In pictures: International Confex 2015


Event industry conference International Confex took place on 18 and 19 February, along with the Event Production Show and Office Management and PA.

It was the first year the three shows co-located at Olympia London. Liz Agostini, the show’s event director, said she expects to see a double-digit percentage increase in visitor attendance.

"It’s been another successful show for our exhibitors and another demonstration of the value this industry puts in having a forum that brings the industry together under one roof," she said. "Those who invested properly in the show clearly yielded results. 

"We've had amazing exhibitor feedback on business generated, which is a great testimony to investment in time and energy in the exhibitor experience." She added that Confex is looking to grow its concept for 2016. 

Clare Balding gave the keynote speech to an over-capacity audience of more than 400 on day two, taking over from billed headliner interior designer Kelly Hoppen, who pulled out of the engagement at the final hour.

Alongside the keynote theatre, delegates could also listen to educational sessions in the technology theatre, the associations events forum and the marketing & communications programme, which was sponsored by agency George P Johnson.

Highlights from Confex 2015

Successful event design is about play, place and performance

Big Cat Group forecasts positive future for experiential

Industry should fund BVEP, says Nick De Bois

Visit England highlights opportunities to target RWC global visitors

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