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ABPCO Roundtable 2017-05-19T09:55:03+00:00

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:

Conference session open to all ABPCO members

Led by Martin Linfield of Hiscox Event Insurance

Risk assessments and cyber security

As an event organiser, it’s impossible to plan for every eventuality. From injured guests to a closed venue or damaged property, there’s always the chance of the unexpected – no matter how organised you are. As event organisers become ever more reliant on technology, the risks faced continue to grow, particularly for those who may hold large quantities of delegate and client data, as well as being reliant on computers and websites to manage bookings and promote events. From data breaches to hackers, these risks can lead to lost revenue, a damaged reputation, and legal and regulatory costs, not to mention the associated business disruption. This practical, inter-active session will explore some of the risks event organisers face and how you can protect your business and your reputation, so you’re prepared for when the unexpected happens.

Book via The Meetings Show web site  and use the link here for the hosted buyer programme and quote ABPCO

ABPCO roundtable – Exhibition Trends, top tips and best practice

PCOs are welcome to join us at the ICC on the 11th July 2017 from 12 noon – 2pm.

Leading our discussion will be Richard Mann Business Development Director NEC Group and Ian Taylor – Venue Sales Director – Conventions & Exhibitions

We will meet to debate of the current trends in the exhibitions industry, including the following:

  • The current UK exhibitions market
  • The view from the NEC
  • Content trends
  • Format trends
  • Exhibition sales trends
  • The next trends
  • How can associations benefit?

Within this we will look at practical examples and top tips and share best practice between members.

The ICC are kindly providing a working lunch.  Registration will be from 11.30am.

Please do join us for what is shaping up to be a great discussion.  You can register here

Roundtable session open to all ABPCO PCO members

‘What keeps you awake at night?’

We will run 2 separate streams from 11am – 1pm where in-house PCOs and agency PCOs can each share best practice and discuss challenges with their peers.  There will be a combined networking lunch from 1pm – 2pm and then all attendees will come together for a plenary session to discuss the mornings outcomes and help provide solutions.  We aim to finish the day by 3pm.

Please register here