EVENTIT Roadshow

Following the success of our Spring roadshow, EVENTIT is going back on the road to deliver a series of regional events.

In association with Catch the MICE, the EVENTIT Roadshows bring some of Scotland’s finest suppliers directly to leading decision makers in cities across England.

This innovative series of half day events will facilitate networking through interactive activities, exhibition and discussion. 

 

The day will start with a collaborative discussion with a panel of experts covering key topics that are surrounding the events industry today: sustainability, diversity and accessibility, technology and creating memorable experiences. 

This is followed by an exhibition of up to 5 Scottish suppliers, where delegates will rotate in groups for an interactive demonstration or activity. Rounding out the day will be a delicious networking lunch or drinks reception.

LEEDS | MONDAY 13TH nOVEMBER | 2pm - 5.30pm | THE STUDIO

ANDRIUS REMEIKIS
VP of Growth
Eventsforce

Events & Hospitality Tech Evangelist

ROB VASS
Co-Founder
Joi

Australian entrepreneur with 30+ years in
the events industry

DR JULIA CALVER
Course Director
School of Events, Tourism and Hospitality Management at Leeds Beckett University

Operational and strategic development background
in the arts and festivals sector

leicester | tuesday 14th november | 9.30am - 1pm | showcase cinemas de lux

KEITH JOHNSTON
Managing Partner
i3 Events

American go-to authority for event technology with
20+ years of event experience

ANDRIUS REMEIKIS
VP of Growth
Eventsforce

Events & Hospitality Tech Evangelist

LEO LLOYD
Managing Director
Leopold Marketing

Destination marketing and event specialist with background in strategic planning, delivery and evaluation of integrated marketing campaigns

GRAHAM CALLISTER
Head of Festivals, Events and Cultural Policy
Leicester City Council

Experienced in delivering major-city cultural events, large-scale festivals and projects, with a background in management consultancy

london | thursday 16th november | 9.30am - 1pm | doubletree by hilton angel kings cross

LORNE ARMSTRONG
Founding Partner
The Event Academy

30+ years founding and running experiential agencies

SIMON HUGHES
Director
The Power of Events

Experienced leader and business consultant with 25+ years experience developing and managing events

TRACY RYAN
Head of EMEA Marketing
Simpleview

Marketing professional with 30+ years of industry experience

 

This report, written by Stuart Mitchell (Catch The MICE) and Judith Wilson (EVENTIT), is a compilation of thoughts, opinions and challenges felt across the events and hospitality sector. Gathered using feedback and input expressed by speakers, exhibitors and delegates during the EVENTIT Roadshow in spring 2023, this report encapsulates the current climate of the industry today.

This summary report highlights the key-points raised and the gems of information and insights shared throughout our journey, along with hints and tips on how to best approach event-planning in 2023 and beyond.

Click HERE to read the full report.

The Glasgow Roadshow was a great chance to discuss the challenges that we’re all facing in the industry with other event professionals. It was so helpful to hear the solutions or suggestions that others are implementing. I was also delighted to hear from two expert speakers and came away with some actionable ideas for making our post-event materials more interesting to an online audience.

- Carol Anne Grady, Scottish Council for Development & Industry

I thoroughly enjoyed the day and thought it was a great opportunity to meet like minded people in the business. So much so, I asked Simon to help on a team building event I was working on, so he came to work on that with me just the week after! I thought that both Carol Ann and Zakia were inspirational and felty very privileged to hear their stories and how they have grown not just in the business but for society. I passed over the information that they provided us with along with website and contact details for if and when the opportunity comes up for us to work with them on an event.

- Beck Martin, Agiito

Great to meet with peers and to talk through current issues and trends. In corporate events, we tend to be quite insular so it is always hugely beneficial to hear from experts in the industry, and from peers too. It was really interesting to hear from suppliers in the industry as well, and to understand the challenges they are facing in a post pandemic world. I came away with new knowledge and inspiration to share with my colleagues and stakeholders. I would definitely attend again, and would recommend the event to others in the events industry

- Helen Fullerton, NatWest

It was a great opportunity to meet with clients in an intimate setting where we could discuss our wonderful industry at length. The open panels that were at the start of each session were very varied both in topic and conversation and with the smaller groups it allowed for there to be natural open communication!

- Kirsty Douglas, Crieff Hydro Family of Hotels

We were delighted with the quality and interest from the pre-qualified buyers that attended. There was an excellent mix of agency, freelance and corporate accounts. It was fantastic to be able to meet such a varied group of clients in one day! I would highly recommend the roadshows to both suppliers and clients as the perfect way to connect ! The delivery of both the events was excellent.

- Debbie Phillips-Howie, SCHLOSS Roxburghe Hotel

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