Performance. [noun]. The action or process of carrying out or accomplishing an action, task, or function.
As the UK’s largest sales and marketing consortium of specialist conference, meeting and training venues we constantly strive to embody excellence. In 2020, performance will be at the forefront of everyone’s minds as the most famous sporting event takes place on a global stage. It is therefore no accident that this year our Annual Conference is taking place at Imago Venues, Loughborough University. The No.1 university for sport in the world. Our #GoPerform conference is all about challenging ourselves and our teams to achieve greater goals and accomplishing excellence every day.
We welcome attendance from all members, non-members and industry colleagies at this event.
Wed 29th & Thurs 30th January 2020
Wednesday 29 January 2020 – Informal Networking Dinner & Overnight Accommodation
Arrive at leisure and enjoy an informal networking dinner with colleagues in a relaxed environment from 7pm onwards
Dinner, Bed & Breakfast £150.00
Bed & Breakfast £120.00
Thursday 30 January 2020 – Annual Conference
Full day conference program running 09:00-17:00 with guest speakers, workshops, interactive session and an Olympian motivational keynote. Followed by pre-dinner drinks and black tie gala dinner and awards from 19:00.
Five-time winter Olympian Graham Bell gained invaluable experience competing in skiing events and now as a motivational speaker, shares his motivating story of determination and performance with us at our #GoPerform Annual Conference.
Prior to his retirement, Graham started skiing aged five, when his Army pilot father was stationed in Scotland. With his love for skiing well and truly sparked, Graham went on to ski at the Cairngorm Mountains and Hillend dry slope, before racing full-time on the World Cup circuit. From the 1980s to 1990s, Graham earned a silver medal at the 1984 World Junior Ski Championships and competed at a number of Olympic games for Great Britain; 1984 Sarajevo Olympic Games, 1988 Calgary Olympic Games, 1992 Albertville Olympic Games, 1994 Lillehammer Olympic Games and 1998 Nagano Olympic Games.
0830-0915 Arrival & Registration
0930 Conference Commences
0945 VOE News & Updates
1015 Guest Speaker – John Steele “Go Perform”
1100 Morning Refreshment Break
1130 Interactive Session “Let’s Perform”
1400 Guest Speaker – Elizabeth Stokoe “Every Word Matters”
1430 Workshop Sessions (select one)
Perception Marketing – Adam Baggs – Soaring Worldwide
Sustainability through Food – Riccardo Corbinzolu – Wilson Vale
Wellbeing in the Workplace – Hannah Jackson
Leading through Change & Uncertainty – Adam Rowledge – Rowledge Associates
1530 Afternoon Refreshment Break
1600 Keynote Speaker – Olypian Graham Bell
1700 Conference Close
1900 Pre-Dinner Drinks Reception
1930 Black Tie Gala Dinner
Conference Day Delegate Package
Provides access to the full day conference from 09:00-17:00 inclusive of all refreshments and lunch on Thursday 30 January 2020
Members: £195 + VAT
Non-members £225 +VAT
Associations £200 + VAT
Residential Delegate Package
Includes the day delegate package as listed to the left, plus the black-tie gala dinner and overnight accommodation on Thursday 30 January for one person.
Members: £375 + VAT
Non-members £395 + VAT
Associations £385 + VAT
John Steele – Go Perform
Former soldier, athlete, sports coach and Olympic leader. John has been Chief Executive across a range of sectors and is currently Director of Sport at Loughborough University. Drawing on leadership experience John reflects on the lessons learnt from this unique period in British sport and relays his fascinating views on creating high performance teams
Adam Baggs – Soaring Worldwide
Understand how your customers see your venue and how you can affect positive change through your marketing campaigns to ensure maximum clarity and impact.
Adam brings a unique buyer focused perspective to PR and communications specifically for the meetings and events industry
Adam Rowledge – Rowledge Associates
Named Independent Hotelier of the Year in 2018, Adam has also been awarded British Travel & Hospitality Hall of Fame Young Manager of the Year in 2017 and an Acorn Award in 2012.Previously General Manager of Georgian House he has won several prestigious industry awards.
Adam will share his industry specific advice on working through a changing climate and economic uncertainty which will be a fully interactive session requiring your input and participation throughout
specifically for the meetings and events industry
Hannah Jackson – Wellbeing in the Workplace
As mindfulness and wellbeing in the workplace become a larger focus, let’s investigate ways to make simple change which has an immediate impact. The workplace can be a stressful environment – how many employees have targets to reach or deadlines to meet? Implementing a clear strategy surrounding wellbeing will assist with the creation of a positive working environment for all