Agenda

Running an event for an Association isn’t as ‘simple’ as managing one for a corporate (wait, who said running an event was simple anyway?


Associations must deal with the constant struggle of funds flowing through the business and affecting the budget going into the events; must work against the ever increasing skills gap; and not to mention trying to keep members happy! 


Come along to C&IT’s Association Forum this year to engage, be influenced and meet with like-minded professionals like yourself.


If you’d also like to get involved in speaking opportunities, please contact jennifer.pham@haymarket.com


Day One - Thursday 12th April 


10:00 - 10:05 Chair’s Welcome


10:05 - 10:50 ICEBREAKER


10:50 - 11:10 Networking Break


11:10 - 11:40 Opening Keynote: ILEA

Hear from the president of the International Live Events Association share top tips in managing a sustainable member’s event. 


11:45 - 12:45 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.


12:45 - 13:45 Lunch and Refreshments 


13:45 - 14:15 C&IT Case Study

Hear from the Head of Events at a large association on what it takes to deliver a successful exhibition despite the clash in a rise of competition. 


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 - 17:10 C&IT Case Study

Hear from a large charity on how to excel in fundraising targets and gain over a quarter of a million followers on social media organically. Take this example away as a best practice strategy to improve your association events. 


17:10 - 17:15 Event Day 1 Close 


17:20 Check-In / Relaxation Time


19:00 Drinks Reception


20:00 Dinner



Day Two - Friday 13th April 


09:00 - 09:40 Panel Discussion: Novice vs. Experienced in Association Events 

Hear from a panel mixed with Association professionals on the Key differences between a corporate event and an association event, the challenges for an experienced event specialist in an association and the challenges for an inexperienced association professional. Pick up useful tools to manage an event for associations


09:40 - 10:40 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.


10:45 - 11:00 Networking Break


11:00 - 12:00 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.


12:05 - 12:30 C&IT Case Study

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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