IMEX: Advice from leaders – Pop in Rising Star Zone

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An hour-long pop in “Advice from Leaders – Pop in Rising Star Zone” session at IMEX Frankfurt on May 20 (3:30-4:30pm) will give young professionals with less than three years of industry experience

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An hour-long pop in “Advice from Leaders – Pop in Rising Star Zone” session at IMEX Frankfurt on May 20 (3:30-4:30pm) will give young professionals with less than three years of industry experience the opportunity to take advice and guidance from a team of industry leaders.

The Barbican-led initiative will bring industry advisors and rising talent together so they can have informal and constructive conversations. Each industry leader will host four sessions throughout the hour lasting 15 minutes and will also be on hand following the sessions to offer further guidance.

“The whole idea of the session is to give young professionals the opportunity to learn, educate and share knowledge,” comments Jackie Boughton, Head of Sales at Barbican Business Events. “The chosen advisors are from differing areas of the industry but all have a wealth of knowledge they are ready to share with the next generation of professionals. We are all very excited about this event and feel that IMEX is the perfect stage in which to host it.”

The industry leaders taking part in the event include:

· Jackie Boughton, Head of Sales at Barbican Business Events
· Sue Etherington, Commercial Director at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre
· Paul Colston, Managing Editor of Mash Media
· Kerrin MacPhie, Director of Sales at ACC Liverpool & ICCA UK & Ireland Chapter Chair
· Adam Baggs, Creative Director & Founder of Soaring Worldwide
· Tracy Halliwell, Director of Business Tourism and Major Events at London & Partners
· Sue Burgess, Senior Director of Operations at BCD M&I
· Alistair Turner, PR Director of Davies Tanner
· Alan Newton, Co-Founder and COO of Eventopedia
· Jacqui Kavanagh, CEO of Trinity Event Solutions and HBAA Chair

The event will take place in Seminar Room 2, Inspiration Hub, Stand G680 at IMEX Frankfurt.

Further information on events at the Barbican can be acquired by contacting the Business Events Team: +44 (0)20 7382 7043 | [email protected]

Barbican is Europe’s largest combined conference and arts venue. Located in The City of London, it is capable of holding meetings from 10-2,000 delegates in its fully equipped concert hall, theatres, conference suites and boardrooms. Barbican Business Events brings together the venues expertise in the arts and corporate meetings.

Built as part of London’s Barbican development and officially opened in March 1982 by HM Queen Elizabeth, unlike many other venues, Barbican was specifically built with the dual purpose of holding conferences and arts events presenting a diverse range of art, music, theatre, dance, film and creative learning.

The creation of Barbican Business Events contributes to the venue’s future success. To make the most of the Barbican’s rich culture and heritage, Barbican Business Events was created to bring together their expertise in three very different areas – the arts, creative learning and corporate business. This approach to corporate events is based on stronger, more in-depth partnerships with their artistic, creative learning and development teams in order to bring more creativity and rich content to events.

The Barbican provides a vibrant and inspiring venue for corporate events, conferences, meetings and entertainment. The venue is capable of holding meetings from 10-2,000 delegates in rooms including a concert hall, theatres, a boardroom and conference suites that can accommodate 10-170 delegates and can be adjusted using sound proofed sliding partitions.

The diverse meeting spaces at the Barbican include:
Barbican Hall
Barbican Theatre
Three private cinemas
The Garden Room
The Conservatory
The Boardroom
Frobisher Suite
Various meeting and conference rooms
Various Foyers

About the Barbican
A world-class arts and learning organisation, the Barbican pushes the boundaries of all major art forms including dance, film, music, theatre and visual arts. Its creative learning programme further underpins everything it does. Over 1.5 million people pass through the Barbican’s doors annually, hundreds of artists and performers are featured, and more than 300 staff work onsite. The architecturally renowned centre opened in 1982 and comprises the Barbican Hall, the Barbican Theatre, the Pit, Cinemas One, Two and Three, Barbican Art Gallery, a second gallery The Curve, foyers and public spaces, a library, Lakeside Terrace, a glasshouse conservatory, conference facilities and three restaurants. The City of London Corporation is the founder and principal funder of the Barbican Centre.

The Barbican is home to Resident Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra; Associate Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra; Associate Ensembles the Academy of Ancient Music and Britten Sinfonia, and Associate Producer Serious. Its Artistic Associates include Boy Blue Entertainment, Cheek by Jowl and Michael Clark Company. International Associates are Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig and Jazz at Lincoln Center.

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