Ashfield Meetings & Events (part of UDG Healthcare plc) ran their annual conference – The Lab – on Thursday 23 August at East Midlands Conference Centre, based at The University of Nottingham.
The Lab, is an interactive event for the agencies UK staff, dedicated to delivering continued professional development, building supplier partnerships and driving creativity. It is designed to complement the agency’s award-winning learning and development programme.
The event theme ‘The Power of You’ focussed on the individual strengths of employees and how collectively they help to create solutions for clients. The Lab had 200 attendees (including a number of preferred suppliers) and provided staff with the opportunity to share their own stories through a combination of ice-breakers, facilitated workshops, AV demonstrations, external speakers and an exhibition environment.
Penny Callaghan (Director, Operations and Business Services) said: “The Lab is a valuable and an important date in our calendar – and as a business we’re serious about developing and investing in our people. It is an opportunity for us to share insight and understanding, develop more collaborative relationships and build strategic partnerships.”
Janina Monaghan (Head of Global Sales Support) commented: “The Lab is growing from strength to strength and this year, the event allowed our staff the opportunity to discover more about their colleagues through interactive workshops and discover the benefits of storytelling as a communications tool.”
For more information about Ashfield Meetings & Events and its sister brand SPARK THINKING go to ashfieldmeetings.com.