The event will bring together 150 C-level and board-level delegates from the world’s venues, destinations and operators for three days of learning, knowledge sharing and networking.
“The venue community have been crying out for an event like this for some time,” said tfconnect MD, Trevor Foley. “We’re extremely pleased to finally provide a content-led event which will exclusively address the key issues facing today’s venues. It’ll provide an opportunity for exhibition and conference spaces to learn from each other, from other venue types and from a stellar line-up of global venue players.”
“A local steering group of venue experts have helped us to identify important talking points including modernisation, commercialisation, new revenue streams, the visitor experience, security, infrastructure, insight & research, with much more besides.”
The Forum will take place across two of London’s key events hubs at the Royal Docks, with ‘work’ at ExCeL’s new CentrEd meeting space facility and ‘play’ at The O2. Jeremy Rees, Executive Director at ExCeL London said, “We’re very pleased to be hosting the event as we care deeply about face-to-face and our customers.”
Several speakers are on-board for the launch edition of the event, including Steve Brice - Pharaoh Global, Cliff Wallace - NWS Venue Management, Jochen Witt – jwc, Kathryn James – NEC, Michael Kruppe – SNIEC, Peter Duthie – SECC and Chris Meyer – Las Vegas Convention and Visitor Authority.