This year’s programme, curated by The Meetings Show’s new conference and content manager Erica Oghoghorie, has been organised into five learning theatres: Innovation and Industry Trends; My Career and Personal Development; Event Marketing; Event Technology and Meeting Design.
Using these strands as a guide, visitors will be able to focus their attention on the sessions most suited to them and their businesses, whether they are from the corporate, association, agency or public sectors.
Sessions will be held as intimate campfires within the show floor, hands-on workshops, or as presentations and panel discussions in one of two conference theatres easily accessible from the main exhibition. Many theatre sessions will also be streamed live for virtual attendees.
Speakers include Isla co-founder Anna Abdelnoor, Lisa Sweeting of Green Sense Events and Matt Grey of Event Decision, who will lead a discussion on sustainability; Dan Elliott of Center Parcs, Denise Lopez of Helmbriscoe and Emma Little of ExecSpace who will talk about adapting to change and Samantha Salisbury who will deliver a workshop on personal development.
A special guest speaker, who will deliver the show’s keynote speech live at the show, is set to be announced soon.
The Meetings Show will include the main exhibition, hosting exhibitors from around the world, including destinations, destination management companies, conference centres, venues, hotels and technology suppliers.
The show will also provide ample opportunities for networking, both in-person and virtually to reunite those across the sector and help them forge new connections.