The Meetings Show, the UK’s biggest dedicated event for meeting planners across all sectors, returns to Olympia London on 27 and 28 June 2018 with added content for associations. Association planners, AMCs and PCOs will also be able to access exclusive educational sessions and networking opportunities as The Meetings Show welcomes back the Association Meetings Conference.
The conference will kick-off on Tuesday 26 June as part of The Meetings Show’s Pre-Show Conference and will continue with dedicated sessions spaced throughout the rest of the two-day show. Association conference sessions will sit within the show’s main education programme, giving association planners the chance to hear advice and insight that is truly relevant to them.
Tuesday 26 June
Planned sessions on the opening afternoon include ‘Planning for 2030: where will we be?’ where experts will discuss innovation in events, technology solutions and how we can define our association strategies in the future. On the same day, you will be able to hear how associations are evolving their events through a series of case studies highlighting some of the most successful in ‘What does a successful event look like?’.
Wednesday 27 June
On the opening day of the show, find out how influencers can be your best conduit to membership and spreading new ideas, how to identify the influencers in your organisation and how to increase engagement with your members in ‘The Influencer Economy’. Later that same day, you can learn how to form strong partnerships and work together to ensure a successful event in ‘The Power of Partnerships’.
Thursday 28 June
The final day of the show will include a real-life case study of the world’s most innovative conference put on by the European Society of Organ Transplantation, supported by Shocklogic, as well as general sessions on areas such as innovation and presentation.
Network and build connections
Alongside this packed programme of educational sessions will be networking opportunities and the chance to meet more than 700 individual exhibitors, including venues, hotels, conference centres, destinations and technology suppliers.
David Chapple, Event Director of The Meetings Show said: “We are thrilled to welcome back the Association Meetings Conference to The Meetings Show in its new format, enabling association planners, AMCs and PCOs to access content targeted to them. By attending the show, this key section of the industry will also be able to benefit from the wider offering to make their time with us as valuable as possible.”
Associations buyers can also register to be a hosted buyer at the show. By joining the hosted buyers programme, buyers are given access to a premium attendance option to ensure they get the most out of the show.
Hosted buyer registration for The Meetings Show is open now, with standard visitor registration opening on 27 March. For more information and to register, visit www.themeetingsshow.com.