The annual Charities and Associations Exhibition (CHASE 2012) will focus on key aspects of the events and conference industry for its 20th anniversary show.
CHASE 2012, to be held at London’s Business Design Centre on 15-16 February, will feature 48 free seminars for not-for-profit executives and trustees including five sessions examining event and conference management. Other sessions will focus on social media and new technology, as well as professional development.
CHASE exhibitors include a range of sector services such as IT, professional services, investment management, printing and publishing, conference venues and fundraising goods. One new exhibitor is event registration and social ticketing company, Amiando, which recently launched into the UK market.
Key speakers are expected to discuss how to maximise event income streams, the impact of virtual and hybrid events and how events professionals can demonstrate their industry credentials without a formal accreditation structure. Speakers will include Events Consultant and Advisor to the University of Derby, Richard John and the Business Development Director at Southwater Event Group, Dominic Fleming.
CN’s Editor Paul Colston and Online Editor Sarah O’Donnell will be speaking on social media engagement with the media on 16 February.
“A successful membership organisation will be focused on communication and events are traditionally an effective method of getting face-to-face with supporters and members, as well as being a source of unrestricted income for charities and associations,” said Exhibition Director Michael Webb.
“However the administration, labour and initial outlay of delivering events can put not-for-profits at risk of generating a low return. Advances in online management, marketing and service supply can achieve a positive impact by cutting costs and broadening the market.”
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