Education Programme

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The CHS Birmingham 2023 education programme theme was Love Life. Your Events, Your Career, Your Wellbeing.

Check out the programme below…

With thanks to our AV & Education Partner


Events are Easy…

10:00 – 10:45, Main Stage

Paul J.Abbott is the author of a brand new book, launching at CHS Birmingham: ‘Events Are Easy …’. In this session, Paul will discuss why people really think what we do is easy, but also how we, as event professionals can make life that little bit easier. Paul is a sprightly, funny and highly engaging speaker and auther. This is going to be a lot of fun!

Panel Session

Recruitment for Good

11:00 – 11:30, Main Stage

In this session we welcome The Power of Events to Chair as session on how the industry can look to resolve its resource crisis, but looking at new ways of finding, recruiting and training talent.

Panel Session

Putting Your Values on Show: Up Front & Behind the Scenes

11:45 – 12:30, Main Stage

The intersectionality of sustainability is sometimes overlooked, the requirement for environmental, social and governance to be equally balanced in order to meet sustainable equilibrium. The idea of balancing environmental considerations alongside accessibility, diversity and inclusion can be daunting for an organisation, and often how a brand or a company organises its events demonstrates what matters to them and how they value resources, engage stakeholders and create legacies.

Alongside organisations, what does it mean for us? And our key stakeholders? How important is it to work at an organisation that mirrors our values, and how do we hold ourselves and our employers to account. On this panel, we will be discussing topics around how to balance environmental sustainability alongside accessibility, inclusive design, diversity and the importance of belonging.


Life Lessons from a Podcaster…

14:00 – 14:30, Main Stage

With over ten years of experience in the world of tech industry spanning Proptech, Medtech, and CreatorTech, Jason has a broad understanding of multiple verticals, but it is with podcasting that he has made all these verticals work. He has helped his clients start, scale, and profit from podcasting, with clients making 6 and 7 figures from their podcasts for their businesses. He now travels the world working only with who he wants when he wants – if you are wondering how he does this and has had so much success?

Find out in this talk, where Jason will: Cover the most important lesson he has learned (and witnessed) over the last 2 decades – interviewing some of the most happy and successful people in the world on his shows. What is the secret to wealth and perhaps of more important significance; how do you achieve freedom to love life and live well.


How Can you make Social Media a Safe Space?

14:45 – 15:15, Main Stage

How do you create positive communities in otherwise negative places? Neil Thompson is Founder of the Delegate Wrangelers and has created a productive space for over 24,000 event professionals. But how has he fostered this positive environment, kept everyone together, despite its growth, and ensured everyone stays loyal to the values of the group. How is he different from other platforms? Neil explains why and how.


A Positivity Workshop, Leaving CHS Birmingham with the right Mindset

15:30 – 16:00, Main Stage

Nick Elston, inspirational speaker, entertainer and attendee at many events, will share his own thoughts, in his own captivating style, on the themes of the day. Bringing in the audience to discuss how they see their roles and their industry changing, but also paving the way for the much anticipated end of show drinks. Nick is the perfect person to wrap up the education, and begin the networking.