Conference News has secured the panel for its spring edition of Conference Question Time.
The event, which follows the popular BBC1 television format, will be held at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in London on 25 April at 6pm.
Topics up for discussion at the event are: Qualification vs experience; What is best, face-to-face vs interface?; and Audience engagement, how do we get delegates involved?
This year’s panel consists of Fay Sharpe, MD of Sales and Marketing at Zibrant; Kerrin MacPhie, Director of Sales at ACC Liverpool and ICCA UK and Ireland Chair; Rob Davidson, Senior Lecturer in Events Management at the University of Greenwich and CN columnist; and Chris Elmitt, MD of Crystal Interactive.
One of Zibrant’s founder shareholders, Sharpe has over 20 years’ experience working in the hotels, hospitality, event management and venue sourcing arena. She works on a strategic level with Zibrant’s client base, advising and supporting them on global MICE policy.
MacPhie has over 25 years of experience in the tourism industry having worked for Holiday Inn, managing the conference bureau for the Liverpool City Region and her current role driving events to the ACC Liverpool conference centre.
Davidson currently teaches and promotes excellence in events management practice and research. His background is in the promotion of cities as destinations for business events and he worked with VisitBritain until 1989, before spending nine years as a freelance travel journalist, based in France.
A qualified teacher, Elmitt has been using his classroom management skills in the commercial arena for the last 12 years. He honed his facilitation skills conducting workshops within management consultancy firms such as Cap Gemini and Ernst and Young and now facilitates live and virtual conferences all over the world.
The event will be facilitated by Simon Green, a journalist and television producer for 20 years before moving to the dark side and working in PR. He now works on public affairs and reputation management strategy for a number of ’high net worth’ individuals and high profile businesses, particularly in the financial services sector. He also represents a number of leading artists in the UK, Europe and the US.
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