Just one day to go until the C&IT Agency Forum descends on Manchester. This year’s Agency Forum’s agenda is impressive to say the least, but with so much going on you may be overwhelmed by what is happening and when. To ease your burden we’ve taken a look at the agenda and compiled a list of our top 5 must-dos at the forum this week.

  1. Team Building with Right Angle.

Corporate team building company Right Angle Corporate Limited introduce their award-winning team building session ‘The Killing’. Attendees will step into the shoes of real crime scene investigators to solve a crime, armed with one piece body suits, masks and gloves, as well as a fully equipped mobile laboratory. This event takes place on day one from 5pm at Manchester United’s Old Trafford stadium.

  1. Living up to the expectations of Millennials

Ryan Curtis-Johnson, Head of PR and Marketing at DRP, and David Preston, CEO of Realise, lead a discussion based session about the old generation of employee vs the new. The talk centres in particular on millennials, their constant endeavour to be to be better than their predecessors, and how understanding both sides can help push the industry forward. This takes place at 9.30am on day two at Manchester Central.


  1. The Pitch Factor

Another one for day two at Manchester Central, this time at 9:40am. Newly appointed editor of C&IT Magazine, Calum Di Lieto hosts a panel discussion featuring Sarah Lawrence, Events Business Expert at B&Q, Kate Scrafton, Senior Event Manager at BNP Paribas, and Elizabeth Conboy, Venue Sales Manager at Manchester Central. The team will converse about the elements that make for a good pitch and the art of winning new business through your pitches.


  1. The Future of Social Media and Event Technology

Thomas Knights, Head of Agency Partnerships EMEA at Cvent, talks about technology and social sharing. He’ll discuss how technology is ever-changing, and how this can be incorporated within the events industry to make for more engaging content and social sharing. This talk takes place on day three at 10 am at Manchester Central.

  1. Take the tour of Manchester Central.

Manchester Central is giving delegates the chance to enjoy a guided tour of the venue. We highly recommend that you take a tour with the team, even if it is just to re-familiarize yourself with the venue so you can make informed and up to date opinions to share with your clients. The tours take place on day two at 5:30 pm and day three at 9.00 am and 1:30 pm

We hope that our top 5 will help you choose which content sessions you’d like to take in this week. As the event production partner to the Agency Forum we will of course be exhibiting so come along and see us on stand 19. The Universal Live team look forward to meeting you!