London - 26th May 2021

The pandemic has clearly had an unprecedented impact on the Events Industry, one we are all still reeling from. But from that, the Industry has shown incredible ingenuity and adaptability to this dramatically affected landscape.

As we all look ahead and see what awaits us on the horizon in a post lockdown and pandemic world, the C&IT Summit is here to shake the dust off, inform and inspire senior event professionals and decision makers to make sure they hit the ground running .

The C&IT Summit will focus on providing an opportunity to come together from both sides of the industry coin to discuss strategies, designs and experiences through collaborative roundtable discussions with organisers and destinations. As we’ve all recently relied on digital alternatives, we will also take a look at what we’ve learnt from being fully immersed in cyberspace as well as how that environment has evolved and is starting to shift to meet new requirements; including a special, in-depth feature on virtual reality implementation.

This is the perfect, exclusive event to reconnect with your peers, combine old formats with new concepts, and set your sights on the future of Events. 

Why Attend?

Case study roundtables

Our case study roundtables are a great opportunity to network and share ideas with like-minded industry individuals in a less formal environment. You'll have an opportunity to join several interactive roundtables focusing on specific challenges.

Your personalised timetable will include topic-specific discussions that will be led by industry experts and destinations, where you can benchmark, learn and debate with your peers. 

Virtual Reality - Live!

Virtual Reality is one of the technologies with the highest projected potential for growth, and after the year we have had you can see why. This technology completely blends in with our daily lives. Video games, medicine, education... Virtual Reality is here to stay so for the first time ever we'll bring VR to the C&IT Summit.

Partnering with Gatherings (powered by Mesmerise), we'll go through the real applications of virtual reality, explore it's experiential capabilities and get hands-on with the devices and see the virtual world for ourselves. 

Future of tech in a post-pandemic world

The global MICE industry has undergone a massive technological shift that many call it a mini “Fourth Industrial Revolution.” But as we look past the current digital-only world, how has tech evolved alongside the industry, and what does that mean for the future?

We'll have one of the leading event tech providers take us through the digital landscape, the best options out there and inspiration for ways to implement them into events in the coming months and beyond.

Socially distanced networking

With COVID secure procedures in place, we'll give you the chance to network and get back to what you do best: socialising and building connections, in a setting that is safe and helps bring that feeling of normality back to the world of MICE Forums. 

Being held at a London location with etc.venues, we're committed to making sure that this event is as safe and secure as possible, adhering to government guidelines.
You can find out more about what the procedures will be here.

Venue & COVID Safety

We at C&IT are committed to make sure our return to live events and forums are as COVID safe and secure as we can make them. We are constantly monitoring and following Government guidelines and advice, and will be working with our suppliers to make sure that we provide a quality event that you expect from C&IT in a socially distanced environment.

See below some of the steps and procedures we'll be putting in place for this event.


18-point plan


All attendees will be provided a personalised agenda following the below format:
08:30   Arrival & Registration 

09:00   Chair's Opening Remarks & Welcome to Live!
Calum Di-Lieto, Editor, C&IT

09:10   Virtual Conferences Keynote
The New Reality: How Technology Finally Transformed the Conference Industry
Andrew Hawken, CEO and co-founder of Mesmerise Global

09:45   Roundtable Session 1

10:35 Coffee & Networking break

10:50   Roundtable Session 2

11:40   Roundtable Session 3

12:30   Lunch Break

13:35  A Road to Hybrid and the Digital Landscape
Launch Interactions Keynote Special

14:15  Roundtable Session 4

15:05  Coffee & Networking Break

15:20  Roundtable Session 5

16:10  Roundtable Session 6

17:00  Chair's Closing Remarks
Calum Di-Lieto, Editor, C&IT