Useful Events

There are thousands of events held in the UK every year. That is why the industry is believed to be worth in excess of £20bn and is growing year on year. Events aimed at those that work across the event industry are so important for recognition, for learning and for networking. If you know of events that should be listed here please tell us and we will do our best to update the list.

AEO Marketing Forum

The theme for this year's forum is evolution.

In times of uncertainty, industry professionals are adapting their thinking, processes and business models to build live experiences that offer relevancy and value to the modern day exhibitor and the visitor. Click for more details.

Thursday 13th September 2012
Earls Court Conference Centre, London

ABPCO's In-House PCO Event

Focusing on networking and ‘How to make the most of LinkedIn’, the event brings together a total of 25 of ABPCO’s own in-house PCO members with other Association buyers from across the capital to network and discuss best practice with world renowned speaker and LinkedIn expert Bert Verdonk, sponsored by Glasgow City Marketing Bureau (GCMB). Click for more information.

Tuesday 25th September 2012 (1130-1400hrs)
Wellcome Trust, London

The Meetings Industry Marketing Awards (MIMA)

Launched in 2002 to raise the standards of marketing in the meetings and events industry and to recognise the marketeers. Witness the award presentations, enjoy fine food and drink and network with industry colleagues! Click for more details.

Monday 1st October 2012 (1800 - 2400hrs)
The Brewery, London

World Travel Market

WTM is the leading global event for the travel industry to meet, network, negotiate and conduct business. All sectors of the travel industry are represented including Tourist Boards, Airlines, Cruise, Hotels, Luxury, Responsible Tourism to Travel Technology.

Monday 5th November to
Thursday 8th November 2012
Excel, London

Bedouk Exhibition

As the premier exhibition for MICE offers in France – Bedouk Exhibition will enable you to promote your savoir-faire, your products and your identity to qualified buyers. The main sectors of the Business Tourism and event industry will be represented in one of the 4 exhibition zones:

Event agencies and Suppliers
Hotels and Hotel Chains
Event Venues

Wednesday 6 February to
Thursday 7 February 2013
Paris Expo - Porte de Versailles

Business Travel Show

Europe’s leading marketplace for business travel professionals to source, network & learn. It’s the only place to meet the most comprehensive range of suppliers, from global brands to exciting new start-ups, offering the latest products, services and solutions. Visit their website for more information.

Tuesday 5 February to
Wednesday 6 February 2013
Earls Court, London 

International Confex 2013

International Confex connects event organisers with an exciting range of venues, destinations and support services. Providing the perfect forum to do business and source all the essentials for any kind of event.

For more information visit

Tuesday 19 March to
Thursday 21 March 2013
Excel, London


Live Experience runs alongside sister-event International Confex.  Every company involved in servicing the outdoor event and live event production market should be part of Live Experience...because of the uniqueness of the occasion; a brand new event of scale and ambition, in the heart of the Olympic campus. Any company involved in the supply chain is relevant:

Tuesday  19 March to
Thursday 21 March 2013
Excel, London



Event Training

We call it the Knowledge Audit. Critical must-know information when planning and managing events. A training course. An assessment tool. A knowledge audit. If you're not sure what you don't know then this will probably be the best training investment you have ever made. Priced from £25.  Find out more »

"The process and policy recommendations were relevant, precise and simple to implement by our Tournament Director; so an excellent service delivered perfectly".

John Simpson, CEO, JSA Ltd.
Chairman of The Duke of York Young Champions Trophy

Speaker? Lecturer? Presenter?

Guest speaker at Bournemouth University. Lecturer at Regents College. Presenter for Chartered Institute of Public Relations. If you would like us to also assist your organisation on the topic of risk management at events, or simply event management with a risk bi-line please get in touch.

Contact us to discuss what you need and when.

Legislation News

The Equality Act 2010 was launched in October. It pulls together historical pieces of legislation and puts them all under one umbrella. It is about equality and discrimination and how to assess, plan, manage and control these issues. 

To read more about this Act, keep signing into Relevant Risk or visit the Government Equality Office.

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