MCI Group, TFI Group and Absolute Corporate Events set for Meetings Show

Senior staff from MCI Group, TFI Group and Absolute Corporate Events are set to feature in panel discussions at The Meetings Show UK.

Meetings Show's Steve Knight
Meetings Show's Steve Knight

The Meetings Show UK has revealed its education programme, including keynotes, presentations and panel debates, at the inaugural show next month.

Following research led by The Meetings Show UK’s Education Panel, topics have been chosen with a relevance to both the demand and supply sides of the meetings industry.

A Tale of Two Leadership Styles will be hosted by leadership coach Paul Bridle, who will discuss styles of leadership.

Is Meeting Architecture the same as Meeting Design? will be hosted by Maarten Vanneste, whose keynote explores why we can’t continue without change and innovation, and why the meetings industry needs to extend its reach beyond hospitality, and why you need to be involved.

Building successful event agencies will feature agency entrepreneurs including Jeremy Garbett, founding director Deeper Blue; Peter Franks, CEO, TFI Group Global; Jacqui Kavanagh, managing director, Trinity Conferences; Douglas O'Neill, managing director, Inntel; Chris Parnham, managing director, Absolute Corporate Events.

The Meetings Show UK event director Steve Knight said: "Our research clearly showed that the meetings industry was more interested in industry experts with integrity and years of experience in the sector rather than celebrities with little or no links to meetings. Leadership, Meetings Architecture, Media Relations and Entrepreneurship were repeatedly brought up as critically important issues where more learning was needed. These key sessions respond directly to those needs as does the rest of the education, which includes more than 50 Meet The Expert sessions covering a range of subjects such as PR, technology, compliance and sustainability."

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