Returning to a live format may be at the forefront of the event industry’s consciousness but returning to an in-person event means the return of long-standing challenges.
With International Confex returning this 1-2 September, we spoke to two of the event’s advisory board about sustainability and the return to face-to-face events. The advisory board members were: Veronica Lake, associate director of events and marketing, The UK-ASEAN Business Council; and Nicola Smith, head of ITV experiences, ITV plc.
International Confex may have been delayed due to new government regulations, but there is still an appetite for the live event format and discovering what the ‘new-normal’ will be for the events industry.
We spoke to two members of the International Confex advisory board to discover how the event will shape up come 1 September 2021. The two members are: Miriam Sigler, director, Ways and Means Events; and Emma Barr, events and training advisor, The Royal College of Midwives (RCM).
In-person events return to UK shores with International Confex, 1-2 September , ExCeL London. The show serves as the meeting point for the events industry and looks to set the bar for the return of live events in 2021.
To find out what the key topics on-site will be, come 1 September , we spoke to two members of the International Confex advisory board: Mike Seaman, ceo, Raccoon Events; and Jasmin Myton, event and marketing manager, Wowcher.
Back to reality
As the events industry returns to a live in-person format, the sector looks to International Confex, which is bringing events professionals together on 1-2 September at ExCeL London.
In the lead up to the show I spoke to Jessica Ansell, marketing director, Informa; and Heather Lishman, association director, ABPCO. The pair discussed the move back to an in-person event and what the key themes would be at this year’s show.
A live event in a virtual world