24 August 22: Connect Day

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24 August 2022
09:00 - 16:00

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Sandy Park, Exeter

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We are delighted to announce our next Connect Day:

After two years of Zooms, Teams and webinars, 2022 is the year our industry has re-emerged into its busiest period of live events. Our August Connect Day will be the mia’s third Connect of the year, and a chance to reconnect, and reflect on how the year so far has developed for our industry.

Our Connect Days aim to create a peer-to-peer space for open discussion, insight, solution sharing and support. Allowing delegates to immerse themselves in an intimate series of discussions to gain crucial insights and ask burning questions, to the benefit of all attendees.

09:00 Registration open

09:35 Welcome and mia update

09:45 Opening keynote – Neil Thompson, Delegate Wranglers, shares insights on building the event industry’s most engaged community, how to stand out from the crowd and put yourself in the best possible position to win more business.

10:00 Panel 1 – Deep dive into the business meetings and events sectors newest innovations and growth areas and how we embrace these, whilst keeping our priorities on track 

10:20 Table discussion

10:30 Agent quick fire session  – what’s important to them 

11:00 Break – Network over refreshments

11:15 Panel 2 – Instant book, the pros, cons and challenges it brings

11:35 Table discussion

11:45 Panel 3 - What are the opportunities for Agents as we recover from the pandemic? Moderated by Neil Thompson, Delegate Wranglers

12:30 Lunch – Take the opportunity to network with your peers

13:30 Team Building – group activity 

14:30 Break – Network over refreshments

14:45 The making of a G7 event from a venue perspective - Gareth Nutall, National Museums Liverpool

15:15 Unesco Sites: An asset to attracting Business Events - Nicky Harding, Meet Devon

15:45 Wrap up and what's next - Kerrin MacPhie and Justine Meek

16:00 Close

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mia Member: £210+VAT

Non-Member: £310+VAT 

For accommodation at Courtyard by Marriott, Exeter Sandy Park

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Please note when booking that images and videos will be taken throughout the day by a photographer and the mia team. If you any issues with images being taken and shared, please notify us before booking.

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