Agenda: 8th - 10th February

Day 1: Wednesday 8th February


Check in to the Hotel

Meliá White House, Albany St, London NW1 3UP


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 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


Theatre Performance: & Juliet

'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


Guests to head over to etc venues hotel



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

etc.venues 133 Houndsditch, London EC3A 7BX


Opening Remarks

Partnership Suite


Keynote: What does top talent really want?

As companies compete to attract and retain the best and the brightest, how can event agencies make sure they have a competitive edge while being mindful of DEI? This session, led by the Head of Creative Diversity for Channel 4, will answer the big questions around authentic DEI policies, how talent is demanding this from brands, and how we can all take personal accountability to inspire change across the sector.

Partnership Suite


Prearranged 1-2-1 meetings

Affiliation Suite


Networking Break


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

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


Pre-arranged 1-2-1 meetings

Affiliation Suite


Lunch and Networking Break


Workshop Roundtable Session's


Workshop 1: How to be more sustainable TODAY

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.

Workshop Two: The EDI Hackathon That Could Shape Your Business Goals

Following on from the community conversations that have taken place earlier this year, we're inviting event organisations attending the C&IT corporate/agency forums to collaborate on identifying the biggest challenge organisations face when it comes to being more diverse, inclusive, equitable and accessible.
In the form of a mini “hackathon” you will work together to crowdsource a pathway towards meaningful and positive change, by addressing one of the biggest EDI issues you face when running your events.
To get the most out of this session we ask for you to vote on your organisation's biggest challenge when it comes to meaningfully implementing EDI into your workplace and in your events.


Pre-arranged 1-2-1 meetings


Networking Break


Closing Remarks

Partnership Suite


Head back to hotel / relax

Meliá White House, Albany St, London NW1 3UP


Meet in the Lobby to head over to Madame Tussauds


'A Night with the Stars' - Evening Entertainment

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


Welcome Back Opening Remarks

Partnership Suite

Workshop Roundtable Session's


Roundtable 1: Minimising cost while maximising creativity

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 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.


Prearranged 1-2-1 Meetings

Affiliation Suite


Networking Break


Corporate case study: How to make your event look like a million dollars (without a big budget)

SportsPro OTT Summit treated delegates to a glitzy showstopping experience- but behind the scenes budget was stretched. Yin Khoo, planner extraordinaire for the event, shares how she saved money while prioritising the attendee experience, creating the first event of its kind for SportsPro.

Partnership Suite


Presentation: The biggest findings from our SOTI 2023 report

Partnership Suite


Closing Remarks and Depart

Partnership Suite



Partnership Suite


Closing of event