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The Agency Challenge 2020

Pre-event on-demand system open 2nd November – 9th November 2020

What is the Agency Challenge about?
The Agency Challenge is part of the Northstar Meetings Group Challenge Event Series for agency, corporate and association event buyers. Running for 8 years the challenge event format is proven to create an environment where imagination inspires business and builds partnerships between buyers and event industry suppliers.

The Agency Challenge is a modern business forum that brings together event management agencies with venues, destinations and specialist suppliers.

It is a unique blend of creative team building and effective networking based on engagement through gamification. It is an opportunity for agencies to be inspired by a tantalising array of presentations in an energetic, informative and memorable way. It is the not-to-be-missed agency event of the year.

We all know that our usual event format is just impossible at this time but we still want to bring event management agencies together with venues and destinations so that our events industry can continue to operate and thrive again in the near future.

What’s included:

• Complimentary attendance
• An incentive gift from either a dining experience or technology item
• Work with your team members to earn points from a venue quiz or a team challenge game competing for the £1000 team cash prize
• Join our musicians for a hilarious game of ‘Name that tune’
• Experience ‘Team Millionaire’ but don’t hold on to your 50:50 for too long
• Watch a fantastic array of inspiring venue presentations to enhance your future event ideas, using our pre-event on-demand portal
• Choose which venues and destinations interest you the most and benefit from 1-to-1 virtual appointments with your favourites
• Explore our educational session on how to deliver a fantastic virtual goodie bag
• Enjoy our entertaining cocktail hour where you can find out the overall team winners in our virtual prize presentation


Who attends:
Event directors, managers, organisers, operations, account managers from event management agencies who would like to meet venues, destinations and specialist suppliers who can inspire their future events. You can meet your peers and make life-long connections with this immersive , educational and amusing event which is carefully designed to help you inspire and grow your future events. You can extend your product knowledge to discover inventive ideas to optimise your budget and experience engaging 1-to-1 appointments to target your individual event needs. A cost-effective and time-efficient way to develop your skills, knowledge and relationships.

Open to UK-based event management agencies

Sit back, relax and enjoy our digital event. Below is the running order for the virtual event across two half days, including our virtual team-building activities and the 1-to-1 appointment session.

Tuesday 10 November 2020

  • • 10:00 – Welcome and get to know your technology
    • 10:05 – Meet your challenge team
    • 10:15 – Virtual team challenge
    • 11:15 – Break
    • 11:30 – Opportunity to watch any further presentation to earn quiz points / opportunity for in-room networking
    • 12:00 – Virtual team challenge
    • 13:00 – Lunchtime & virtual networking
    • 13:00 – 16:00: Optional further opportunity to review the on-demand presentations and book 1-to-1 meetings / in-room networking

Wednesday 11 November 2020

  • • From 12:30 – Welcome back and technology reminder
  • • 12:45 – Educational session on how to provide the perfect digital goodie bag
  • • 13:20 – 1-to-1 appointment session
  • • 14:30 – Ten-minute break
  • • 14:40 – 1-to-1 appointment session continues
  • • 16:15 – Virtual cocktail hour, announce winning team and close

(Timings are subject to change)



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