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CEI Shanghai Summit

Uniting Asia’s Premier Buyers & Suppliers of the MICE Industry

13 March 2014, The Peninsula Shanghai


Draft Agenda – 13 March 2014

(Times and sessions are subject to change)



Welcome Remarks



Team Building Asia – Boom Time

Stuart Harris, Co-Founder and Director, Team Building Asia



Industry Outlook

Our opening seminar highlights trends that event planners need to be aware of in 2014. The panel will share insights into how events industry innovation, new business models and economic conditions are shaping client expectations. Learn how you can react positively to these challenges.


Karen Arndt, Managing Director China, Uniplan

Patrick Chen, Deputy Director, International Tourism Promotion Department, Shanghai Municipal Tourism Administration


Moderated by: Frankie Gao, Managing Director, China, MCI Group




Business Meetings (coffee served)



Stress-Free Marketing

Don’t get caught out tacking an event onto your brand without considering issues such as loyalty, target markets and why you’re organising the event in the first place! Speakers share ideas on organising stress-free brand events that make those countless hours and budget management all worthwhile.


Mariska Kiewiet de Jonge, General Manager, Benelux Chamber of Commerce

Darren Chuckry, Executive Director Client Services, Uniplan

Angela Lock, Deputy Executive Director, The British Chamber of Commerce


Moderated by: John Crozier-Durham, Foreign Service Centre Business Development Manager, Shanghai Tony Tang Law Firm








Team Building Asia – Need for Speed

Stuart Harris, Co-Founder and Director, Team Building Asia




Hosting Global Events

Incentive gatherings, training events and corporate events are becoming essential motivational tools if companies are to remain competitive. Globally, more corporate meetings are being tailored to the needs of different audiences – but how can planners successfully adapt these practices outside of China?


Priscilla Chan, Founder and Director, Speaker Connect

Eric Cuthbertson, Vice President of Operations, AEG China

Leo Tang, Founder and CEO, Eventown Group


Moderated by: Lisa Moi, Senior Marketing Director, Corporate Marketing, Reed Exhibitions China



Business Meetings (coffee served)



Don’t Fear Technology!

Enhance the experience of delegates by making effective use of mobile apps and other technology. Find out how to leverage event industry innovation to help reduce costs, measure delegate feedback, create networking communities, share pictures and more.


David Litteken, Managing Director, BI WORLDWIDE China

Thomas Meyer, Co-Founder, Mobile Now Group

Nicky Szmala, Digital Director China, Geometry Global

Michelle Toy, Vice President, Global Marketing APAC, State Street


Moderated by: Tom Schutyser, Business Development Director, Letsface

(Member of the board of Directors, Shanghai Benelux Chamber of Commerce, Partner - RiverBanks Investments

Owner and Director, Globe & Seas Bvba)




Closing Remarks and Prize Presentation


For speaking opportunities, please contact:

Gabriel Jor, Conference Producer, gabriel.jor@haymarket.asia, +852 3175 1969


For sponsorship, please contact:

Perpetua Ngo, Group Head of Sales, perpetua.ngo@haymarket.asia, +852 3175 1966


For registration and group booking, please contact:

Yan Tse, Delegate Account Executive, yan.tse@haymarket.asia, +852 2122 5252