EVCOM hosts a wide range of events throughout the year including networking, training seminars, awards and special events. Our events bring together a complete cross-section of our industry, including agencies, venues, production companies, brand communication managers, destinations, freelancers, tech providers and professional services.
Below is an outline of our main events for 2017:
EVCOMference is our educational and networking event for the events and visual content industry. It consists of keynote talks, participatory workshops and inspiring sessions as well as ample networking opportunities. For 2017 EVCOM will introduce a rolling EVCOMference, consisting of two afternoon seminars across the year that allow you to catch up with the very latest developments without giving up a day or more of your working week. Re-branded EVCOMference Bitesize, the first session will kick off 2017 on the 11th January and will focus on Innovation in Communication.
Like all our 2017 events, paid up members receive a 50% discount for EVCOMference Bitesize tickets. Early bird rates offer a 33% discount for bookings made by 3rd January.
As soon as EVCOMference Bitesize finishes, EVCOM members who register online are invited to the Upper Sugar Room at The Brewery for complimentary New Year New Business drinks. Reservations are essential for this popular event, click here to make yours.
EVCOM SCREEN AWARDS
Formerly the IVCA Awards, the EVCOM Screen Awards are the most prestigious awards in corporate film and visual communication. EVCOM 2017 members will be able to enter the EVCOM Screen Awards 2017 in January and we are delighted that the winners’ ceremony will take place at BAFTA in Piccadilly in the spring, reflecting the pinnacle of the art of film-making. The Awards will be presented in the Princess Anne Theatre, allowing ample time for networking before and after the event. For a full list of 2016 winners click here.
EVCOM CLARION AWARDS
The EVCOM Clarion Awards promote the very highest standards in social inclusion, health, welfare, education, charity, safety, sustainable development and ethical debate. The EVCOM Clarion Awards 2017 will take place in the summer. For further information on previous winners and the event itself click here.
ASSOCIATION ELECTIONS AND AGM
The EVCOM Board is made up of elected members who are leading, active practitioners in the live events and visual communication industry. Candidates stand for election in May each year and the results are announced at the AGM for members in July. The AGM provides the opportunity for the Chairman to report on the year’s activities and to respond to questions from members. To view the current Board Members click here.
EVCOM LIVE AWARDS
The EVCOM Live Awards, formerly the Eventia Awards, are the most respected mark of excellence in the live and experiential industry, attracting entries from all around the world.
The Live Awards 2016, which took place on the 18th November, were a great success (see here for a list of winners) and the 2017 edition will follow a similar approach to the Screen Awards, celebrating the art of live communication and enhancing networking. The venue will be confirmed once this year’s attendee feedback has been analysed in full.
The big news for our awards programme is the launch of a new event in late 2017 in partnership with Meetings & Incentive Travel magazine and meetpie.com. Under the working title of the EVCOM Industry Awards, this event will bring together all sectors of the industry – live, film and digital – for a gala night encompassing the most prestigious categories of the EVCOM Live, Screen and Clarion Awards, along with new categories reflecting the integrated communication industry.
Meetings & Incentive Travel has agreed to incorporate the Meetings Industry Marketing Awards (MIMA) ceremony with the EVCOM Industry Awards ceremony to celebrate the very best in all corporate communication. This plan will create greater critical mass by merging the two events to deliver a bigger attendance and additional value for the market.
In addition to our main events, EVCOM hosts a regular series of events over the year including:
- Academy Day – the successful EVCOM Academy, launched in 2016, will take place twice in 2017 to train industry professionals in the practical skills of business development and business management.
- The EVCOM Fellowship Lunch, our prestigious networking and recognition of great communicators, will once again take place at the House of Lords in the autumn.
- Talking Pictures, focusing on the craft of film-making
- Industry leaders summits for both live event and screen professionals
To book your place on our regular events, go back to the list of upcoming events by clicking here.