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Conference and event leaders come together in London

Global Conference Network conference

Organisations from across the conference and events sector gathered at the 6th Annual Conference Summit

The Global Conference Network (GCN) hosted the Conference Summit on Friday 9th at 99 City Road, London. Attended by 150 conference and event industry leaders and suppliers, the annual Conference Summit is renowned for addressing the critical issues facing the industry.

The 6th Annual Conference Summit included presentations and discussions about event successes, failures, newcomer disruption, innovation, and the impact of new technology. The Summit was opened by a keynote address by Phil Thomas, CEO, Ascential Events who provided detailed analysis on the success of some of Ascential’s key events including highlights from Cannes Lions.

There were lively debates and roundtable breakouts, Michael Westcott, Co-founder & Director of Business Development, Closer Still Media, Orson Francescone, Vice President, DMG Events – Global Energy and Nick Rapley, CEO, Open Door Media debated ‘The death of the paying delegate’ with Michael concluding that “Events need to be of the community by the community and for the community”.

“The Conference Summit really is the must attend event for industry leaders. We engage this community throughout the year through various events, and build this programme around the continuous conversations we have. The timely Conference Summit is a great opportunity for participants to review their business year, re-group and refresh for 2017.

The summit on Friday, exceeded our expectations with CEO’s and leaders of the industry coming together to discuss, debate and network. Feedback has been exceptional” said Claire Wormsley, Co-Founder of GCN.

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