torsdag 20 juni 2013 | The Meetings Show UK
Industry Experts to Lead High Impact Sessions at The Meetings Show UK
The Meetings Show UK has focused on industry knowledge and expertise in its choice of speakers for its tailored education programme, including keynotes, presentations and panel debates, at the inaugural show next month.
Following research led by The Meetings Show UK’s Education Panel, industry leading speakers are offering in-depth sessions on topics and themes of genuine relevance to both the demand and supply sides of the meetings industry.
Three of these high impact sessions are scheduled to take place from 08.45 to 09.45 in The Auditorium at the Olympia, Conference Centre London, on the three days of The Meetings Show UK, allowing both visitors and exhibitors to benefit from the knowledge and learning on offer.
The Meetings Show UK, Event Director, Steve Knight said: “Our research clearly showed that the meetings industry was more interested in industry experts with integrity and years of experience in the sector rather than celebrities with little or no links to meetings. Leadership, Meetings Architecture, Media Relations and Entrepreneurship were repeatedly brought up as critically important issues where more learning was needed. These key sessions respond directly to those needs as does the rest of the education, which includes more than 50 Meet The Expert sessions covering a range of subjects such as PR, technology, compliance and sustainability.”
“Our research also highlighted the fact that all too often exhibitors and visitors miss out on keynote learning opportunities due to meetings and scheduling conflicts. By holding these key sessions before the show opens, we are ensuring everyone in attendance benefits from the expertise we have on offer – it is after all a show created for the industry as a whole – which includes both meeting planners and suppliers. Our complimentary transport system from official buyer hotels is timed to ensure hosted buyers and exhibitors staying at these hotels can benefit from complimentary travel to attend these high impact sessions”
The education programme is a key part of The Meetings Show UK’s offering, providing learning opportunities to attendees from across the industry, including Hosted Buyers, amongst who research was conducted to ensure genuinely useful and targeted content. Hosted buyer diaries offer full access to the education programme, allowing attendees to schedule appointments around their learning objectives.
Qualified Hosted Buyers will have the opportunity to schedule meetings with organisations relevant to their business, whilst benefiting from a personalised and funded travel experience; complimentary bed and breakfast at a 4/5*hotel; transportation to Olympia from host hotels and networking venues; as well as a choice of Hosted Buyer lounges complete with Wi-Fi. Buyers can apply individually or as part of a group brought together by the show’s partners and exhibitors.
The Meetings Show UK is a major new event for the UK meetings industry, launched by Centaur Exhibitions and taking place 9-11 July 2013 at Olympia, London. Organised by meeting professionals for meeting professionals it is focused around a large exhibition, unrivalled networking opportunities and professional education. The show will feature destinations from over 50 countries across 6 continents, venues, hotel groups, DMCs and key providers of meetings’ products and services.
Whilst trade visitors are able to register directly to attend The Meetings Show UK, Hosted Buyers need to apply via www.themeetingsshow.com and be individually qualified as genuine buyers.
The Meetings Show UK's inaugural event will take place during week commencing 8th July, 2013 at Olympia, London. A full list of exhibitors is available at http://www.themeetingsshow.com/en/visit/exhibitorlist.aspx