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ISES founding father to open Accelerate Conference

Professor Joe Goldblatt is first keynote speaker at three-day conference at the Emirates Stadium in May

Professor Joe Goldblatt, who was the founding ISES president 28 years ago

The founding president of the International Special Events Society (ISES) will give the opening keynote at the association's Accelerate Conference in May.

A three-day conference, including opening party, educational sessions and a venue tour, also includes the inaugural Accelerate Awards ceremony, to be held at London’s Ministry of Sound on 12 May. The next day, the Emirates Stadium will host the education and networking content, titled ‘Disruption Fuels Creativity’, which will be opened by Professor Joe Goldblatt, from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, who was the founding president of ISES 28 years ago.

The afternoon keynote, which highlights the latest digital technologies, will be delivered by Nicole Yershon, director of digital innovation from the global advertising group Ogilvy and Mather.

The conference culminates with the central London venue walking tour on Saturday 14 May. 

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