Major incidents, event apprenticeships and the visitor experience are all up for discussion in exclusive content on the EN stand at International Confex.
Check out the programme below:
Day 1 – 28 February
11-12pm: The venue as destination
How can venues best utilise their surroundings to improve the visitor experience?
Mandy Tythe-McCallum, Tourism Manager, Visit Blackpool
Martin Clarke, Marketing Director, NEC
Alison Griffin, Sales & Marketing Director, Southwater Event Group
2-3pm: Case Study: Dealing with a major incident during a live event
During the Stockholm terrorist attack in April 2018, which killed five people and injured 14 people, Clarion Events faced a full hotel lockdown during a live event. This real life case study will talk you through my own personal experience and how we turned planning into reality.
Speaker: Alana Jones, Head of Events, Clarion
Day 2 – 1 March
10-11am: Strength in numbers?
Large national event or smaller regional events – what’s the best way to serve your audience?
Ed Tranter, Managing Director, MA Exhibitions
Zoe Lacey-Cooper, Event Director, Diversified Communications UK
Josh Denham, Event Manager – London, MCM Comic Con
12-1pm: Attracting and retaining talent
How event apprenticeships may be changing the game when it comes to finding and keeping the next generation of event profs.
Andrew Harrison, Director, Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA)
David Preston, CEO, Realise
Ryan Curtis-Johnson, Head of PR & Marketing, drp
To find the EN stand, enter the show and continue straight on (see below).