The Meetings Show education programme - what to expect

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The Meetings Show Education Programme

The countdown to The Meetings Show 2022 has begun with just two weeks until event professionals from across the world meet at ExCeL London on 29 and 30 June.

Education remains a foundation of The Meetings Show with this year’s programme is packed to the brim with inspiring content, designed to answer the core questions within the industry.

But with time a precious commodity, especially for event professionals, it’s a good idea to start filling out your show schedule to avoid missing great sessions. 

Here’s a look at seven of The Meetings Show’s top picks:

Opening keynote - Lord Sebastian Coe

As a double Olympic champion, Chairman of the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games, former Member of Parliament, winner of the BBC Sports Personality of the Year, and President of World Athletics, we're sure Seb will have plenty to say, including his insights from the London 2012 Games.

Lessons learned from COP26

Are we closer to meeting our Paris agreement goals? Hear from the key protagonists involved in the event: the agency organiser, the venue, the food supplier, ICE, and the Joint Meeting Industry Council, who led sustainability commitments from the event.

The Power of Events (UK) - The revolutionary plan

Established in July 2020 by a panoply of meetings and event trade associations, this high-profile campaign sought to bring a sprawling and diverse industry together in a time of crisis. Hear the founders talk about the rationale behind the initiative and the next big evolutionary plans that are now underway.

Dialogue on diversity within the events industry

Has the industry moved on from the diversity gap in gender and ethnicity? During this session, thought leaders including Felicia Aseidu and Kate Plowright will share their views and personal experiences while highlighting ways to become consciously inclusive.

Is the meetings industry suffering from PTSD?

Are event planners suffering a mental health crisis after Covid? This two-part session will highlight the empirical data from across the events industry and bring voices from across the industry to share their personal experience on challenges faced and propose actionable steps to forge ahead.

Sober inclusion: Providing drinks for all

While there is an array of alcoholic beverages at events, those who do not consume alcohol often find themselves forking out for their own soft drinks because the only other option is water. This session will focus on creating an inclusive event through catering to dietary requirements.

Event tech tour

This learning carousel format will allow you to swiftly see and learn from leading technology suppliers. Exhibitors will have two minutes to “pitch” their latest ideas, products, and services, and then participants will have three minutes for questions before moving on to the next presentation.

You can view the full education programme here

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A desire to travel led Holly Patrick to the business meetings and events world and she’s never looked back. Holly takes a particular interest in event sustainability and creating a diverse and inclusive industry. When she’s not working, she can be found rolling skating along Brighton seafront listening to an eclectic playlist, featuring the likes of Patti Smith, Sean Paul, and Arooj Aftab.

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