Learning Zone 2018

Event professionals are hungry for knowledge, the chance to discuss current topics with their peers and to gain inspiration from leading global industry gurus. Building on from the success of 2018, EventIt 2019 will feature both national and international speakers, offering practical advice, inspiration and debate on the most relevant topics and issues in the events sector.

We had four themes for EventIt 2018 which aimed to provide our visitors with some of the tools they need to build their own careers or businesses and, in doing so, make our industry more competitive and successful. Please see the 2018 schedule below:

 

Technology

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10.00 – 10:45
Importance of Online Ticketing
Gillian Henderson, Ticketmaster

10:45 – 11:30
MORNING BREAK

11.30 – 12.15
Tools to add value to your clients and events without losing the human touch
John Martinez, Shocklogic

12:15 – 14:00
LUNCH BREAK

14:00 – 14:45
Are your events ready for GDPR?
Ian Webb, Eventsforce
Scott Francis, Events Manager, St Andrews University

15:00 – 15:45
Inside the mind of the event attendee
Tim Sutter, Cvent

15:45 – 16:15
AFTERNOON BREAK

16:15 – 17:00
Are suppliers ready for GDPR? Panel Discussion with Adam Parry of Event Tech Live
Ian Webb, Eventsforce
Tim Sutter, Cvent
John Martinez, Shocklogic

Connectivity

 

10:00 – 10:45
The Importance of Teambuilding and Outdoor Events

Description
We will be discussing the merits of team building through our challenge events which have raised over £40 million for charity. We will discuss the challenges of putting together such events and give some insights into the future of team building/ Mass events and the charity sector.

David Fox-Pitt, Wildfox Events

10:45 – 11:30
MORNING BREAK

11:30 – 12:15
What’s New in Experience
Ali Turner, Eight PR

12:15 – 14:00
LUNCH BREAK

14:00 – 14:45
The perfect LinkedIn Profile
Miles Duncan, LinkedIn Success Systems

15:00 – 15:45
Music & Motivation-How to build Teams and increase Engagement using Music
Greg Friel, Frielance Music

Festivals & Outdoor

 

11:00 – 12:00
Data Protection for Event Organisers

Description
Event organisers can gather and hold a huge amount of personal data, from ticket sales to race entries and much more. The Information Commissioners Office (ICO) is the UK’s independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest. ICO representatives will deliver a session tailored for event organisers that highlights the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) coming into effect on 25 May 2018. The session will consider the impact of GDPR on the Events & Festivals sector and provide event organisers with a range of guidance and practical steps around safe storage and use of personal data and the management risks associated with data protection.

Alison Johnston, Information Commissioners Office

12:00 – 13:00
Traffic Management
Kevin Sewell, Scottish Borders Council
Philippa Gilhooly, Scottish Borders Council
Tom Clements, Specialized Security

13:00 – 13:30
LUNCH

13:30 – 15:30
Event Volunteering Strategies

Description
Volunteers support the successful delivery of hundreds of small and major events across Scotland every year. This two-hour session builds on input at the National Events Conference in late 2017 and will provide a highly interactive opportunity for event organisers to hear from experts, share good practice and discuss their experience of working with volunteers. It will offer a number of useful resources and practical steps to help event organisers deliver a first class volunteering programme and experience.

Julie Golding, Volunteer Edinburgh
Marion Findlay, Volunteer Edinburgh
Harry Owen, Solheim Cup 2019
Claire Shiel, Glasgow 2018 European Championships

 

Educating for the Future

 

10.00 – 10:45
Crowdsource circular event innovations

Description
Using the circular economy as a framework, Circular Glasgow aims to engage local businesses involved in the production of major city events and conferences, empowering them to improve the legacy these events leave behind.
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Rebecca Ricketts & Cheryl McCulloch, Circular Glasgow (an initiative of Glasgow Chamber of Commerce)

10:45 – 11:30
MORNING BREAK

11:30 – 12:15
Medical Society Meetings: The relevance of healthcare regulations for meetings held in the UK

Description
In recent years we have seen a continuously evolving landscape of regulatory compliance, which is becoming an important consideration for medical associations and how they plan their events. This session will aim to highlight aspects that may be impacted, and how medical societies can build compliance awareness into their event planning.
Caroline Mackenzie, Global Association Partners (GAP)
12:15 – 14:00
LUNCH BREAK

14:00 – 14:45
The Power of PR
Ali Turner, Eight PR
Lindsay Ackers, SEC
Kevin O’Sullivan, EventsBase
Anita Howard, Founder, ICE Awards

15:00 – 15:45
Benefits of SITE (Society for Incentive Travel Excellence) membership
Pauline Kerr, SITE UK/Scotland

15:45 – 16:15
AFTERNOON BREAK

16:15 – 17:00
How professional qualifications can benefit your career

Description
The proliferation of undergraduate and postgraduate Events Management programmes is astonishing and the field is now highly recognised in Higher Education. One of the latest achievements was the inclusion of the topic in the title of a QAA (Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education) Subject Benchmark. Moreover, universities are pushing hard to bridge the gaps between academia and industry creating opportunities to develop new theories and studies that can benefit students, professionals and society. I will demonstrate how academia is attempting to work with industry in the development of programmes supported by professional associations, research partnerships and teaching delivery. In this Masterclass I will be discussing some aspects connected to the importance and benefits of formal education in developing skills that are essential in the fast changing scenario of Events Management. I will also explore some examples of practices that have been used in Higher Education to better prepare the students and my views on what is the future profile of events management graduates and how can industry help influence the learning of their future employees.
Dr Sandro Carnicelli, University of the West of Scotland

CAMPFIRE SESSIONS

10:00-10:15
False economies in AV, stories from 25 years of experience’ 
AVD

10:20-10:35
Blue Parrot

10:40-10:55
‘The growing importance of integrating your event tech – All your questions answered!’
EventsForce

11:00-11:15
Get your events up and running in minutes Cvent Express
Cvent

11:20-11:35
NEVER”Good luck.” ALWAYS”Break a leg!”
EventCom

11:40-11:55
Online Ticketing
Ticketmaster

11:40-11:55
Onsite Solutions – The Power of the Event Management Platform
Cvent

11:40-11:55
Onsite Solutions – The Power of the Event Management Platform
Cvent

14:20-14:35
‘Boost Ticket Sales with Confbuzz’
ConfBuzz

14:40-14:55
Blue Parrot

15:00-15:15
Online Ticketing
Ticketmaster

15:20-15:35
‘The growing importance of integrating your event tech – All your questions answered!’
EventsForce

16:00-16:15
‘Boost Ticket Sales with Confbuzz’
ConfBuzz

 

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