Instant Book Summit – Virtual Attendance

You are invited to join us for this beam Instant Booking for M & E event, which is open to buyers, suppliers and users, and is aimed at everyone who wants to learn more about this industrywide topic and its impact on the meetings’ marketplace.

Our facilitator for the day is Martin Fullard of Conference News, and the full agenda is shown below.

Douglas O’Neill from Inntel and Caroline Metcalf from Agiito will be part of a panel that will be feeding back on the booking patterns of their corporate clients now and how this will change in the future and the technology they have launched to accommodate the need for Instant Book. They will be joined by fellow agents to discuss the challenges ahead that they see and what solutions are required to meet those problems head-on.

Groups360 and Meeting Package have platforms that handle a significant number of Instant Book meetings and they will be sharing their hints and tips on success and looking at the technical development required to get the industry to where it needs to be where all small meetings are undertaken by the corporate online.

Chetan Shah of micebook will be also be interviewing a corporate guest for their perspective on the digitalisation of meetings.

We will also not be shying away from the pricklier topics and there will be a session on maximising revenue, rate parity and the challenges of offline and online payment.

We are very grateful to our headline sponsor, venuedirectory for helping us deliver this summit and we look forward to seeing you and your colleagues on the 7th.


Time Title Speaker
11.30 am Registration
12 noon Welcome Juliet Price
12.10 pm Introduction Martin Fullard
12.20 pm The booking process Michael Begley
12.40 pm What are small meetings Michael Begley
1.00 pm Lunch
1.45 pm Welcome back Martin Fullard
1.50 pm Corporate Buying Behaviour Chetan Shah – Micebook

Kate Scully from Howdens Insurance.

2.05 pm Agency Panel – Where are we now Martin Fullard – Facilitator

Douglas O’Neill – Inntel

Richard Shacklock – Agiito

Paul Casement – Clarity

Alexi Hughes – Votel Venues

2.35 pm A Technical View Caleb Parker – Bold – Facilitator

Luis De Souza – NFS

Abbie Michaelson – MeetingPackage

Rich Matthes – Amadeus

Will Helsby – Venuedirectory

Maria Macree – iVvy

Dan Humby – Groups360

3.05 pm Instant Book the Technology Roadmap Ahead Michael Begley
3.20 pm Corporate Rate Plans for Instant Book Callum McLean – Agiito
3.35 pm Break
3.55 pm Payment, Parity and Commission Douglas O’Neill – Inntel
4.10 pm What does Supply, Distribution & Book success look like Jacqui Kavanagh – EDGE Venues – Facilitator

Douglas O’Neill – Inntel

Callum McLean – Agiito

Jane Griffiths – GLH

Shaun Cole – Village

Oliver Hargreaves – Studio venues

4.45 pm Conclusions from the day Matthew Davies – Cvent
5.00 pm Event Concludes Juliet Price

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Event Detail

7 July 2022 11:30 AM
7 July 2022 7:30 PM