THE WORKSHOP PROGRAMME
(Workshop sessions are free)
Tuesday, February 25
Working with Destinations for a Successful Event
Combining a profile of UK conference destinations with a guide to what
makes a well-balanced and memorable event.
Figuring out the Meetings Industry
What is the value of the meetings industry, and the scale of its
economic impact? What do the growth trends look like now?
Qualifications for the Events Industry
Latest information on the N/SVQs for the industry, launched by the
National and Scottish Qualifications authorities, and still in the
course of accreditation.
The Exhibition Industry Consortium
The Exhibitor Club is launching an exhibition consortium at Confex,
aimed at reducing costs for exhibition organisers. Medium and small
organising companies cannot develop their shows as quickly as they would
like, because of limited resources and tight budgets.
Wednesday, February 26
Meeting Facilities in Today’s Market Place
A review by an experienced international convention centre team on the
implications of the changing meetings market for facility design,
technology and services.
Experts in management consultancy, recruitment, training and personnel
development will put forward a plan for companies in the incentive
travel industry to maximise their human resource potential.
A discussion on the implications of new technology for the meetings
industry, including new applications such as online registration for
The Impact of the European Union on the Meetings Market
Continuation of an annual survey of the European conference market, and
the impact, present and future, of the European Common Market on many
aspects of the industry’s work.
UK Conference Market Survey
The results of the 1996 UK Conference Market Survey will be launched,
providing information on the venue selection and conference organising
criteria used by 500 UK-based corporate buyers.
Planning a Corporate Hospitality Budget
A workshop designed to take delegates through the steps required in
planning a corporate hospitality budget to ensure both that the right
type of event is selected, and that value for money is achieved.
Thursday, February 26
The Millenium - The Challenges Ahead for the Events Industry
A look ahead at the likely demand for events in the new millenium, in
terms both of the nature of events that will be required, and the
THE SEMINAR PROGRAMME
(Each seminar costs pounds 95 + VAT)
Tuesday, February 25
Meetings in Technology - Towards the Next Millenium
A discussion on various media from the most common presentation tools to
new ways for using traditional slide and overhead presentations.
Effective Conference Marketing
Presented by the Association of British Professional Conference
Organisers, the seminar will cover the core elements required for
successful conference marketing, with practical advice on maximising
Global Conferences and Incentive Logistics
A detailed look at the factors which make organising a conference or
incentive package on the other side of the world different from
organising it in your own back yard.
Career Planning in the Meetings Industry
Aimed at event organisers, the session will explain the career paths
available in what has become a global industry, and outline the fields
of expertise expected from professional meetings managers.
Wednesday, February 26
Meetings Excellence - Getting the Best from Meetings Venues
If venues are to meet your expectations, they may require motivation,
too. Peter Rand, founder president of the MIA, draws on more than 25
years of experience to explain how to get the best from meetings.
Exhibitions are a dynamic and cost-effective way of reaching a target
audience. The session is designed to help delegates make the most of
their participation before, during, and after the event.
Meeting Planning Step by Step
Joan Eisenstodt, a meeting planner for more than 25 years, will explore
the many elements needed to achieve a successful event, from
establishing objectives and setting budgets to site selection and
Earls Court 2, London
Day Opening times
Tuesday, February 25 10.00-18.00
Wednesday, February 26 09.00-18.00
Thursday, February 27 10.00-16.00
Entrance is free to visitors who register in advance, but otherwise
costs pounds 10. For further information, call the Confex Hotline on
01203 426 482.