Rewatch Talking Point: The Future of events

Published 02/06/2021
3 minutes Read

Talking Point: The Future of Events was our well received free, two-hour hybrid conference which took place both online and in person inside Millennium Point’s newly refurbished Auditorium on Wednesday 26th May, from 2pm – 4pm.

The conference  perspectives from across the events sector, as well as provide valuable insights and a platform to debate the road to recovery, current trends, sustainability, and the impact of Covid-19 on customers’ relationships to events and hospitality. The event also gave the public and clients first look at our auditorium since it’s refurbishment which now features a larger stage, lighting and enhanced AV technology alongside the launch of our hybrid and virtual packages. You can watch the replay of the event below:

The first panel, Events & Hospitality: Roadmap to Recovery (2pm-3pm), discussed key trends, innovations and roadblocks to consider over the next 18 months. Panellists include Rebecca Delmore, Commercial Director at Millennium Point alongside Chris Peacock, Head of Events at Conference Care, Jo Parkin, Executive Assistant to the CEO of Alpro and Paul Colston, Managing Editor of the International Portfolio at Mash Media (Exhibition World and Conference & Meetings World).

During the second panel, Going Green: The Importance of Corporate Social Responsibility (3pm-4pm), guests will hear a range of views on the growing demand for sustainable events, the challenges and opportunities of hybrid events and the impact of green initiatives such as clean air zones. Panellists include Victoria Webb, Sales Manager at Millennium Point, Andrew Perolls, CEO of Greengage Solutions, Anne Shaw and Chris Peacock, Head of Events at Conference Care.

The event was hosted by events industry veteran Neil Thompson, Founder of popular event professionals network The Delegate Wranglers.

Our virtual and hybrid packages are now live. For any enquiries or for a personalised tour of our venue by a member of our friendly events team, please call 0121 202 2200 or use the online enquiry form here.

Find more interesting content from Millennium Point over at our news section, or follow us for daily updates on FacebookTwitterInstagram and LinkedIn with @MillenniumPoint. Millennium Point is a landmark public building and multi-award-winning events venue in the Eastside of Birmingham City centre. Profits from our commercial activity are invested by the Millennium Point Charitable Trust into projects, events and initiatives which support the growth of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) and education in the West Midlands. 

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