Industry heavyweights to speak at The Conference and Hospitality Show

Miguel Neves of IMEX Group
Jacqui Kavanagh of Trinity Event Solutions, Miguel Neves of IMEX Group, Luke Flett of Ashfield Meetings and Events and author Jennifer Holloway are amongst the industry experts set to discuss trends and issues at The Conference and Hospitality Show on Tuesday 24th March in Leeds..

Emma Cartmell, director CHS said: “This year’s show has a wealth of education aimed at the professional organiser who wishes to advance their knowledge and career. The subjects were decided with the help of our advisory board and we have created mini hour long conferences with short and punchy sessions focused on winning business, careers, innovation and engagement. We also have a PA stage with a whole day of PA focused education.”  

Taking place on Tuesday 24th March 2015 at the Centenary Pavilion, Leeds, the event incorporates an exhibition of over 150 national companies - including venues, hotels, technology providers and many other meeting industry suppliers. CHS gives northern event organisers access to a huge range of national suppliers and a comprehensive programme of specific education - right on their doorstep, all in one day. The Show’s Hosted Buyer programme offers buyers several options – from fully hosted to VIP Status.  To apply please visit:  

Full conference programme:

·        10.15 - 10.40am How to get the best deal for clients as we negotiate our way out of a recession Jacqui Kavanagh Trinity Event Solutions and Chair of HBAA  

·        10.40 – 11.05am Customer Experience: The New Battleground Gavin Percy, MD of Winning Edges  

·        11.05 - 11.15am Q&A with all speakers  

INNOVATION HOUR (11.30am – 12.30pm)
·        11.30 - 11.50am Repositioning disruption Luke Flett Ashfield Meetings and Events  

·        11.50 - 12.05pm Disruptive innovation Chris Lamontagne Head of Growth at Get Taxi  

·        12.05 - 12.20pm Event Trends: The new marketing landscape, engagement and impact Jane Baker  

·        12.20 - 12.30pm Q&A with all speakers  

·        1 – 1.20pm How to increase engagement with video and blogging Jonny Ross Jonny Ross Consultancy  

·        1.20 – 1.30pm Social media engagement at IMEX Miguel Neves Senior Online Community Manager, IMEX Group  

·        1.30 – 1.50pm How to engage the media Paul Colston & Jill Hawkins Editor of Conference News and Director of Aniseed PR  

·        1.50 - 2.05pm Q&A with all speakers  

CAREER HOUR (2.30pm – 3.30pm)
·        2.30 - 2.40pm Stand Up, Stand Out and get the job you deserve Emma Cartmell CHS Group  

·        2.40 - 2.50pm The power of a mentor Zibrant  

·        2.50 - 3.20pm Branding: The what, the why and the how Jennifer Holloway Author of Personal Branding for Brits Personal  

·        3.20 - 3.30pm Q&A with all speakers  

PA Stage
·        10.30 - 11.15am How to avoid being Eeyore… Sian Pelleschi Top Venues & Events Founder  

·        11.30 - 12.15pm Workplace bullying and my inspirational journey Leeanne Graham Senior PA, Starlight Children’s Foundation  

·        1.30 - 2.00pm The 21st Century PA Adam Fidler PA Trainer Practitioner  

·        2.30 - 3.15 Practical ways to support powerful people Josephine Green & Merryl Futerman PA Access All Areas

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