ICE CONFERENCE UK PROGRAMME – 7 JULY 2022

ICE Conference took place live at Southbank Centre, London on 7 July 2022. The Conference focussed on the importance of Marketing and Event Planner collaboration in the New World and how to develop your skill sets to meet the demands of the technological revolution. 

 

There were three keynote sessions and in between the sessions, there was a series of skills campfires where more one-on-one topics were discussed. The campfires took place twice throughout the day so delegates had the opportunity to cover a number of key topics. Each presenter gave us three key takeaways from their sessions which are beautifully illustrated in this infographic by DRPG.

Take a look at the 2022 programme below.  ICE Conference 23 will take place on 13th July 2023 and more details will be released next year.

TITLE DATES & TIMES SUMMARY SPEAKERS REGISTRATION
ICE CONFERENCE OPENS

ICE CONFERENCE OPENS
12.30 ARRIVAL, REGISTRATION & LUNCH
ICE Conference doors open and our friendly ICE team will be ready to welcome you. This is also your chance to connect, network with others, meet new people and catch up with familiar faces before the start of the event.
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Welcome

Welcome
13.55 - 14.00 WELCOME TO ICE CONFERENCE 2022
We're really excited to welcome you to our LIVE ICE Conference. Before we start, we will set the scene and excitement for the day and evening ahead.

ANITA HOWARD
Co-Founder
ICE

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Keynote Speaker 1

Keynote Speaker 1
14.00 - 14.25 Innovation and Creativity of Events. What does it look like in the new event world?
Amanda Whitlock, Global Director of Strategic Events and Experiences from EY will give us great insights into the new world of EY events. During the Fireside chat, we will explore some of the great creative events EY have been producing post pandemic and then explore what the new world of events will look like.

We will discuss events from Chicago to Monte Carlo and Amanda will share her vision of the future and talk about the role of communities.
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AMANDA WHITLOCK
Global Director of Strategic Events and Experiences
EY

ANITA HOWARD 
Founder & Director
ICE

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Skills Campfire Sessions

Skills Campfire Sessions
14.25 - 15.05 SKILLS CAMPFIRES - FIRST SESSION
There will be a series of campfires which will be run by a corporate event planner discussing the top skills on the topic. We then have a great facilitator who will kick off a conversation around the topic.

The topics are run concurrently and then repeated after the afternoon coffee
break so delegates can cover lots of key skills during the conference.

Below are the session topics:
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Campfire 1

Campfire 1
COMPELLING EVENT CONTENT CREATION
Stellar content is at the heart of successful event planning. But it can require a wholly different and more time-consuming approach for staging hybrid events with a live and a remote audience to engage and inspire.

Adapting event content to be just inclusive to delegates in the room and on
the other side of the world can be a Herculean task. But it doesn't have to be with the know-how and tools of the trade.

This session addresses how components like animated content, pre-produced content and interactive gamification ignite hybrid events without taking double the time to deliver.
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KAREN KADIN
Managing Director
BRANDS AT WORK

FAY MERRICK
Global Events Manager

 

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Campfire 2

Campfire 2
MASTERING HYBRID EVENT SUCCESS
The future is hybrid. But mastering hybrid events to perfection – that’s the burning question.

They’re twice as nice on multiple levels. But they can also be double trouble in terms of the extra planning, facilitation, outsourcing and new technology that are thrown into the mix.

During this campfire, our speaker
chats through their journey to planning leading-edge hybrid events. They will share the triumphs and the pitfalls of how they learned to implement immersive experiences that continue to have a strategic impact on live and remote audiences long after the closing speech has been delivered.
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LOUISA JONES
Special Events Manager
NSPCC

MATT FRANKS
Group Director of Events
DRPG

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Campfire 3

Campfire 3
HOW TO ORGANISE AN EFFECTIVE ROADSHOW/EXHIBITION
Exhibitions are returning with vengeance. It’s the ideal opportunity for re-defining the extensive toolbox of know-how and skills needed for efficient planning and powerhouse delivery.

During this session, our speakers will share their experience and knowledge about where to start and how to achieve a superior exhibition experience for all the
multiple different stakeholder levels.
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ADRIAN EVANS
Asst. Director – Conference & Exhibition Sales
ACC LIVERPOOL

RICHARD BURNHAM
Vice President, Team Manager – EME Events
BARCLAYS 

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Campfire 4

Campfire 4
HOW TO BUILD YOUR CONFIDENCE, PERSONAL BRAND AND NETWORK
In this high energy and interactive session, Max Fellows will be talking (and tackling) imposter syndrome, confidence, creating your own brand and not only how to make the right connections, but how to engage and leverage them too.

MAX FELLOWS
Events Business Consultant
ELEVATE

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Campfire 5

Campfire 5
HOW TO ARTICULATE THE NEED FOR AN EVENT AND WHY
Most stakeholders want to run events to help their teams develop and achieve business objectives. But formulating a strategic event plan for key stakeholders can be challenging, even arduous. It's a process that takes time, effort and carefully considered insight.

This session will walk through the formulation of an
irresistible event plan from starting to fill a blank page with meaningful data to presenting to senior management for sign-off. more... ...less

FIONA ROBSON 
Vice President & Group Commercial Director
ENCORE

BARRY WALSH
Marketing Manager, Events & Experience | Global B2B Marketing
HSBC

 

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Campfire 6

Campfire 6
HOW TO ORGANISE A LEADERSHIP EVENT
It’s no wonder the term ‘thought leadership’ is being used more and more in the events sector. Bringing leaders together is business critical for the present and the future of any company or organisation.

But what does an awe-inspiring leadership event look like? Why is it different to organising other meetings,
conferences and events? And how should event planners approach leadership events from a different angle?

This session covers the key considerations for designing and delivering bold, purposeful events to captivate leaders and set the scene for future forward discussions and outcomes.
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FELICIA ASIEDU
Senior Marketing Manager
CVENT

CAROLINE WILLIAMS
Events Lead, UK & Global
CLIFFORD CHANCE

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Campfire 7

Campfire 7
MANAGING AND EXCEEDING STAKEHOLDER EVENT EXPECTATIONS
Event organisation is an even more rewarding experience with highly engaged stakeholders supporting the events team towards a shared goal. To this end, stakeholder management is pivotal to event success, to event ROI and also to meeting overall business objectives.

But some event planners experience difficulties with getting stakeholders on
board. It can be the case with stakeholders who have never had dealings with events in a strategic capacity. They don't understand the value of events simply because they've never been party to real-time insights.

This session will explore how to instigate and nurture stakeholder engagement for amplified events success and also business success.
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STEPHANIE BEATTIE
Head of Corporate Sales
SEC

ALICE BAILLIE- LANE
Fundraising Campaign Manager
GLOBAL’S MAKE SOME NOISE 

 

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Campfire 8

Campfire 8
THE MONUMENTAL TASK OF EVENT ORGANISATION FOR 1,000+ GUESTS
Organising large events for over 1,000 guests can feel like such an astronomical task it’s hard to know where to start. A big number of guests requires more attention to small details.

This session will be a treasure trove of top hints and tips for event organisation on a supersized scale,
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PHIL MCMICHAEL
Managing Director
JLLIVE

CANDICE KASS
Conference Producer
BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL (BMJ)

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Campfire 9

Campfire 9
SUREFIRE SECRETS TO NEXT LEVEL CONGRESS MANAGEMENT
Congress management involves planning and delivering specialist conferences for your audience. It calls for the highest levels of experience, broad shoulders and thick skin. But it’s also in-demand, rewarding and often high-profile work.

This session provides a great insight for newcomers or event professionals aspiring to the complex world of
congress management.

It will probe what post-pandemic congress management looks like and how to manage a diverse team of agencies, suppliers and stakeholders impressively.
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ADRIAN FRANTOM
Commercial Director
PRODUCTION BUREAU

ALPA GHAUS
Worldwide Congress Manager
EX. BRISTOL MYERS SQUIBB

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Coffee Break

Coffee Break
15.05 - 15.35 COFFEE & NETWORKING
Grab yourself a refreshment and take the opportunity to connect with each other.
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Keynote – National Grid – Global Youth Engineering Climate Conference

Keynote – National Grid – Global Youth Engineering Climate Conference
15.35 - 16.00 KEYNOTE SPEAKER 2
This is a story of inclusivity. It’s the story of how an innovative virtual experience, held in the run up to COP26, overcame geography to connect an audience of young engineers from 110 countries and inspired a greener energy future.

As a Principal Partner of COP26, National Grid sought to
engage an audience outside their normal focus. Working with Live Union, they brought together a community of nearly 2,000 young people around the green energy transition.

This case study shows how a sophisticated and highly creative experience connected people with one another and with new ideas. It demonstrates the valuable role that virtual experiences can continue to play in a post-pandemic event world.
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JEZ PAXMAN
Content Director
LIVE UNION

SANDY BHADAL
Group Planning Events Officer
NATIONAL GRID

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Campfire Sessions

Campfire Sessions
16.00 - 16.40 SKILLS CAMPFIRE - SECOND SESSION
Another round of campfire sessions.
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Technology Now, AI Data Learning and the Metaverse. What should we know?

Technology Now, AI Data Learning and the Metaverse.  What should we know?
16.40-17.00 Keynote 3
Event tech must have a purpose and be a support to the content, rather than be a distraction. Too much data is bad news unless you can start using it effectively for your stakeholders.

Nick Fagan, as Head of Technical Innovation and Special Projects at DRPG, will look at
what’s new in the tech world to support events. He will explore the exciting developments around the Metaverse and how we can apply new technologies in a practical way to support our events and our comms campaigns.

What have we learnt from the last two years? How can we extend the audience reach while reducing the need for travel and, more importantly, how do we ensure the technical solutions play a role in supporting and engaging the audience to create tangible outcomes rather than simply being a gimmick?
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NICK FAGAN
Head of Technical Innovation and Special Projects
DRPG

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Sofa Session

Sofa Session
17.00 - 18.00 The Things I Wish I Knew Then
It back! Our panel will be sharing hilarious stories of running events and the hi's and low's of running digital events and that awful word.....hybrid.

SUE MUNRO
Moderator

STEVE BROWN
Previous Director of Events
SHUTTERSTOCK

FRANCE LYTHCOTT
Director
NewBlack Events

JANE BAKER 
Strategy Director
Cheerful Twentyfirst

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ICEAWARDS22

ICEAWARDS22
19.15 - 22.30 ICEAWARDS22
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