The Meetings Show 29-30 June – what to expect

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It’s June, which means The Meetings Show is almost here and it’s time to start planning your visit. As the UK’s leading show for the meetings and events industry, it will be jam-packed with inspiration to help EAs and PAs exceed expectations and take their events to the next level. 

 

Taking place on 29-30 June at London ExCeL, this year’s show is twice the size of last year’s, featuring more than 500 suppliers including venues, hotels, destinations and technology providers, who are eager to share their latest updates and help you create those all-important ‘wow’ moments. Wherever in the world you are looking for event solutions, from Aberdeen to Berlin, and Wales to Zimbabwe, The Meetings Show’s got you covered. 

 

With sustainability top of the agenda right now, many exhibitors will be showcasing their latest sustainable innovations: meet with Make Venues to find out about its newly launched ethical food and produce initiative; etc.venues will share how it’s creating carbon neutral biofuel pellets from recycled coffee grounds; Helsinki Partners will be discussing its new Think Sustainably digital service; and find out how Melia Hotels International can help you offset the carbon footprint of your events. 

 

If you’re keen to learn more about this crucial topic, the show features several educational sessions on sustainability, including a workshop with industry body isla. The Meetings Show has also just announced that The Complete Sustainable Events Course, its online course created in partnership with isla, is back for its second year. The first course received overwhelmingly positive feedback from the class of 2021 – visit isla’s stand to find out more and register for this year’s course, which starts in September.  

 

The Meetings Show’s thought-provoking education programme is now finalised, with senior event industry experts from McKinsey & Company, Grant Thornton, DRPG, Identity, Agito, Glasgow Convention Bureau, London Convention Bureau and Lime Venue Portfolio among the stellar line up of speakers. Covering everything from mindful meetings to the metaverse, and accessibility and inclusivity to event safety and security, there is something for everyone. 

 

Planning your show visit couldn’t be easier through the Swapcard platform. The app will streamline everyone’s event experience, allowing buyers and suppliers to connect, check their schedules and discover upcoming sessions. The platform also boasts an interactive map which will help users navigate the show floor, and much more. 

 

Of course, it’s not all work and no play. There will be plenty of opportunities to socialise – if you’re attending as part of the Hosted Buyer programme, kick off the show in style at the Hosted Buyer Welcome Reception, aboard the iconic Royal Navy warship HMS Belfast on 28 June. Bacardi will be sponsoring the Hosted Buyer Lounge, providing signature cocktails and mocktails throughout the show for hosted buyers.   

 

Don’t miss The Meetings Show’s 10th Edition networking drinks reception on 29 June, sponsored by Visit Norway. After a busy day on the show floor, enjoy some well-earned drinks, and network with your colleagues and peers, whilst DJ ‘Foxy Arve’ takes to the decks to get the party started. 

 

Hundreds of buyers have already registered to attend The Meetings Show including representatives from Ericsson, Capgemini, BCD Meetings & Events, Yellow Fish and NHS Federation. It’s not too late to join them! Register for The Meetings Show today https://www.themeetingsshow.com/ 

 

And with the recent opening of the new Elizabeth Line, getting to the show will be easier than ever – direct trains run from Heathrow, Farringdon, Paddington and Liverpool Street and take as little as 12 minutes from central London. 

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