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Senior conference leaders to debate new developments & strategies at the Conference Summit 2014

Informa, i2i Events, Euromoney Institutional Investor and Gartner Events are amongst the top industry names set to feature at this year’s Conference Summit, taking place at etc.venues, 155 Bishopsgate on Friday 5 December.
Organised by the Global Conference Network, the summit will see over 180 events business leaders from the conference and events sector gather to discuss and debate the challenges and opportunities facing the industry in today’s market.


Chaired by Bansri Shah, managing director of Greenpower Conferences, the summit will feature speakers including the Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Events, Nick de Bois MP; Isobel Peck, director of communities, brand and content at Informa; and Ben Hillary, managing director of International Research Networks.  

This year will also include the new Leaders Roundtable Discussion, where Ros Oxley, managing director, ICBI; Matthew Finlay, CEO, Rising Media; Guy Grant, CEO, FC Business Intelligence; and Rod Boulogne, co-founder and group managing director, Last Word Media, amongst others will join together to discuss top level strategic issues facing their businesses. This one-day forum will provide senior conference professionals with a unique opportunity to get involved in panel debates and roundtable discussions. Topics will focus on changing customer preferences and behaviours, advances in technology and the growth in the wider global events industry.  

Claire Wormsley, managing director of the Global Conference Network, said: “We are thrilled to confirm the attendance of such key industry figures, who will offer their leading expertise and advice at our event. The increasing popularity of the summit is what enables us to attract these big-name speakers, and the quality of information provided is hugely beneficial for delegates to learn from, and incorporate into their own business strategies for future success.”  

The day will also feature the results of the Global Conference Network’s ongoing Salary Survey. Covering all levels of seniority across the sector, the results will be revealed as the summit draws to a close.

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