Best Overseas Conference of the Year (under 400 delegates)

Association of MBAs (AMBA) – AMBA Global Conference 2017

In 2017 The Association of MBAs (AMBA) celebrated its 50th Anniversary and wanted its flagship event to have the strongest programme in its history, attract more delegates than ever before and meet with its most challenging commercial targets for both delegate revenue and sponsorship.

The theme of our anniversary was ‘views from the top’, so we brought top-class speakers – including Peter Thomson, President, UN General Assembly, and Indra Nooyi, CEO, PepsiCo – to present to the delegation in the JW Marriott Marquis, Dubai, the tallest hotel on the planet.

We entertained delegates in venues including the worlds tallest building the Burj Khalifa and the opulent dining room in Burj Al Arab – not to mention tents in the Arabian Desert.

With no outsourced support and with only an internal events team of three people and marketing team of two, we managed the event completely in-house. Through an innovative research, sales and communications strategy we attracting more delegates, sponsors, press and social media interest and high-profile speakers than ever before in our 50-year history.

Campden Wealth – Leading Ladies of Switzerland

A tri-collaboration between Campden Research, Campden Conferences and Julius Baer.
A topical and enlightening gathering of a very select audience focused on women of wealth in Switzerland. Aimed to bring to life a quantitative study of UHNW family matriarchs/female next gen multi-generational family members as well as female UHNW entrepreneurs and private investors. This event was designed with the target market in mind (predominantly, but not exclusively female wealth holders) – we are inclusive and we very much do ‘family’ gatherings. It was intended to be educational, informative, instructive and inspiring – within a timeframe to suit the audience. Based on the principal of ‘like attracting like’ we ensured our speaker panel reflected the many roles women of wealth play: entrepreneur, business executive, family member, investor, philanthropist. It was a very positive gathering of our community members, some well-known to us, others re-engaging via the theme and agenda of the event. The event met all key objectives and was a memorable occasion with many there requesting it bit an annual fixture.

Global Business Club (GBC) – Downstream Caspian and Central Asia 2017

Our flagship Downstream Caspian & Central Asia conference is the region’s number one event of such scale and geographical coverage with the high-level strategic agenda that includes all aspects of refining and petrochemical industry and provides in-depth analysis of market dynamics, overview of major mega-projects and latest technologies in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan.

The conference originated as a simple but powerful idea: connect a remarkably hospitable and yet somewhat secretive region together in one place. Every year we spend months of intense hard work in preparation, many late nights and sometimes a roller coaster of emotions – all to make sure that our attendees get business – and sometimes even life-changing experience at this conference.

Infopro Digital – OpRisk North America

OpRisk North America is the largest and longest running conference for Operational Risk professionals in the financial services industry. It has grown consistently year on year both in terms of content, attendees, revenue and profit. 2017 exceeded all expectations thanks to collaboration between producer, editors and a senior level practitioner advisory board, the execution of a carefully crafted sponsorship strategy and enhancement of the delegate conference experience.

IR Magazine – IR Magazine Global Forum

The IR Magazine Forum & Awards – Global is an international and independent event that brings together IR professionals from around the world to network with the investment community, learn best practice from successful heads of IR and promote excellence.

MA Exhibitions – Drug Delivery and Formulation Summit 2017

The growth of biopharma, patient compliance issues and ever increasing regulatory requirements encourage companies to adopt a drug delivery mindset from discovery through to production.

Every year we see innovation and breakthroughs at all levels of drug and formulation development. From big pharma, through the smaller biotechnology companies all the way to university research teams and spin outs.

The DDF Summit brings the most interesting studies and exciting technologies to you.

Oil & Gas Council, Clarion Events – MSGBC Basin Summit & Exhibition

In 2014 Offshore West Africa became one of the hottest exploration regions in the world. The excitement around the MSGBC basin led to a collaboration between the National Oil Company of Senegal, Petrosen, along with The Ministry of Energy and the Oil & Gas Council to host what became become the most successful regional show in our history. A runaway first year set high expectations for 2017 but these were surpassed on every level with the final number a whopping 42% increase against the prior year and the original 2017 budget. In order to achieve this result the team worked tirelessly to ensure NOC and Ministry presence from all relevant countries, delivered a local and international SPEX campaign, launched a Local Content workshop add on, trialled a successful whatsapp marketing campaign, formed winning partnerships with media and trade bodies and experimented with new onsite technologies. The show ran with a 33% increase in the number of sponsors, a 39% increase in the number of delegates and a final NPS score of 80.

The Science and Information (SAI) Organization Limited – Future Technologies Conference 2017

Future Technologies Conference 2017 brought together some of the most devoted minds from academia and industry to share their ideas and showcase achievements. This conference was a forum for technology researchers to promote and defend their work based on its merits. The conference was well attended by 200+ delegates coming from 51 countries.

The two days conference comprised of 6 keynote talks by esteemed speakers, 17 poster presentations, 5 project demonstrations and 138 paper presentations.

Keynote speakers were
– John Martinis – Google, California, United States
– Peter Mueller – IBM Zurich Research Laboratory, Switzerland
– James Hendler – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York, United States
– Ann Cavoukian – Former Information and Privacy Commissioner, Ontario, Canada
– Kevin Leyton-Brown – The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada