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The Association Challenge 2020

Virtual day – May 2021

What is the Association Challenge about?
The Hybrid Association Challenge is part of the Northstar Meetings Group Challenge Event Series for agency, corporate and association event buyers. Running for 8 years the challenge event format is proven to create an environment where imagination inspires business and builds partnerships between buyers and event industry suppliers.

The Association Challenge is a modern business forum that brings together association management companies, PCOS and association meeting planners with venues, destinations and specialist suppliers.

It is a unique blend of creative team building and effective networking based on engagement through gamification. It is an opportunity for associations to be inspired by a tantalising array of presentations in an energetic, informative and memorable way. It is the not-to-be missed association event of the year.

Who attends:
Association meeting planners, PCOs and association management companies who would like to meet venues, destinations and specialist suppliers who can inspire their future events. You can meet your peers and make life-long connections with this immersive , educational and amusing event which is carefully designed to help you inspire and grow your future events. You can extend your product knowledge with compelling education, discover inventive ideas to optimise your budget and experience engaging 1-to-1 appointments to target you individual event needs. A cost effective and time-efficient way to develop your skills, knowledge and relationships.

Virtual event attendee:

Open to overseas-based association meeting planners, PCOs and association management companies and those based in the UK who are unable to attend the live event.

Pre-event – May 2021

You will have access to the virtual on demand system in advance of the virtual event day where you can experience a programme of captivating and memorable presentations. You will be allocated to a team as you work to earn points from quiz presentations and virtual team challenges as you aim for the team cash prize.

Watch a minimum of four presentations or as many that are of interest to you and your business needs. At the end of each presentation you can take part in the fun team quiz about the presentation you’ve just watched and earn points for each correct answer.

You will also be able to pre-book a minimum of four 1-to-1 appointments with you favourite suppliers which will take place on the live event day.

Virtual day – Day one – May 2021

10:00 – Welcome
10:05 – Get to know the technology and your host
10:10 – Meet your challenge team
10:15 – Virtual team challenge
10:45 – Break
11:00 – Education session – Sustainability
11:30 – Virtual team challenge
12:00 – Lunchtime & virtual networking
12:00 – 16:00: Optional further opportunity to review the on-demand presentations and book 1-to-1 meetings

Virtual day – Day two – May 2021

13:00 – Welcome back, technology reminder and position of teams at the start of day 2
13:15 – Education session – Diversity
13:45 – Break
14:00 – 1-to-1 appointment session
15:30 – Break
15:45 – 1-to-1 appointment session continues
17:00 – Virtual cocktail hour and close

Follow Twitter @EventsEducation for the announcement of the winning team during the live gala presentation dinner

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