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The Industry Calendar

Please note that during the current situation with the coronavrius, events are subject to date changes and cancellations, so we have suspended any new listings or updates for now. Do please check with the organisers for more information - and we look forward to listing lots of fabulous events for our industry in due course.

M&IT Association Challenge: 5/6 May 2020 To Be Advised

Novotel London West

Join us for the first M&IT Association Challenge. The ‘M&IT Model’ of buyer-supplier events is to be extended to the association sector with The M&IT Association Challenge taking place 5-6 May 2020. Responding to huge market demand, the hugely successful M&IT Agency Challenge concept will be replicated with participation from leading association meeting planners. The M&IT Association Challenge will bring together suppliers and association event organisers in the modern way to engage with key new contacts through a creative and interactive process. Apply today for your place to attend the M&IT Association Challenge being held in London, in May 2020.

Conventa Trend Bars: 6 May 2020

Bad Radkesburg

Conventa Trend Bar is hitting the road once again, visiting exciting destinations, where knowledge sharing and networking will be taking place. Conventa Trend Bar is a knowledge roadshow that travels around the region and helps people create better events. The main part of the Trend Bar is an interactive workshop, where we will be talking about: “What works in event management and why”, followed by a presentation of a good practice case from a local meetings industry expert.

DBF All About People: 10/12 May 2020

1st Sailing ClubMed2, South of France

All about people" event & awards" Setting new standards in the UK MICE Forums & Networking events. There are a number of MICE networking events around but none have seen a growth in popularity like this one. In three short years “All about people” has come onto the scene and is setting the standards. The secret, if you like, is in the title of the event. It is “People” and their needs who are at the core of what and how it is organised. Our objective is simple. Create an environment that is conducive to build and strengthen relationships. If we could write the recipe then these would be the ingredients: DESTINATION We pick a destination which has the right attraction for all participants. It is never too far from the UK and easily accessible. TIME Precious to all of us. The event starts on a Friday and the return is on Sunday. No real time out of the office.

 PARTNERS This event is guided by the Destination Partners. These are made up out of the CVB, DMC, Airline and Hotel partner. PARTICIPANTS A balance between buyers and suppliers is key. No more than 50 suppliers and 100 buyers. PROGRAM Working and Networking go hand in hand. Enough free time and activities versus working and learning. VALUE & RESPECT 

London Christmas Party Show: 12/13 May 2020

Haberdashers' Hall, EC1A

The event is a MUST-ATTEND for event agents and corporate event buyers seeking the best venues and inspiration for their company Christmas celebrations. With over 150 bespoke venues, hotels, clubs, restaurants, bars and shared party nights exhibiting, the Show offers the very best selection of party options from 10 to 3,000 guests. At the Show you’ll find a wide range of creative event caterers & suppliers, complimentary food & drinks and an inspirational and informative free seminar programme,

DBF All About People: 12/14 May 2020

2nd Sailing ClubMed2, South of France

All about people" event & awards" Setting new standards in the UK MICE Forums & Networking events. There are a number of MICE networking events around but none have seen a growth in popularity like this one. In three short years “All about people” has come onto the scene and is setting the standards. The secret, if you like, is in the title of the event. It is “People” and their needs who are at the core of what and how it is organised. Our objective is simple. Create an environment that is conducive to build and strengthen relationships. If we could write the recipe then these would be the ingredients: DESTINATION We pick a destination which has the right attraction for all participants. It is never too far from the UK and easily accessible. TIME Precious to all of us. The event starts on a Friday and the return is on Sunday. No real time out of the office.

 PARTNERS This event is guided by the Destination Partners. These are made up out of the CVB, DMC, Airline and Hotel partner. PARTICIPANTS A balance between buyers and suppliers is key. No more than 50 suppliers and 100 buyers. PROGRAM Working and Networking go hand in hand. Enough free time and activities versus working and learning. VALUE & RESPECT 

MIA Winning at Account Management: 19 May 2020

Cambridge

This full day workshop will explain how quality account management can positively impact on your business relationships and future development plans.

Stadium Experience Awards: 21 May 2020

Liverpool Football Club

The Stadium Events & Hospitality Awards 2020 will be held at Anfield Stadium, home of Liverpool FC, on Thursday 21st May 2020. The 2020 awards will be the 15th annual awards event organised by Stadium Experience. The awards were founded in 2005 by members of Stadium Experience to recognise the very best UK football stadia venues. In 2014, the awards evolved to include rugby stadia in line with the membership to Stadium Experience.  The Stadium Events and Hospitality Awards recognise and raise the profile of the fantastic commitment of the matchday hospitality and specialist events teams that work tirelessly at stadium venues across the UK & Ireland. The awards evening usually includes a gala dinner celebration, including drinks reception, 5 course banquet, awards ceremony, music and onsite after party.

Conventa Trend Bars: 22 May 2020

Budapest

Conventa Trend Bar is hitting the road once again, visiting exciting destinations, where knowledge sharing and networking will be taking place. Conventa Trend Bar is a knowledge roadshow that travels around the region and helps people create better events. The main part of the Trend Bar is an interactive workshop, where we will be talking about: “What works in event management and why”, followed by a presentation of a good practice case from a local meetings industry expert.

HBAA Fam Social: 29/30 May 2020

Good Hotel London

Welcome drink with Canapes on the Rooftop Terrace enjoying water and panoramic views of London. Good concept & story sharing – Sustainability initiatives and practices with show around of the meeting spaces. Dinner in the Living room space with relaxing water views and Good treasure hunt (amazing prices to be win including comp stay, ICON outlet the O2 shopping voucher, Paddleboard lesson). Overnight accommodation. Saturday Breakfast and then an Exciting activity - Up at the O2 climbing walk. The group will take Emirates Cable Car to North Greenwich and walk 4 minutes to the O2. Alternatively VOGA on the Rooftop Terrace. Arriving back at the hotel for Lunch (Locally sourced Good food) Departure 

HBAA Fam Social: 29/30 May 2020

The Bull at Gerrards Cross

Laser- Clay Shooting in the Gardens, Drinks reception and show round, BBQ, entertainment and optional Garden Games. Saturday travel from Bull Hotel to Sir Christopher Wren Hotel for brunch in the Pavilion at Sir Christopher Wren Hotel. 90 minute boat trip by courtesy of French Brothers, then full show round of Sir Christopher Wren Hotel. Travel to Vineyard in Windsor Great Park for ‘Tour and Tasting’ Return transfer to Sir Christopher Wren or The Bull Hotel to collect cars.

M&I Private Forum: 1/4 June 2020

Savoy Palace Madeira

The buyers who come to M&I Private Forums want to meet with unique individual properties which stand out in a market often crowded by the hard brands. Is this you? Come to Madeira and we will ensure you forge meaningful connections with top European buyers in an intimate setting - without the noise of the big brands.

Famtastic Rocks Oxford: 4 June 2020

Best Western Altrincham

Join Famtastic for a one on one Supplier & Agent Lunch at the fabulous Holiday Inn in Oxford over just two hours from 12-2pm. Enjoy a great lunch and kick start your weekend in style with a productive and enjoyable experience with fellow event professionals,. 10 Agents, 10 Suppliers all in two hours! How Famtastic! 

Conventa Trend Bars: 6 June 2020

Skopje

Conventa Trend Bar is hitting the road once again, visiting exciting destinations, where knowledge sharing and networking will be taking place. Conventa Trend Bar is a knowledge roadshow that travels around the region and helps people create better events. The main part of the Trend Bar is an interactive workshop, where we will be talking about: “What works in event management and why”, followed by a presentation of a good practice case from a local meetings industry expert.

MPI World Education Congress: 6/9 June 2020

Texas

Authentic events depend on the authenticity of their location. That’s why Grapevine, Texas, is the perfect setting for MPI’s 2020 World Education Congress. It turns the notion of “big Texas” on its side and shows the genuine hospitality of the Lone Star State. Through modern, vibrant event education—combined with the unique charm of Grapevine—we’ll demonstrate what it means to produce the authenticity that people crave from meetings and events. The food will be locally-sourced—and locally flavored—and the sights, sounds and sensations will not only make you smile, they’ll be delivered with a smile from the friendliest, most genuine people on the planet.  The result is a memorable, authentic experience unlike any other. Which is exactly what attendees expect from WEC.

MIA 30th Anniversary: 8/9 June 2020

The Crystal and Bateaux London

Join the Meetings Industry Associations for a 30th year celebration which will bring together three superb opportunities to Be Inspired, Network, Do Business. For the first time the MIA brings together three popular events over 2 days of celebration and inspiration.

Monday 8th June: Destination Summit
Monday 8th June: Anniversary Connect Agent Dinner
Tuesday 9th June: Future Fit Conference 2020 

Taking place at The Crystal and Bateaux London this is a not to missed sector event. 

Use the menu to read more on each element of the 30th Anniversary celebration events, and choose those that meet your objectives. If you are from a venue you can select the 2 events, or if you are from a destination, join us for all 3 elements of the celebrations!

It’s a 30th-anniversary 'pick a mix!' and it is guaranteed to inspire! 

Safari Tour Showcase: 9 June 2020

London (Various)

Lime Venue Portfolio would like to invite you to another Safari Tours showcase where the unusual is made easy with a visit across a number of our London venues on 9 June 2020. This will be a fantastic opportunity for you to explore the event spaces on offer and to ask us any questions you may have. The schedule for the day includes Breakfast and tour at Churchill War Rooms, Show round at Roux at Parliament Square, Lunch and tour on HMS Belfast, Tour of Somerset House, including Pennethorne's Bar with refreshments. RSVP asap as places are limited. 

MIA Showround; The New World: 18 June 2020

Midlands

With competition higher than ever, the role of the show-round is central to a venue’s success, so its execution is essential when looking to secure that all-important booking. An illuminating insight into how to deliver show rounds that excite and delight customers. Don’t leave things to chance – take control and bowl your clients over! 

CHS Awards: Thursday 18 June 2020

The ICC Birmingham

Now celebrating its sixth year, the CHS Awards provide UK hotels and venues with a fantastic opportunity to showcase their facilities.  Our awards are designed to be accessible for all types of hotels and venues, allowing even the smallest independent venue to be recognised for an aspect, service or feature of their property or service.

DBF Be Our Guest: 24 June 2020

TBA

The perfect quality client event which has seen hundreds of clients and hosts since 2012. A perfect way for both parties to meet, exchange and build relationships. It responds to the current work climate with time even more precious than ever before. Suppliers being able to do a "Sales week" in 24 hours and for Clients to see a good range of national and international suppliers. All this set in a top of the range venue with a relaxed atmosphere. Reserved for 10 hosts/suppliers and 20 guests/buyers it corresponds to the needs of both parties. A tried, successful and unique MICE client sales event. 

The Meetings Show: 24/25 June 2020

Olympia London

We bring together the UK’s meetings and events community to produce better value, more innovative meetings and events. Over two days in London we create an unmissable show for event planners and UK/international suppliers looking to target the UK market.

Break the Ice Forum: 25/27 June 2020

Tirol Austraia

Break The Ice Forum is simply the best B2B event for the M.I.C.E. sector. It's a 2nights-1day forum where you will discover a new range of exceptional Hotels. It's an unique business opportunity where you will meet and negotiate with the best suppliers of the industry.

PCMA EduCon: 28 June/1 July 2020

Montreal

Get to the NEXT LEVEL at PCMA EduCon. Explore tomorrow’s avant-garde business events ideas in a city world-renowned for creativity. What innovations will you bring back to your organization? Find out at PCMA EduCon.

The Meetings Space Summer Forum: 2/4 July 2020

Hotel Okura Amsterdam

The Meetings Space is simply dedicated to uniting the most influential buyers with the most inspirational suppliers in the MICE industry. It is all about meeting and networking with the right people - the influential companies that you want to do more business with plus new companies and contacts that you will be ecstatic you discovered!

Butlins Fam Trip: 3/6 July 2020

Skegness

Finding somewhere different to wow your clients and delegates for an important event is no mean feat. At Butlin's, we believe there's no better way to bring the best out in people than to get together, away from the humdrum - so off to the seaside we go! We would like to invite you for either a day or weekend FAM trip at one of our three seaside resorts. We understand your weekends are precious, so we would like to extend the invitation to your friends or family (up to two adults and four children). During your visit you'll enjoy a hosted lunch or dinner, a tour of our venues, accommodation and resort and some downtime to explore our activites for yourself. Limited Places Available. 

M&I Europe Summer: 5/8 July 2020

Clarion Hotel The Hub Oslo Norway

You will want to be in Oslo in 2020! M&I Europe Summer is already promising to be a game-changer. Our events generate unbeatable ROI because we ensure our attendees are perfectly matched. This unparalleled event will introduce you to the European buyers who matter – and ensure you make your mark through a combination of pre-scheduled meetings and a highly efficient networking programme. Come and showcase your business to the buyers at the top of everyone’s list.

CHS Leeds: 7 July 2020

First Direct Arena Leeds

CHS Leeds is the Event for Event Planners, Agents, Venue Finders and EAs/PAs.  Over the last 10 years, this flagship event in Leeds has been hosting outstanding hotels, venues and event suppliers as well as attracting the best event planners and buyers from around the UK. CHS Leeds is the largest show outside of London and the most prestigious event in the MICE industry, well known as being the leader in hospitality planning and marketing. Many of the giants in the hospitality industry rely on CHS as a key part of their sales and marketing strategy. We’ve built ourselves a solid reputation for connecting the right buyers with the right vendors and an incredible 220 exhibitors attended our last show. Register now! 

Venues & Events Expo: 8 July 2020

The Hampshire Court Hotel Basingstoke

A one-day exhibition for venue finders, event agencies, PA’s, VA’s & corporate buyers who want to connect with amazing venues & great suppliers for events. Whether you are organising a business event, meeting, seminar, conference, workshop, team building or a corporate party, you will find everything you need in one place. We have a variety of talks from industry experts, covering mental health & wellbeing, sustainability, social media, speakers & Event Tech. Plus some fun & informative workshops. Venues & Events Expo will give you the inspiration & means to create & organise the meeting or event you desire.

MIA Winning at Communication: 9 July 2020

Horizon Leeds

Winning at communication is more than exchanging information. By understanding the emotions and intentions behind individuals will allow you to find more effective ways to communicate.

Exhibition News Awards: 10 July 2020

Evolution London

The Exhibition News Awards (ENAs) returns to Evolution London, Battersea Park to showcase outstanding achievement within the UK and global exhibition industry. After another twelve months of hard work and creativity to deliver internationally renowned events, the awards will allow individuals, teams and companies to gain recognition for their endeavour and celebrate their triumphs. This year sees several new and revised categories that reflect the ever changing and progressing industry that we serve and cherish.

Butlins Fam Trip: 10/13 July 2020

Minehead

Finding somewhere different to wow your clients and delegates for an important event is no mean feat. At Butlin's, we believe there's no better way to bring the best out in people than to get together, away from the humdrum - so off to the seaside we go! We would like to invite you for either a day or weekend FAM trip at one of our three seaside resorts. We understand your weekends are precious, so we would like to extend the invitation to your friends or family (up to two adults and four children). During your visit you'll enjoy a hosted lunch or dinner, a tour of our venues, accommodation and resort and some downtime to explore our activites for yourself. Limited Places Available. 

M&IT Agency Challenge: 14/15 July 2020

ICC Wales & Celtic Manor Resort

This is the modern way to engage with customers through creative and interactive learning and teamwork. No more boring forums, no more endless one-on-one sales pitches, this is the way to inform, educate and build relationships in a fun and professional environment. The M&IT Agency Challenge brings together suppliers and senior personnel from leading agencies in M&IT’s interactive mix of work and fun, education and competition, creativity and inspiration.

AIEA Luxury Collection Event: 18 July 2020

TBC

Join the AIEA for the second annual Luxury Collection Event on Friday 18 July. Details TBC

HBAA Fam Social: 31 July/1 August 2020

Genting Hotel & Jaguar Land Rover Experience

Arrivals at Jaguar Experience Castle Bronwich for Off-road driving experience. Check-in at Genting Hotel with Evening Dinner at Sky by the Water, Resorts World. Saturday Jaguar Experience Track Driving & Lunch at the Highline Bar, Resorts World. 

HBAA Fam Social: 31 July/1 August 2020

ExCel London

Arrival at our chosen hotel, check-in and transfer to ExCeL London. Afternoon activity: Sea Cadets #ScrapPlastic and canoe racing in the Royal Docks*  The Sea Cadets is a national youth charity, working with 15,000 young people across the UK. Take part in their #ScrapPlastic campaign to help clean up waterways in the Royal Docks. When you’re not helping the environment, you’ll compete in a canoe racing event! https://www.sea-cadets.org/. Show round, presentation and refreshments at ExCeL London. Transfer to your hotel. Evening activity: Dinner, West End Show and theatre-based experience. Saturday Breakfast at our chosen hotel, Morning activity: smallcarBIGCITY tour, followed by the City of London Distillery. Enjoy a tour of the city, courtesy of smallcarBIGCITY, in a fleet of restored classic Mini Coopers, with a team of passionate, local guides. They will show you the Capital through the eyes of a Londoner and help you discover hidden gems. You will then discover the history of gin, including tasting three famous brands! Lunch at Madison: (https://www.madisonlondon.net/) - renowned for its buzzing atmosphere, spectacular views (overlooking St Paul’s Cathedral) and delicious food.

MIA Agency Connect Day: 13 August 2020

Wyboston Lakes

The experiential event allows delegates to completely immerse themselves in an intimate series of discussions to gain crucial insights and ask agents any burning questions. It takes form as a full day event with refreshments, lunch and an afternoon of dynamic team building activities.

AIEA AGM & Summer Carnival: 14 August 2020

The Oxford Belfry

Join the Alliance of Independent Event Agencies for their annual iconic Carnival & Summer Party which this takes place at The Oxford Belfry. The event is going back to the 80;s with a retro TV theme. 

Break the Ice Forum: 20/22 August 2020

The Netherlands

Break The Ice Forum is simply the best B2B event for the M.I.C.E. sector. It's a 2nights-1day forum where you will discover a new range of exceptional Hotels. It's an unique business opportunity where you will meet and negotiate with the best suppliers of the industry.

HBAA Come Dine with Me: 3 September 2020

TBC

TBC

Safari Tour Showcase: 8 September 2020

London (Various)

Lime Venue Portfolio would like to invite you to another Safari Tours showcase where the unusual is made easy with a visit across a number of our London venues on 8 September 2020. This will be a fantastic opportunity for you to explore the event spaces on offer and to ask us any questions you may have. The schedule for the day includes Breakfast and tour at Churchill War Rooms, Show round at Roux at Parliament Square, Lunch and tour on HMS Belfast, Tour of Somerset House, including Pennethorne's Bar with refreshments. RSVP asap as places are limited. 

MIA Social Selling: 10 September 2020

London

This full day masterclass will teach you everything you need to do about leveraging LinkedIn and social media to grow your business and generate sales. From your LinkedIn profile, your network, your content and your messages, learn how to fully utilise it to sell more. 

Butlins Fam Trip: 11/14 September 2020

Bognor Regis

Finding somewhere different to wow your clients and delegates for an important event is no mean feat. At Butlin's, we believe there's no better way to bring the best out in people than to get together, away from the humdrum - so off to the seaside we go! We would like to invite you for either a day or weekend FAM trip at one of our three seaside resorts. We understand your weekends are precious, so we would like to extend the invitation to your friends or family (up to two adults and four children). During your visit you'll enjoy a hosted lunch or dinner, a tour of our venues, accommodation and resort and some downtime to explore our activites for yourself. Limited Places Available. 

Imex America: 15/17 September 2020

Las Vegas

If you’re a meeting and events professional, you’ll find all the suppliers you need for your events—from new venues in major cities across the world to the latest event tech providers. We welcome meeting and event professionals from a huge range of disciplines and sectors. Whether you’re a meeting planner, an association executive, an incentive travel buyer or an in-house event expert, IMEX America is for you.

The Event Show: 16/17 September 2020