Best Technology & Telecoms Event
ASCEND GLOBAL MEDIA – WOMEN OF SILICON ROUNDABOUT
Women of Silicon Roundabout recognised that there is a lack of diversity in business and that we could do something to change it. We set out to create something that would improve diversity and inclusion in business in a meaningful way. Now the event has exploded in popularity from 300 attendees in early 2016 to 6000 in 2019. It’s the largest tech event for women in the UK.
DRPG – BT CONSUMER LIVE 2019
Following the success of the BT Group’s Consumer division’s inaugural 2018 conference, DRPG were once again appointed to deliver Consumer Live for 2019 – the biggest face-to-face opportunity to bring together their three Consumer brands (BT Consumer, EE and Plusnet) to share stories, news and hear first-hand, future plans from their senior management team. Featuring the latest in 360-degree projection mapping for the main plenary and utilising five halls across the NEC Birmingham to create one large, spectacular single exhibition area hosting an impressive number of exhibitor activations from the world of telecommunications, communication and connective technology, the two-day event successfully supported the leadership team in delivering their messages and engaging their frontline colleagues and building excitement for the future.
GEORGE P. JOHNSON – CISCO LIVE 2019
Cisco Live 2019 – Reinforcing Cisco’s position as the leading IT Networking business in the world.
Part of a global series of 4 events Cisco Live EMEA is Cisco’s second largest market and fastest growing region. Creating an event for 15,900 people is no mean feat but as Cisco’s trusted partner on this event for 15 years George P. Johnson know their client and their audience inside out.
This year GPJ went above and beyond the clients targets by delivering a new vibrant interactive space called ‘The Playground’. Harnessing the power of the imagination to present brand and product stories in a way the target audience found involving and challenging.
The Playground at Cisco Live – A space, that for a moment took people away from the intense environment of seminars, breakouts and certification testing. A series of visual experiences and interactions, such as the ‘Game of Drones’, that challenged them to apply their technical skills and knowledge to code the flight path of a drone in a maze.
The result? A 12% increase in attendees, $50m defined sales opportunities and a 4.68 overall experience value from attendees out of a possible 5! We’d call that an outstanding success.
GOVNET COMMUNICATIONS – GOVERNMENT ICT 2020
The Government ICT Conference is an essential event in the calendar for senior technology leaders in the UK public sector. With a rich history spanning over 15 years, this event has served the government technology community with numerous announcements of new policy, waves of projects and digital strategies to help the public sector build technology into the delivery of exceptional public services.
Government ICT 2020 changed in its approach, scope and delivery, offering a wider variety of content & engagement with the tech community both pre- and post-show, elevating the brand to new heights.
The 2020 planning, research, content, marketing, sales and operations all had a part to play in the over-achievement of this year’s Government ICT. Delegate numbers surpassed our target by 16% while sponsorship revenue showed a year-on-year growth of 14%.
IFS – IFS WORLD CONFERENCE 2019
IFS World Conference (WoCo) is our flagship event. We bring 1500+ Challenger customers from across the world for 4 days to learn from & network with one another, get hands-on access to latest product technologies, meet with IFS partners, and be inspired by keynote speakers and 60+ break-outs relevant to their industries.
SNEAKY EXPERIENCE – SQLBITS
SQLBits Speakeasy: The world’s leading data community tech conference
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Create your own world-class tech event, driven by some of the UK’s leading tech professionals…
SQLBits. is that rare thing – a technology conference people love to attend and where the learning continues all year round.
Forget never-ending PowerPoints, dry lectures, sponsored workshops or predictable catering, this UK-based event has grown from an industry secret to a dynamic global phenomenon.
It’s a conference designed and delivered by the data community it aims to serve.
Its small team of volunteers share a big vision and boundless ambition – and it shows.
Since its inception in 2007, SQLBits has become the largest technology and data conference in the world; providing delegates with access to the sector’s best experts and thinkers – including those behind the Microsoft Data Platform.
As a not-for-profit event, it’s affordable too, designed to be accessible to everyone from senior executives to new entrants.
In 2019, 2,500 of these delegates came to enjoy more than 300 sessions over five days – making it the best value for money conference around.
TAYLOR BENNETT PARTNERS – ADOBE SUMMIT 2019
No more digital marketing conference – TBP created a concept, from start to finish based on experience.
The focal point of the Summit Experience was TBP’s 500 m2 jellyfish combined with 84 DMX fans. Its graceful ebbing and flowing represented the user experience of the cloud. The delegate controlled the flow of air and light pattern by moving their hands through lasers connected to motion sensors, giving the user control of the cloud!
To help facilitate business, we had a VIP area within the Community Pavilion called the Customer Meeting Centre (CMC), where over 1000 meetings were held.
The CMC was also used for our executive dining experience, hosted by Michelin-starred chef Jason Atherton.
To create an additional area of interactivity we used a projection map to position a giant letter A. An anamorphic tool with a gyro within it enabled the projected ‘A’ to follow the movements of the user’s hand.
We hired speakers from Law, television, and film to discuss adapting to change and overcoming adversity. All sourced and booked by TBP, they included Amal Clooney, Eddie Redmayne, Edith Bowman, Emily Maitlis, Jack Whitehall and Jess Glynne.
Event coverage received 5.2 million views – 88% year-on-year increase.