The Stage is Set - #SummerSchool18 Awaits

17 Jun 2018

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The big day is nearly upon us. We are close to ATCM's premier event of the year, and we are happy to admit that it's an exciting agenda.

We can confirm that the speakers for #SummerSchool18 have been finalised. We have two fantastic days of learning, networking and fun.

27th June - Conference and Awards Dinner
10am: ATCM Annual Review and AGM
Ojay McDonald, Chief Executive of ATCM
Leigh Brown, Chair of the ATCM Board of Directors

10.45am: Refreshments

11am: Welcome and Introductions to #SummerSchool18
Ojay McDonald, Chief Executive of ATCM
11.15am: Excellence in Events for the City of Culture
Katy Fuller, Creative Director and Joint Chief Executive of Absolutely Cultured
11.35am: Business Engagement in the Hull City of Culture Events
Kathryn Shillito, City Centre Manager at Hull BID
12.00pm: Parallel Workshops
Blackpool and All That: A Lesson in Developing an Illuminations Strategy from the Famous Lights Festival
Richard Ryan, Head of Illuminations at Blackpool Council
Ronnie Brown, Managing Director at Blachere Illumination UK Ltd
Maximising Space in Towns and Cities for Events
Ben Parsons, UK Sales Manager at NAL Ltd
Measuring the Success of Events
Dan Coombs Regional Director of Elephant Wifi
Luke Baldock Sales Director
Dr Jackie Mulligan, Founder of
1.15pm Lunch
1.45pm Plenary Workshop: Live Events Production
Alison Bowcott-McGrath, Managing Director at Maynineteen and PinPointer 
Debbie Thompson, Commercial Director at Maynineteen and PinPointer 
Jo Prosser, Creative Lead at Maynineteen 
Mike Bufton, Senior Account Manager at Maynineteen 
Sarah Conlan, Key Account Manager at PinPointer
3.15pm: Refreshments
3.30pm: Creating an Events Legacy: Year 2 and Beyond for NuArt Aberdeen
Adrian Watson, CEO of Aberdeen Inspired
3:55pm: Parallel Workshops
Future Proofing Your Town Centre 
Diane Wehrle, Marketing and Insights Director of Springboard
Jon Burnett, National High Street Account Manager of Springboard
Simon W Quin, Director, Institute of Place Management
Animating the Street through Urban Food Markets
Kathryn Shillito, City Centre Manager at Hull BID
Our Eyes and Ears: The Role of Ambassadors in Great Events
Ian Sandison, Chief Executive of Cambridge BID
Emma Thornton, Chief Executive of Visit Cambridge 
5pm: Close

Town and City Management Industry Awards Dinner (A Black Tie Event)
6.30pm: Arrival & Drinks Reception (Sponsored by
7.05pm: Welcome and Introductions 
Sabri Marsaoul, Marsaoui Ventures Limited
7.10pm: The Big Screen: Adding Value to Events
Russell Scott, Head of Commercial at
7.15pm: The View from Down Under
Gary Cattran, President of Mainstream Australia
7.20pm: Dinner
9.00pm: Launch of the Great Places Accreditation Pathfinder 
Ojay McDonald, Chief Executive of ATCM 
9.05pm: The Purple Flag Awards 
Presented by Ojay McDonald, Chief Executive of ATCM and Sarah Walker, ENTE/PF Programme Manager of ATCM
9.20pm: Pudding and Coffee
9.50pm: The Town and City Management Industry Awards
Presented by Sabri Marsaoul, Marsaoui Ventures Limited
The Awards Dinner will be followed by an After-Party in Hull City Centre.

28th June - Study Tours
10am: Study Tours
1pm: Lunch
2.30pm: Close
We can confirm that this event will be accredited by the Institute of Place Management, offering an opportunity to gain 540 valuable CPD points.

Book Your Seat

Tickets for #SummerSchool18 are still available. But with a 100 delegates already booked, space is running out. ATCM members and Purple Flag members get a discounted rate plus special offers for group bookings and ambassadors. Book here.

Learn. Network. Enjoy.