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June 2021Dubai, UAE
Agenda
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Day 1
10:30
Showcase
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Panel: Resilience in the Face of Uncertainty

  • This panel aims to discuss the dramatic changes that has faced the event industry and reflect on the journeys that took place
  • A look back on the year at the lessons learnt and the best practices adopted by companies to survive the pandemic
  • Transforming your business through to 2021 and what leadership should be doing to support their teams
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Sponsored Entertainment Feature

11:25
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Panel: Keeping up with the Speed of Change: Future Trends for the Event Industry

  • What the future of events will be like from a regional and global perspective
  • What is being done to get events back on the ground
  • What support is being offered for the industry – freelancers, small businesses and bigger companies
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Break

12:15
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EXPO 2020: Coming to you in 2021

  • What are the latest updates?
  • What will the event mean for companies involved and those that aren’t involved?
  • With the world watching: what are the health and safety restrictions that are being put in place to ensure the safety of all?
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Managing your Resource Bank

Due to the global pandemic and closure of events, the quieter period has brought about a great deal of established CVs being passed around. Giving companies a change to build and store a large resource bank of talent, but how do you sort through the masses to find the perfect person for the job at hand?

This is not a job seekers event: please do not bring copies of CVs, speakers and exhibitors will not accept any CVs through this event.

12:45
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Meet the Speaker QnA: EXPO 2020

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Break

1:05
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Event Technology: Essentials and Go-To for Your Event

  • Using tech for a smoother event experience (for the organiser and the attendee)
  • How to get a good level of engagement throughout the event using technology
  • Event apps that work and are tailored for your event
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Marketing & Promotion: Making your Event Stand Out

  • Marketing techniques that work in the Middle East
  • How to break into new markets and market virtual events across borders
  • Using the digital budget wisely
  • Website design and promoting events to the next generation
1:45
Showcase
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Evolution of Entertainment in the Region

  • Entertainers, freelancers and talents
  • How to make yourself heard in the crowd
  • Utilising your contacts
  • How to pitch and sell yourself
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Drones: The Technology Creating Record-Breaking Shows

  • - How to best utilise this technology without being generic
  • - Using technology at the forefront of the event
2:15
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The Power of Podcasts for Your Annual Events

  • Building and connecting a community around your event that keeps giving throughout the year
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Sponsored Entertainment Feature

2:45
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Inclusion and Diversity at Events

  • Creating events with increased accessibility for all
  • How to ensure that you are representative of various groups
  • Catering to people of determination at your event and essential considerations
  • How to ensure you are listening to your employees
  • Planning multicultural events
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Increasing Engagement and Obtaining Useful Feedback from your Event Attendees

  • How to collect useful data from your attendees to improve the customer experience for future events
  • Incentives to offer attendees for engagement
  • How to use and analyse the data that you have collected efficiently
3:25
Showcase
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Eco-friendly Events considering Sustainability and the Environmental Impacts

Health and safety requirements (such as face masks and plastic gloves) are dramatically affecting the environmental impact of everyone on a global scale, but how can the events taking place still try to reduce their impact on the environment? Simple tips and tricks to help reduce that footprint.

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Cybersecurity: Who, Why and How we are being Attacked in Order to Protect Ourselves and our Attendees

With the dramatic uptake and reliance of technology over the last year, are people still being safe while online and keeping data secure? This session addresses the ways and best practices when dealing with events and while working on various platforms.

3:55
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Break

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Meet the Speaker: Cybersecurity

  • Bring all your questions and concerns regarding internet security, GDPR or personal online security
4:10
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Event Psychology: The Neuroscience Behind Designing & Planning your Event

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Budgeting for Photography and Videography Needs that Align with Your Event Vibe

4:50
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Networking Break: Recommend a Friend

  • Use this networking break to introduce yourself and your company to others, ask for recommendations for suppliers, talent, agencies and give references for trusted
  • Join roundtables and discuss challenges with others
  • Strengthen the community you are part of and build your network
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Risk Assessment: Team and Safety for Events

  • New health and safety considerations for the event industry
  • How to prepare for potential disasters
  • How to build attendee confidence to attend your event
5:25
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UFI Programme

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Highlighting Saudi Arabia’s Event Industry: What’s Next for the Region?

6:05
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UFI Programme

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Are Industry Associations Doing Enough to Support Events and Entertainment Businesses: What You May Not Know

6:45
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UFI Programme

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5 Ways to Increase ROI Through Technology

7:25
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UFI Programme

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AR, VR and AI: Practical Uses and Future Trends.

  • Are these technologies included for better experiences or just as a gimmick?
8:00

END OF SEMINARS DAY 1

Day 2
9:00
Showcase
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Panel: Women in Events

  • Connecting women in the exhibition industry
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Mentorship
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Chatbots and Popups – Do they Work Seamlessly or are they Falsely Advertised Beyond their Current Capabilities

10:00
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Going Digital: From Webinars to Concerts, How to Produce Quality Online Events

  • Online events certainly have their benefits, from cost savings to wider audiences, but they still need to bring quality and best show off your event.
  • How to deal with technology hiccups
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A Dissection of Modern-Day Marketing Strategies

  • Social Media hacks and how to stand out and be heard
10:30
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Meet the Speaker: Digital Events

  • Bring all your questions and concerns about running online events
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Break

10:45
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Festivalisation

  • Using Entertainment at Exhibitions as the expectation of the attendees is adapting.
  • Adding the entertainment and engagement factor to your event while supporting the purpose of the exhibition.
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Panel: Creating Events on a Budget

  • Just because you haven’t got the huge budget for your event, doesn’t mean that you can’t produce excellent quality events (and vice versa!).
  • Pick up some tips and tricks where you can save the pennies without compromising on the quality
11:20
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Esports in the Region: Investing in the Future of Sports Stars

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Sponsored Entertainment Feature

12:00
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Panel: Update on the Wedding Industry

  • What are the regulations, restrictions and new permits needed?
  • New trends, decorations, themes, food
  • Destination weddings
  • How to incorporate technology and overcome the physical barriers
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Generating Sales Leads Through Events: Supporting Your Sponsorship & Sales Teams

Meet the Speaker : Sales Pitch

12:50
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Video Editors and Livestreaming

  • What are the best practices and easy to learn tips and tricks for becoming a video editing expert?
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How to Create Immersive Events with Reduced Capacity

  • Keeping the buzz of the event, with a smaller (more spread out) crowd
1:30
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Increasing Learning at your Event

  • How people learn and how to make the message stick for attendees
  • Most effective training techniques to keep attendee attention through your conference
  • Threats to great meeting planning
  • Increasing the experience beyond knowledge-cramming
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Catering and Hospitality: Catering for the Distanced Crowd

  • Catering trends and restrictions
  • Considerations for best managing buffets and platters
  • New diet considerations
2:10
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Reducing Glitches in Events: What Hidden Features Your Technical Support can bring to the Table

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Networking Break: Recommend a Friend

  • Use this networking break to introduce yourself and your company to others, ask for recommendations for suppliers, talent, agencies and give references for trusted companies you have worked with in the past.
  • Join roundtables and discuss challenges with others
  • Strengthen the community you are part of and build your network
2:50
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Panel: The Future of Event Venues

  • A look at how venues will harness and adapt with technology
  • What the precautions will mean for venues from concert halls, tents and party venues to malls
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Analytics: Gaining and Analysing Data to Improve Future Events

  • How data can be your biggest asset
  • Efficiently analysing your data
3:40
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The Right Influence

  • Are you using industry influencers?
  • Are they a reducing investment and not worth the return? Join the discussion on the best times, events and profiles to use to effectively promote your event to the right audiences
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Sponsored Entertainment Feature

4:20
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Networking Efficiently to Make the Right Connections at Events

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Mental Health and Wellness Promotion through Events

  • How you can be aware and care for mental health and wellness from your own teams and staff to attendees at your events
5:00

END OF SEMINARS DAY 2