Conference for Conference Professionals
01 Apr 2011
Bringing the conference industry together. Held at Dexter House, London

Following on from the success of the inaugural ‘Conference Awards’ in June 2010, the “Conference for Conference Professionals” was designed specifically for the commercial conference industry.

The conference focused on best practice and the latest trends and techniques in events.

Programme
09:15
Keynote opening panel: What do conferences need to offer and deliver to stay ahead as the format ages? What constitutes value for money?
Conference industry CEOs are joined by corporate clients and sponsors to debate whether and how the traditional conference model should change. What are delegates, sponsors, exhibitors and partners looking for next in terms of content delivery, engagement, value and outcomes? Greg Hitchen, Group Chief Executive, Terrapinn; Laurence Julliard, Events Alignment and Speakers Bureau Director, Office of the CMO, Alcatel-Lucent; Peter Rigby, Chief Executive Officer, Informa; Tim Weller, Group Chief Executive, Incisive Media; Uday Singh, Chief Executive Officer, Osney Media; Neil Stewart, Chief Executive Officer, Neil Stewart Associates; Kim Myhre, SVP and Managing Director, George P. Johnson EMEA.

13:00
Delegate and exhibitor reaction
15:50
STREAM 3: Virtual events and video content – what are the business models for the conference sector?
Chair: Richard Myles, Virtual Solutions Director, UBM. Panellists: Edward Gamble, Managing Director, Policy Review TV Miguel Fernandez, Vice President Business Development, Imaste; Fiona Miller, Head of Conferences & Training, LexisNexis; .