15:00 ARRIVAL AND REGISTRATION AT HOTEL
17:00 EVENING ACTIVITY : The Trading Floor
’Buy buy buy’ , ‘sell sell sell’, experience the buzz, the intensity and the high stakes competition of the Trading floor. Rival syndicates take all the risks, make all the decisions and use their intuition to succeed in a high energy game of buying low and selling high. Teams must buy and sell shares from 10 different companies across global industries. Daily news updates will have dramatic effects on the market. How will syndicates interpret the information and work as a strong unit to avoid investing unwisely?
09:00 CHAIR’S OPENING REMARKS
09:10 OPENING REMARKS FROM THE BARBICAN
09:15 THE CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER
Understand from a CMO on why events are included in their corporate marketing strategy and what is expected of an agency in order to deliver success for the business. In this session, understand:
The importance of the corporate brand and their values
What are the key priorities for corporate events
Why they need an agency and what are their expectations?
09:40 PANEL DISCUSSION: EVENT SAFETY - WHO ARE YOU RESPONSIBLE FOR?
Recent criminal attacks have shown the importance of proper event safety and security planning, and the value of effective emergency response. Sporting events, festivals, conferences, and exhibitions, by their very nature attract crowds and may also become targets for crimes such as theft, robbery, assault, harrassment and terrorism.
Understand the correct measures for event safety and risk management
How to prepare for emergencies/crisis management?
Should GDRP also be considered?
10:10 NETWORKING BREAK
10:30 PRE ARRANGED 1-1 MEETINGS/HUDDLES
12:10 PANEL DISCUSSION: EVENT TECH 3.0
The rise of technology is something we cannot ignore, but to what lengths should we be pushing for more tools and technology delivered at our events? How do we push it to the next level and ensure that we are not losing that human touch with our audiences? In this discussion, we will talk about:
Using tools to add value to events without losing human touch
Fresh technology ideas such as facial recognition, chatbots, live streaming
Disruptive technology, AI, VR, AR
12:40 WHO IS YOUR INCENTIVE AUDIENCE?
Incentive events are traditionally designed to reward employees with outstanding efforts, but what if the employee wasn't the one getting the reward? Discover how Sodexo delivered an incentive for their clients with a personal touch that goes a long way.
Pantea Shafie, Head of Events & Aviation, Sodexo
13:00 LUNCH AND NETWORKING BREAK
13:50 PRE ARRANGED 1-1 MEETINGS/HUDDLES
15:30 NETWORKING BREAK
15:50 PRE ARRANGED 1-1 MEETINGS/HUDDLES
17:05 C&IT AWARD WINNER
17:30 END OF DAY ONE
19:00 DRINKS RECEPTION FOLLOWED BY GALA DINNER
09:45 OPENING REMARKS
10:00 TRENDS AFFECTING THE MICE INDUSTRY IN 2018
For the past five years, Trends affecting the MICE industry have focused on two major trends: the rise of event technology, and the emergence of the Millennial generation. There was growing consensus in 2017, however, that it was time to move forward. Subsequently, in 2018 the industry has shifted its focus toward engaging attendees in different, but connected ways. Discover how to deliver a more personal and sustainable event while refreshing the look year on year.
Alexander Bright, Managing Director, Audience
10:20 NETWORKING BREAK
10:40 PRE ARRANGED 1-1 MEETINGS/HUDDLES
12:20 PANEL DISCUSSION: HARASSMENT IN THE WORKPLACE
C&IT conducted a survey on the prevalence of sexual harassment in the MICE industry and the results have revealed that 18% reported they had been harassed in their place of work, often by senior members of staff. In this session, we look at tackling this issue head on.
Is sexual harassment an issue?
Where is the sexual harassment taking place?
What measures do we need to take to prevent/stop this from happening?
13:00 CHAIR CLOSING REMARKS
13:10 LUNCH & DEPARTURE