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CHS Birmingham announces educational programme

The education programme for this years’ inaugural CHS Birmingham Show has been announced, featuring brands, event designers, new event models, commentators and the Commonwealth Games. 

Taking place 26 October at ICC Birmingham, the programme will kick off with a panel discussion on what event models will look like. It will include panellists Toby Lewis, managing director of The Live Group and Tony Banks, fundraising consultant at Think Consulting Solutions.

The session will be followed by a session on 'How Brands Activate at Major Events: Looking Forward to the Commonwealth Games with DRPG’s creative director, Ryan Philips (pictured), and one of the company’s Senior account manager’s, Mitch Perry. The session will include insight from the agency that was recently appointed official promotional event services provider to the Games.

The theme of new event models will continue with Guy Mason, director at Brief 2 Event, speaking on how event agencies are looking to continue their evolution into 2022. The day will also include keynote sessions from Esther Stanhope and Antoinette Dale Henderson, both of whom will provide techniques on how to portray inner self with confidence on camera and tips on increasing self-awareness and gaining “inner gravitas”. 

Emma Cartmell, founder and CEO of CHS Birmingham, said: “The educational strategy was created with two main questions in mind; ‘What do I need to know?’ and ‘What do I need to be?’. These are the likely prominent questions that our visitors are seeking in themselves, as we look towards next years’ events programme.

Cartmell added: “We’re particularly delighted to be looking at the role Birmingham will play in the events landscape next year.

“Many of our speakers are from the local area and have now found international influence in the events world. We’re delighted to welcome them back home to share their experience with our visitors.”