ABPCO-event-logos-roundtableABPCO roundtable events

These are peer to peer forums for conference organisers to come together to share best practice.  They give an opportunity to share recent experiences and, importantly, to formulate a collective view of the common challenges that lie ahead.    The meetings are ‘closed’ and Chatham House Rules apply.

Next Dates for the ABPCO Round Table Meetings:

22nd September at 1 Wimpole street, London from 12.00 Noon – 2.00pm.

How to do business with different cultures.

I am very pleased to invite you along to our next roundtable which will take place at 1 Wimpole Street, London on the 22nd September from noon – 2pm.  This roundtable will be led by 3 guest presenters, with specific expertise, who will all give you valuable insights on how to do business with three key target markets.

Doing Business in the Middle East – Cultural Do’s and Don’ts – led by Maris Kuklis, Senior Manager, MICE – UK & Europe, Dubai Business Events

  • Overview of general culture in the UAE
  • Building business relationships that last – it’s personal!
  • Do’s and Don’ts at work – the ultimate guide to business etiquette

China:  Encouraging more Chinese business to come to the UK, understanding the culture of China, ensuring a smooth event – what do we need to put in place to make this happen? – led by William Brogan, Catering and Conference Manager, St John’s College

USA : “Two different countries with a shared common language” or maybe not so common! – led by Sue Etherington, Head of International Sales and Industry Relations, QEII Centre

The USA and Britain’s relationship has often been described as this- so close and yet so far apart in some ways- language and culture wise.

Hear some tips and experiences of where this can cause problems and misunderstandings in the events sector, and pointers to watch out for.

As usual, we will also have plenty of opportunity for delegates to share their own experiences in a friendly, informal environment.

To book – please follow this link to the web site, and make sure you let us know of any dietary requirements as 1 Wimpole Street are kindly providing a light lunch.

ABPCO Roundtable Event Booking Form