UK Centre for Events Management to deliver student conference in London

The UK Centre for Events Management (UKCEM) at Leeds Beckett University has announced plans to host a London-based student conference in March.

Jackie Mulligan heads up enterprise at the UKCEM
Jackie Mulligan heads up enterprise at the UKCEM

The institute has been announced as the official university educational partner for International Confex, which takes place on 2-3 March at Olympia in London.

UKCEM’s graduate-led Event Support Services team will deliver a half-day student conference on the second day of the show. The event will be produced by students for stunts, and is to include an alumni gathering of Events Management graduates from the last 20 years.

The team will also launch a new initiative called The Big Conversation. This aims to bring the event industry together with academics to discuss what will be needed in terms of skills, knowledge and education across the next 20 years.

UKCEM will also host a stand at Confex, where it will educate delegates on how Events Management is taught, how to gain online qualifications and how they can support the next generation of industry talent.

Jackie Mulligan, principal lecturer and director of enterprise at UKCEM, said: "This is a really important and timely conversation for our industry to be having when talent is top of the agenda, and we’re delighted to have the support of Confex in starting dialogue on what lies ahead in the next 20 years.

"We’re bringing together some of the most successful and inspiring individuals as part of our alumni, and putting them alongside event professionals and academics to get a 360 view on how industry and educators might collaborate and meet the challenges and opportunities ahead. It is a milestone to be 20 years on from starting events management at Leeds Beckett University in 1996; we now ask, what will the next 20 years bring and what might industry and education do differently?"

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