ABPCO announces more roundtables

The Association of British Professional Conference Organisers (ABPCO) is to build on some recent roundtable success, with two more PCO focused events over the coming months.

Delegate Management v Delegate Experience is the first new event from ABPCO and will take place on 22 May, 2014 at ICC Birmingham. The roundtable will look at the ways in which technology, particularly digital platforms, are driving the look and feel of the overall delegate experience, including the experience for virtual delegates.

Financial Management and Modelling will follow, 23 September, 2014 at The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London. It will look specifically at how member PCOs are equipping themselves and their staff to expertly manage increasingly complex budget scenarios and client funds.

The association says roundtable events taking place under Chatham House rules provide members with an opportunity to share ideas while developing new ways of meeting ongoing challenges within the market.

“ABPCO’s roundtable events have proved their value over the last year.” says PCO and ABPCO member, Claire Beach from Azura Events. “So far I have attended four of these events and the fact that the content and outcomes are private gave all attendees the opportunity to share their thoughts in an open and productive manner. The learning outcomes have helped me grow my business and most importantly better serve my association clients.”

ABPCO Chairman and MCI UK Managing Director, Jennifer Jenkins, adds: “Professionalism and best practice sit at the heart of a successful event but success stories tend to be accompanied by challenges and even failures that many companies and individuals would prefer to keep private. The premise of these events is one of trust. It is an opportunity to work together, learn from each other and improve the industry for all involved.”

The two roundtable events are free for ABPCO members and £40 for non-members.

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Paul Colston

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