H&E North lists 14 reasons why you need to get to International Confex 2020!

International Confex 2020 will return on 25-26th February in a brand-new venue, the ExCeL London! Visitors are set to discover another showcase of event service suppliers, event technology, venues and destinations as well as five theatres of free to attend seminar sessions to help them stay ahead of the trends and challenges impacting the events industry.

  1. Delegate Wranglers

As event planners become more and more adaptable and multitasking the Delegate Wranglers group has become such an integral part of the event planners day-to-day ‘swiss army knife’. Originally a Facebook group for event planners, the founders of Delegate Wranglers (DW) will be hosting a pavilion session with some of their supplier and venue partners, giving visitors the opportunity to discover how DW can make your life as an event professional easier while becoming part of a fantastic networking community.

  1. Speed Networking

How about speed networking in partnership with Blue Hat Team Building, Khyva Hampers and B1G1 Charity? This is an exciting opportunity for 80 senior delegates from agencies and corporates to take part in a speed networking opportunity that will not only expand their knowledge and contacts but also generate meaningful charity impacts across the globe.

  1. Bongo’s Bingo

A new exhibitor for 2020 that’s sweeping the nation, Bongo’s Bingo will be popping up to do some fun, immersive, engaging sessions for visitors to get a taste of this global bingo phenomenon currently taking 35 countries by storm.

  1. eventTech Zone

Confex’s regular showcase of the latest technology to service the events industry, this year you will be able to discover technology providers ranging from augmented reality and virtual reality, event management software, registration providers, apps, audience engagement and holograms.

Promotinoal photo for International Confex 2020, showing event professionals walking through trade stalls

Last year’s International Confex welcomed just shy of 8,000 unique visitors, in the UK’s largest gathering of event professionals!

  1. Academic Venue Pavilion

Academic venues have continually evolved to offer the quintessential environment for learning, networking and knowledge transfer. These three components are what place these institutions among the most desired spaces for hosting events, discover why an academic venue could be the perfect solution for your event.

  1. Beyond London Pavilion and Northern Venue Pavilion

For those hunting diverse venues within an hour of the capital, these stand partners are a range of exciting, classic and grand venues with team building, conference and accommodation facilities.

Looking to meet venues of the north without the travel? The Northern Venue Pavilion pop-up is an opportunity to meet some of the north of England’s most diverse and interesting venues for your next event. H&E North agrees – that you cannot miss this!

  1. Hotel Pavilion

Head to the specially dedicated Hotel Pavillion to meet independent and boutique hotels groups are shaking up the hotel market. Confex’s venue partners will also be holding talks in the Exclusively London pavillion alongside Q&As on topics such as sustainability and CSR, immersive events and venue booking tips.

  1. Exhibition Zone

The exhibition zone is the heart of the Confex tradeshow floor and will once again feature suppliers and venues specifically for exhibition organisers, with a presence from stand builders to tech and temporary structures across the UK.

  1. Keynote Theatre

The keynote programmes this year are looking at creating experiences that immerse your attendees. The Keynote Theatre main stage at International Confex 2020 will play host to a series of live debates, educating and inspiring visitors on what the future of the events industry holds and how to successfully tackle key challenges such as sustainability, crisis management and CSR.

  1. eventTech Theatre

The hugely popular technology stream offers two full days discussing latest trends, emerging technologies as well as the practical application of technologies for events of all types. Augmented reality, virtual reality, blockchain, facial recognition, artificial intelligence (AI) and the internet of things (IoT) are just some of the topics that will be explored in the eventTech theatre.

Event professionals networking at a Confex trade show

International Confex 2020 urges event profs not just to visit:
“Come along to speak, learn, debate, present, meet and network. ‘Visiting’ is far too passive a term.”

  1. Association Events Forum

Supported by ABPCO and The Association of Association Executives, the Association Events Forum will be a one-day programme offering compelling content specifically designed for association event professionals – event planners, managers, executives and PCOs.

  1. Sales Academy

In partnership with the Association of Event Organisers (AEO), the sales academy returns with a plethora of takeaways to improve your sales performance, whatever your level and experience, with new and innovative tools to build powerful networks and generate sales leads.

  1. Marcomms Theatre

This one-day programme will capture imaginations with the knowledge needed to maximise event awareness across all types of events. The Marcomms Theatre will cover the full spectrum of event marketing, including the future of event registration, brand experience, PPC, SEO and social media.

  1. Come and Meet Us!

Of course we’ll be at International Confex 2020! Don’t forget to come and say hello to the H&E North team at stand M20C to get your free copy and to find out how you can showcase your venue or event product to thousands of readers across the north!

Register to attend for free here: Confex-2020.reg.buzz/website.

Not convinced yet? We attended Confex 2019 – check out our in-depth review so you know exactly the quality to expect from International Confex 2020!

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