Future of meetings

EDUCATION PROGRAMME

INNOVATION AND EDUCATION

A core element of The Meetings Show is its education programme, free for all attendees and featuring a variety of session formats across themes including marketing & branding, leadership & management, corporate, agency, association and more. 

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  1. Learning Carousel
    We discuss the long-term effects technology will have on meetings and events - an industry that has fallen behind in technological development. With behavioural changes in the consumer, we discuss how ...
09:50
  1. Meetings Design Lab
    60 mins
    How AI and other extreme technology are disrupting the events industry Artificial Intelligence is the new doom scenario that will keep the population oppresses by the powerful. Artificial intelligence ...
  2. Pillar Hall
    60 mins
    Digital disruption is happening now, but what does it mean for you and your business? Practical Futurist and former IBM Global Managing Partner Andrew Grill will cover topics such as what is digital d ...
  3. Olympia Room
    60 mins
    How can associations blend into the digital world to communicate with their targeted audience? Learn why influencers play an important role in your up-to-date marketing strategy from an exclusive case ...
  4. London Room
    60 mins
    In this digital world, do physicians still place face-to-face meetings as an important channel for sourcing their continued professional education? This session will explore what meetings are, should ...
10:00
  1. Learning Carousel
    20 mins
    Ever been to a conference where they ask if there are any audience questions and everyone goes quiet? Or worse, someone takes the mic and won't let go? Live polls and crowdsourced Q&A sessions have be ...
10:30
  1. Learning Carousel
    20 mins
    Do you want a direct line to Government to talk about how to support the Events Industry? Now’s your chance! For the very first time the Event Industry Board has been asked to make recommendations to ...
10:40
  1. Learning Carousel
    20 mins
    Much has been made about the need for new ways to attract talent into the industry. But is the sector doing enough? In a post-Weinstein era, where diversity is THE word and #metoo plans to change the ...
11:00
  1. Learning Carousel
    60 mins
    Visitors looking for a different way to quickly and effectively understand the latest technological trends in meetings and events need look no further than the Learning Carousel Hour. Created and mode ...
11:10
  1. Pillar Hall
    60 mins
    Join your peers for facilitated discussion on recognising mental and physical wellbeing in the workplace and pick up tips and resources. Discuss where you can get professional support, and how you man ...
  2. Meetings Design Lab
    60 mins
    Even if your speakers are not interested in getting help on their content and delivery, they need it – everyone does, including the best of the best. From sticking to the allotted time, to delivering ...
  3. Olympia Room
    60 mins
    Tea Colaianni, Chair of WiH2020 will share the findings of the review she conducted with PwC, Korn Ferry and Oxford Brookes on diversity across hospitality, travel and leisure. Tea will share the Dive ...
12:00
  1. Learning Carousel
    20 mins
    Find out how you can improve audience engagement with a few tweaks to your technical set up. Chris will lead a discussion about the do’s and don’ts of technical design and production at small meetings ...
12:10
  1. Learning Carousel
    20 mins
    So you’re a British events planner and you wish to know how to work with those Latins! Come and find out essential tips and advice for planning events in Latin America
12:30
  1. Learning Carousel
    20 mins
    Meeting planners are always looking for the latest and greatest venue space. Can hotels provide that? Absolutely! You just have to listen to the collective needs and analyse the specific request. This ...
  2. Learning Carousel
    20 mins
    Lots of things can go wrong when you implement new technology in events, however the rewards can be significant. We'll share and discuss examples of success and failure with event innovations. And the ...
  3. Pillar Hall
    60 mins
    How can you manage your supply chain? This session will explore ways in which you can effectively work with your suppliers to build better and more effective relationships
  4. Olympia Room
    60 mins
    Terrorism in Europe is still, sadly, an issue that cannot be overlooked. How can we look at preventative measures or worse deal with a terrorist incident from an events industry prospective? Steve Gas ...
  5. Meetings Design Lab
    60 mins
    For some associations, networking has become more important than learning and the conference is mostly used as a networking hub. Learning is still a key component but much of it has moved to online an ...
12:40
  1. Learning Carousel
    20 mins
    DMC's and Agencies together create meetings and events for attendees from one destination and culture in another, which is often distinctive from their own. Apart from just creating "great and effecti ...
13:00
  1. Learning Carousel
    20 mins
    Wondering how to build the perfect programme for your conference? Learn how to create the most streamlined abstract management process from submission and evaluation to publishing and distribution. Re ...
13:10
  1. Learning Carousel
    20 mins
    One year on from the launch of the events apprenticeship programme, David Preston and Richard John, founders of Realise look back at the journey to date. Their session will explore the differences bet ...
13:40
  1. Learning Carousel
    20 mins
    Event technology has spread to so many different aspects of the event planning process and the attendee experience. We are witnessing big shifts in the industry around several trends, the most importa ...
13:50
  1. Olympia Room
    60 mins
    Associations and the meetings industry. Buyers and suppliers. Clients and providers. Above all, partners. How can we work together for the benefit of both? The starting point of this session will be t ...
  2. Meetings Design Lab
    60 mins
    In this engaging and interactive session you will explore the 5 secrets of successful meetings. These are based on the 5 secrets of accelerated learning and are particularly appropriate to making meet ...
  3. Pillar Hall
    60 mins
    2018 celebrates the Year of the Woman, and also marks an important step forward in discussions about equal pay. Join this session to hear from leaders in our industry on how we can increase the number ...
14:00
  1. Learning Carousel
    60 mins
    Visitors looking for a different way to quickly and effectively understand the latest technological trends in meetings and events need look no further than the Learning Carousel Hour. Created and mode ...
14:30
  1. London Room
    60 mins
    Sustainability within events is a hot topic and most of us have a personal interest in reducing the environmental impact of events. Although we increasingly view green issues as adding value to our br ...
14:50
  1. Meetings Design Lab
    60 mins
    Digital meetings in healthcare are all over the place. Some people call a webcast a digital meeting while others call it a boring time-fixed video. Digitalisation is hot, and rightfully so: it saves m ...
15:00
  1. Learning Carousel
    20 mins
    Understand the importance of event insurance and good risk-management. Explore examples of the various types of cover and instances of real-life claims. 1. Understand the reasons for insuring your eve ...
15:10
  1. Learning Carousel
    20 mins
    Cloud-based event management systems and ticketing solutions have produced a profound impact on the global ticketing market, rapidly changing the event sales industry. In this contest, Eventboost Bloc ...
  2. Pillar Hall
    60 mins
    From the evolving economic climate to new technologies and generational shift, we live in an ever-changing world. We'll take a look how these changes are affecting incentive travel program development ...
  3. Olympia Room
    60 mins
    Events can be powerful engagement tools if they are designed to motivate, empower and elevate. Are your events influencing customers and how they engage with your brand? This session will explore case ...
15:30
  1. Learning Carousel
    30 mins
    The best events do more than meet the fundamental needs of the audience – they deliver on their WIIFM – What’s In It For Me? Attending an event is a significant investment of time for the participants ...
15:40
  1. Learning Carousel
    20 mins
    In an industry that’s renowned for change, we discuss the current environment of healthcare events and how we can stay one step ahead…
16:00
  1. Learning Carousel
    20 mins
    You know how hard it is to find the right people at an event, once you find them, they might be busy. You think you will come back, but actually never did. The day after you feel like you spoke with a ...
16:10
  1. Learning Carousel
    20 mins
    This is a fun, interactive session to explore how ‘to break the mould’ of boring presentations. Attend to get the chance to discuss ideas to improve and invigorate presentations so that the audience i ...
16:30
  1. Olympia Room
    60 mins
    How well do you really know your event attendees? Why do they attend? What do they love and hate? Every event has a desired outcome, whether it is to motivate and inspire, increase sales, or educate o ...
  2. London Room
    60 mins
    Building a strategic marketing plan will ensure that any event will succeed. This session will look at different marketing angles to build the most effective plan. You can call it growth hacking or an ...
  3. Learning Carousel
    20 mins
    Being mindful at work can help reduce stress, increase success and help you be more fulfilled in the workplace. Join to gain a few practical mindfulness tips.
16:40
  1. Learning Carousel
    20 mins
    The world is changing to be more and more online. Meeting & event organizers have requested a long time a possibility to book offsite event spaces as easy as booking hotels. How does the expectations ...
09:50
  1. Olympia Room
    60 mins
    Shocklogic supported the European Society of Organ Transplantation (ESOT) in creating the world's most innovative conference. ESOT attracted more than 5,000 attendees and over 2,000 abstract submissio ...
  2. London Room
    60 mins
    Three senior in-house corporate event professionals will discuss and share their personal journeys including building great teams, the changing landscape of event marketing roles and their views on th ...
  3. Meetings Design Lab
    60 mins
    So many trends, so little time! There is virtual and augmented reality, artificial intelligence, robots, on-line, Multi-Hub meetings, technology for interaction, networking and learning, and a lot mor ...
  4. Pillar Hall
    60 mins
    Keynote speaker Jez Rose has delivered techniques for changing behaviour in the workplace to some of the world’s largest brands, including Disney, Vodafone, Dell and Volkswagen. His energetic, humorou ...
10:00
  1. Learning Carousel
    20 mins
    What do you do to help your sponsors meet their company goals- ROI. Do you ask your sponsor what their goals are? What do they find most relevant? Have you thought of new concepts to meet their goals? ...
10:10
  1. Learning Carousel
    20 mins
    Increase Attendance through Personalised Marketing Communications Many associations run their events and conferences through standalone event websites and registration platforms that aren't integrated ...
10:40
  1. Learning Carousel
    20 mins
    It is the dreaded question from the chairperson/facilitator at the end of a panel discussion: Are there any questions from the audience? In this session, you'll find a strikingly simple method to avoi ...
11:00
  1. Learning Carousel
    60 mins
    Visitors looking for a different way to quickly and effectively understand the latest technological trends in meetings and events need look no further than the Learning Carousel Hour. Created and mode ...
11:10
  1. Olympia Room
    60 mins
    Myth busting session on understanding GDPR! This will be an interactive session where attendees can share their experiences on how they have implemented this regulation and share their tips and tools ...
  2. Meetings Design Lab
    60 mins
    On a table in front of the room lies a body, covered with a sheet... Join this session to explore the meeting as never explored before! What is in the mind of a meeting and event planner? Let’s take t ...
  3. Pillar Hall
    60 mins
    In this engaging and highly effective keynote, the songwriting process is used to demonstrate the qualities your people collectively need to innovate and succeed. Practical takeaways that can be immed ...
12:00
  1. Learning Carousel
    20 mins
    How do you rest your body and mind after a busy event? Discuss practical tips on how you can look after yourself.
12:10
  1. Learning Carousel
    20 mins
    So, you want to move on and up within the meetings and events sector. But what is the career path? What are the skills, knowledge and behaviours that you need to master to take the next step? Can anyo ...
  2. Pillar Hall
    60 mins
    85 percent of event attendees see networking as one of the most important element of a meeting or event. Relationships are the foundation of future collaborations and they are created where people mee ...
12:30
  1. Olympia Room
    60 mins
    There's never been a better time to be in the experience marketing business. An increasing amount of corporate marketing budget is moving to experiential work as marketers recognize the power of brand ...
  2. Learning Carousel
    20 mins
    Lesley Whyte from Custard Communications shares some top tips on how cementing the relationship with your PR agency will always achieve the best results.
  3. Meetings Design Lab
    60 mins
    "Meeting Design" is structuring events to ensure that your attendees really achieve their objectives. Too many of our conferences, exhibitions and meetings fall short in helping attendees engage and i ...
12:40
  1. Learning Carousel
    20 mins
    Delegate expectations about food and drink are resulting in rapid changes to event catering. This session will reveal five key trends that are making a big difference to hospitality at events and disc ...
13:00
  1. Learning Carousel
    20 mins
    Wondering how to have your attendees regularly return to your events? Trying to build an audience from scratch? Bring along your questions and find out how to keep your audience engaged. Discover tips ...
13:30
  1. 20 mins
    This session will focus on the connection between meeting design and event technology. How to embed engagement into your event design? Are you working with your speakers to maximise audience engagemen ...
13:40
  1. Learning Carousel
    20 mins
    We discuss the long-term effects technology will have on meetings and events - an industry that has fallen behind in technological development. With behavioural changes in the consumer, we discuss how ...
13:50
  1. Pillar Hall
    60 mins
    It is frustrating when you see colleagues getting all the career breaks; while you, working hard, with ambitions, feel stuck at a particular career level. Here's the truth: working hard and delivering ...
  2. Meetings Design Lab
    60 mins
    We've brought together some of the best #eventtech experts to give you their opinions and tips but, most of all, to answer all your burning questions relating to the wonderful world of technology. Wit ...
  3. Olympia Room
    60 mins
    In today’s information-filled world, organisations are constantly trying to find creative ways to break through the noise and reach their target audience. Set up to celebrate campaigns built upon ‘out ...
14:00
  1. Learning Carousel
    60 mins
    Visitors looking for a different way to quickly and effectively understand the latest technological trends in meetings and events need look no further than the Learning Carousel Hour. Created and mode ...
15:00
  1. Learning Carousel
    20 mins
    Identify how you respond to stress - what your symptoms are and what your triggers are. Look at various methods to reduce stress and see how you can harness potential stressful situations to make you ...
15:10
  1. London Room
    60 mins
    Technology is ever changing at a fast pace and our industry has undergone massive change in the last decade alone? What's next? Hold onto your iPads, it's going to be an electrifying ride. Matthew con ...
  2. Learning Carousel
    20 mins
    Understanding the individual delegate’s wants and desires is paramount in delivering timely, relevant content. This session will look at how existing technology is evolving and explore the new technol ...
  3. Pillar Hall
    60 mins
    Join Paul for an engaging hands on session that will give you insights on recent event industry trends which can either make or break the success of your future conferences. Learn how to stay one step ...
15:30
  1. Learning Carousel
    20 mins
    Rather than get to the end of the day frustrated that you've not achieved what you wanted and you're still there late, learn some tips and techniques to make sure that you manage your time better. We ...