Agenda: 8th - 10th February

Day 1: Wednesday 8th February

15:00

Check in to the Hotel

Meliá White House, Albany St, London NW1 3UP

16:00

Meet at Hotel Reception

Evening Entertainment

16:30 - 19:30

Icebreaker with special guest surprises

We will start the evening with a fun icebreaker with special guest...

We will start the evening with a fun icebreaker with special guest surprises at The Shaftesbury Theatre. After the icebreaker there will be time to network and enjoy a selection of food and drink that the Theatre has to offer.

The Shaftesbury Theatre, 210 Shaftesbury Ave, London WC2H 8DP

19:30

Theatre Performance: & Juliet

'And Juliet' is a 2019 coming-of-age stage musical featuring the music of...

'And Juliet' is a 2019 coming-of-age stage musical featuring the music of Swedish pop songwriter Max Martin, with a book by David West Read. The story focuses on a "what if" scenario, where Juliet does not die at the end of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.

The Shaftesbury Theatre, 210 Shaftesbury Ave, London WC2H 8DP

Day 2: Thursday 9th February

Day 2: Thursday 9th February

Registration

Arrive at etc.venues 133 Houndsditch for day two of the C&IT Agency Forum

etc.venues 133 Houndsditch, London EC3A 7BX

09:25

Opening Remarks

Partnership Suite

09:30

Keynote: What does top talent really want?

As companies compete to attract and retain the best and the brightest,...

As companies compete to attract and retain the best and the brightest, how can event agencies make sure they have a competitive edge? This session, led by a HR consultant, will answer the big questions around what talent is really looking for right now, and how to give it to them.

Partnership Suite

10:00

Presentation: The biggest findings from our SOTI 2023 report

Partnership Suite

10:20

Networking Break

10:40

Pre-arranged 1-2-1 meetings

Affiliation Suite

11:40

Debate: Pitching against the incumbent - is it worth your time?

With many corporates playing it safe, is it actually worth pitching against...

With many corporates playing it safe, is it actually worth pitching against an incumbent? With many reluctant to change suppliers or using it as an exercise to manage the present agency, this debate will argue for and against spending your precious time and money on winning new business. The audience will get a chance to have their say too!

Partnership Suite

12:00

1-2-1 Meetings

Affiliation Suite

13:15

Lunch and Networking Break

Workshop Roundtable Session's

14:15

Session 1 - How to be more sustainable TODAY

Shrinking budgets coupled with a lack of industry standardisation can make sustainability...

Shrinking budgets coupled with a lack of industry standardisation can make sustainability a tough nut to crack. This workshop will take you through the common mistakes and pitfalls and show you how to level up your sustainability goals right now.

Session 2: Hackathon- Why you’re not doing enough about DEI

Client and internal DEI policies can be all talk and no action....

Client and internal DEI policies can be all talk and no action. So what can we actually do to approach it meaningfully? This workshop will highlight the ways to embed DEI throughout your agency and events, to create genuine and impactful inclusivity.

14:45

Pre-arranged 1-2-1 meetings

16:00

Networking Break

16:20

Court Room: Suppliers vs agencies

Join us in the court room for the ultimate showdown- agencies vs...

Join us in the court room for the ultimate showdown- agencies vs suppliers. The two groups will face off to determine who can make the best case on a range of topics, from briefs, to lead times, to creativity. Audience participation is actively encouraged!

Partnership Suite

16:50

Closing Remarks

Partnership Suite

17:00

Head back to hotel / relax

Meliá White House, Albany St, London NW1 3UP

'A Night with the Stars' - Evening Entertainment

After some relaxation time, head to Madame Tussauds for a night with...

After some relaxation time, head to Madame Tussauds for a night with the stars! You will get to enjoy a three course dinner in the World Stage Ballroom, ending the night dancing amongst VIPS!

Madame Tussauds London, Marylebone Rd, London NW1 5LR

Day 3: Friday 10th February


Day 3: Friday 10th February

09:55

Welcome Back Opening Remarks

Partnership Suite

Workshop Roundtable Session's

10:00

Roundtable 1: Minimising cost while maximising creativity

Costs going up, but budgets stagnating? This interactive workshop will help you...

Costs going up, but budgets stagnating? This interactive workshop will help you maximise your creativity while satisfying clients' bottom line, making your events recession and inflation proof.

Roundtable 2: How to hack audience engagement

In the new world of events, the traditional theatre set up and...

In the new world of events, the traditional theatre set up and plenary speaker sessions just don't cut it anymore. Join this workshop which will look at how expectations have changed, and how you can stop your event becoming a snoozefest.

10:30

Prearranged 1-2-1 Meetings

Affiliation Suite

11:45

Networking Break

12:00

Roundtables

To Be Announced soon!

12:00

In a world where virtual is dead, why should we still care about digital?

13:00

Lunch and Networking break

14:40

Closing Remarks and Depart