Sure, things were different this year, but discovering suppliers, education, and interactions remained at the heart of our show. Take a look at just some of our highlights...
THE VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE
We partnered with a formidable virtual platform to ensure The Meetings Show wasn't just another virtual event in a virtual calendar.
User experience was always our key focus, so pre-qualified buyers were able to:
- Hold valuable 1-to-1 meetings with exhibitors
- Attend inspirational live and on-demand education sessions
- Network with their peers using instant chat & video calls
MEET WITH HUNDREDS OF UK AND INTERNATIONAL EVENT SUPPLIERS...
Visit Britain, London & Partners, Liverpool City Council, Newcastle Gateshead Initiative, Penang Convention Bureau, Las Vegas, Conventions Malta and MacDonald Hotels were just some of our returning exhibitors.
Plus, new for 2020 we had: Hong Kong Tourism Board, Crowne Plaza Newcastle, Jumeriah Carlton Tower, University of Northumbria and Monaco Tourist Authority to name but a few!
We wanted to ensure that there was never a dull moment in between your 1-to-1 meetings, education sessions and networking. That's where TMS TV stepped in!
Although we couldn't run a live event this year, there was content playing on the homepage of the virtual platform all throughout the show. This included exclusive interviews, industry tips, discussions, insights and much more!
Looking for insight and information? Then look no further than this year's comprehensive education programme. Sure - the show may have been and gone, but if you already registered or attended this year, you will still be able to login to the virtual platform and access our sessions on-demand!
The programme featured a fantastic line up of speakers, covering a range of pertinent themes, such as: sustainability, creative thinking, future trends, effective use of technology, measuring ROI and future event design.
Undecided about which sessions you'd like to catch up on? Here are 5 you won't want to miss:
Engaging your audience is as important virtually as it is face to face. Meet the most common virtual attendee personas, their characteristics, and how to best engage each one when planning your event.
As the events industry continues to challenge its impacts on the environment, we look at the growing trend in plant-based, plant-first, and vegan menus. Are they good for the environment?
Tips and tricks to help you adapt to the current climate in the meetings industry. Plus, identify your key skills to ensure that you are equipped to thrive in your current and future roles.
MEET THE ULTIMATE TEAM PLAYER
A man of many talents: Andy King has over 30 years' experience as an event producer but thanks to last year's smash hit Netflix documentary, Fyre, you probably know him best for his biggest career failure.
In this must-watch, Andy revealed how his life changed following the documentary airing. He discussed how to turn negatives into positives, offered insight into running sustainable events and of course...told us more about that now infamous cheese sandwich and more!
Insider View: Education
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Insider View: Technology
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