The Meetings Show 2014 Preview

The Meetings Show takes place next week at Olympia, London (8th-10th July 2014).  The show is marketed as

“a major event for the UK inbound and outbound meetings industry… Organised by meeting professionals for meeting professionals it is focused around a large exhibition, networking opportunities and professional education…  The show will feature destinations from over 50 countries across 6 continents, venues, hotels and key providers of meetings products and services.”

Further information and registrations for the show are via  It is free to attend if you register in advance.

the-meetings-show-2014_640I will be attending the show for the first time and have approval to attend as a hosted buyer (meaning my train fare, London travel card and accommodation is covered by the show).  I have now booked in my 16 appointments (8 appointments per day x 20 minutes x 2 days) although there are of course further exhibitors I am hoping to meet at the show too.  There are lots of familiar names/organisations exhibiting and some of the venues we are using for forthcoming events will be there.

The seminar programme is particularly appealing and I have booked to attend a number of sessions which sound interesting:

  • Capturing content in a 21st century conference
  • Does participant satisfaction necessarily mean high ROI?
  • Content that connects
  • PR for event agencies
  • Microsoft Office for your meetings and conference
  • Session formats – how to add live interaction to your content

After the show I will be sure to share any exciting new suppliers and other discoveries, as well as reviewing the exhibition.  I will also share interesting learning and content from the seminars in future blog posts.

Will you be attending The Meetings Show?  If so I would love to hear from you!  Let me know in the comments below or Tweet us @eventsnorthern.


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