The Global Conference Network’s Conference Summit, which took place at etc.venues’ Dexter House in London, attracted 180 conference industry professionals from the UK and overseas.
The one day event featured talks, debates and breakout roundtable discussions on the challenges facing today’s market. Topics included ’Is the paying delegate in terminal decline?’ and ’The changing role of the conference marketer’.
The event was chaired by Kevin Jackson, VP of George P Johnson and sessions were hosted by speakers including Jonathan Dewe, former Head of Conferences at the Economist; Giles Cummings, Divisional Director at i2i Events Group; and Ben Wood, Event Marketing, Data Insight and Customer Service Director at Incisive Media.
The summit also featured an exhibition of industry suppliers including The Brewery, Hiscox, etc.venues, Triggerfish and Worktime TV.
“The Conference Summit 2013 has been a great success; it has showcased how innovative this industry is and its contribution to the economy,” said MD of the Global Conference Network, Claire Wormsley.
Overseas delegate, Steve Scott, MD at Conferenz, said: “Attending the Conference Summit is an important benchmarking exercise for us. The summit offers us the chance to spot how our industry
needs to change to meet market demand and how the smart operators in busier markets, where undoubtedly the pressures to evolve are greater, are reinventing themselves for greater success.”
The Conference Summit is part of Global Conference Network, which also stages The Conference Awards to be held on 13 June 2014.
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