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.
Double Olympic Champion Lizzy Yarnold OBE cemented her place in sporting history not once, but twice.Lizzy sensationally won her second Olympic Gold at the PyeongChang 2018 Games, adding to the Gold she won in Sochi in 2014, becoming the first Team GB winter athlete to retain their Olympic title.Team GB’s most decorated Winter Olympian was also the first British athlete and the second person ever to claim the Grand Slam of skeleton titles when she won every major title in her sport in just 407 days back in 2014/15.
Lizzy is the second athlete ever and the first British slider to hold the Grand Slam titles at the same time when she was the Olympic, World and European Champion. Lizzy won the Olympic Skeleton event at the Sochi Winter Olympics on 14th February 2014. Lizzy won having led the field in every training run leading up to the Games and over the entire 4 race event – her winning margin of 0.97 seconds was the largest ever.
Having dominated the skeleton world for several seasons, in 2015 Lizzy decided to take a season-long break from competition in order to re-focus ahead of the next Olympic campaign. Now back with the British Team and preparing for the 2016/17 season, Lizzy is more motivated than ever to be the first British Winter Olympian to retain their Olympic title at the next Games in 2018.
Lizzy was runner up in 2014 and third in 2015 at the Sky & Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year awards and was nominated for the 2014 BBC Sports Personality. Lizzy was picked to take part in skeleton after entering a talent ID programme called ‘Girls for Gold’ in 2008. She was physically and mentally tested and picked to take part in the sport. Her rise to Olympic champion in just 5 years shows her focus and determination, her coaches commentating that her mental toughness is indeed unique.
Lizzy was awarded an OBE for Services to Sport in June 2014.
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 Main Keynote
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
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 £375 + 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