The Times They Are a Changin’ – Association Meetings Conference to meet needs of tomorrow’s organise

The Association Meetings Conference, taking place on 12 June 2017 at the Barbican and in partnership with Searcys, will deliver content curated specifically for the association conference planner of tomorrow.

The Times They Are a Changin’ theme will provide a fresh focus on the future and the revolutionary changes hitting the market of associations meetings now and in the next five years.  The conference will also tackle the common challenges faced by event organisers and marketers on the ground, in particular the need to deliver fresh content that incorporates the latest trends, tech innovations and social channels without abandoning more traditional methods.

The conference content will be delivered by world-class subject specialists including Sue Wills from HootMarketing, John Martinez from Shocklogic, Danièle Vranken from the Federation of European & International Associations, Ian Taylor from NEC Group, Dermot Ryan from K.I.T Group, Kerrin MacPhie from ACC Liverpool and Isabel Amaral from the Portuguese Protocol Association. Additional speakers will be announced in April and May.

The event content, which has been created by Linda Pereira, Conference Chair and Executive Director, CPL Events has been crafted to address the specific needs of UK and international association meeting and event planners, PCOs and AMCs.

“Once again Linda has reacted to the changing needs of the market to deliver a programme that is highly relevant to leading association professionals from around the world,” comments Steve Knight, Event Director of The Meetings Show.  “Each year The Association Meetings Conference marks the start of a week of education, networking and business across London, with The Meetings Show sitting at its heart.  We look forward to welcoming both the domestic and international meetings industry to London in June.”

Now well-established and in its fifth year, the Association Meetings Conference is held on the eve of The Meetings Show (12 June, 2017) and is free to hosted buyers, applications for which are available via

Organised by Centaur Live (a division of Centaur Media Plc), The Meetings Show is the premier event for the UK inbound and outbound meetings industry, taking place 13-15 June, 2017 at Olympia, London.  Organised by meeting professionals for meeting professionals it is focused around a large exhibition, networking opportunities and professional education.

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