I’m very excited to share with you the latest two videos from #EventPlannersTalk LIVE 2016 events in London on The MICE Blog YouTube channel.
September: Corporate networking
September event was about the changing landscape of corporate networking in partnership with Atout France and took place in their offices in central London.
We were honoured to welcome our speakers from South of France region.
Pierre Oudine, Managing director / Co Founder, Raising Stones Events
Emmanuel Zegre, Senior Corporate Sales Manager, Nice Acropolis Convention Centre
Bertrand Puissegur-Ripet, Congress Development Manager, Nice Convention and Visitors Bureau
The discussion, moderated by Samme Allen, Director, Sequoia Partnership, was around defining networking and understanding different attendee personalities. We discussed organisers’ role in facilitating networking opportunities, the current trends and challenges. We briefly touched on technology and the younger generation and how they perceive incentive travel. For more insights read the blog article.
October: MICE travel
In October we covered MICE travel. Event topic was the role of airlines, added value and the decision making process in MICE travel in partnership with Etihad Airways and took place at the Westminster Suite at The London Marriott Hotel, County Hall. We had a panel of experts in the fields of incentive and group business travel to share their experience.
Kathy Bradley, Groups Director at All About Flights
Paramjit Kaur Kakar, Group Consultant at Etihad Airways
Maris Kuklis, MICE Account Manager at Etihad Airways
Andrew Grierson, Project Manager at drp
Elliott Grant, Business Director at The Black Tomato Agency
The discussion, moderated by Caleb Parker, Director at Select Event Solutions and Tech Chair at HBAA, explored the options available for small and medium size agencies who are not IATA members and how they can benefit from working with an airline like Etihad Airways. We talked about the decision making process and the factors that influence their choice of airline. Lastly, we discussed ideas how to personalise group travel, make it bespoke and tailored to individual needs. For more insights read the blog article.
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