About The Global Conference Network

The Network for the Conference Industry

The Global Conference Network (GCN) has been established to provide quality information and events for the global conference industry. We aim to facilitate dialogue and strategic thinking amongst the world’s conference companies through a variety of different forums and channels. Through events, education and industry wide projects we are looking to facilitate best practice within the conference industry and provide an industry wide voice to external organisations including educational institutions, suppliers and government bodies.

What the Global Conference Network does

The Global Conference Network runs events, including awards, summits, roundtables and training, throughout the year bringing together professionals from a range of industries. These include:

  • Conference Awards
    Our flagship event, now in its 6th year and attracting over 600 conference professionals. The awards recognise and reward excellence for events and teams from across the globe. 30th June 2017, Tobacco Dock
  • European Association Awards
    With over 2,000 business associations in Brussels alone, the inaugural European Association Awards will recognise the key individuals and teams who ensure their members voices are heard whether the association’s core activities are at European or national level. 26th February 2017, Brussels
  • Association Excellence Awards
    These awards have been developed to celebrate best practice and excellence in all aspects of trade and professional Associations. 31st March, Hurlingham Club
  • Awards Awards
    Celebrating the very best of the awards industry, giving them the chance to shine.10th March, Plaisterers’ Hall
  • London Venue Awards
    These awards have been developed to celebrate the best of all venues in London. With a judging panel comprising movers and shakers from venues and corporate users. October 2017
  • Events Events
    1 day with 4 specialist content streams for event professionals. Incorporating our popular events the Conference Summit and the Event Marketing Summit alongside brand new programmes for Awards and Venues this event which takes place in London January 2018 is the annual meeting place for all functions across the extended conference and events industry. www.events-events.co.uk
  • Association and Conference Training
    Training courses for sales, marketing, and events professionals led by industry experts run both as public course and in-house programmes.
  • Graduate Development
    Promoting the event industry to top universities and graduates, proving a carefully selected group of graduates with free, intensive training then placing them in event companies.


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Who do we represent

The Global Conference Network is for everyone who is involved in organising commercial conferences and events which generate revenue either through delegate fees or sponsorship including;- conference companies – publishing houses – training companies – associations – charities. We have events and information for everyone involved in conferences whether as producers, marketers, operations, sales, event managers or senior management.