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Speakers announced for EventLAB 2021

by Joe Gallop

Hire Space has announced the 2021 lineup for its event industry showcase, EventLAB, which takes place in-person at Central Hall Westminster and online on 24 November.

The event will feature panels and talks designed to boost event organisers’ skills and confidence in delivering events in the current landscape. CPD-certified workshops on topics ranging from event safety to the new face of leadership in events will also take place on-site throughout the day.

Speakers include Shonali Devereaux of Diverse Speaker Bureau as MC and other figures as keynote speakers including Mark Bannister, technical director of COP26, Mike Kershaw, founder of Kershaw Partners, and Kuba Wieczorek, co-founder of Eve Sleep.

According to Hire Space, among the most subscribed sessions are:

  • Hear From Real Experiences Of Running Post-Pandemic Events – a discussion with event planners and venues
  • Hybrid Events In Practice: Key Trends And Takeaways, with guests including event technology experts, White Light Ltd
  • Case Study Of A Carbon Neutral Event – a talk from Mark Bannister, technical director of the recent COP26 summit

The in-person event will feature branding by b2 Live Events, while live streams broadcast on virtual and hybrid event platform, Arena, will allow remote delegates to attend all panel sessions, and network through online team-building activities run by GoTo Events and Wildgoose.

AV and equipment for both the in-person and virtual experience will be managed by event technology and equipment providers, White Light Ltd, CHW’s AV and production partners.

Jonjo Glynn, White Light venues director, said: “As the events industry starts getting back to a new normality, this is a much-needed opportunity to explore the changing landscape of events and sector-wide insights for the future.”

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