BEST NEW EVENT BY AN ASSOCIATION
Builders Merchants Federation – The Top 100 Merchant Influencers
The BMF is the only trade association representing merchants and suppliers in the UK and Ireland, with a vision to enable members to build excellence in building materials supply.
From the energy and enthusiasm builders’ merchants bring to their local and national charitable work, to a commitment to a greener economy as members of the new Construction Leadership Council’s CO2nstruct Zero Business Champions, merchants play influential part in their communities.
The Top 100 Merchant Influencers event captured this. It deserves to win this award due to its exceptional levels of engagement, feedback and the creation of a real feel-good factor across the BMF membership.
Well-aligned in supporting the overall aims and objectives of the association, the event was also successful financially and It has also left a lasting legacy, with those 100 Influencers now having a defined role to support others in the industry through mentoring.
Chartered Institute of Taxation – Diploma in Tax Technology Launch Webinar
As a small Charity, The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT), working through the covid pandemic to manage priorities, and with a small team of 2 marketing staff dedicated to this launch webinar, we were delighted with the success of the CIOT Diploma in Tax Technology launch webinar which took place on 21 November 2022. The Launch Webinar proved to be a huge success, and the reason for the CIOT nomination for: Best Association 2023 Virtual or Hybrid Event.
With relevant content and speakers, delivered through a high quality platform, we attracted over 1500 registrations for the DITT Launch Webinar, amongst a number of other key success metrics that evidence the success of this launch webinar. The CIOT are delighted with this success and continue to drive momentum for the Diploma in Tax Technology, generated via the launch webinar.
Civil Air Navigation Services Organization (CANSO) – Airspace World
Airspace World – air traffic management’s premier event – took place from 8-10 March 2023 at Palexpo in Geneva, Switzerland The event accelerated the innovative work being done in the sector and provided visibility on all the projects in progress Airspace World featured:
• 90 per cent of attendees achieved their primary goals
• 174 different exhibitor stands
• 6 theatres featuring expert content presented to packed audiences
• 303 speakers
• 145 sessions
• 4,680 minutes or 78 hours of content
• Over 5,000 attendees and speakers from across the globe
The rich content and solutions on offer will have a lasting impact on the future of the industry Participants could not only explore the transformation of ATM but also their potential to contribute to the critical developments facing the industry.
The exhibition stands and theatres were supported by a dedicated website and App Event participants could read a number of informative articles on theatre sessions and exhibitor stands or catch up on an interview with a keynote speaker. They could also contact their peers for meetings or informal chats. Such was the success of the event that two-thirds of the floorspace for Airspace World 2024 is already sold.
National Residential Landlords Association – The Landlord Conference
The National Residential Landlords Association (NRLA), the UK’s largest membership organisation for private residential landlords, held its inaugural national conference on November 15 last year.
The association, which supports and represents more than 100,000 members in England and Wales welcomed more than 600 delegates, speakers, and exhibitors to ‘The Landlord Conference’ at Coventry Arena.
The event, unique in the landlord sector, aimed to bring NRLA members, and other property professionals together, with a programme of expert speakers and panel discussions covering hot topics in the sector including mortgages, legislation and energy efficiency.
The conference was designed to support landlords at a particularly challenging time, given political and economic uncertainty, soaring interest rates, with the shadow of dramatic legislation change looming on the horizon.
The event was so popular ticket sales had to be frozen on the weekend before the event due to capacity at the venue, with all exhibition stand spaces selling out.
All KPIs were exceeded for the conference, which recorded:
• Total profit of £45,551 (total income of £109,072, total costs of £63,52)
• Total ticket sales of 460 (+53% on target).
• An average exhibitor satisfaction score of 4.5/5, with 50% scoring the conference 5/5.
Royal Town Planning Institute – The Planner Women of Influence
The Planner is the media brand produced by Redactive Media Group on behalf of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).
Since 2016 it has run an annual Women of Influence campaign. Tying in each year with International Women’s Day, its aim is to recognise the achievements of women in what has traditionally been a male-dominated sector, encouraging celebration and awareness of their work and promoting a more diverse image of the profession to a new generation.
Having started out as a Tweet, the campaign has grown over time to become a source of considerable online engagement on and around the date of publication. The planning profession’s Women of Influence are now regularly recognised.
However, the ambition has increasingly been to associate an in-person event with the campaign, allowing the sector as a whole to come together as a community around the campaign’s objectives.
In 2022 this vision was realised with an inaugural in-person drinks reception, panel discussion and a photocall for the 2022 Women of Influence present.
The Scaffolding Association – Scaffolding Conference
The Scaffolding Association delivered its first annual conference ‘Scaffolding Conference’ on 29th September 2022. The conference is the first event of its kind in the UK being completely dedicated to the scaffolding and access sector welcoming both members and non-members of the Scaffolding Association.
The event, held at the Heart of England – Conference & Events Centre, Coventry, attracted around 150 delegates from across all areas of the scaffolding and access sector including operations, managing directors, HR, compliance, risk management, procurement, technical and many others. Since opening for membership in 2013, the Scaffolding Association have proactively listened to what its members are saying about the industry and composed a conference programme that we knew would be engaging, informative and above all else relevant to the audience.
The keynote speaker for the day was Tim Balcon, CEO of the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB). Tim addressed the audience and delivered his vision for the future of scaffolding with respect to training and recruitment.