Programme

THURSDAY | SEPTEMBER 24

In blue : Central European Time (CET)
In red : Washington (CET - 6)
In green : Singapore (CET + 6)

TIME
PHYSICAL / VIRTUAL
EVENT
09:00 - 09:30
03:00 - 03:30
15:00 - 15:30
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Morning coffee

09:30 - 09:50
03:30 - 03:50
15:30 - 15:50
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Opening of the AIPC Annual Congress
Jan van den Bosch, RAI Amsterdam & Pablo Nakhlé Cerruti, Viparis

09:50 - 11:00
03:50 - 05:00
15:50 - 17:00
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Technology and Beyond
Introduction: Jan van den Bosch, RAI Amsterdam
Speakers: Matthias Schulze, GCB German Convention Bureau e.V.
Stéphanie Dubois, SAP
Gerd De Bruycker, CISCO

Technology: Threat or opportunity?
Interconnected venues?
Lasting or only to overcome the immediate future?

11:00 - 12:00
05:00 - 06:00
17:00 - 18:00
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The Customer’s Point of View
Introduction:
Jan van den Bosch, RAI Amsterdam
Moderator: Vivienne Hsu, Cognito
Speakers: Christoph Woerman, Deutsche Bank
Marc Coleman, UNLEASH
Harry Hardy, D.C. United

What are event organisers looking for in this changing world?
What is needed to convince them to organise physical events?
What are the opportunities they see?

12:00 - 12:05
06:00 - 06:05
18:00 - 18:05
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Closing before Lunch
Jan van den Bosch, RAI Amsterdam

12:05 - 13:30
06:05 - 07:30
18:05 - 19:30
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Lunch Break

12:05 - 13:00
06:05 - 07:00
18:05 - 19:00
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Panel Debate: The Economic Model of Hybrid Events
Moderator:
James Morgan, University of Westminster (London) -  Event Tech Lab

Industry Panellists:
Wee Min Ong, Conventions & Exhibitions Marina Bay Sands Pte Ltd
Colja Dams, VOK DAMS Events & Live-Marketing worldwide CEO
Dahlia El Gazzar, Dahlia Plus Founder

Press Panellist:
Martin Fullard,  Mash Media Editorial Director 
Irina Graf, MICE Blog Founder 
Remi Deve, Boardroom Magazine Chief Editor
Martin Donovan, Mix Meetings Editorial Director

13:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 09:00
19:30 - 21:00
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Welcome Back and Introduction Opening Keynote
Julianne Jammers, SwissTech Convention Center
Opening address
Aloysius Arlando, AIPC President/SingEx Holdings

Keynote speaker: Mark Gallagher, Performance Insights

15:00 - 15:25
09:00 - 09:25
21:00 - 21:25
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Short Coffee Break

 

15:25 - 16:00
09:25 - 10:00
21:25 - 22:00
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The Future of Big Events - European Society of Cardiology
Introduction: Julianne Jammers, SwissTech Convention Center
Speaker: Isabel Bardinet, European society of Cardiology (ESC)

16:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 10:30
22:00 - 22:30
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Linking Policies & Events - Europe
Speaker: István Ujhelyi Vice-Chair of TRAN Committee Special Ambassador of UNWTO

16:30 - 17:00
10:30 - 11:00
22:30 - 23:00
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Linking Policies & Events - Scotland
Introduction:
Julianne Jammers, SwissTech Convention Center
Speaker: Neil Brownlee, VisitScotland

17:00 - 17:10
11:00 - 11:10
23:00 - 23:10
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Closing Remarks

 

17:10 - 18:00
11:10 - 12:00
23:10 - 00:00
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Panel Debate: The Economical Model of Hybrid Events

18:30 - 21:00
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Social Event

friday | SEPTEMBER 25

In blue : Central European Time (CET)
In red : Washington (CET - 6)
In green : Singapore (CET + 6)

TIME
PHYSICAL / VIRTUAL
EVENT
09:00 - 09:15
03:00 - 03:15
15:00 - 15:15
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Opening day 2 AIPC 2020
Introduction: Allan Agerholm, BC Hospitality Group A/S

09:15 - 10:15
03:15 - 04:15
15:15 - 16:15
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G3 - Panel discussion of AIPC, UFI and ICCA members
Speakers
: Michael Kruppe, SNIEC - Shanghai China
Taubie Mothlabane, Cape Town International Convention Centre
Michael Duck, Informa Markets

10:15 - 10:20
04:15 - 04:20
16:15 - 16:20
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Short Coffee Break

10:20 - 11:40
04:20 - 05:40
16:20 - 17:40
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G3 Presidential Debate
Introduction: Allan Agerholm, BC Hospitality Group A/S
Moderator: James Morgan, University of Westminster (London) -  Event Tech Lab

Speakers:
Aloysius Arlando, AIPC President/SingEx Holdings
James Rees, ExCeL London
Mary Larkin, , UFI President, President of Diversified Communications, USA

What have we learned after 3 months of exit strategies?
(Perspective from venues, associations and exhibitions)

11:40 - 11:50
05:40 - 05:50
17:40 - 17:50
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Closure of Morning
Allan Agerholm, BC Hospitality Group A/S

11:50 - 13:30
05:50 - 07:30
17:50 - 19:30
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Lunch Break
The lunch will be hosted by the SwissTech Convention Center (Lausanne, Switzerland) as the host of the 2021 Annual Conference

13:30 - 14:30
07:30 - 08:30
19:30 - 20:30
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Welcome Back and Introduction: Sven Bossu, AIPC

Perspectives Session: Accommodation
Speaker: Franck Gervais, ACCOR Europe

14:30 - 15:00
08:30 - 09:00
20:30 - 21:00
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Perspectives Session: Connectivity - Part 1: Geneva Airport
Introduction:
Sven Bossu, AIPC
Speaker: André Schneider, Geneva Airport

 

15:00 - 15:30
09:00 - 09:30
21:00 - 21:30
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Perspective session: Connectivity - Part 2: Public Transport
Speaker:
Kaan Yildizgoz, UITP

15:30 - 15:45
09:30 - 10:45
21:30 - 22:45
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Short Coffee Break

15:45 - 16:45
09:45 - 10:45
21:45 - 22:45
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Perspectives Session: Destination Management
Introduction: Sven Bossu, AIPC
Moderator:
Benita Lipps, Interel Association Management

Speakers: Carrie Kwik, Singapore Tourism Board
Steen Jakobsen, Dubai Tourism
Corinne Menegaux, Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau

How to regain confidence from event organisers?
Will the event ecosystem change fundamentally?
What strategies to apply?

16:45 - 17:00
10:45 - 11:00
22:45 - 23:00
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Closing Remarks
by Aloysius Arlando, AIPC President/SingEx Holdings

17:00 - 18:30
11:00 - 12:30
23:00 - 00:30
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Closing Cocktail

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