Event Huddle has been an industry leader in free networking events for the past four years. In October 2019, Ministry Venues purchased Event Huddle from Athena Events to continue the debate. 
The event industry’s leading monthly gathering, showcasing speakers and panels exploring the latest issues and innovations.
Join this peer to peer group for sharing best practice and learning from industry leaders covering topics from social media excellence to wellbeing, the events economy and international trends.

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Is it time for industry standardisation?

25 February 2020 , 12: 30

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Adam Quigley

Head of Events - Ministry Venues

Lucinda Baldwin

Orange Events ltd - Director & Owner

Andy Lenthall

Production Services Association - GM

Hosted at the Confex International Trade Show at Excel London. With no official trade body the events industry has no set of standards for organisers to be able to compare and assess best practice. In an increasingly global market and an exploding expansion of our industry, is it time to get together and create some standards to enable easier comparison between venues, suppliers and events and guidelines for delivery to reduce admin and wastage across the board?

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Are we keeping up with our guest's rapidly changing requirements?

26 February 2020 , 12: 30

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Mark Green

Business Development Manager - QEII Centre

Colin Sayers

Managing Partner - Seasoned

Alana Buckley

Commercial Director at KERB Food

Hosted at the Confex International Trade Show at Excel London. With a move towards more dry events and entirely vegan menus, event requirements are changing rapidly. From translation services or personalised tech experiences alongside the live environment, our attendees expect the same level of personalisation at events as on the high street. Meanwhile awards teams are still sending out forms to ask about dietary requirements in advance. Is our industry in need of a major overhaul in our approach to delivery or are we ahead of the game when it comes to driving innovation?

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Mental Health and The Events Industry: Are we doing enough to support our staff?

With long hours, deadlines for days, late night networking and dealing with customers, working in the events industry can be an exhilarating but stressful experience. Are we doing enough to support our staff or are we falling behind the times when it comes to prioritising mental wellbeing? Join Event Huddle to explore this important issue with some key industry experts and guests. Event Huddle panel chair Kevin Jackson is joined by thought leaders to discuss ways in which we can help tackle the problems and create much needed radical change within the industry. Panel talk was hosted on the 28/01/2020

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In a challenging economy, is sustainability a realistic priority?

Sustainability is a buzzword right now, but when push comes to shove is it a realistic priority in a challenging economy for the events industry? Watch the live video of the debate now. Panel talk was hosted on 27/11/2019

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Agency preferred partner programmes - Is the client getting the best venue for their event?

Video to follow - event hosted 29/10/2019 Hosted by Kevin Jackson, a 60 minute panel debate. Speakers Ed Poland - Hire Space Masha Boh - The Brewery Robin Parker - Church House Ria Thomas - The Collective

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