The Conference is entirely complimentary for delegates and attendance is only available to FEIFA members and invitees. As in past years, the Conference will be unique in that it is predominantly designed around the requirements of the delegates, our members. The format, structure and location have all been selected as a result of the valuable feedback that we receive from our membership. Thus the event has always provided significant benefits for them - and therefore also proved highly successful for our sponsors.
An excellent range of speakers and companies have presented in past years and there will be a line-up of similar quality in 2017. The structure and schedule provide a very diverse day, with significant professional development and training benefits for attendees. Each delegate is eligible for a CPD Certificate, issued by FEIFA, confirming the amount of hours of training received.
Format and Schedule
As in the past, the day will be split into four sessions, with a mix of presentations, a keynote speech and a panel session planned for the day. There will be scheduled networking breaks between each session to keep the day interesting and focused.
There will be refreshments available at registration and also during coffee breaks in both mid-morning and afternoon. In addition a full lunch is also provided. All drinks and food are complimentary for delegates and sponsors.
Following the presentations and exhibitions there will be a post-event drinks reception; once again this is complimentary for attendees and sponsors and allows further networking, plus assessment of ideas from the day.
Exhibition Hall & Networking Benefits
There will be a large exhibition area where delegates are able to network and mingle and obtain further information during the various scheduled breaks.
As at past FEIFA events, attendees will no doubt find that, in addition to the presentations and other sessions, the benefits of meeting and networking with fellow professionals based across Europe, and with a range of providers, prove to be highly advantageous. Sponsors will also find similar benefits on the day.
Complimentary accommodation at the venue hotel is provided to delegates for the preceding evening, allowing attendees to have an unhurried trip in and enjoy the pre-Conference drinks reception on the preceding evening It also ensures strong and consistent delegate numbers; we have always seen the Directors and key decisoin makers from the majority of our IFA member companies at each FEIFA Spring Conference and expect a similarly impressive attendee list in 2017. Further information on how to reserve this accommodation will be provided after you register for the event.
In 2017 the event will once again be held at the excellent Hilton Tower Bridge Hotel, which somewhat paradoxically is located in close proximity to London Bridge termini. The four-star, deluxe Hilton is situated within a leisurely five minute walk of London Bridge train and underground stations, the former being accessible by train from Gatwick in only 30 minutes. It is also easily accessible from all other main London airports.
The hotel is also located close to the Thames, as well as iconic tourist attractions such as Tower Bridge, The Shard and the Tower of London. In addition, the heart of the city is just a short walk across London Bridge.
The hotel has been selected for this convenient location and also due to its excellent business meeting space. The Conference facilities are very high quality and all in close proximity. There will be complimentary high-speed wireless internet access throughout for delegates and sponsors. The hotel also has stylish, elegantly furnished guest rooms.
More information can be found at: Hilton London Tower Bridge Hotel
Feedback and success
The verbal and formal feedback from all of our previous events has been exceptionally good both from delegates and sponsor companies. In fact the delegates have always rated the content and organisation very highly, in each past year.
Sponsor feedback has been similarly impressive and is perhaps why many companies sponsor the event every year.
A complimentary pre-Conference Drinks reception will be held on the preceding evening, Sunday 14th May, from 6:30pm. Further information on this will be provided to delegates nearer to the time.
Registration for the Conference will open on Monday 15th May at 8:15am with refreshments available. The presentations themselves will run from 8:45am to 4:30pm with refreshment breaks throughout the day and lunch provided. The day will conclude with a post-event drinks reception from approximately 4:30pm onwards.