BELS 2020

Business Events Leaders’ Summit (BELS 2020)

     Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC)
Wednesday and Thursday 18th & 19th March 2020

Business events professionals and industry sector chiefs will gather for the
second Business Events Leaders’ Summit in Scotland on Wednesday and
Thursday 18th and 19th March 2020.

The core event themes of how business events can create lasting economic
and social impacts will be enhanced by a focus on Technology Events. This
fast-growing sector is disrupting the market and bypassing accepted
industry channels.


The inaugural BELS conference in 2018 brought together Leaders in the
Business Events and MICE markets and Key Economic Sector Heads and
international speakers from Australia, Singapore and Ireland – where close
cooperation between conventions organisers and economic sectors is
delivering new value. You can read the 2018 Conference Agenda and about
the speakers here and the legacy report from 2018 published in EventsBase
magazine here.

The format of this year’s Business Events Leaders’ Summit (BELS 2020) will
see the event spread across two half days. Commencing Wednesday 18th
March with a reception followed by a working dinner where all delegates
will work in teams to respond to the brief from the

The outputs from the dinner conversations will be discussed and debated in
the morning plenary sessions on Thursday 19th March.

Be part of an emerging school of thought that will challenge old orthodoxies
and drive a new era of collaboration between our meetings specialists and
priority growth sectors.

Learn how to create a lasting legacy for your destination – go away inspired
by cutting-edge research, inspiring stories of success and help shape new
policies to help meetings thrive.


Who should attend:

This event is for meetings industry (MICE) professionals of a senior
standing in their organisation, be it a Destination Management
Organisation (DMO), PCO (Professional Conference Organiser), Convention
Bureaux, Hoteliers (General Manager or Sales Director level), Conference
Venues, Educators, Event Directors and Directors of Multinationals alike
who are engaged in the supply of services to the Events Sector e.g.
Teambuilding , Event Tech, Catering, Travel/Transport, Theming and Trade
Bodies which represent the Industry. In addition, the conference is for
Economic Development Specialists, Private and Public Sector Bodies which
support national and regional priority Industry Sectors, and Directors of
Companies which operate in Scotland’s Growth Industries.