The Agenda

Highlighted Sessions

09:00
Keynote - The Psychology of mental health

Household name and TV personality, Dr Linda Papadopolous uses her expert knowledge...

Household name and TV personality, Dr Linda Papadopolous uses her expert knowledge as a psychologist to explore mental wellbeing and how to build resilience. She addresses the scientific ways to adapt to change and pressures in order to thrive and survive as an event planner in a high-pressure industry.

30 minutes

SEC

10:40
Isla: Sustainability Clinic

Toni Griggs - growth lead for Isla will be running a drop-in...

Toni Griggs - growth lead for Isla will be running a drop-in clinic to answer all of your sustainability questions.

30 minutes

DEI Clinic with Diversity Alliance

Gabby Austen Browne, Founder of Diversity Alliance, will be running drop-in clinics...

Gabby Austen Browne, Founder of Diversity Alliance, will be running drop-in clinics to answer all your questions on how to promote diversity, equality and inclusion in your business and events. 

30 minutes

SEC

11:00
WORKSHOP: Pitch Perfect - sell you and your business

The eternal question on every agency's lips- what is the perfect pitch?...

The eternal question on every agency's lips- what is the perfect pitch? If you need guidance perfecting your RFP submissions, briefs and pitches, look no further! A leading industry sales expert will work with you in this interactive session to make sure you get it right. Every single time. 

30 minutes

WORKSHOP: Coping with a stressful job

Events jobs are stressful- that's a no-brainer. How can busy event professionals...

Events jobs are stressful- that's a no-brainer. How can busy event professionals take care of their mental and physical wellbeing while staying on track? Our stress expert will offer top tips and solutions for helping both yourself and colleagues when things get tough.

30 minutes

13:30
WORKSHOP: Planning Events On A Shoestring Budget

Need to plan an event with amazing engagement and top ROI, but...

Need to plan an event with amazing engagement and top ROI, but with a compressed budget? Tamika Martin, Director of UCreate PR,  a multi-award-winning agency, explains how to maximise what you're working with.

30 minutes

WORKSHOP: Tailoring your event to hit sustainability goals

Every company is at a different stage of their sustainability journey.  Applying...

Every company is at a different stage of their sustainability journey.  Applying the experience of being the host destination for COP26, the SEC, in partnership with EMC3, will use its learning to show delegates how to tailor events to hit their brand's sustainability goals.

30 minutes

15:10
Isla: Sustainability Clinic

Sustainability is a complex topic.Communicating it presents its own challenges.Even when businesses...

Sustainability is a complex topic.

Communicating it presents its own challenges.

Even when businesses are taking huge strides forward, they often hesitate to share their ambitions with the fear of getting it wrong. In this workshop you’ll master how to create and communicate a clear compelling vision that stacks up against your sustainability credentials and wins business.

DEI Clinic with Diversity Alliance

Gabby Austen Browne, Founder of Diversity Alliance, will be running drop-in clinics...

Gabby Austen Browne, Founder of Diversity Alliance, will be running drop-in clinics to answer all your questions on how to promote diversity, equality and inclusion in your business and events. 

30 minutes

16:35
How can you be a Best Place to Work?

As we celebrate all things events, hear from Kanya King, founder of...

As we celebrate all things events, hear from Kanya King, founder of the MOBO Awards. An inspirational entrepreneur and trailblazer in the industry, Kanya is the brainchild behind arguably the biggest celebration of Black talent, leaving a lasting mark and legacy on the industry.

30 minutes

17:05
Chair's Closing Remarks and Introduction to Bailie Anthony Carroll on behalf of the Rt Hon the Lord Provost of Glasgow.

15 Minutes

19:30
Festival Finale Party

A drinks reception with live music and a glitter bar followed by...

A drinks reception with live music and a glitter bar followed by an exciting concept in eating, drinking and socialising. An evening of street food, drinks and partying the night away in the beer hall and microbrewery that is a great meeting spot for the new normal!

Platform, Glasgow

The Agenda Continued

09:30
PANEL: Evolving to thrive: the future of events

The founder of The Power of Events presents a brief overview of...

The founder of The Power of Events presents a brief overview of the newly launched organisation, branded website and research plans followed by an expert industry panel, which will ask the big questions around how the events industry must evolve and adapt, or face extinction.


Confirmed speakers: 

Rick Stainton, Founder, The Power of Events 
Neil Brownlee, Head of Business Events at Visit Scotland
Gabby Austen-Browne, Founder, Diversity Alliance
Simon Hughes, Chair, BEVP

30 minutes

SEC

10:00
PANEL: How can you be a Best Place to Work?

Many companies sell themselves on their culture and why they are a...

Many companies sell themselves on their culture and why they are a good employer to work for. This panel will look at how you can make your company one of the best places to work in the industry, through benefits, learning and development and a strong sense of belonging.

30 minutes

SEC

10:30
DEI clinic With Diversity Alliance

Gabby Austen Browne, Founder of Diversity Alliance, will be running drop-in clinics...

Gabby Austen Browne, Founder of Diversity Alliance, will be running drop-in clinics to answer all your questions on how to promote diversity, equality and inclusion in your business and events. 

Isla: How to talk about sustainability - a guide to effective communications

Sustainability is a complex topic.Communicating it presents its own challenges.Even when businesses...

Sustainability is a complex topic.

Communicating it presents its own challenges.

Even when businesses are taking huge strides forward, they often hesitate to share their ambitions with the fear of getting it wrong. In this workshop you’ll master how to create and communicate a clear compelling vision that stacks up against your sustainability credentials and wins business.

12:00
The Surprising Key to Achieving Rapid Success As A Creative Leader in 2022

The Events industry is different from how it was two years ago....

The Events industry is different from how it was two years ago. The challenge we now face as creative leaders is how we progress in our careers at a time of constant change. In this talk, TikTok’s Madolyn Grove, shares how you can still achieve rapid success as a creative leader in spite of today’s uncertainty.

30 minutes

12:30
DEI Clinic With Diversity Alliance

Gabby Austen Browne, Founder of Diversity Alliance, will be running drop-in clinics...

Gabby Austen Browne, Founder of Diversity Alliance, will be running drop-in clinics to answer all your questions on how to promote diversity, equality and inclusion in your business and events. 

Isla: How to talk about sustainability - a guide to effective communications

Sustainability is a complex topic.Communicating it presents its own challenges.Even when businesses...

Sustainability is a complex topic.

Communicating it presents its own challenges.

Even when businesses are taking huge strides forward, they often hesitate to share their ambitions with the fear of getting it wrong. In this workshop you’ll master how to create and communicate a clear compelling vision that stacks up against your sustainability credentials and wins business.

12:50
C&IT Show Live

30 minutes

SEC