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Experience world class events

2016 ConferenceThis year’s conference content builds on the success of the 2016 agenda, featuring a range of highly relevant presentations and discussions, all designed to explore the current issues in producing world class events and experiences.

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AEV Conference 2017 seminar schedule
  1. Come and grab yourself a tea or coffee and pastry before the day begins
  2. Welcome from Kathryn James, MD The NEC, ICC, The Vox
  3. Stuart Johnston will explore the relationship between venue and organiser and how this partnership can guarantee world class events.  Stuart will share his insight as a newcomer to the events industry and explore the most important criteria when choosing a venue.  He will also discuss how the ... Read more
  4. Paul May, Chairman of Trivandi will speak about his experience in the venue sector, exploring the challenges he’s faced working at venues worldwide and the difference between a good event and a great event. Using case studies and video footage, Paul will use real world examples to help reveal the ... Read more
  5. Time to grab a quick drink and start networking
  6. Back by popular demand, James Mark is returning to the AEV Conference to chair this session with our panel of industry experts looking at how healthy food stimulates performance, how to mobilise high street catering to the events sector, what is the future direction for event catering as well as ... Read more
  7. A chance to recharge your batteries over some tasty treats and network with your fellow delegates
  8. Representatives from the National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO) will address the conference with a recent counter-terror update and information about other counter-terror and security related topics.
  9. From event organiser to trade and consumer visitor – in this panel based session we will be delving into technology trends and analysing how tech can help enhance how we interact at each step of the customer journey
  10. A quick cuppa before the last couple of sessions
  11. A view from Paul Kehoe, Chief executive, Birmingham Airport. Paul will draw on his experience to provide an overview of airport operations, with particular focus on customer service, leadership, commercialisation of the consumer and working in a highly regulated environment.
  12. Kathryn will give an overview of the day’s learnings and key conclusions on how to experience world class events
  13. A chance to unwind and mull over the day’s exciting content, network with industry colleagues over a drink or two!

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