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ISES Accelerate “Creativity Accelerates Business Growth” speakers confirmed

International Special Events Society is offering a new high level global forum, ISES Accelerate, for sharing creative events trends and innovations. Numerous keynote speakers from the industry have been confirmed for the inaugural one day conference and three day networking event, hosted at Emirates Stadium, 15 May 2015.

Keynote speeches, panel discussions and workshops will be led by some of the most successful event professionals in the industry including Colja Dams, CEO at Vok Dams, the man that closed Miami airport to launch the Lamborghini Aventador in 2013; Michelle Bryan-Low, Head of Customer Marketing at Google EMEA, creating major events in the UK, Europe and Middle East and King Dahl, MGM Resorts Executive Director of Event Design, responsible for designing hundreds of shows and events across the MGM Las Vegas portfolio of 12 venues including the MGM Grand, Bellagio and Delano Resorts.

The theme for the conference “Creativity Accelerates Business Growth” links the speed of modern business life to efficiently harnessing creative processes and producing innovative events and profits. Confirmed topics to be discussed include Kevin Jackson’s “Creativity: Why it makes you money” and, King Dahl’s “X to the 5th Power” - a design-focused collaborative session where King discusses the event design process.

James Morgan, Affiliate Chair at ISES EMEA, commented: “How do you use your creativity to produce great events and grow your business? It’s a question frequently asked and is fundamental to producing successful events. ISES Accelerate is the conference that will provide solutions to this question, bringing in ideas and expertise from award-winning speakers from around the world.”

ISES Accelerate consists of a full day conference on the 15th May, with three days of structured networking, including an opening party on 14th May and optional Essential London Venues tour on 16th May. Guests attending the conference will also be invited for a behind the scenes tour of Emirates stadium including the players change rooms and more.

Kelly Baker, President of ISES UK and speaker at ISES Accelerate, added; “With the event industry consistently developing at a rapid pace, it is necessary to provide opportunities for professionals to share best practice and ideas to stay ahead of the curve. We look forward to welcoming friends and colleagues from the UK and further afield to ISES Accelerate.”

Former European Business Speaker of the Year and keynote speaker at ISES Accelerate, Craig Goldblatt, will be talking on the topic of authenticity:

“Authenticity in business is a complex topic. Event organisers now have to be authentic to be successful; they need to have a firm understanding of their purpose and how to deliver that purpose. At ISES Accelerate, I will be delving into this idea, offering advice to understand an event’s core meaning and how to achieve end goals.”

Early-bird discounted tickets are available to buy online now until 31st March.

Panelists ‘Create Events That Get Noticed’ 14th May.
Jez Paxman, Creative Strategy Director at Live Union
Neil Hooper, Creative Director at Circle Agency
Robert Dunsmore, Director at Live Events
Matt Margetson, Creative Director at Smyle  

Conference speakers ‘Creativity Accelerates Business Growth’ 15th May.
Colja Dams, CEO at Vok Dams

Kevin Jackson, Vice President EMEA at George P Johnson

Michelle Bryan-Low, Head of Large Customer Marketing, EMEA, Google

Craig Goldblatt, Inspirational Speaker

King Dahl, Executive Director Event Design at MGM Resorts
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