As an ABPCO organiser member, you are invited to a bespoke hosted buyer experience surrounding The Conference and Hospitality Show 2017, Leeds.
The experience will take place on the 3rd and 4th April 2017* and comprises of:
- A bespoke tour of hotels and venues in the Leeds area that particularly lend themselves to association events.
- Attendance at a round table discussion on Innovation
- Complimentary lunch and welcome reception on 3rd April
- Complimentary overnight accommodation
- VIP status at The Conference and Hospitality Show which includes complimentary lunch, seminars, exhibition and after show party.
1pm: Complimentary lunch and welcome reception
2.30 pm: Bespoke familiarisation visit
5pm: Free time and check in to hosted buyer hotel
7pm: Hosted buyer welcome party at a nearby venue
9.30 am: ABPCO Round table discussion, hosted by Prof Rhodri Thomas of Leeds Becket University
Venue: The Rosebowl, Leeds (opposite the first direct Arena – 2 minutes walk)
Innovation is key: in business, in life and in your role as a PCO. Embracing an innovative approach will enable you to stay ahead of the curve in an ever increasingly competitive environment. But how can we incorporate innovation into everything we do?
‘Absorptive capacity’ is one of the most prominent ideas to emerge in management studies over the past two decades. Research suggests that an ability to acquire and use knowledge from a diverse range of external networks leads to greater innovation and competitive advantage.
Professor Rhodri Thomas will give a short presentation on recently published research conducted in the meetings industry with a view to stimulating a lively round table discussion about how individual PCOs can embrace innovation and take a more innovative approach.
Professor Rhodri Thomas is Dean of the School of Events, Tourism and Hospitality Management, Leeds Beckett University. Until recently, he was a Board member of ABPCO.
11.30am: Visit the Conference and Hospitality Show as VIPs
Venue: firstdirect Arena, Leeds
To book your place, register online at www.chs17.co.uk
Use promo code ABPCO to ensure you are included in the bespoke programme
*Sessions on 3rd April are not compulsory, however members who take advantage of the complimentary accommodation must commit to attending the round table discussion and the Conference and Hospitality Show on the 4th April