A welcome reception at the EICC followed by a working dinner on Platform 5

Date TBC


  17:30                                         Drinks reception and welcome from Marshall Dallas, Chief Executive, EICC

  18:30                                         Guests take their seats for dinner on Platform 5

                                                         Introduction to BELS2020 by the Conference Chair, Kim Myhre
                                                         Guests receive working brief for discussion over dinner

                                                         Welcome from headline sponsor VisitBritain
                                                          Caroline Phelan, Meetings and Incentives, Senior Manager, Europe, VisitBritain

                                                         Keynote speaker
                                                         Tracy Halliwell MBE, Director of Tourism, Conventions & Major Events, London & Partners

                                                         Dinner and table discussions

                                                         Drinks and table feedback facilitated by Kim Myhre


  22:45                                  Carriages




 New market opportunities will be addressed in three subject specific sessions

Date TBC


8:30 AM
9:00 AM

The Conference Chair will summarise key outputs from the dinner discussions

9:30 AM

Facilitator: Kim Myhre, CEO, Xdesigned
How have Millennials and beyond shaped the events landscape? How are E-Sports changing the way events are delivered, generating huge global audiences through immersive, real-time experiences?

10:15 AM

Facilitator: Alistair Turner, Managing Director, Eight PR & Marketing
How to build global events for the tech sector - addressing industry support, capacity and collaboration

11:00 AM
11:30 AM

Facilitator: Lesley Williams, Managing Director, BestCities Global Alliance
Ensuring that Scotland and the UK keeps pace with global MICE economies and audience trends 

12:15 PM