Challenges: "We nearly had to rearrange the agenda on the day as some speakers were grounded due to aeroplane failure," says Stapleton.
Solutions: "Fortunately the speakers arrived in time," says Stapleton. The event itself combined a conference followed by 12 break-out sessions, from which delegates chose four. They were issued with iPads, which were personalised with itineraries and event details. In the evening guests attended a drinks reception, and a 'Home Grown Talent-themed' dinner, with English wine, whisky-tasting and entertainment by Scottish comedian Kevin Bridges.
Post-event analysis: "The event was deemed to be a huge success, according to the feedback from our guests and speakers,' says Stapleton.
Type of event: Residential Conference - Schroders Investment Conference
Group size: 120
Agency: TES (Technical and Event Services)
Date: 9 June 2011
Venues: The Balmoral, Edinburgh