All Members Meeting & Dinner

All Members Meeting & Dinner – 18 April 2024

Registration is now open for Agents and Suppliers

📍 Ashridge House


Dive into our action-packed agenda below and mark your calendars for a day filled with discovery, innovation, and collaboration:


beam Supplier Meeting

10:00    Arrival and registration

10:30    Welcome & introduction

10:40    State of the M&E Nation: Peter Heath of Venue Performance will cover data from last year and the year ahead, and share his insight on what lies ahead for the sector.

11:15   Is your hospitality organisation ready to leverage the power of Gen Z?

In today’s competitive talent market, attracting the best and brightest is essential. Gen Z is the newest generation entering the workforce, and they bring a unique set of skills and expectations to the table. In this session, Will Gennard MD of Talent Hive will explore how hospitality companies can attract and retain this dynamic group of young professionals.

11:50    Grab a coffee and return to the room.

12:00   beam Board update: What more’s in store for ’24?

12:15   Engaging with Agency Buyers: join moderator Jason Gutteridge from Venuedirectory, and our panelists  Heri Kashema, m&I Forums;  Mark Green, QEII Centre and Jess Hobday vbxwho’ll be discussing trends, innovation, what works and what doesn’t for agency buyers.

13:00 – 13:50    Networking lunch ( registration for agency attendees from 12:30)

All Members Meeting

14:00    Welcome and introduction

14:10     Introducing MMGY, beam’s new membership services provider.

14:20   Talking Business: beam board directors discuss topics raised by you, our members.

              Please send over your questions in advance to to ensure we cover them.

14:55    Artificial Intelligence: Over three sessions during the afternoon, business transformation and intelligent automation experts  Centelli will cover the what, why and how of AI in our industry, with practical examples of implementation in the workplace and its future impact in supporting businesses across the sector.

The afternoon will include facilitated, interactive ‘AI Campfires’ to consider current challenges, positive change, and feedback.

17:10    Round up and close


18:00   Group Activity led by Eventurous

19:00   Drinks

19:30   Dinner


Event Detail

18 April 2024 10:00 AM
18 April 2024 11:00 PM