UFI’s 2019 European Conference is taking place 15-17 May in Birmingham, UK.
The theme of the event is ‘The Organisers’ Future’, and will focus on what’s in store for organisers in Europe and beyond.
It will cover global opportunities from a European perspective, as well as focusing on the USA, China and Russia.
The opening keynote session will feature prominent broadcaster Robert Peston, and former Chief of Staff to the Brexit Secretary Nick de Bois, who will host a Q&A with delegates on Brexit and its consequences for the economy.
Eric Everard, CEO and founder of Easyfairs, will talk about different strategies for success, M&A, and the best ways to strengthen your business. Gabi Weiss from Trade Show Executive will also chair a panel of US organisers who are looking to increase their international activity.
Denzil Rankine from AMR International (UK) will discuss how organisers must adapt their business models, and will lead a follow-up Deep Dive session where delegates will explore this issue in smaller groups.
Lastly, Event Tech Live founders Adam Parry and Katie Crocombe will present some examples of new digital innovations in our industry.
There are two co-located events: the Digital Innovation Forum taking place on 15 May, focusing on real-life cases, problems and benefits of implementing digital innovation, and the Operations and Services Forum taking place on 14-15 May, which will be looking at different forms of smart technology that are currently in use to optimise operations.