Best Event Linked to a Publication
ACCOUNTANCY AGE – BRITISH ACCOUNTANCY AWARDS
Run by Contentive Media, the British Accountancy Awards (BAAs) is the flagship event for Accountancy Age, which is home to largest and most established community of Accountants & Finance Professionals in the UK, reaching over 121,000 active users per month. The BAAs attracts 800+ senior level Accountants from both practice and industry, CFOs, FDs and those working within the accounting industry. This event is run for our Accountancy Age community and provides a key opportunity for this group to come together to celebrate excellence within their profession.
Now in its 9th year, the BAAs are regarded as the industry’s most prestigious accolades. They pinpoint professional development and highlight those that have demonstrated excellence in their profession.
DEZEEN – DEZEEN DAY
Dezeen Day was the most agenda-setting, diverse and inclusive conference our sector has seen and is on its way to being a must-attend event in the architecture and design sector.
EG – FUTURE FEMALE LEADERS
A lack of visible women in real estate is not breaking news and the industry is acutely aware of its
need to re-balance, to seek a wider, more diverse range of views and opinions, and to hear different voices. Which is why EG launched its Future Female Leaders programme, an industry-wide collaboration to address this need.
These 12 women readily admitted that at their first training session they were terrified standing up in front of each other to talk about themselves for two minutes. Then they stood up in front of hundreds of people in a packed auditorium and delivered 10-minute speeches with no notes. No cards with prompts on. No PowerPoint presentation with presenter notes on.
They stood up, just them with bright lights shining in their faces, and delivered 12 of the most powerful, funny, educational, important and heartfelt speeches to a massive crowd. And they all nailed it. It was a truly exceptional event.
Through the unique programme, future female leaders from across the built environment have learnt new skills in communication and presentation, helping them become engaging, powerful speakers.
ENERGY LIVE NEWS – ENERGY LIVE XPO
Energy Live XPO (XPO) has been evolving since the first event in 2012. It is the flagship conference for our news site, Energy Live News (ELN).
The vision is for large energy users to understand the energy market and so reduce their spend and carbon footprint.
The goals have always been to:
• Provide Energy Users (delegates) with valuable education and information.
• Make it an experience, so delegates return and recommend their peers to come.
• Provide delegates with access to a sponsors network.
• Run a profitable event.
In 2019, we successfully managed
• Keynote sessions with the Energy Minister, a member of Extinction Rebellion, The Energy Institute President, the UK CEO of the 9th Most Sustainable company in the world and a nuclear advocate. Plus, 25 educational sessions for delegates to enjoy, an Artificial Intelligence energy manager and a machine that sorts waste and pays you for it!
• To gain excellent feedback from both delegates https://www.energylivenews.com/2019/11/27/energy-live-expo-2019-what-did-the-delegates-think/ and sponsors https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsN50SqFeho&feature=youtu.be.
• 275 delegates representing more than £2bn of UK energy spend.
FINANCIAL TIMES – FT DIGITAL DIALOGUES: THE GLOBAL BOARDROOM
Financial Times Live (FT Live) has extended its industry leading events programme with the creation of a pioneering online conference, FT Digital Dialogues: The Global Boardroom.
Across three days, more than 52,000 people registered from over 150 countries around the world to watch leaders from politics, business and finance discuss the impact of the pandemic on economies and the steps required for recovery.
Top speakers included: Andrew Bailey, Governor of the Bank of England; Al Gore, former US Vice-president; Soumya Swaminathan, Chief Scientist of the World Health Organization; Haruhiko Kuroda, Governor of the Bank of Japan; Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD; Carolyn Fairbairn, Director General of the CBI; Håkan Samuelsson, Chief Executive of Volvo Cars; Tony Blair, former UK Prime Minister; Paul Hudson, Chief Executive of Sanofi; and Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the IMF.
The conference was developed by the FT in partnership with The Next Web (TNW) in just four weeks; speed to market was essential in the delivery and success of the event. The conference paved the way to connect deeply with existing FT and potential broader audiences at a time of crisis, giving value to planning for the future.
MONEYWEEK – MONEYWEEK WEALTH SUMMIT
The launch of the first Money Week Wealth Summit by the Dennis Marketing & Events Team not only brought together the magazine’s core audience, but also exceeded all targets.
Event attendance was 41% above target.
Profit for the event was 93% up on the budgeted figure
Feedback from sponsors and guests were so positive that we are expanding to 2 events in 2020 and broadening the topic ranges, with one exploring the very technical side to investing and another more general event
Don’t just take our word for it, watch the video here to see what delegates, speakers and sponsors had to say about it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zL9UeafWPfg&feature=youtu.be
RISK.NET – RISK LIVE
Risk Live was designed as a pioneering festival of ideas, bringing together revolutionary thinkers from across the entire capital markets ecosystem. The event was developed very closely with Risk.net’s editorial and marketing services teams and has since become a leading product of the Risk Events portfolio. Speakers were genuine pioneers in their field, and shared exclusive research with our audience in addition to cutting edge insight from the editorial desk’s suggested topics, the global advisory board of leading experts were instrumental in researching and developing the agenda. To create a ‘festival of risk’ rather than another ‘old-school conference’ and make the event experience fun, dynamic and engaging, we introduced moved topics between stages and content zones, so throughout the day delegates were moving between rooms and always had the choice of at least three different sessions to join. For a launch event, the team set a very ambitious sponsorship revenue target. Sponsorship revenue exceeded the target by more than 33%. A runaway success.