We’ve rounded up our highlights from EventLAB 2017 and picked out all the best things to come at this year’s event. From the brilliant exhibitors to fascinating speakers and everything that will keep you entertained in between.
Martin Fullard joins the News Digest panel following his appointment as Editor of Conference News. Matt Beech gives us some great marketing and SEO tips for venues looking to build awareness for their brand. Wondered how to create a better event experience? Deborah Armstrong, managing Director of the events production agency Strong & Co gives us some tips on raising your experience game.
Richard Groves and Amanda Head join the News Digest Team to tackle Dwarf Wrestlers, fussy eaters and the events industry’s representation in government. Venue Talk returns to keep you ahead of the curve with two more exciting venues. Kevin Jackson sits down with the EventLAB team to discuss his new book No Such Thing as Sales.
The News Digest team discuss the impact of Airbnb entering the meetings space, and the delays to crossrail. And they mount a spirited defence of teambuilding, under attack from the BBC. In the episode’s special feature, Ed speaks to Lauren and Christina from Audley Travel about life on a big company’s social committee.
The News Digest team discuss whether venues should be the moral arbiters of the events they host after artists protest the Design Museum and Marie Le Pen is disinvited from a tech conference in Lisbon. The team also discuss the success of the first Global Disability Summit and what the industry can learn from it. To round out the episode, George spoke to Tim Etherington-Judge, the founder of Healthy Hospo, about mental health and the possible changes coming to Hackney’s nightlife.