Connektd Sessions

A series of interviews and panel discussions with key people in the events industry talking about the things that matter to freelancers

 
Audience Clapping

One Industry One Voice

An Interview with Rick Stainton

We talk to Rick Stainton, founder of the One Industry One Voice campaign about what the campaign looks like, who is involved and what positive benefit it is likely to have on the industry going forward.

Keynote - One Industry One Voice 

Simon Hughes, Chair, BVEP

Martin Fullard, Editorial Director, Mash Media

An overview of the state of the industry in the UK, the government response and industry responses and what the future holds

2020 - The successes.

Craig Wilkinson, The Great British Drive In

The Great British Drive In has been successfully running events throughout the pandemic.  We hear from founder Craig Wilkinson about how they did it, and what the challenges were

2020 - The successes.

Helena Bibby, Cheltenham Festivals Ltd

The Cheltenham Literary Festival took place this year as a Hybrid event.  We hear from Helena Bibby, General Manager of Cheltenham Festivals Ltd about how they did it, and what the challenges were

2020 - The challenges 

Lee Dennison, White Light Ltd

Miriam Sigler, Ways & Means

Liz Madden, No Nonsense Group

A panel session looking at the challenges of Covid so far and exploring the new cost and practicalities of delivering events with Covid regulations.

Industry Associations & Bodies

A conversation with Andy Lenthall of the Production Services Association (PSA)

Who is PSA, what do you they do, who do they represent, and should you be a member?

Industry Associations & Bodies

A conversation with Claire Fennelow of EVCOM, the Event & Visual Communication Association

Who is EVCOM, what do you they do, who do they represent, and should you be a member?

Industry Associations & Bodies

A conversation with Cecilia Lavin, President of ILEA UK (The International Live Event Association)

Who is ILEA, what do you they do, who do they represent, and should you be a member?

Covid Planning & Resources

Matthew Tosh, Event Safety Consultant

Jim Winship - Secretary, EIF

Mark Bannister - Covid Planning Group

Ed Poland, Hirespace

A session exploring the latest in planning and regulations for a Covid event world, what the future holds and where you can access the latest resources

Virtual Events - Coming of age?

Ajay Parekh, Connektd

Dawn Dennis, Continuity Consulting

Simon Burton, Virtual Events Industry

Learn how they can play your part in the industry, as well as learn key tips, tricks and production insights to help you navigate their way into this sector.

Finding the Positive

Kitty Newman & Klaudia Mitura from the &Happiness podcast

Klaudia Mitura and Kitty Newman discuss post-traumatic growth and how to find the positive when going through difficult times

Life outside of events

Tim Jolliffe, Production Manager

Sim Gondalia, Event Sales

Lucy Eden, Event Management & Logistics

Chris Milnes, Technical Director

We hear positive stories from freelancers who have taken steps to find work outside of the events industry

 

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