Next Generation

Just starting out in the MICE industry? We've all been there and know how challenging it can be!

Here at The Meetings Show, we want to help event industry newcomers build their networks, learn from industry heavyweights and forge their own career paths. So, in partnership with Event First Steps, we've created a dedicated programme at this year's show, for students and individuals looking to get into our wonderful industry.

Interested? Be sure to join us at ExCeL London on Thursday 29 June.


Thursday 29 June - agenda

2:45 pm - Arrive at the entrance to the show
3:00 pm - Meet and greet with our Event Director, Jack Marczewski
3:30 pm - Guided exhibitor tour
4:15 pm - Event First Steps education session – Getting into the events industry
5:00 pm - Event closes
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Networking drinks

The power of the next generation

This Event First Steps education session will highlight issues affecting the next generation coming into the industry and how they have the power to transform the industry from within and create an impact with senior leaders.

Watch this space as we'll be announcing our speakers soon.


At Event First Steps, our focus is always on the next generation of event professionals entering the industry - and the one objective that underpins all our content is to help bring people in and up. By doing this, we create opportunities and strengthen the knowledge and talent of the industry as a whole. The key areas that we work for change within are:

Routes to industry
Better harmony between academia and industry will allow for graduates with more understanding and skills, and an industry with a stronger entry level workforce.

Visibility of entire industry
A bigger understanding of the many job options available will allow an events career to be taken more ‘seriously’ - and widen the talent pool.

Diversity of industry
From the top down, our sector is represented by a small group so wildly different from the vibrant workforce that they are lobbying for.

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