Pictured: Manchester Central, which will host this year's ICCA UK & Ireland Annual Debate on 9-10 March
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journalist and presenter David Eades will help lead the ICCA UK and Ireland
Chapter's annual debate on industry disruptors and adapting to change.
Eades will explore
the impact of disruptors from his role as a frontline correspondent in sports
news and European affairs, including security challenges at London Olympics and
the Zika virus in Brazil.
Also being discussed
during the two-day event will be catering trends post-Brexit, with Julie Coates
Walker of Levy Restaurants, and key findings from the recent British Meetings
and Events Industry Survey (BMEIS) with Sally Greenhill of The Right Solution.
Tracy Halliwell of
London & Partners will discuss the award-winning #LondonIsOpen campaign on
day two and there will be a quick-fire 'ask the experts' session covering a
range of topics.
The 2017 Annual
Debate takes place on 9-10 March at Manchester Central and includes an evening
reception and dinner.
ICCA UK and Ireland Chapter chair and head of business tourism of Marketing
Edinburgh, said: "We have witnessed significant changes in the last 12
months, both politically and economically, and we felt it was an important time
to embrace these challenges. Our theme this year is all about looking at new
disruptors and how we can adapt to meet changing demands and new market models
rather than stand still.
delighted with the programme for this year’s event and are looking forward to
some great content and interaction with our members. Manchester is a great
location for our members from across the UK and Ireland and we are delighted to
have the support of both Manchester Central and Marketing Manchester to host
this key event in our association calendar."
More information on
the debate and to register visit http://www.iccaworld.org/dbs/uk_ireland/dyncat.cfm?catid=5222.