by Annie Byrne

The exhibition and events industry is all about the power of face-to-face, the art of exhibiting and networking with old friends and new, which is why EN would like to personally invite you to attend International Confex to learn more.

Held on 1-2 March at Olympia London, Mash Media’s annual event is gearing up to be one of the biggest gatherings of the UK events industry.


Make sure you’re at the Main Stage at co-located Event Production Show at 5:15pm on Day 1 for an exciting BIG ANNOUNCEMENT from Mash Media.


Be part of the big tent of creativity at Confex with us, the place where the industry meets. Register for your free badge here: confex17-visitor.reg.buzz/splash.


On our EN and Exhibition World stand (F12T), we have a special programme running for our readers and visitors:

Day 1 (Wednesday 1 March)


9:45am – Morning coffee with the 2015 and 2016 classes of EN Thirty Under 30. Come and meet the leaders of tomorrow.

11am – Social Media: Friend or Foe? Event profs discuss how can organisers best use social media in the lead up to, during and after show, pros and cons of using your personal account and any absolute no-nos.

11.30am – Experiential exhibitions with FreemanXP’s creative director Simon Boniface.

12am – Logistics in the age of globalisation with Jeff Broom, IELA’s Membership Working Group vice chair.

12:30 – Come along and meet the EN and Exhibition World editorial teams and share your successes and aspirations.

2pm – Everything you need to know about Global Exhibitions Day with Nick Dugdale-Moore, business development manager at UFI. Come along and find out the latest initiatives to mark #GED17 and answers your UFI-related questions.

2.30pm – UBM discusses its brand refresh.

3:30pm – EN Roundtable: Marketing Matters. Marketing event profs discuss the state of play, challenges and best practise in exhibition marketing.

Day 2 (Thursday 2 March)


11am – China and Germany’s exhibition markets with MBB Media’s Matthias Tesi Baur talks.

12:30pm – Come along and meet the EN and Exhibition World editorial teams and share your successes and aspirations.

1:30pm – Taking the leap: EN30 member Laura Cole and Showplans’ Adam Jones discuss how they started their own businesses and offer advice to those looking to go solo.

3:30pm – How to guarantee success when delivering multiple events simultaneously with Media 10’s Lee Newton.


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