UK Conference of the Year – under 1500 Delegates
Based at The Grove Hotel in Watford, an exclusive gathering of 240 business leaders, politicians, media gurus, historians, actors, sports personalities and influencers assembled to discuss and debate the spirit of our times and talk about what’s shaping our World. Zeitgeist is a two day, invite-only event where guests participate, network, explore new technologies, listen to inspiring conversations and are entertained once a year, by Google. Zeitgeist consist of conversations, two dinners, outdoor and indoor Masterclasses and a “Sandbox” technology showcase all of which are carefully created to carry the same consistent theme throughout. This year was a year of examining humanitarian issues, well being and sustainability across everything including food.
Speakers included David Miliband, Riz Ahmed, Jonathan Yeo, John McEnroe, Yana Peel, Benedict Cumberbatch, Sir Nick Clegg, Sir John Sawers, Nicolas Sarkozy, Lyse Doucet, Mala Yousafzai, Mark Carney, Thierry Henry and Huw Edwards.
Masterclasses included “Eat like a Herbivore”, “Transform your business with Machine Learning”, “Raise happy kids the Danish Way”, “Beat the Hackers” and “The Future of Love”.
Brandfuel has collaborated with Google to produce this event for the past thirteen years.
Clarion Events – Defence & Security Undersea Defence Technology
Undersea Defence Technology is a three-stream conference and exhibition dedicated to the submarine military community. It focuses on the cutting edge technologies and developments within one of the harshest environments known to man, providing a platform for international government, military and academic representatives to discuss subsea developments and cost effective solutions to tackle the growing difficulties of managing defence budgets. 34 nations from around the world were represented, from regions including Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East, and Central and Southern America. Attendance levels and revenue grew by up to 72% YOY, and all targets were surpassed.
Contentive CFO Agenda “Run by Contentive Media, the CFO Agenda is the flagship event of Contentive’s Finance Professional’s portfolio specifically designed for 250+ senior level (FTSE250) CFOs, FDs and Head of Finance.
Now in its 3rd year, The CFO Agenda represent an exclusive community of the most senior CFOs, Finance Directors and Heads of Finance in the UK and Europe. As the live event of Financial Director (https://www.financialdirector.co.uk) the CFO Agenda presents a unique opportunity for our senior audience to network, collaborate and solve the most pertinent business challenges facing the Finance function in 2019 and beyond.
DRPG Triumph Global Dealer Conference
British motorcycle manufacturer Triumph required a two-day Global Dealer Conference for over 1,200 of their dealers from across the globe to communicate future plans for the brand and showcase products set to launch in the new year whilst also reinforcing the part dealers play in the successful growth in sales and future direction of the company.
With a deep understanding of the brand and their challenges, DRPG were able to consult and establish objectives for their conference, delivering an exceptional experience that would last beyond the event itself. Our team worked with Triumph to deliver all aspects of the experience, including but not limited to creative positioning, full execution of production, delegate engagement, and logistics. The digital team at DRPG also created a dedicated app that enabled dealers to order a range of Triumph products, which was heavily used throughout the conference.
The feedback from the client was fantastic and due to our strong relationship and continued collaboration with the company, we were able to deliver and execute a phenomenal Global Dealer Conference for Triumph dealers from across the globe.
Faversham House Ltd Sustainability Leaders Forum 2019
edie’s flagship sustainability event of the year Sustainability Leaders Forum (SLF) used to be a one-day event, based on a ‘traditional’ conference model, now, against a backdrop of heightened corporate sustainability awareness, the team saw an opportunity to take this event onto a whole new level. In 2017, it was evolved into a two-day conference and exhibition; in 2018, we added a host of ‘interactive’ elements (workshops and event apps); and in 2019, we gave the event a renewed purpose, delivering a truly immersive experience that inspired, informed and empowered delegates to take new sustainability actions.
The results: an event which achieved 49% year-on-year growth in SPEX revenue; a 37 7% increase in delegate growth since adopting the two-day format in 2017; and a Net Promoter Score of +16 In fact, SLF 2019 was edie publisher Faversham House’s biggest ever conference from a revenue perspective
Joining the dots… SLF’s 2019 success comes down to one word: collaboration. This was key to ensure that the editorial, production, marketing and sponsorship teams united from the offset of the project.
MarketforceLive Insurance Innovators Summit
The 18th Insurance Innovators Summit followed a successful relaunch in 2017. The event had previous successes but hadn’t grown for a number of years and performed inconsistently both in sponsorship and delegate numbers.
In 2017, we undertook a bold relaunch and set ourselves some very ambitious targets to refresh and renew the event. 2018 was crucial to solidify these initial changes and take things one step further to ultimately reach our long-term goal: Insurance Innovators Summit as the largest and best insurance event in Europe.
In 2018, Insurance Innovators solidified its brand identity and established itself as leading content producers, reflected in the most-senior speaker list to date, that included 20 out of the top 30 top industry influencers.
Through investing more in innovative marketing, trialling new engagement methods, fine-tuning research and creating the most comprehensive agenda yet, we were able to surpass our ambitious goals and deliver a thoroughly successful event in terms of both revenue and on-the-day experience.
MarketforceLive MoneyLIVE Summit
2018 was the 21st MoneyLIVE Summit following a successful rebrand in 2017. It’s the flagship event in the MoneyLIVE series but had historically performed inconsistently both in sponsorship and delegate numbers.
Building on 2017’s improvements, 2018 was the time to refresh, renew and solidify progress made in 2017 taking things one step further to ultimately reach the long-term goal: MoneyLIVE Summit as a leading global financial services event.
We set ambitious goals amidst tough competition and gave MoneyLIVE Summit 2018 a cohesive brand identity, establishing itself as leading in content which was reflected in the most diverse range of speakers to date.
Through investing more in innovative marketing, trialling new engagement methods, fine-tuning research and creating the most compelling agenda yet, we were able to surpass our goals and deliver a thoroughly successful event in terms of both revenue and on-the-day experience. Delegate and sponsor feedback shows how much the new normal has resonated and we look forward to building on this for the future.
Procurement Leaders World Procurement Congress
Born 15 years ago as a small-scale Forum, and developed into a Congress in 2012, the World Procurement Congress (WPC) is the most sought-after event in procurement, attracting senior procurement professionals globally.
SBL Ideas Ltd This Can Happen
This Can Happen is a solutions-led corporate mental health conference. Launched in 2018 to a sell-out audience of 750 delegates from over 120 companies, the event took place at the Intercontinental Hotel at The 02 with 3 stages, 23 sessions, 60+ speakers and an experiential zone with VR and role play.
This was not an HR conference, rather we had delegations from post room to boardroom since mental health affects every level of every company. Everything we did was solutions-led meaning each session needed to outline to the delegates what they can use in their day to day lives. We went further and produced our ebook which outlined each session, what was discussed with the key solutions.
This has been downloaded over 4,000 times and now sits on hundreds of company intranets as a ready reference mental health tool.
Was it successful? With a part-time team of 5 and no office we attracted delegations from 16 of the top 20 Law firms, 7 of the top 10 Accountancy practices, every major Bank and Insurance company, advertising agencies, food manufacturers and construction companies.
So what’s next? We will have over 1,000 delegates this year. Will you be one of them?