What's Floating Around

What’s Floating Around Cloud 9? Week Commencing 12 June 2017


Welcome to another week and it’s a busy one as The Meetings Show will take up the majority of the week. The Meetings Show is now in it’s 5th edition and is the premier event for the meetings industry based in the UK. 

 In today’s world it’s difficult to commit to even a day away from the office, but being placed within an industry that demands face-to-face interaction, the show offers an opportunity to connect with over 3,000 meetings industry professionals to source new suppliers, learn about the latest innovations and grow your network – all in one go. It features more than 700 of the finest destinations, hotels, venues, DMCs and technology providers exhibiting on the show floor. All looking to meet with premium-level MICE buyers under one roof. Exhibiting provides the opportunity to get ahead of your competition and put yourselves in the minds of the buyers looking to place business with new suppliers.

Over 3,000 meetings industry professionals visit the show to take advantage of the new connections, networking opportunities and education programme we offer across the three days of the show. Visiting companies typically feature event management companies, agencies, corporates, associations, charities and not-for-profits, PAs and EAs and many more. The show features over 80 free-to-attend educational sessions in ten dedicated content streams delivered by the most creative thinkers in the industry. Visitors, hosted buyers and exhibitors alike can attend the sessions most relevant to them and learn more about the latest trends & innovations affecting their sector right now. 

 As a team we’re particularly invested in some of the educational sessions and we’ll be checking out the AIEA Session delivered by Martin Ellis from Team Umbrella on Tuesday who is looking at whether progress has slowed us down. We’re all hosted buyers at the show and in addition to the exhibition itself, there are range of great social events surrounding the show.

In an new addition to the event for 2017 is The Meetings Show monthly news which features a range of authors including a regular monthly post from Event Director, Steve Knight, as well as guest pieces from partners and friends from the industry and beyond.

 We’re sure Steve won’t mind us blatantly copying his content from his June edition: “The doors will soon open at Olympia for the fifth edition of The Meetings Show. The stage is set for another successful show with more than 700 exhibitors, including many who are new to the show.

Over the last five years, The Meetings Show has gone from strength to strength as we have cemented its position as a market place, meeting place and learning place with a wealth of opportunities for everybody from the industry to come together to do business. We have a lot of support from the industry, and I would particularly like to thank Dubai Business Events, as sponsors of our hosted buyer lounges, and the Barbican and Searcys, who are hosting our Association Meetings Conference.

But The Meetings Show is not just about doing business. It’s a place to network with your peers, and there are many events taking place throughout the week where this can happen. In particular, we have once again partnered with MPI for the Post Show Charity Party. In support of The Event Apprenticeships Support Scheme, the Post Show Charity Party is a great opportunity to relax and network with industry friends, hosted buyers and exhibitors, whilst enjoying an open bar and complimentary food. Attend the show on Tuesday 13 June and cross the road to join us at 6pm at the Hand & Flower pub. Tickers are only £50 and can be purchased here [insert link].

In this month’s newsletter we get Splash Event Solution’s top tips for generating effective event feedback, find out more about the ICE Awards, talk to Advisory Board member Christian Mutschlechner and LiveBuzz tells us more about its new Dynamic Email Builder (DEB) tool. And as always we bring you the latest news from the exhibitors you can meet on the show floor.

The whole team at The Meetings Show is looking forward to welcoming you to Olympia. But remember, to avoid the £20 onsite registration fee make sure you register today – www.themeetingsshow.com/register! Make sure you keep up with everything that happens throughout the week and join the conversation by following us on Twitter @meetingsshow – don’t forget to us the hashtag TMS17.

 We look forward to seeing you!”
 Steve Knight

Event Director


Well said Steve – we look forward to seeing you and all of our fellow #EventProfs this coming week!