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Venues + Events Live London Sessions


Learn about the latest event trends in the Venues + Events Live sessions with talks from industry experts. Take a look at the 2019 topics below


10:30 The Hottest New Venues for the Year Ahead Explore the latest venues in London & the UK; from Restaurants & Bars to Hotels and Events Spaces perfect for offsite events. This session will give you expert tips on the hottest new spaces on the UK Event Scene. Lisa Boissel, Miss Jones PA
11:30 Christmas Party Secrets Unwrapped Plan your best christmas party yet! Our award-winning panel will give you an insider take on the latest tricks and trends for your annual festive bash. Richard Groves, Smart Group
Lucy Meehan, Natural History Museum
Simon Lockwood, The Brewery
12:30 Restaurant Insider: Best New Restaurants Discover the best new restaurants and private dining spaces in London and beyond. From formal five courses to street feasting, restaurant officianado Ben McCormack shares his little black book of the best in the UK. Ben McCormack, SquareMeal
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Social Media Matters If content is King, engagement is Queen. In this session, SocialB’s Eleanor Bougie-Smith will breakdown the importance of ensuring your content is always and consistently engaging, and reiterate tthe quality of your content is more important than the quantity of it. Eleanor Bougie-Smith, Social B
14:00 In Conversation with Jason Atherton Hear from the Michelin-starred Chef, Restaurateur and Star of The Chef's Brigade Jason Atherton
15:00 Event Technology Technology is ever changing at a fast pace and our industry has undergone massive change in the last decade alone. What's next? Hold onto your iPads, it's going to be an electrifying ride. Jamie considers how technology is disrupting every industry and market, how apps change consumer behaviour and how AI is changing how we interact and engage at events. Jamie Vaughan, Cvent
16:00 Sustainability on Trial Whose responsibility is it to make events sustainable? Clients or suppliers? This crowd sourcing session will discuss sustainability best practice in a unique way. Samme Allen
Max Fellows, MCI
Emily Frank, One Water
Kat Winfield, BMA House
10:30 Tomorrow's Delegate Fresh faces - a fresh approach: the shared experience of targeting an experimentally conscious Gen Y audience. Adam Simpson, Etc Venues
Ali Lord, Aegis Dentsu
Alice Lock, Wonder
11:30 Top Tips for Welcoming & Inclusive Meetings and Events Sample a bite size portion of MPI’s Inclusive Event Design certificate. This session will focus on practical actions that meeting professionals on both sides of the marketplace can take to create inclusive environments at their events. Explore the different dimensions of diversity to ensure the full and respectful participation of all participants and attendees, as well as your role as an inclusion broker for the diverse groups you represent. Samme Allen
12:30 Caretakers for the Future Today’s workforce place high value on positive social and environmental impact.This panel discussion will explore the increasingly important role sustainability holds in our industry and the ways in which your organisation can fulfill its CSR responsibilities Tom Ford, Levy
Tom Lambregts, BCD M&E
Paul Black, London Convention Bureau
Danny Percorelli, Exclusive Hotels
13:30 Self Care in the Events Industry This session will cover how to prevent burnout and combining self care with working in the events industry Mel Noakes, Self Care Coach and Events Professional
15:00 The Breath Guy: How to reduce event stress anywhere In this session you will learn the science of how correct breathing improves both your physical and mental health. You will also be given simple and quick hacks on how to change your mental state instantly using only your breath. Then Richie will lead you through a series of breathing flows that will turn down the volume of your thoughts in a way like you’ve never experienced and leave you on a natural high with a sense of peace, clarity and blissful energy that you need to feel and perform at your best. Richie Bostock
16:00 The Great Industry Debate in partnership with Searcys Bringing together experts from across the events world, participate in a lively discussion about the future landscape of corporate events and hospitality. Bring your gripes, your frustrations and your ideas for collaboration and best practice, and watch an open conversation with the industry unfold over a glass of wine in an informal and inclusive environment. Richard Dodgson, Timebased Events
Neil Thompson, Delegate Wranglers
Matt Thomas, Searcys
Madolyn Grove, Hearst Live
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