Diary: INVITATION: Skills for Events Summit

The way forward for Professonal Recognition

30 June 2020  10:00h to 12:00h

Location:  Online

As business sectors continue to emerge slowly and cautiously from ‘lockdown’ around the world, the events sector in the UK and much of Europe remains in ‘lockdown’.  Many people in the sector are suggesting business events are an important answer to economic ‘bounce back’ post-COVID-19. The scope and scale of events varies enormously and whilst the opportunity for arranging ‘mass gatherings’ is not yet prudent, ‘organised events’ such as conferences, exhibitions and business events can be managed more effectively and be of enormous benefit to the economy and society as a whole.

The Institute of Event Management is preparing to be open for membership in Q4 of 2020 and, we are sure you will agree, not a moment too soon, especially for those who have already expressed an interest in joining!  In the last 12 months, event management skills have been high on the agenda of the sector and its Events Industry Board Talent Task Force Group.  The survey which they conducted last year has provided evidence that skills are important to the sector and agreed the IEM  can deliver the role of a skills body.

To bring everyone up to speed with the skills agenda, the role of the IEM and how it can extend knowledge and support leadership development, we are organising this Summit with the help of DRP Group and their great Production and amazing Technology Teams.

The final programme is below and you will see that we have a great line-up of speakers including Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester; Tim Nichol, Pro Vice Chancellor of LJMU Liverpool Business School; and Dr Caroline Jackson, BVEP Vice Chair and AEME Board Member. You will also be able to meet the IEM Directors and find out more about our plans for IEM.

The Institute of Event Management is for everyone in the industry worldwide.  We need your input to ensure we are fit for purpose from the outset. So please, please take this opportunity to shape your professional body and gain the recognition you deserve!

Follow the link here to pre-register  https://broadcast.drpg.events/iem-event-skills-summit/login

Please note: You will not be sent a confirmation but on the morning of the Summit you will receive a reminder to re-register and join the Broadcast.


Summit Programme 

10:00 Welcome and Introductions
Susan Spibey FRSA, IEM Board Chair

Summit Facilitator:   Chris Pateman, IEM Director

10:15 Keynote: Events for All – Economic Re-Think
Andy Burnham,Mayor of Greater Manchester

A Point of View: Why do I want professional recognition?
Ash Rowe,Senior Event Logistics Manager, IET

‘State of the Nation’ UK Skills in Event Management
Dr Caroline Jackson FRSA, BVEP Vice Chair, AEME Board Member and IEM Adviser

A View to the Future for Event Management Education and Skills Development
Tim Nichol FRSA, Pro Vice Chancellor LJMU Liverpool Business School 

Visioning the plan for IEM Professional Recognition
Bob Ferneyhough FCIPD FRSA, IEM Director and Diane Earles FMAAT MCIM, IEM Director

11:30 Q&A

12:00 Next Steps………… Wrap up and close