Education programme

YOU ASKED, WE LISTENED

It's not easy for the events, meetings and incentive industry right now, trust us...we know!
That is why we have spent the last 6 months consulting with industry professionals to ensure we deliver an education programme that meets your demands during these challenging times.

As you may already know, we’re doing things a little differently this year. For the first time, you’ll be able to access our entire comprehensive education programme online, wherever you are in the world. Our virtual platform opens soon: pre-qualified buyers and suppliers will be able to use it to book and attend education sessions on 19-21 October. The progamme will include a mix of on-demand, live stream & interactive sessions where you’ll be able to participate in Q&As and polls with your peers.

Over the course of the 3 days, our experts will cover hot topics such as future trends, effective use of technology, measuring ROI, creative event design, designing online events, creative thinking and more.

More live stream, interactive and on-demand sessions coming soon...

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09:30 AM
  1. 40 mins
    • On Demand
    • Meetings Design
    You don't need to always use the same few meeting formats at your meetings. Join us for the launch of the book on Meeting Formats and get your free copy full of examples. You will learn how to select ...
  2. 40 mins
    • On Demand
    • My Career & Personal Development
    In our industry we work with colleagues, suppliers and clients all over the world, so it is important to understand that the culture you were brought up in may affect the way that people think and com ...
  3. 40 mins
    • On Demand
    • Event Marketing & Research
    Does your event marketing describe your event as bigger? Better? Faster? Stronger? We thought so. In 2020, audiences are looking for more. Event attendees are looking to connect with a brand that has ...
  4. 40 mins
    • On Demand
    • Event Marketing & Research
    In 2020, content is still king. However, there is not enough time and resources to produce all the content we could put on a blank piece of paper. So how do we decide where to focus our energies and b ...
  5. 40 mins
    • On Demand
    • My Career & Personal Development
    Every day people are building digital networks through likes, follows and views. But who cares about online connections? It is the importance of making the physical connection. As time becomes a preci ...
  6. 40 mins
    • On Demand
    • Event Marketing & Research
    Who is responsible when things go wrong? Understanding the importance of event insurance and developing a good risk-management plan is essential. At this campfire, we will explore some examples of the ...
  7. 40 mins
    • On Demand
    • Technology in Events
    You may think that delegates notice every minor detail of your event production, from the number of spotlights pointed towards your stage, to the colour of your stage. Yet, what really matters is that ...
09:50 AM
  1. Centre Stage
    40 mins
    • Live Stream
    • Virtual Only
    • Meetings Design
    How can we create interactive online meetings and conferences? In this session we will have a conversation around digital and hybrid meetings and learn formats, tools and techniques that can help you ...
10:30 AM
  1. The Meetings Design Lab
    40 mins
    • Live Stream
    • Industry Trends & Innovation
    Resilience is the ability to recover and bounce back from adversity and hardships, feeling stronger and more capable to cope than ever before. The role of an event professional is a tough often thankl ...
11:10 AM
  1. Centre Stage
    40 mins
    • Live Stream
    • Virtual Only
    • Technology in Events
    Join Dr James Morgan for his yearly round up of the freshest event technology ideas and applications. In this popular multi-media session, James will explore the latest event technology that will incr ...
11:50 AM
  1. The Meetings Design Lab
    60 mins
    • Live Stream
    • Industry Trends & Innovation
    As the events industry continues to challenge its impacts on the environment, this panel looks to assess the growing trend in plant-based, plant-first, and vegan menus. Are they good for the environme ...
12:50 PM
  1. Centre Stage
    40 mins
    • Live Stream
    • Virtual Only
    • My Career & Personal Development
    Every event design has a sell by date. Current mainstream event design has an expiry date of 2035. We need extreme no-compromise ideas from our industry, and this live design karaoke session will ask ...
01:30 PM
  1. The Meetings Design Lab
    40 mins
    • Live Stream
    • My Career & Personal Development
    With creativity as a prime currency in today's world, let's explore how we might: unleash our inner creative; collaborate to access fresh thinking and communicate so that our ideas stick. This interac ...
02:10 PM
  1. Centre Stage
    40 mins
    • Live Stream
    • Virtual Only
    • Industry Trends & Innovation
    Do clients ask for better measurement of return on investment for meetings and events? Do you know exactly what that means, what kind of evaluation data they need to see to be happy and for you to bec ...
02:50 PM
  1. The Meetings Design Lab
    40 mins
    • Live Stream
    • Technology in Events
    • Meetings Design
    It is sometimes easy for planners to get wrapped up in the 'what' of the event'planning the perfect evening function, selecting just the right menu, or creating a high-energy general session. While th ...
09:50 AM
  1. Centre Stage
    40 mins
    • Live Stream
    • Virtual Only
    • Technology in Events
    Whether virtual or hybrid, it is essential that you strike the right balance between the use of and investment in cutting edge technology with communicating the appropriate message and content at your ...
10:30 AM
  1. Centre Stage
    40 mins
    • Live Stream
    • Virtual Only
    • Technology in Events
    How can you plan effectively and measure the impact business events have on associations, destinations, society and other stakeholders? BestCities has undertaken a project to identify and develop prel ...
11:10 AM
  1. The Meetings Design Lab
    40 mins
    • Live Stream
    • My Career & Personal Development
    We live in Information Overload! Every single day we receive hundreds of emails, newsletter, alerts and calls, all fighting for our time and attention. As the myth goes, our attention span has gone be ...
11:50 AM
  1. Centre Stage
    40 mins
    • Live Stream
    • Virtual Only
    • Technology in Events
    Samantha will offer free practical tips and tricks to help you adapt to the current climate in the meetings industry and help you identfiy the key skills you have to ensure that you are equipped to th ...
12:10 PM
  1. The Meetings Design Lab
    40 mins
    • Live Stream
    • Event Marketing & Research
    What can the meetings and events industry learn from other marketplaces on how to achieve high quality performance? What are the tactics, organisational structures and cultures that need to be install ...
12:30 PM
  1. Centre Stage
    40 mins
    • Live Stream
    • Virtual Only
    • Technology in Events
    • Meetings Design
    This will be a gamification session on gamification. Experience and discuss how gamification with technology can help meet customer needs and objectives, and increase engagement at events. Examine the ...
01:10 PM
  1. The Meetings Design Lab
    40 mins
    • Live Stream
    • My Career & Personal Development
    A new presentation from Trevor Foley, which in its first outing recently received testimonials including 'magnificent', 'spectacular' and 'very, very cool'! Taking key industry issues such as M & A, g ...
01:50 PM
  1. The Meetings Design Lab
    40 mins
    • Live Stream
    • Technology in Events
    • Industry Trends & Innovation
    • Meetings Design
    What do online environments need to have, to be able to satisfy the needs of attendees, sponsors, exhibitors, speakers and organisers? Learn through different scenarios, how enhancing your visual elem ...
10:00 AM
  1. Centre Stage
    50 mins
    • Industry Trends & Innovation
    The past few months have shown us that we need to adapt and innovate in both our personal and professional lives. Join this panel of experts who will provide valuable insights on how they have re-skil ...
10:55 AM
  1. Centre Stage
    40 mins
    • My Career & Personal Development
    The term 'work-life balance' demands that life and personal emotions should be kept out of the workplace. We need to create an environment where life is integrated, and to acknowledge that we are comp ...
11:10 AM
  1. Centre Stage
    60 mins
    • Industry Trends & Innovation
    The meetings industry is under the microscope, a driver of global travel, hungry for natural resources, and at times wasteful. However, it is also an industry that can change minds, influence people a ...
01:00 PM
  1. Centre Stage
    50 mins
    • Industry Trends & Innovation
    Climate change and sustainability are hot topics in the events industry right now. Events can play a big part in helping to drive solutions for climate change. But is enough being done? Could we be do ...
02:10 PM
  1. Centre Stage
    50 mins
    If you've watched FYRE (if you haven't, just where have you been?), you'll know that no-one is better qualified to talk about what to do when an event doesn't go to plan! In this session Andy will dis ...

 

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