Headline Sponsors

"As always the conference summit was an excellent event, discussing the
leading thoughts around the developments in the world of conferences."
James Gareh, Director, Informa

"I enjoyed the Summit immensely, it exceeded my expectations by 200% - some thought provoking speeches and great networking."
Nadim Chaudhry, CEO, Green Power Conferences

“Good / informative/ inspirational”. Biba Jovanovic, Managing Director, East Euro Link

“A vibrant exchange of ideas – very senior speakers and wide range of attendees”.
Katherine Kreuter, Procurement Leaders

"Lots of insight, I came away thinking about all of the opportunities for the MS Society."
Christopher Bray, Head of Conferences, the MS Society

"The day was well structured and the venue was absolutely top class. It was also nice to meet-up with so many ex-colleagues and associates. Well done on producing such a good event."
Graham Jerome-Ball, Informa

"I really enjoyed the day and found the content incredibly useful... As I’d expected the day was incredibly well organised and there seem to be a good buzz during the break times so hopefully the exhibitors were happy too!".
Nina Harman, Head of Conferences, Events and Exhibitions

"I think it's great that the industry has its own event where people can get together to network, share current best practice and discuss what the future holds for conference businesses."
Victoria Rennie, Managing Director, Events, Incisive Media

"I enjoyed the event - particularly the opportunities to network with peers and hear thoughts and ideas from a different perspective."
Marc Koskela, Head of Marketing Operations, Thought Leadership & Events, The Economist


Achieving growth and market ownership with winning business models, innovative strategies & customer-focused brands


The Conference Summit attracted 190 event industry business leaders on Friday 5th December. Chaired by Bansri Shah, managing director of Greenpower Conferences it featured appearances from leading industry experts including the Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Events, Nick de Bois MP; Isobel Peck, director of communities, brand and content at Informa; and Ben Hilary, managing director of International Research Networks.

Attendees enjoyed a unique opportunity to engage in roundtable discussions with senior conference leaders focusing on top-level strategic issues facing their businesses. Topics included ‘Content-led Exhibitions’, ‘Innovating the Delegate Experience’ tying into ‘Digital marketing’, whilst also taking a look into how to ‘Maximising Engagement Whatever Your Revenue Model’.
The senior audience and networking opportunities provided the perfect setting to discuss the challenges, new innovations and advances in technology that will drive business forward in 2015.

What the delegates said…

“Good authorative speakers and good facilitation. Interesting spread of topics” Kate Streten, Imagination

“Very interesting and offered information I wasn’t aware of” Sarah Williams, Informa

“Very impressive level of delegates” Maris Kulis, Dubai Tourism

Conference Summit 2015

The Conference Summit will take place again in 2015. If you would like to be kept up-to-date with event developments, or you have suggestions on topics you would like to hear about, or speakers that you would like to hear from then please register your interest here.