Best Partnership or Collaboration

Bioscientifica – ECE 2017

The 2017 Congress was another beacon in European Congress of Endocrinology’s journey of growth. For seven years, Bioscientifica has managed all aspects of this leading scientific and clinical event that brings together over 3,000 professionals who work in the field of hormones.

Each year the challenge of developing the event becomes harder. This year with a number of strategic objectives to deliver on, the event introduced a brand new identity for the Congress and the Society at large, a programme structure reflecting the Society’s strategic areas of focus and a complete online event solution to maximise reach, longevity and value to delegates.

Additional new programme content and networking opportunities for new members was introduced in response to delegate feedback from the previous event and further strengthened the delegate experience. Building corporate relationships and targeting new delegates by interest allowed
ECE 2017 to attract 3 new sponsors, 25% more abstract submissions and 13% more registered delegates than 2016 making it the largest Congress in its history. Continued financial success and overwhelmingly positive feedback from both the Society and delegates confirmed Bioscientifica had truly set a new benchmark for this event.

BRANDFUEL – Zeitgeist

This is seen by both parties as unique and nothing that either have encountered with their other clients, suppliers or partners it is collaboration working at its best. The two organisations combine forces to produce a creative experience for the guests, one that is constantly improved and re invented year on year. It is the trust and understanding of each others operation and business goals that enable us to push the logistical boundaries and create something extraordinary.

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.

ClinkClink / TMH – Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week Opening Ceremony & Zayed Future Energy Prize 2018

The team at ClinkClink and TMH found themselves again working collaboratively 10 years on to conceptualise and implement a memorable opening ceremony for Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week and seamlessly incorporating the 10th anniversary celebration of the Zayed Future Energy Prize. Working in partnership with Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s Future Energy Company, the event took place on January 15th 2018 at ADNEC in Abu Dhabi with over 4,000 delegates attending, including the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Chairman of Masdar. Working internationally with offices based in the UK and Dubai both teams collaboratively managed the event from initial concept planning through to on site delivery and production. We created a memorable event for all who attended, from the pre-show awareness campaign to the opening ceremony’s grand finale, the state-of-art kinetic lighting, impact movies, motion graphics branding elements through to the live performances.

Conferenz – Digital Nations 2030 – A Global Futures Summit

Walking the talk – a collaborative project between government, private sector and NGO

New Zealand Government sought to create a world-class event showcasing NZ’s innovative work in the digital field to coincide with NZ hosting the inter-governmental D7 meeting in 2018 (D7 = GCIOs & Ministerial delegations from D7 member countries, Estonia, Israel, NZ, South Korea, UK, Canada, Uruguay). NZ Government approached NZTech to create the event who, in turn, turned to Conferenz as NZTech’s regular event partner.

Conferenz led the concept, planning, production, marketing, sales & logistics of the event, with strong weekly coordination with NZ Tech & NZ Govt. Conferenz & NZTech owned the event.

Over a year of planning, organising & fortnightly collaboration, Digital Nations 2030 smashed expected attendance & live stream expectations, achieving ratings such as 70% rated the conference more valuable than any other event attended and created the desired platform to encourage 88% of attendees to want to be involved in further conversations with NZ Government on plans for a Digital Nation.

The three stakeholders (Conferenz, NZTech, DIA) recognise that the deeply collaborative approach they took is the foundation of the success of the event in surpassing its expected outcomes.

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.

IAB UK – Engage

Ahead of IAB Engage 2017, we worked with six news brands to create a session titled The Future of News. It was fronted by Ken Fawes – an editor-in-chief we invented to prove how easy it is to be fooled by fake news.

MEETinLEEDS – Communication Matters’ Augmentative and Alternative Communication Annual Conference

The charity Communication Matters and MEETinLEEDS, the conference and events team at the University of Leeds, have developed a unique and beneficial partnership over the last 5 years. Since hosting the Communication Matters Annual AAC Conference at the University in 2013, the relationship between the two parties has developed and become about more than just an annual conference hosted at the University. Both parties are committed to promote and support the drive for inclusive change and the partnership has now been recognised under the University of Leeds Positive Impact Partnership Programme. Some of the success indicators include the relocation of Communication Matters headquarters to Leeds. The conference also now attracts international delegates and has been able to rebrand as an international conference, additional events to the annual AAC conference are also now organised throughout the year. Some of the University of Leeds teams have become the first to undertake Communication Access training which will likely roll out to all major companies within the next few years. Future ambitions of the partnership ensure that there will be exciting times ahead!