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Best UK Conference of the Year (over 1500 delegates)
C21Media – Content London
You know you’re doing something right when an award-winning conference venue cites you as “the best event we’ve worked on in recent years”.
Kings Place’s business development director was quoted in January saying: “[Content London 2017] embraced all that the venue had to offer and their event impacted every department within the venue… The whole venue was transformed with branding, production and furniture. It was an absolute joy to work with such open-minded and creative clients”.
Content London has grown from a 200-person gathering to a market-leading £1m+ conference and networking event for the entertainment industry. Attracting more than 1,500 key players from the global content business and increasing revenue by 823% in the five years since launch.
Its success demonstrates how to extend a market-leading publishing brand into a market-leading conference business, exploiting the converged offering to deliver an ‘unfair advantage’ that standalone events struggle to compete with.
Content London 2017 was a hit, selling out six weeks before the event and showing year-on-year growth of 135% in delegate revenue and 43% in sponsorship revenue, going 18% over target.
It transformed parent company C21Media’s business, showing how conferences can be integrated into publishing businesses with dramatic effect.
Fitz All Media – VET Festival
VET Festival was launched 3 years ago in 2015 to truly break the mould of CPD veterinary conferences and is the UK’s only outdoor, festival style CPD conference for vets, nurses and veterinary specialists.
The idea was conceived and since developed by Professor Noel Fitzpatrick, who wanted to launch a conference that would inspire, reinvigorate and enthuse vet practitioners and that was different to the conference offerings already in existence. VET Festival offers delegates the chance to celebrate, learn and have fun in a fresh, outdoor environment – think music festival with CPD lecture tents and that was VET Festival’s vision.
Since its launch in 2015, the two day event has grown in size, stature and excitement. VET Festival 2017 attracted a 102% increase in delegate revenues along with 20% in stand and sponsorship revenues, including a headline partner who actively worked with us to both market the event – 98% of delegates would attend VET Festival 2018 and 100% of delegates would recommend VET Festival to a colleague.
Haymarket Media Group – CIPD Annual Conference & Exhibition 2017 – Embracing the New World of Work
The CIPD Annual Conference and Exhibition (ACE) is the CIPD’s flagship event and largest gathering of HR and learning professionals in the UK It brings together more than 4000 people professionals to share insights and solutions on issues facing the profession and the wider world of work. The 70th anniversary of the event was held on 8-9 November 2017 in Manchester, and was delivered by Haymarket Media Group following a strategic partnership between CIPD and Haymarket.
The event theme was ‘Embracing the New World of Work’, focusing on the major shifts affecting organisations, the people profession, and the world of work at large. To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the event, Baroness Martha Lane Fox, co-founder of Lastminute com, delivered an inspiring opening keynote on technology and digital inclusion – and Conductor Gernot Schulz, together with a 40-strong Piccadilly Symphony Orchestra, delivered a spectacular orchestral experience as a closing keynote, demonstrating the parallels between leading teams and conducting musicians.
With 32 conference sessions and +60 conference speakers, +200 exhibitors, 60 free showcases, +1600 conference delegates and +2500 exhibition visitors – the 70th edition of ACE was the most successful event to date.v
KNect365, part of Informa plc – London Tech Week
London Tech Week is a mega city wide festival of tech events across the city of London taking place in June showcasing and celebrating the best of tech whilst providing networking business, social learning and business opportunities. KNect365 acquired the rights to London Tech Week for the 2017 edition revamping the brand identity, website and curated a number of key anchor events. As a result, the festival increased its number of attendees by 19% and delivered a substantial increase in revenue. The festival also achieved an NPS score of +22.4 – far higher than the norm. London Tech Week reaffirms London’s role as a leading global tech capital.
Ocean Media Group – HOMES 2017
HOMES is the premier event experience for those working at a high level in strategic asset management, residential development and procurement solutions in the affordable housing sector.
For over 6 years, our mission has been to help housing providers build and manage quality homes, more efficiently and more effectively. This is through a combination of an innovative learning programme, exhibition and invaluable networking experiences that inform, innovate and bring the perfect mix of housing providers and suppliers together to shape business strategy.
Led by a vibrant mix of trail-blazing peers, inspirational thought leaders and out of sector innovators, HOMES offers housing professionals the most comprehensive and engaging free learning programme of any event, focusing on real-world, practical solutions you can implement straight away.
Plus with over 20 hours of networking opportunities on offer and 150+ leading housing suppliers in attendance, HOMES is a fantastic opportunity to catch up with your contacts, meet suppliers and build new business relationships.
Taking place in London and attracting 451 housing providers at a senior level, the event is free to attend, so there is no better way to spend two days out of the office in order to move your organisation forward.
Redactive – RCM Annual Conference and Exhibition
The multi-award-winning RCM Annual Conference and Exhibition took place on 31 October to 1 November 2017 at Manchester Central. For the first time ever, the 2017 event was completely free to attend for delegates. The conference featured the usual high-quality conference programme designed to capture the imagination of midwives and the press. Speakers included Call the Midwife star Stephen McGann and Hana Pauls from One Born Every Minute, in addition to educational sessions from midwives on everything from trauma treatment to leadership. The event exceeded all expectations, with 3,300 delegate registrations within 72 hours of launching the event for registrations. We took a further 1,000 registration requests from individuals who were put on a waiting list.
WONDER London – Google Cloud Next 2017
Google Cloud NEXT 17 was a six-stage Europe-wide event series and the largest Google Cloud event in Europe to date. It kicked off at ExCel London on 3-4 May 2017 across five halls (20,000 m²). WONDER London brought the Google brand to life for 4,500+ delegates comprised of tech and IT developers and decision-makers, plus wider tech leaders. The interactive conference enabled delegates to choose from 50+ hours of content and 85+ speakers. Keynote speeches in the main plenary session were followed by delegates moving freely between 60 breakout sessions featuring live demos of cutting-edge tech. The floor plan itself and all related design focused on taking the delegates on a journey, ensuring they were able to make the most of everything the event had to offer. An interactive playground “Partner Pavilion” featured demo pods from 26 key brand partners; while business owners who already use Google Cloud Platform were present to advise delegates and show the tech in action. WONDER developed a design language to be used as creative wallpaper across the entire series that could be easily realised in both physical and graphical form, ensuring the identity remained consistent across all locations.