Registration is now open to hear industry leaders share their insight and guidance at MEET South West, the show for people who make events happen, hosted at We The Curious on 30th January 2019.

Delegates will have access to experts offering authoritative insight from a variety of event industries from Professional Development to Event Filming, Managing Chaos to GDPR – with more to be announced in the coming weeks. Delegate passes are completely free and can be claimed within minutes.

Franco de la Croix-Vaubois, Co-Founder of MEET South West, commented, “There is an abundance of events held in the South West and businesses are always on the lookout to learn more about industry trends, best practice and innovation to maximise the impact of their events. MEET South West’s speakers all excel in their fields and have graciously agreed to share that expertise with delegates. This is an opportunity to invest just one day to learning new, tangible, actionable strategies to improve the impact of events as well as MEET some of the region’s event top venues and suppliers, network and resource your event needs.  We can’t wait to welcome everyone to MEET South West in January.”

Businesses can invest tens, if not hundreds of thousands into hosting, attending, and sponsoring events, but frequently the understanding of how to leverage ROI is missing, particularly for events that are industry specific which also heavily feature a company’s competitors.

For businesses looking to manage events with greater impact in 2019, the opening session will share key market insights and highlight the event trends observed locally and internationally, presented by the region’s Destination Management Organisations.

Richard da Costa, Director at Floating Harbour Films, will teach attendees how to get the most out of event films; Rowenna Fielding, Senior Data Protection Lead at Protecture, will debunk GDPR myths and explore how to maximise data – legally – at an event; and Sam Rowe, CEO of Ignition, will challenge delegates to approach events sustainably.

For individuals seeking to upskill for 2019, Charlotte Boaden, Event Manager at Tribal Group, will be speaking about professional development and the value of having a mentor; Lucy Duggan, Managing Director at Light Box Leadership, will share her secrets to resilience when working in event management; and Ben Hardy, Managing Director at Richmond Event Management will reveal the secrets to delivering high profile and large-scale events.

Every delegate attending MEET South West will leave with new knowledge that they can action in their business thanks to the range of workshops and talks: From conferencing of the future to 22nd century event tech, personal wellbeing in events and ensuring inclusion.

Delegate pass numbers are limited and booking up fast, so those looking to launch successfully into events for 2019 should make MEET South West.

Book your tickets now at, and follow the latest announcements on Twitter @MEETSouthWest.