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With International Confex less than one week away, show organisers Confex Group are busy getting ready to deliver innovation and inspiration at this years show.
“With time at a premium these days we have decided to highlight ten good reasons why you should visit the industry’s leading event, International Confex, next week,” says Duncan Reid, Portfolio Director of Confex Group.
*1. The Keynote line-up*
Martin Bell, BBC Correspondent & Former MP, Mark Frith, Time Out Editor and Jo Fairley, Co-founder of Green & Black’s will share inspiring insights, experiences and expertise.
*2. Confex Knowledge*
Expanded to 60 free seminars across five themed theatres, this year’s education programme will feature renowned industry experts and is designed to help businesses and individuals develop themselves.
*3. Largest Gathering of Exhibitors*
With around 1,000 exhibitors, Confex showcases the best UK and International destinations, venues and event suppliers all looking to provide innovative ideas and inspiration for events.
*4. Debut exhibitors in the International Sector*
With over 50 countries represented at the show, visitors investigating the global events market should look out for first time exhibitors Best of Italy, Sri Lanka Tourism, Korea Tourism Organisation, Gdansk Convention Bureau, Krakow Convention Bureau, Portugal Travel Team, Israel Tourist Office, Finland Convention Bureau, Lago Maggiore Meetings Industry, LAN Airlines, BMI, Destination DC, World of DMC’s, MMCI, Hotel Rey Juan Carlos and Carino Hotels.
*5. Show Features *
In addition to a strong seminar and exhibitor line up, Confex offers a host of new features to keep visitors entertained throughout the three days. Look out for Theme Factory, The Great Outdoors, Secret’s Out and for the first time PA Day.
*6. Fashion Show*
Taking place on Thursday, 25 February from 12.15pm, Confex’s first ever fashion show prepares itself for a stylish takeoff. Visitors will be offered the chance to win amazing prizes from the featured collection by Planet.
*7. Taste the World*
Featuring more entertainment and activities this year, Taste the World is the perfect place to gain new ideas for your next event. The interactive showcase gives visitors the opportunity to experience culinary and cultural delights from around the world.
*8. Wonderland of Prizes*
This year exhibitors are offering some magnificent prizes, promotions and incentives. Prizes include dinner for 2 with Jon Simpson and Sir Bob Geldof at The Ivy, 7 nights in a luxurious Cyprus resort to an amazing week in Orlando, Florida valued over £3,000.
*9. Confex Connections*
There are plenty of networking opportunities planned at the show helping you to make new contacts and re-establish old acquaintances. On the first day join the team at the Confex Networking Drinks, Tuesday, 23 February from 5pm-8pm at Taste the World Bar.
*10. Confex Party*
Each year this event is held in one of London’s coolest venues and this year the Confex Party will take place at Grace Bar on Wednesday, 24 February. The Confex Party is open to visitors and exhibitors and promises an exciting line-up with acts from Event UK’s ‘ The Next Big Thing’ talent competition.
International Confex 2010 will be held 23-25 February at Earls Court, London on Tuesday, with extended show times 10am-7pm, Wednesday and Thursday 10am-5pm. Confex is the leading UK event attracting 1,000 exhibitors and 10,000 visitors.