Conference and events group QHotels is calling for rising stars
of the conference and events industry to help inspire and shape the
future of C&E by joining its new 'Event Profs Panel'.
Inspired by research showing a shift towards younger C&E
bookers, QHotels' panel will bring together professionals with less
than five years' experience in the industry, to discuss what is
important to this generation of bookers and organisers.
Two panels- one for events agencies and one for corporate bookers
- will explore what bookers want from C&E venues and suppliers,
and their vision for the future of the industry.
QHotels - which owns 26 four-star hotels across the UK - is now
recruiting members for the panels, encouraging bookers passionate
about the future of the industry to sign-up on the group's website
and calling for senior agency and corporate professionals to
nominate the rising stars in their business who would benefit from
Claire Rowland, Director of Marketing at QHotels, said: "Through
our own relationships with bookers and organisers we've noticed
that the average age of our clients is falling. This is supported
by research completed by BDRC, showing that there has been a
significant shift in the last two years, with around a fifth of
event industry agents and corporates now under 25.
"The QHotels panel will allow us to go beyond looking at feedback
from bookers and actually bring them into our planning
process. As well as having their say and representing their
generation, the panel will enable those professionals to benefit
from the knowledge and experience of our own team and build
valuable networks with others in the industry. What's more,
they'll have the opportunity to gain an understanding of what it's
like inside one of the largest venue groups; insight which we hope
will be beneficial as their career continues to develop."
Panel members will be involved in a series of activities,
including round-table events, as well as a series of online
debates, discussions and Q&As to discuss the industry's big
topics, from emerging technologies to the skills gap
Claire added: "As well as putting industry-wide trends and issues
to the panel for discussion, we can also get the opinions of our
panel members on the hot C&E topics as they happen, ensuring we
take bookers' views into account."
To apply to be on the QHotels Event Profs Panel, simply visit
QHotels.co.uk/EventProfsPanel and enter your details by Friday
15 April. The QHotels team will be in touch with all applicants and
the panels will be announced in May.
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