Agenda

We are currently putting together the agenda for Association forum 2019. Please view the agenda from the last association forum to see what happened. 


Day One


10:00 - 10:05 Chair’s Welcome

 

10:05 - 10:25 ICEBREAKER - Piing Events

Wake up and warm up with a fun and interactive game hosted by Piing Events to prepare you for this exciting event.

 

10:25 - 10:40 Welcome to the C&IT Association Forum

Opening remarks from the ILEA president and host of 2018’s C&IT Association Forum.

Carlo Zoccali, President, International Live Events Association & Account Director, Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre

 

10:40 - 11:10 Networking Break

 

11:10 - 11:30 Managing budgets, generating revenue & attracting sponsorship

Organising events for Associations are never easy. With ever decreasing budgets, and challenges funding large scale events, hear from Hannah Armstrong on a few tips and tricks of the trade, on how to run an event on a tight budget, and how to maximise your revenue.

Hannah Armstrong, Events Business Manager, The Royal Town Planning Institute

 

11:30 - 11:50 Delivering an event for a global audience
One Young World is a UK based not-for-profit organisation that gathers together the brightest young people from around the world to inspire action. Discover how OYW managed over 1500 delegates across 196 countries from inception through to delivery in a safe and fun environment.
Megan Downey, Head of Operations, One Young World

 

11:50 - 12:50 Pre-qualified 1-2-1 meetings

1/5 Meet with key suppliers specifically tailored to your needs during meticulously planned 1-2-1 business meetings designed to help you make new contacts, form lucrative relationships and drive your events forward.

 

12:50 - 13:45 Lunch and Refreshments

 

13:45 - 14:15 National Conference for Women in Project Management

The APM National Conference for Women in Project Management explores the presence of women in project management and how to become a world-class professional woman in the profession. Discover how the event was a huge record-breaking success from result of the hard work and collaboration between volunteers from the APM Women in Project Management (WiPM) Specific Interest Group and full time staff at the APM.

Hilary Trahair, Events Manager, Association for Project Management

 

14:15 - 15:15 Pre-qualified 1-2-1 meetings

1/5 Meet with key suppliers specifically tailored to your needs during meticulously planned 1-2-1 business meetings designed to help you make new contacts, form lucrative relationships and drive your events forward.

 

15:20 - 15:30 Networking Break

 

15:30 - 16:30 Pre-qualified 1-2-1 meetings

1/5 Meet with key suppliers specifically tailored to your needs during meticulously planned 1-2-1 business meetings designed to help you make new contacts, form lucrative relationships and drive your events forward.

 

16:40 - 17:20 Is your business ready for GDPR?

What impact does GDPR have on the MICE sector and why is it so important for those engaged within the sector to understand the relevance and ramifications of GDPR? Discover the 6 fundamental principles to ensure lawfulness, fairness and transparency.

Caroline Mackenzie, Director, Global Association Partners

 

17:20  Event day 1 close

 

17:20 Check in/ Relaxation time

 

19:00 Drinks Reception

 

20:00 Dinner



Day two


09:30 - 10:00 Driving event marketing through social media

The UK Chamber of Shipping is the association and voice of the UK shipping industry with a goal to influence the government, politicians, media and the public, both before and after the EU referendum. Discover how the UK Chamber is now providing thought leadership events as it prepares to leave the EU with high profile speakers driving delegates attending via high quality video, podcasts, web and social media content.

Jenny Atkinson, Communications and Events Manager, UK Chamber of Shipping


10:00 - 11:00 Pre-qualified 1-2-1 Meetings

4/5 Meet with key suppliers specifically tailored to your needs during meticulously planned 1-2-1 business meetings designed to help you make new contacts, form lucrative relationships and drive your events forward.


11:00 - 11:30 Networking Break


11:30 - 12:30 Pre-qualified 1-2-1 Meetings

4/5 Meet with key suppliers specifically tailored to your needs during meticulously planned 1-2-1 business meetings designed to help you make new contacts, form lucrative relationships and drive your events forward.


12:30 World Thinking Day Virtual Event

WAGGGS is rich in membership numbers and enthusiasm, but short on funding for global events. Each year the organisation celebrates World Thinking Day on 22 February, a day which also marks the birthday of the movement’s founders. Unable to bring girls together at one place or time, WAGGGS decided to host a moving digital event. Discover how the team pulled together a 24 hour virtual event catered to a worldwide audience of over 190 countries.

Heather Goult, Communications Manager - Digital, WAGGGS


13:00 End of conference



Do I qualify?

There are a limited number of complimentary places available for senior buyers and event managers from associations, association management companies, PCO's, Public Sector, Charities and Non for Profit with a minimum annual budget of £100k.

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