Chairperson Kate Russell

AEO Conference

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Programme Day 1

Thursday 7th September

  1. Day 1
    Grab teas and coffees and network with peers once you've registered.
  2. The Chairwoman welcomes you to the AEO Conference with an overview of the day ahead.
  3. This opening session will set the scene for the AEO Conference. We will hear thoughts from our award winning industry session Chair, who will draw on their own experiences from a global player’s perspective to share emerging insight around customers’ journeys and what keeps them awake at night! ... Read more
  4. The recent terror attacks have highlighted the importance of putting security front and centre, particularly within crowded places, to protect our staff, exhibitors and visitors. It’s a topic which should be at the top of everyone’s agenda, and in this session we’ll discuss internal case studies and ... Read more
  5. Day 1
    Enjoy a well earned lunch and network with peers.
  6. A heavyweight panel of business leaders who have unparalleled experience of launching and growing their events business on a global scale, take the stage in this international session. Doug Emslie will chair this session which includes the heads of global event businesses sharing experiences of ... Read more
  7. Day 1
    Grab a refreshment and network with your peers.
  8. This session focusses on your employees and the importance of making whatever time they spend with your organisation an experience that will stay with them throughout their career – in a positive way! Recognising the difficulty in attracting and retaining good talent, you will see what you need to ... Read more
  9. Chris Hughes from Brand Events leads a lively session which aims to explore and, in some cases, demonstrate different event experiences. Be prepared to join in as we aim to put some of the lessons of the day into action.    
  10. Day 1
    Kate Russell will touch on highlights of the day.
  11. Day 1
    Some time to network over drinks, generously sponsored by Circdata.
  12. Day 1
    Enjoy dinner, generously sponsored by DB Schenker and some light entertainment.

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