Key Issues: Geographies, Sectors, Digital & The Economy

Tuesday 02 February

19:30 – 21:30

Welcome Reception - Roofgarden II and Lounge

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Wednesday 03 February

08:30 – 09:00

Registration & Coffee

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09:00 – 09:15

Welcome and Introductions from your Chair

By: Russell Taylor, CEO, ITE Exhibitions
09:15 – 10:00


Speaker: Julian Treasure, Master of Sound

Our opening keynote speaker has an amazing FIVE talks on with over 20 million views, including one talk in the top 30 of all time!
After a very successful career in the media world Julian Treasure founded The Sound Agency, an international audio branding consultancy that asks and answers the question: “How does your brand sound?" The Sound Agency specialises in helping businesses design sound environments that increase sales and customer satisfaction in retail, hospitality, events and in the workplace.
Open your ears and enjoy this compelling session to open the 2016 Summit.
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10:00 – 11:00

The Economy

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Clemens Fuest, President, Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW)

After a couple of years without an economist at the Summit, current big issues around the world in both leading and emerging markets, make it a good time to get a global economic viewpoint again.
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11:00 – 11:45

Refreshment Break

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11:45 – 13:00

Panel session – “All eyes on us” – Private Equity and the Exhibition Industry

Panelists: Henry Elkington, CEO, AXIO Group
Kevin Keck, founding Partner, Phoenix Equity Partners
Andrew Tisdale, Managing Director, Providence Equity

Again a topic missing from recent Summit agendas – the outside investor view of our industry. A look at why Private Equity players are looking at and paying higher multiples to invest in the event space!
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13:00 – 14:30

Networking Lunch

at the Atrium & Kamin Lounge
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14:30 – 15:15

A Corporate & Brand Global Expansion Case Study

Speaker: Klaus Dittrich, Chairman and CEO, Messe München International

As hosts of the 2016 Summit Gala Dinner, Klaus Dittrich, CEO of Messe München International will talk about the Messe München global strategy, including a case study on the global expansion of the BAUMA brand.
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15:15 – 16:00

Refreshment Break

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16:00 – 16:45

Digital Update - Standards and/or Freedom, and the Search for the Holy Grail of User Experience

Speakers: Alison Berends, Corporate Marketing & Communications Director, Reed Exhibitions
John Welsh, Managing Director, Digital & Content, UBM

A digital download – An insight into evolving user activity, the business world’s cultural change towards digital and how we can use digital to really enhance the customer experience!
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16:45 – 17:00

Preview of the results from the UFI Global Exhibition Barometer

Speaker: Kai Hattendorf, Managing Director, UFI

Kai Hattendorf will provide an exclusive preview of the results of the UFI Global Barometer survey conducted in December 2015, outlining the overall trends in turnover and operating profits worldwide. Kai will also highlight key issues facing exhibition businesses today, and provide a snapshot of where strategic priorities currently lie.
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19:00 - 23:00

Assembly in hotel lobby for Gala Reception and Dinner

At the Käfer-Alm, Galopprennbahn Riem, Graf-Lehndorff-Straße 36 - 81929 Munich
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Thursday 04 February

09:00 – 09:30

Refreshment Break

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09:30 – 11:00

Globe Trotting

A return to a previous ‘favourite format’ - breakout sessions that focus on particular regions of the world. This time, based on audience research, we will focus on the USA, Asia and the Middle East. You will have the opportunity to join one of these three concurrent sessions:

Globe Trotting - USA

David Audrain, CEO - ExpoDevCo -- Executive Director of SISO
Simon Foster, CEO, UBM Americas
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Globe Trotting - Middle East

Chris Hudson, President Energy, dmg events
Richard Hease, Chairman, Turret Middle East
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Globe Trotting - Asia

Michael Duck, Executive Vice President, UBM Asia
Rajan Sharma, Director, Inter Ads Exhibitions Pvt. Ltd.
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11:00 – 11:45

Refreshment Break

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11:45 – 12:25

Where are you going with our money?

Russell Wilcox, Chief Executive, Clarion Events Ltd

Having heard from the money men yesterday on their investments in our industry, today we hear from two of the CEO's entrusted with that money! Russell Wilcox, CEO of Clarion Events and Renaud Hamaide, CEO of Comexposium look at where their organisations are a year after those deals, why they are where they are and where they are going. Summit Chair, Russell Taylor and you, the audience, provide the questions for this final stimulating session.
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12:25 – 12:30

Closing Remarks from the Chair

Russell Taylor, CEO, ITE Exhibitions
12:30 – 14:00

Networking Lunch

At the Atrium & Kamin Lounge
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