Conference News April 2018 - Page 6

6 Contributors Contributors Emma Cartmell, CEO, CHS Group Richard John, presenter, author & industry trainer Simon Maier, agency expert and author Des Mclaughlin, agency expert, Mac-D Consulting Emma Cartmell has been on the conference and hospitality scene for a long time, running the Conference and Hospitality Show makes her a key industry figure. In this issue, we preview her 2018 Leeds show. P35 In this issue Richard John pours cold water over the perceived impact of GDPR. While those to trade solely in data have grounds to be concerned, John believes most of us won’t notice any difference. P41 CN’s regular contributor to the Think Tank, Simon Maier, has had a long agency career and is a published author. In this issue, he turns the page on storytelling and how the buzzword trend is ripping up the rulebook on how event content is structured. P41 CN’s regular Ask the Expert agency guru Des Mclaughlin, founder of Mac-D Consulting, takes aim at hotels in this month’s issue. He questions the understated value of a strong conference sales team, challenging them to make the change. P50 Managing Editor: Paul Colston; Deputy Editor: Martin Fullard; Managing Director: Julian Agostini; Publishing Director: Liz Agostini; Portfolio Commercial Director: Myran Balasingham; Senior Designer: Mana Assoudeh; Production Controller: Elizabeth Nixon; Video Production Executive: Karam Dhillon; Circulation Manager: Bret Weekes, Subscriptions Executive: Kayode Adedeji. Contact us: Subscriptions:+44(0)20 8481 1128, Editorial: +44(0)20 8481 1152, Advertising: +44(0)20 8481 1122, Production:+44(0)20 8971 1132. Conference News is published by Mash Media, Second floor, Applemarket House, 17 Union Street, Kingston Upon Thames, KT1 1RR, UK Tel: +44 (0)20 8481 1122 fax: +44 (0)20 8481 1144,