Party Clinic: ISES - The art of communication

Richard Beggs, MD of MVM, on ISES' Education Conference in April.

What are you doing on 19 April? If you work in the events industry and your answer is "not sure", then I think you should definitely consider strengthening your sector knowledge by attending the International Special Event Society's (ISES) European Conference '05.

Mike Power, chief operating officer at London 2012, will open the conference with an update on last month's International Olympic Committee inspection and Lord Coe's strategy through to July. This will be followed by a number of presentations on how we can continue to make improvements to our industry at every level, through better understanding, communication and education. Our speakers are industry experts who will be discussing the live communications industry and its future.

There will be several industry case studies on "How and why that was done?" plus an insight from a prominent speaker to assist all of us in furthering our ability to achieve.

Our chapter president, Philip Hughes, has underlined his desire for ISES UK to make education a top priority for 2005. To this end, I have spent a lot of time working with a very talented team of students from Thames Valley University. They have played a vital part in the development, marketing and delivery of this conference. We have created a programme that will genuinely benefit those who attend and will give delegates a practical understanding of disciplines and procedures that can be used to improve the service they offer their clients, not just today, but well into the future.

At Moving Venue Management we work closely with ISES and I am proud our specialist production skills are also being utilised in assisting with the delivery of this conference. The society is keen to lead by example and ensure its events reflect the professional approach we encourage members to adopt - a demonstration of ISES' commitment to promoting best practice.

The ISES European Educational Conference at Novotel London West is the perfect opportunity to meet new contacts, catch up with old ones, gain new insight and generally get involved with the industry and the key issues affecting it.

In an age where the only certainty in business is change, this event is set to answer the question "What is next for our industry?" The answer is one that anyone who plans to build their career in this sector will not want to miss.


Delegates convened to hear the latest ISES news and debate industry issues.

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