* Subject to change
Pre-Conference: Sunday 19 November 2023
Day 1: Monday 20 November 2023
|08:00||Registration, Coffee & Networking|
|09:00||Welcome & Keynote Addresses
Susan Deighan, Chief Executive, Glasgow Life
Paul Bush OBE, Director of Events, VisitScotland
PANEL 1: The future of mass gatherings in a changing worldIn a dynamic, innovative world, how can major international events stay relevant, flexible, credible and consumable? From climate change to digitalisation, what are the existential risks and future opportunities for hosts, owners, organisers, sponsors and suppliers? How can we navigate major geopolitical issues? How can events return on the values of the host?
PANEL 2: The event algorithm: unleashing the power of events to reach peopleWhat is the secret behind the success of the world’s most popular events, and how can technology be deployed to amplify this success? What tools and methodologies for data can the event industry benefiting from adopting?
|11:00-11:30||Refreshments & networking break|
|11:30||Fireside Chat: The LA 28 Olympics: creating what’s next
Hilary Ash, Vice President, Games Delivery & Infrastructure, LA28
PANEL 3: Transformative partnerships
|12:45||Lunch & networking break|
PANEL 4: Media and monetisation
PANEL 5: How events can drive changes in equalityHow are events contributing to gender diversity, accessibility & equality?
|15:45||Refreshments & networking break|
|16:15||PANEL 6: AI and digital transformation
What does the creative capacity of AI mean for events, and should we be worried or excited? How is digital changing the customer experience? How are different regions approaching the opportunities and threats?
|17:05||PANEL 7: Transforming event delivery
How are we embracing and preparing for change as organisations? Are we making planning and delivery more efficient? Are our processes becoming smarter and agile? How is the event industry ecosystem consolidating, and what impact is this having on diverse stakeholders? How can we develop strategies to manage and mitigate risks that may affect event operations, services and logistics?
|17:40||Day One conference close|
Day Two: Tuesday 21 November 2023
|08:30||Registration, coffee & networking|
PANEL 8: Strategic development of destinations through sport and events
PANEL 9: Quantifying the less tangible impacts of events
|10:45||Morning refreshments & networking break|
PANEL 10: Evolving sports and formats
PANEL 11: Delivering more sustainable events
PANEL 12: Changing venue requirements
|13:00||PANEL 13: The future workforce
How to build a growth mindset and attract young professionals to major events industry. What are we doing to nurture talent?
|13:35||Morning refreshments & networking break|
|14:30||Engagement Session: Scotland’s National Event Strategy|
*subject to final confirmation
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