Connect Agents Day

Thursday 16th August 2018

Etihad Stadium, Manchester

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Event Summary

Our second Connect Agents Day of 2018 will take place on Thursday 16th August 2018 in Etihad Stadium, Manchester.

The Connect Agents Day enables you to network with the people that matter to you, including the Directors and booking staff from leading booking agents.

As a guest at this event, we can assure you great networking opportunities, in a fun and interactive day. To start the day we are hosting a quick fire question round aimed at a panel of agents, called '30 in 30'. Then to follow we will have our ‘Think-In - Talk-In’ session. These sessions will allow agents to discuss their business practice dos and don'ts with a small groups of venues before the agents rotate, allowing maximum learning and networking.

This will be followed by a networking lunch where Agents will be seated on every table, and rotate between each course enabling you plenty of time for questions and discussions.

After lunch you will take part in a team activity. Each team will be led by an Agent and will work together to complete the challenge. The variation of team building activites will allow each group to get competitive and have some fun in the perfect setting.

The day will end with a drinks reception, round up of our 'Think-In - Talk-In' session and awards for the winners of the team building activity.



10:00 – Registration

10:30 – Welcome

10:45 – 30 in 30

11:20 – Think-In Talk-In session 1

11:45 – Think-In Talk-In session 2

12:10 – Think-In Talk-In session 3

12:35 – Lunch

14:00 – Teambuilding with Echo Fox

15:30 – Roundup of the day

15:40 – Drinks Reception


Who Should Attend

 This event is aimed at those who want to network with leading booking agents, including venues and suppliers, in a day full of discussion, networking and team building. 


Date, Time and Location

Thursday 16th August 2018


10:00 - 17:30


Etihad Stadium,
Ashton New Road,
M11 3FF


Agents who've confirmed

Below are the agencies that have confirmed their attendance so far - we will also announce newly confirmed Agents on Twitter!


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We’re a boutique agency dedicated to creating bespoke events for our clients.  Whether the client needs an impressive venue, a memorable experience or an inspiring activity?  We can help with all sorts of things event related, such as venue sourcing, team building and corporate entertainment.  We can even manage the whole event for you from start to finish.  We are super-efficient too … just as we’ve been with all our clients since 1996. We have a team of extremely experienced and reassuringly professional staff who work in partnership with our clients, taking their ideas, adding in our own unique Bien Venue expertise and proposing options with A* service delivery. Try us, we think you will like us.

We go beyond traditional travel management companies by offering UK expertise; and behavioural data analytics to understand how customers travel and meet. Our customers access UK value, supported by a multi-regional partnership with GlobalStar. Customers, and their employees, can optimise travel, meeting and event habits, and spend, through intuitive digital services, behavioural nudges and insights.

 Cascade was founded in 1996, in Manchester and from small beginnings it has grown organically and successfully in the 21 years since.

We understand the layers, the silos, the politics, the need to tell stories, create history, engage hearts, generate action, compel, inspire or simply inform.

We provide leaders with the appropriate platform to communicate effectively and in return, the forum to listen and engage with employees. We provide a live experience designed to cascade the key messages important to a business. No matter how large or small an event, our mission is to create an amazing event experience.

Clarity combine business travel consultancy with industry leading booking, tracking and intelligence technology.

We work with organisations to design quality, bespoke travel solutions that improve productivity, reduce costs and provide the best service and duty of care for their staff.


Clear is a live events and creative communications agency and has been established for over 30 years. We specialise in corporate events, both large and small, for the private, public and third sectors. We have a team of experienced live event managers who coordinate any type of event from small seminars, to large sales conferences, awards dinners, fashion shows… and everything in between. Our range of services include: event management, technical project management, video production, design, print and the creation of impactful motion graphics sequences. Basically, anything you might think of that you would need for an event we can help with… 

  • Pre-event: planning, venue finding, delegate management, concepts, theming, communicating business messages 
  • What is happening in the room / at the venue: catering, décor, printed materials, management of delegates – event management and design services
  • What is happening on stage: audio visual kit, stage design –technical production and management and....
  • What is happening on screen: presentations, video, motion graphics.

Ellis Salsby Ltd supports organisations to run really successful events by offering a range of services including: Outsourced event support, Venue finding, Event Management, Meetings management, and Delegate Management. The company, now in its 30th year offers clients a ‘one stop shop’ approach to business meaning that clients can build a relationship with one person who can then manage the enquiry process and bring together any support services using our various tried and trusted partners. The core strengths of ESL are logistical management and venue sourcing; and our experienced team of event executives keep continuously up to date with developments in the industry by familiarization trips, monthly dinners and in house venue presentations. Continuous learning, knowledge of venues and the development of relationships with our key suppliers and partners is paramount to the continued success of the business.

Hire Space BACKGROUND  Hire Space is the UK's go-to venue-booking platform. The website is used by 100k+ people every month to find venues for meetings, conferences, events and launches, and is on track to send over £200m of enquiries to venues in 2018. Hire Space's corporate account management product, Hire Space Professional, offers a full event sourcing service to companies including Bloomberg, Canada Life, BUPA and BBC Worldwide.
In addition, Hire Space runs EventLAB, the thought-leadership and discovery brand for the modern events industry, which will draw 800+ professional event bookers to the Barbican in October 2018 for a series of talks and discussions on the future of the industry.
Hotel and Travel Solutions

At Hotel and Travel Solutions we champion the best possible hotel and travel solutions tailored to suit your exacting needs and aligned to meet your strategic objectives.  Whether you seek cost reductionmore choice or policy compliance, improved traveller satisfaction or wish to benefit from the increased efficiency – our service is tailored to meet your needs. 

The purpose of your travel is to do business. How well you travel can have a real impact on you, your performance and your success. HRG is a global travel management company offering the perfect mix of technology, services, and control - with people virtually everywhere. We aim to be with you for every step of every journey - from the very first moment you think about a trip to the very last expense claim afterwards. Helping you to travel well and to manage the efficiency, compliance and savings that your business needs.

With 14,000 people in more than 120 countries, we are able to provide support and emergency assistance to travellers around the world, 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Whatever the destination we go to extraordinary lengths to make sure those travellers arrive on time and ready to do business. And in the process we save our clients time, money and stress.

At HRG we understand your world.

At HRG our world is you.

American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) is a joint venture that is not wholly owned by American Express Company or any of its subsidiaries (American Express). “American Express Global Business Travel,” “American Express,” and the American Express logo are trademarks of American Express and are used under limited license.


We are the UK’s largest independent meetings & travel management company. For over 30 years we’ve been selecting venues, managing events, sourcing travel and accommodation, exceeding the expectations of hundreds of companies along the way. Our reputation has been built on integrity, excellence in customer service and delivering a quality product. Our success is due to the effort we put into understanding organisations different needs and creating tailor-made solutions.  Although we deploy best-in-class technology to make processes slicker, Inntel is about people first. Our teams work hard to stay abreast of industry trends, new products and venues so you don’t need to. We aim to build professional partnerships that will last, based on working with you and your colleagues to achieve your objectives. Our philosophy is simple. To do whatever it takes to shape and deliver policies that work, regardless of the corporate environment. And when we’ve done that, to work with you to ensure those policies are future-proof.

mblogonew2 provides access to over 60,000 meeting rooms around the world which you can book for all types of events eg. small meetings, conferences, networking events or awards ceremonies. Bookers can use our website for free we charge no booking fees. You can either receive a direct online quote for a small meeting room. Or you can send an enquiry to a number of venues for conferences