What is the future of association events?

July 30, 2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am

The past 15 months have seen incredible change and development in the events industry, but what’s going to happen next?

In this webinar we discussed the questions most asked about the future of association events:

How will this period affect the preferences of attendees?

Do event attendees still want live event experiences or are they happy with just online?

What trends in other industries are going to affect ours and how will the events industry supply chain need to adapt?

And how is sustainability going to affect our world?

Brightelm MD Rob Eveleigh, together with our panel of experts, to explore this topic in more detail. Catch up on the recording below.

This month we were joined by:

Nika Kurent, Event Pannner, CIArb

Nika is an event geek with 20 years of experience in events and hospitality industries. She has worked for a high-end hotel group as Sales and Event Manager, before moving to a buyer side as Head of Events for WAGGGS (World Association of Girls Guides and Girl Scouts) and FIGO (Federation of International Gynecology and Obstetrics). Now she is working with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), planning their 2022 World Conference.

Nika is always looking into ways to improve event project management processes and to increase the impact of events for membership organisations.

Neil Thompson, Founder, The Delegate Wranglers

With 22 years of experience in the event industry, Neil founded The Delegate Wranglers Facebook group in 2014 so that members can share their huge expanse of information, expertise, and experience with others. Since then, the group has organically grown to over 21,000 (highly engaged) members with millions of pounds of business being traded every month, as well as countless connections, advice, and information being passed between each other.

In 2019 Neil was named as M&IT Magazine’s Personality of the Year and the group has also achieved ‘Facebook Community Managed Partner’ status. Neil speaks regularly on the circuit and recently was invited by Facebook to share a panel with VP of Facebook Europe, Nicola Mendelsohn

Paul Martin, Executive Director, EventsAir 

Committed to helping event planners gain the best possible technology solutions for their needs, Paul has worked with organisations the world over more than two decades to implement event management and registration technology solutions.  His work has seen him engaged with customers across the event spectrum from PCO’s, corporate meeting planners, associations, educational institutions, government and major world sporting events.

Paul’s experience and expertise in event and registration management technology has seen him as a regular technology speaker at industry events, universities and other institutions.



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