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Search begins for Tomorrow’s Talent 2024


The Meetings Show are searching to find and celebrate emerging talent within the business meetings and events industry, as it opens applications and the search begins for Tomorrow’s Talent to its 2024 programme. The final day for applications is on January 26th.

The initiative, run in partnership with M&IT, is designed to champion up-and-coming meeting and event planners. This helps nurture and support the leaders of the future.

Now in its sixth year, Tomorrow’s Talent is part of The Meetings Show’s commitment to provide a platform for the next generation. And plays an integral role in safeguarding the future of the events industry.

Applications are welcome from UK-based event planners or buyers aged 30 and under. However, or with up to three years’ experience working in the meetings and events industry.

Entries will be reviewed by a panel of industry professionals. Who will select the 10 most promising entrants to receive a series of opportunities throughout the year ahead. Also, having their profiles raised within the industry.

The judges are:

  • Paul Harvey, editor M&IT.
  • Leigh Cowlishaw, managing partner Black Box Partnerships
  • Patrick Delaney, managing partner, Soolnua
  • Priya Narain, co-founder, Event First Steps
  • Gabby Austen-Browne, co-founder, Diversity Ally
  • Gracia Kabongo, events manager, Wates Group and Tomorrow’s Talent winner 2019

Additionally, Jack Marczewski, portfolio event director of The Meetings Show, TEAMS Europe and Business Travel Show Europe. Has said: “The meetings and events industry is people-led so it’s vital that The Meetings Show helps safeguard the industry’s future by running initiatives that support and encourage future talent.

He also said: “We are thrilled to see Tomorrow’s Talent return for a sixth year and are looking forward to celebrating our next 10 winners. As we provide them with a platform to raise their profiles and grow their network.

Full benefits for the 10 winners will include attendance at a celebratory lunch; personal profiling opportunities through M&IT and The Meetings Show; VIP attendance at The Meetings Show 2024; the chance to participate in a future talent-themed education session as part of The Meetings Show’s content programme; and the opportunity to join The Meetings Show Advisory Board meetings. Each winner will also be offered a free place on The Complete Sustainable Events Course. Moreover, one winner will also be given the chance to work with a Women in Exhibitions mentor. Through a partnership between WiE and The Meetings Show.

Applications for Tomorrow’s Talent close on 26 January 2024. Planners can either nominate themselves. Or  equally also be nominated by an industry colleague, with nominations to be made in writing OR via video submission, to an agreed set of criteria.

To nominate yourself or a colleague visit here

About The Meetings Show

The Meetings Show, which is part of Northstar Meetings Group, is the UK’s leading exhibition for event, meeting and conference professionals. Organised by meeting professionals for meeting professionals, the show includes an exhibition, educational sessions and networking and attracts buyers from the corporate, association, agency and public sectors. The show features destinations from over 50 countries across 6 continents, venues, hotels and key providers of meetings products and services.

The Meetings Show has an Advisory Board that meets several times a year both in-person and virtually. Moreover, bringing together their wealth of experience, ideas and strategic understanding of the meetings industry.

The Meetings Show 2024 will take place on 19-20 June at ExCeL London. For updates and information visit here or follow on socials at @MeetingsShow

Furthermore, The Meetings Show Asia Pacific takes place for the first time on 17-18 April 2024. At Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. It will welcome MICE buyers interested in the APAC region to meet global suppliers over two full days. Follow @tmsapac for more information.

About Northstar Meetings Group

Northstar Meetings Group is the premier online platform for business and sports event organisers, planners and incentive program professionals across all sectors. They work with corporate, association, third-party organisations/agencies and SMERF (social, military, education, religious and fraternal meetings). The group provides critical news analysis and research, practical strategies, creative solutions and sourcing services.

Stay up to date with the latest Meeting Show news @NorthstarMeets

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