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.
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.
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.
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
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 Power of Events (UK) - The revolutionary plan
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
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
Is the meetings industry suffering from PTSD?
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
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
You can view
the full education programme here.
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.