A string of eminent international meetings industry figures are to form the faculty for the CONVENE Professional Development Academy and the subsequent two day programme which forms an integral part of CONVENE taking place in Vilnius 11-12 February. The Academy programme has been crafted to focus only on effective sales and marketing strategies and tactics with industry overviews being provided by Rob Davidson from the UK, and Marcel Vissers from Belgium who will deliver an overview of the European international association sector. Paul Kennedy MBE will provide insights into key account management techniques and sector specialists will deliver tailored workshops about penetrating the Polish, German and Scandinavian markets. Sarah Fleming from the UK will deliver practical advice about how to win international association business. The academy will also see Patrick Delaney, one of the world’s leading industry figures, deliver his keynote speech about using networking techniques to boost business success and Linda Pereira, one of the world’s top 100 professional conference organisers, will provide direct and practical advice about delivering great site inspections.
During the two show days the education programme will include Thomas Bangert speaking about the effectiveness of TripAdvisor, Fiona Pelham about creating events which are both profitable and sustainable and a session about meeting design delivered by Julien Carlier from France.
Jolanta Beniuliene, CONVENE Exhibition Director, said, "This powerful line up of speakers is testament as to the development of CONVENE as a place to do business, to meet industry peers and to learn, we have a compelling combination of practical sales and marketing workshops delivered by acknowledged experts in the field, combined with completely new topics designed to stimulate thought and aid business development".
Registration for CONVENE and its wide ranging educational offer is open for exhibitors, registered meeting planners and visitors. More information and registration at www.convene.lt
CONVENE is the premier annual Baltic Sea region business to business event for the Meetings industry. It will take place on 11 - 12 February 2015 at the Lithuanian Exhibition and Congress Centre LITEXPO, Vilnius, Lithuania. CONVENE is an international show case for the regional meetings industry which accelerates the interest in, and demand for, holding meetings, incentives and conferences in the region. CONVENE 2015 features exclusive hosted buyer programme which will accommodate 160 pre qualified senior meeting buyers from the corporate, association, agency sectors. The exhibition will feature key providers of meetings products and services from 9 Baltic Sea region destinations. CONVENE is created by Vilnius Convention Bureau.