If you would like further information or would like to be involved in any of the Global Conference initiatives please contact either:
Rory Ross Russell
About the Global Conference Network
The Global Conference Network (GCN) provides quality information and events for the global conference industry. We facilitate dialogue and strategic thinking amongst the world’s conference companies through a variety of different forums and channels. Through events, education and industry wide projects we facilitate best practice and provide an industry wide voice to external organisations including educational institutions, suppliers and government bodies.
What the network does
The Global Conference Network runs events throughout the year bringing together professionals from the conference industry and key suppliers. These include:
- Conference Awards
Our flagship event, now in its 7th year and attracting over 600 conference professionals. The awards recognise and reward excellence for events and teams from across the globe.
- Association Excellence Awards
These awards have been developed to celebrate best practice and excellence in all aspects of Associations. With a judging panel comprising CEO’s from leading Associations, next year's event is taking place in London on March 31st 2017.
- European Association Awards
The European Association Awards recognise excellence and exceptional achievements in European associations. With over 2,000 business associations in Brussels alone, these awards will recognise the key individuals and teams who ensure their members voices are heard.
- London Venue Awards
Launched in 2015 the awards recognise excellence and exceptional quality offered at different types of venues in London. The 2016 awards will take place on 14th of October in London.
- Awards Awards
No typo, that's right we are launching an Awards event for the best Awards events. With Directors of Awards companies as judges this is a long overdue chance to receive recognition for the best Awards initiatives and ceremonies.
- Venue Summit
The Venue Summit will be of value to all venues who offer event space – in London, country-wide and internationally. From hotels, to conference centres, exhibition centres, business clubs – holding small, medium and large scale events, this Summit will offer attendees strategies and tactics to maximise the value of their venue.
- Conference Summit
The content led event which addresses the challenges and opportunities facing the conference industry. Attended by senior decision makers from across conferences.
- Event Marketing Summit
The event for marketing leaders, strategists and practitioners who want to discover the latest strategies and digital innovations to build event brands and communities.
- Conference Roundtables
Roundtables for marketing, operations and content are run throughout the year to provide peer to peer sharing of information and networking.
- Conference Training
Training courses for sales, marketing, production and operations led by industry experts run both as public course and in-house programmes.
- Conference Golf Cup
The annual event for keen golf players in the conference industry, now in its 5th year, it is an excellent way to network and meet other golfers in the industry
- Conference Graduates
Promoting the conference industry to top universities and graduates, proving a carefully selected group of graduates with free, intensive training then placing them in conference companies.
Who do we represent
The Global Conference Network is for everyone who is involved in organising commercial conferences and events which generate revenue either through delegate fees or sponsorship including;- conference companies - publishing houses - training companies - associations - charities. We have events and information for everyone involved in conferences whether as producers, marketers, operations, sales, event managers or senior management.