New to conference?

Attending an industry conference for the first time and on your own can be a bit daunting.
In the lead up to the conference, you will be assigned an ITM Ambassador who will be your ITM Conference Buddy. Your ITM Buddy will be in touch with you prior to the event and welcome you to Brighton. Your ITM Buddy will have a small group of first timers, so you will instantly meet industry peers in the same position as you.

The ITM First Timers Welcome Reception is an exclusive morning get together for delegates who have never been to an ITM Conference before, or for those who are attending on their own. We will introduce you to the ITM Board Directors and Ambassadors who will share their top tips to help you make the most of your time at the conference. Taking place before the opening on Tuesday 12 May, this is a unique opportunity to kick-start your conference.

A priority check in desk will be available at the First Timers Welcome Reception, where you can register for the Conference and meet with the Head of Membership to discuss the coming days content and ask any questions about the Conference or your membership.

On Tuesday evening at 7.15pm, you have the opportunity catch up with the other First Timers and the ITM Board Directors at an exclusive reception, prior to the Chairman’s Party.

We’ve put together some handy hints and tips to ensure you make the most of your first Conference:

1. Register early to catch our Early Bird offer and to ensure you secure accommodation

2. Before attending the Conference download the ITM App, this will show the delegate list (you might already know people who are attending!), a Conference floor plan, so you can find your way around, together with the functionality to set up meetings with other delegates and tailor your Conference schedule. The ITM App will be available on the App Store – on Apple and Andriod in May 2020

3. Wear comfortable shoes!

4. Remember your business cards as there are lots of opportunities for networking. NB: You can share your details with delegates via the App if this is your preference.

5. If you have any concerns or queries about attending the ITM conference on your own, please contact the ITM team on secretariat@itm.org.uk and we can talk you through what to expect and answer any questions you may have.