Agency Forum is the annual gathering of the best minds in the UK’s top event agencies.
This unique and intimate forum fuses inspiring content and focused 1-2-1 meetings.
All delegates who attend are pre-qualified, budget-holding senior level buyers from agencies. There are a limited number of complimentary places available for senior agency buyers with significant purchasing responsibility, and an annual spend in excess of £500,000.
Suppliers attend a minimum of 10 pre-arranged 20 minute business meetings with carefully matched buyers, all of whom have indicated an interest in supplier’s services/venue and have active budgets. There are fantastic networking opportunities throughout the day; allowing suppliers to build relationships with the delegates.
Morning Energiser and Wake-Up: SMART goals do NOT work
David Hyner, Motivational Speaker
Business Events Are a Waste of Time and Money: The BIG Debate
Following on from our morning brainstorm yesterday, this session will give us the collective opportunity to construct a coherent and compelling argument to our acting “board member” who will be there to constructively challenge you, and our volunteer industry representative who will kick off by making the case.
By the end of this invigorating session, we will have constructed a strong collective elevator pitch.
Nicky Morgan, Group Talent Director, TRO Group
Karen Sawyer, Head of Group Events, Lloyds Banking Group
1-2-1 pre-matched business meetings
Enjoy the benefits of networking during our VIP 1-2-1 sessions where you will meet cutting-edge suppliers of your choice. Take the chance to meet creative minds from all over the world and get inspired for your future events.
"A productive two days with interactive and engaging meetings with some of the most influential buyers in the industry. With the additional evening activity this event gives both supplier and buyer an opportunity to connect on a social level as well as business"
Business Development Manager
Historic Royal Palaces
"A vibrant, fun event that is highly productive in terms of raising awareness of our venues and getting us in front of very relevant prospects. Excellent ROI demonstrated year after year"
Head of Events
Great Concept - great relationships have now begun"
London Borough of Newham - Stratford Town Hall
"The overall quality of the C&IT Agency Forum was incredible, offering a great way to get close to clients. The logistics had been very well organised and the social events and quantity of meetings were excellent whilst also offering great educational content for delegates and exhibitors alike"
Business Development Manager
London & Partners
"This is our first time attending and found it to be a great decision. We look forward to the next event"
"It was easily the most worthwhile event we have ever attended as exhibitors. The format of the event made it so easy to network and to have formal meetings with so many people who are relevant to our business"
DMC World Representatives
"Really enjoyable, met a lovely group of people. Good exposure of hotel, looking forward to next event!"
MICE Sales Manager
Hilton London Heathrow Terminal 5
"Most trade shows claim to have all the ingredients of success - 1-2-1 appointments, education and networking - but this forum delivered agents with a real interest in us, inspiring seminars and a networking programme that ensured an optimum amount of time with all attendees appointments mutual matching"