EMA Makes Big Announcements for 2020

Over 80 corporate organisers and industry experts attended the Event Marketing Association’s (EMA) Christmas Get Together - an annual networking event that was held aboard the iconic HMS Belfast.

The EMA Christmas Get Together brought together corporate event planners, marketers and industry experts to network, enjoy the and hear about the EMA’s future strategy which includes – 
Developing the content on the EMA website to make it the place for news information and resources for the Corporate event professional, support and drive best practice across the industry, build on their regular London program of events and deliver a number of regional events in key cities as they build their regional spread in 2020. 

The EMA has had a great year thus far with the launching of the new website, running more events and growing membership numbers from 400 to 900.

This year the EMA worked with Unique Venues of London to find a venue to host this prestigious event. The event was supported by a number partners that brought the occasion to life:

The Venue: HMS Belfast
Food & Beverage: HMS Belfast
Entertainment: Sternberg Clarke
Photography: Aniseed Event Photography

The event raised money for Meeting Needs, the event industry charity by way of a raffle with prizes donated by Four Seasons Hotels, Belmond Hotels, Liberty Global and 12 Hayhill. 
The event was sponsored by – Ordinate, One Moorgate Place, Switzerland Convention Bureau, Visit Belfast and London & Partners.

Richard Waddington, Chair of EMA, comments: “Our EMA Christmas Get Together was a great success – we all enjoyed the amazing food and venue, learning about its rich history. It was good to meet so many of our members and to share our plans for the coming year, Onwards and upwards!”

Richard Waddington also made 2 announcements the first about the new EMA/EVCOM Collaboration for 2020 the two associations will run a number of joint events, debate and create best practise guidelines on key industry topics, review the EVCOM code of conduct to make it a stamp of accreditation for the corporate planners and marketers as well as ensuring the respective memberships benefit from each other’s annual calendar of activities. 
And the second launching a new series of events with supporting content that will be running in 2020 called Wellbeing by Eventprofs for Eventprofs. The objectives of the series is to start a discussion that can continue within the EMA community and beyond. “We want to make Wellbeing accessible hence why we are using members experiences. To educate and offer suggestions on how other members can improve their own wellbeing.  We will be running a series of workshops such as - Resilience, effective goal setting, the menopause, nutrition and other activities such as yoga classes, mindfulness and gym sessions.”