The packed education programme includes sessions from motivational speaker David Pearl, who will give a unique insight into how music and the arts can motivate, enhance creativity and inspire individuals and organisations to do better business.
Chris Trimmer from World Obesity will share his ‘Healthy Venues, Healthy Meetings - Taking responsibility in the meetings industry for looking after our delegates’ initiative, looking at keeping delegates healthy and helping to change the shape of the ‘delegate diet’ and Ivo Franschitz from ENITED Business Events will focus on how to stop the risk of becoming irrelevant.
There will also be a technology session with a panel of specialists discussing the latest technology developments and how clients are using technology for their events. Jane Cunningham from Best Cities Alliance will look at the value of team working to win business across continents and Vienna Convention Bureau’s Christian Mutschlechner will look at the risk of losing bids against your competition, discussing how the bureau works with its competition to bid as a team to win multi-year deals.
Kerrin MacPhie, ICCA UK and Ireland Chapter Chair and Director of Conference and Exhibition Sales at ACC Liverpool, comments: "The programme for this year’s event is really taking shape and we are looking forward to another great debate with our chapter delegation, this time in Leeds. The annual debate is the key calendar event for our chapter members to connect, hear from expert speakers and debate key industry trends.”
Leader of Leeds City Council, Cllr Judith Blake, said: “We are delighted to be hosting the annual debate at the Queen’s Hotel in Leeds. The ConferenceLeeds team is thrilled to have secured such a high profile debate that will be a thought provoking session, discussing key issues and current topics in the industry. We look forward to welcoming the ICCA delegates to the city in February.”