A delegate is an attendee who is responsible for the procurement of products and services for a particular organisation or institution.
For our Forums and Summits, delegate attendance is entirely free. This includes your itinerary of meetings and seminars plus meals and refreshments. If the event lasts for two days, this will also include overnight accommodation and an invitation to our gala dinner. There is no catch; delegates who meet the event criteria are hosted by the attending suppliers.
At the heart of our Forums and Summits is an itinerary of pre-arranged, face-to-face meetings between delegates and industry suppliers. You will also have the opportunity to attend topical seminars and network with peers. Meetings are hosted at clearly labelled stands or booths, and as we pre-arrange your itinerary, all you need to do is make sure you are at the relevant stand/booth at your appointment time. Two-day events also include a gala dinner and complimentary overnight accommodation.
There is no hard sell guaranteed at any of our events. Suppliers and service providers who attend are looking to meet with you to discuss your forthcoming projects and requirements, and to listen to the specific needs of you and your business. The premise of the events is to form and develop new business relationships – there is no pressure to sign on the dotted line!
If you are attending one of our Forums or Summits, we will send you login information for our online pre-event selection process. From here, you will need to confirm your details, select seminars to attend, shortlist suppliers that you wish to meet, add any additional information such as dietary or accessibility requirements, and review and submit this information.
We will create your personalised itinerary based on the information you supply and on your own personal preferences.
At our Forums and Summits, we work on selections that you have made online, cross-referencing with those from attending suppliers. Your individual itinerary is put together based on the following priorities:
- Perfect matches; where a delegate and supplier have both requested to meet one another
- Delegate requests; where a delegate has an interest in a particular supplier
- Supplier requests; where a supplier has registered an interested in meeting a delegate
The seminars you select will be added in-between these meetings on your personalised itinerary.
The dress code during the day for all events is business attire.
Please contact the team for the particular event that you are attending; they may be able to advise you of preferential rates, or provide you with contact details for the hotel, or for accommodation nearby.