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The BIG Conversation

Thursday, 3 March 2016 from 12:00 to 14:40 (GMT)

The BIG Conversation

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The Big Conversation is part of the official second day of International Confex -  the UK's biggest events industry show and produced by graduates and students from UKCEM and their partners the events team at George P. Johnson.. It will be one of the events marking the 20th anniversary of events management education and celebrate the UK Centre for Events Management at Leeds Beckett University.


The event aims to bring industry, graduates, students and academics together to start to build a new manifesto for how organisations can nurture the talent skills and knowledge that industry will need in the long term, with contributions from event professionals, academics and graduates working in George P. Johnson, Ashfield Meetings and Events, Spark Thinking, Zibrant, Grass Roots, First Protocol, Blitz Communications, UBM, Planit Biz and AEME to name a few.


Hosted by George P. Johnson the event will start at 12 noon with industry experts Kevin Jackson, Jackie Mulligan and Tom Johnson giving future-focused, quick-fire presentations which will inspire interactive idea generation to shape a new manifesto for the next 20 years in the Big Conversation Buffet BrainJam. The manifesto will be debated with industry leaders, graduates, students and academics from across the UK and presented back to attendees. The event will be followed by networking.


Spaces are limited – but please sign up if you would like to join an influential and continuing Big Conversation to help shape a new manifesto on how we can build on 20 years of events management education in the UK for a more resilient, competitive and talented events industry for the future. 


*This event continues on from #FutureEventProfs a morning conference for students from across the UK. Please note that students who are already attending #FutureEventProfs do not need to register here.


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Apex Room
International Confex 2016
W14 8UX
United Kingdom

Thursday, 3 March 2016 from 12:00 to 14:40 (GMT)

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The UK Centre for Events Management (UKCEM) is the longest established and largest centre dedicated to events management education and research in the World. Based at Leeds Beckett University, the Centre has been established since 1996.The UKCEM prides itself on having a high number of graduates working at all levels of industry across the globe in events, incentives,festivals and exhibitions and for associations, corporates, agencies, charities, public sector, community organisations, venues as well as running their own event businesses. 

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