a good story? Telling stories is one of the most effective ways to engage with an audience and be remembered. Our brains become more active when we hear a story and we pay more attention to what's being said, so how can we use storytelling to improve our marketing communication? Come and find out in this keynote session, designed to help you find your own stories to tell.

10:30

KEYNOTE: Content Buzz: Bridging The Gap Between Events
John Martinez, CEO, Shocklogic

Keeping your members/delegates engaged in between events can be a challenge. Learn from successful association case studies and hear about top tips and solutions for keeping your communities continuously engaged.

11:00

COFFEE AND NETWORKING

11:30

INTERACTIVE SESSION: Round tables with speakers

12:30

INTERACTIVE SESSION: Takeaways at tables

13:00

LUNCH AND NETWORKING


14:00


PARALLEL SESSIONS

 

SESSION A: Associations
Meetings: What Keeps You Awake At Night?

Chair: Linda Pereira, Chair of the AMC, Board Member WECAI & Executive Director CPL Meetings & Events

Speakers: To Be Confirmed

Overview: Join this peer-to-peer session to discuss how associations are expected to handle the big issues such as taxation, sponsorship, marketing, social media, technology and attracting younger attendees at the same time as incorporating current trends and meeting the needs of members that often sit across five generations. It will be a lively, knowledge sharing debate led by a highly respected and experienced association meetings professional with a global perspective. 

SESSION B: (AMCs/PCOS/DESTINATIONS)
Contracts: The Toolbox For Successful Negotiation

Chair: Kerrin MacPhie, Director of Conference & Expo Sales, ACC Liverpool

Speakers:

  • Danièle Vranken, Secretary General, FAIB, Federation of European & international Associations (Belgium)
  • Ian Taylor, Venue Sales Director – Conventions & Exhibitions, NEC Group
  • Dermot Ryan, Account Director, K.I.T Group
     

Overview: Time and time again contracting is identified as the most complicated factor that planners, venues and  associations have to deal with. Be it in the UK or around the world, contracts are a minefield and a hurdle that must be faced. This session will share information, insider experience, clauses, terms and know-how as well as providing 'how-tos' for contracts and negotiations for meetings, conventions, expos and events.

SESSION C: (ALL)
Cross Cultural Communication & Internationalisation

Chair: To Be Confirmed

Speakers: 

  • Isabel Amaral, Expert in Protocol & Cross Cultural Communication and President of the Portuguese Protocol Association
     

Overview: Nobody can think globally. But can we think local and act global. Associations should reflect a balance between global corporate philosophy and local practice and culture. In this panel participants will become aware of the cultural differences that affect international meetings as well as how to manage cross-cultural issues to become a “glocal” association.

15:30

COFFEE AND NETWORKING

16:00

INTERACTIVE SESSION: Round Up & Takeaways

This afternoon session has been designed as a fun mash-up,  gathering all the days delegates back together after the previous parallel sessions to impart their top three takeaways. It will to provide a more interactive way of sharing and learning, allowing everyone access to the key educational take-aways from every session.

17:00

CLOSING SESSION: Words From The Chair
Linda Pereira, Chair of the AMC, Board Member WECAI & Executive Director CPL Meetings & Events

17:30

END OF DAY

 

Destination partner

Olympia

Industry partners
  • ABPCO
  • EFA
  • EMA
  • Event Managers
  • HBAA
  • iacc
  • IAEE
  • IAPCO
  • ICCA
  • Meeting Design institute
  • mia
  • pcma
  • Site Great Britain
  • UK and Ireland Chapter
  • UNICEO
Media partners
  • AMI
  • Boardroom
  • cim
  • Destination Mice Magazine
  • Event Planner Spain
  • Event Point
  • Executive PA
  • Grupo Evento Plus
  • H&E
  • HQ
  • ITCM
  • KONGRES
  • m&it
  • Meetings
  • MiX
  • PA Life
  • Think MICE
Alliance partners
  • AIEA
  • ASP
  • Aztec
  • choseyourvenue.com
  • CHS Group
  • Church House
  • Convene
  • Conventa
  • Designer Flowers
  • eventful publishing
  • ice
  • JMT
  • London Chamber
  • Miceroots
  • OMEGA
  • ref:tech
  • Soaring Worldwide
  • Speakers Corner
  • Spectra
  • Sustainable Events Summit
  • Target
  • Venue Directory
  • venuefinder.com
  • Venues
  • Wefindvenues.com