Tuesday 6th December 2016 - Technology and Innovation Centre, University of Strathclyde

Conference Programme 2016

Conference Keynote Presentations

A VIEW FROM OUR INDUSTRY – David Chalmers, Marketing Director Europe Cvent and Jason Megson, Managing Director George P Johnson
www.cvent.com/uk | www.gpj.co.uk

A WORLD CLASS GLOBAL EVENTS BUSINESS, David Merrell, CEO & Creative Director AOO Events

Creating Your Own Business Journey At The Conference

Everyone Will Be Able To Select Up To 6 Sessions To Attend During The Day

Sessions featured at the conference include:

HOW TO WIN FRIENDS AND INFLUENCE PEOPLE TO BUILD THE PERFECT TEAM: ‘THE GOOGLE APPROACH’ with management expert DR DAVID POTTER from the Cultural Change Company culturalchange.co.uk

WHAT’S NEXT? The latest leading edge industry research findings

MARKETING INSIGHTS with Marc Horsmans from AMSTERDAM MARKETING www.iamsterdam.com/en – Develop your brand with a business proposition and what are the lessons learned as seen from your business partners.

#SCOTSPIRIT – the VisitScotland new global marketing approach brought to life by the VISITSCOTLAND team

CREATING EMOTIONSDARIO CHERUBINO Creative Director at Azimut an Italian experience-design and meeting-support company specialising in creating, planning and producing teambuilding activities and entertainment especially designed for the MICE field www.azimutonline.com

HOW TO BECOME CREATIVE (AGAIN)GEBERT JANSSEN CEO of the Party, Eventarchitect and lecturer at the TIO University in Netherlands. Gebert will provide tools on how to become creative again and teach you how to think differently, ensuring that you open more possibilities to score.

HOW SCOTLAND COULD TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE ACCESSIBLE TOURISM MARKET – Chris McCoy, VisitScotland – VisitScotland  & Marketing Edinburgh will share information on the great potential of accessible tourism.
Out of 11 million disabled people only 2 million actually take a holiday – the rest say ‘it’s just too difficult’. If just 25% of those who don’t go on holiday actually came to Scotland and went into a hotel bar, a restaurant, café etc and bought just one glass of Coke the income generated would be £3 million.

DARE TO SHARE – Scotland’s own business events gems. Featuring brilliant case studies from Adam Cameron from ALL EVENT HIRE and Rob Steadman from GOSFORD HOUSE

DOING SOMETHING DIFFERENTLY – SECC showcase their innovative approach that resulted in them being the first officially accredited Healthy Conference Venue in the world. They will share their journey and the benefits to both colleagues, the organisation and customers

THE GREAT CAMPAIGN, CHRIS FOY Head of Business Visits & Events at VISITBRITAIN Find out how Chris works with Britain’s world class destinations and venues to drive more business tourism and generate export platforms for British industry

Professor Cherry Wainwright – ICBL International Conference on the Bioscience of Lipids (ICBL) + International Conferences on Mechanisms of Action of Nutraceuticals (ICMAN)
Jenny Miller CEO of PAMIS + Promoting Inclusion – Transforming Lives 2017 Conference

EXCELLENCE IN EVENT MARKETING with Richard Waddington EMA Event Marketing Association www.ema-uk.com

BUILDING YOUR OWN NETWORKS AND INDUSTRY CONNECTIONS – showcase of leading industry associations
ABPCO Association of British Professional Conference Organisers www.abpco.org
ICCA International Congress & Convention Association www.iccaworld.com
SITE Society for Incentive Travel Excellence www.siteglobal.com

Conference hosted by Louise White, Journalist Broadcaster

Open from 8.30am for networking and breakfast. Main conference sessions from 9.30am and the conference ends at 4.30pm with a networking drinks reception.

In Glasgow the night before?
Join us for an informal drinks reception at the Grand Central Hotel from 5pm to 8pm.

Conference Commences With An Official Welcome From Glasgow At 9.30am

Cllr Archie Graham OBE, Deputy Leader of Glasgow City Council & Chair of Glasgow Life

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Conference 2016

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