IMEX Virtual Events speakers

IMEX Virtual Events Welcome Speakers from IBM, Google & FERMA

Speakers from IBM, Google, Walmart and Lloyds Banking Group will explore what the future holds for corporate events at Virtual Exclusively Corporate on 27 April.

Colleen Bisconti, VP Global Conferences & Events at IBM, is the keynote interviewee followed by a panel discussion where Colleen joins Megan Henshall, Global Events Account Manager at Google; Mark Henneberger, VP Shows and Events at Walmart and Holly Gaffney, Event Manager & Event Development at Lloyds Banking Group to discuss the current need to rebuild and redesign events.

At a crucial time when corporate planners have had to pause and consider the next steps towards a purposeful recovery, Colleen Bisconti’s keynote interview – Planning for the road to recovery – reviews the lessons learnt over the past year and draws on her experience at IBM to determine where planners should focus their efforts in preparation for the return to live events.

Speakers from Google, Walmart and Lloyds Banking Group form part of a panel discussion exploring – Where do we go from here? Building on how to respond to the changing business climate, these industry leaders will take a fresh look at how to redesign events to put experience at the forefront and bring together communities.

Chaired by Patrick Delaney, managing partner at SoolNua, Virtual Exclusively Corporate also provides the opportunity to share thoughts and challenges with peers through breakout discussion groups. Corporate event planners are invited to register – for free.

How to survive & thrive explored at Association Focus Virtual

What does the future hold for association events? This is the question at the core of Association Focus Virtual, taking place 5 May. Typhaine Beauperin, Chief Executive Officer of the Federation of European Risk Management Associations; Pernilla Gard, Marketing Director of the Specialty Coffee Association; Fanny Senez, Events Manager at the International Association of Young Lawyers and Dianna Steinbach, VP International Services at the Worldwide Cleaning Association, will explore this topic and discuss how to evolve business models to survive and thrive.

For associations it has never been more important to reunite their communities and look towards a more positive future. ASAE, ICCA and MCI join a host of industry associations for a series of interactive workshops at the free event where association planners can share their learnings on global governance, using digital to drive engagement and the new breed of RFPs. Association event planners are invited to register – for free.

“As the business events sector begins its journey on the road to recovery, there are many questions and concerns,” says Carina Bauer, CEO of the IMEX Group.

“We know that these challenges are best resolved by bringing people together to facilitate open and honest discussion around future planning. Working with various corporate and association groups we’ve created these two specialist events designed to reunite each bespoke community and mark a milestone on the ‘Road to Mandalay Bay’ – the journey towards our live show, IMEX America, in Las Vegas this November.”

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