International Confex will welcome Clare Balding to the Keynote Theatre on Thursday 19 February 2015.
The experienced television and radio broadcaster will share her experiences working on some of the UK’s major sporting tournaments and speak about the talent that Britain has in delivering worldclass events.
Balding, who was a key pundit for the London 2012 Olympics, has been a leading sports presenter on television since becoming the face of the BBC’s horse racing output in 1998, covering four Olympic Games, three Paralympics and three Winter Olympics.
The well-liked presenter, who will be replacing Kelly Hoppen from the Confex keynote line up, has also fronted Sports Personality of the Year, the Lord Mayor’s Show and Trooping the Colour.
Event director, Liz Agostini, said: “Clare is one of the UK’s most loved sports personalities and will bring plenty of inspiration and anecdotes gained from working with some of our fantastic athletes on some of the UK’s greatest events and shows. Her unbridled passion for sport is a quality that we can all learn from.”
Meanwhile, Central Hall Westminster is to host a panel discussion at Confex, deconstructing holographic and projection mapping technology.
The discussion will take place in the Technology Theatre at 12:15pm on Wednesday 18 February 2015.
The panel of experts will include Ian O’Connell of holographic projection technology specialist Musion Events, Matt Green of Broadsword Production Group and Robin Purslow, managing director of Eclipse Presentations. They will discuss the logistical and financial implications of these emerging technologies and look at how event professionals can begin to bridge the gap between everyday events and game-changing tech.
The session will be chaired by Central Hall’s Maria Schuett, who is leading the Event Technology Challenged campaign, which is focused on exploring how interaction and experience at events can be improved by technology.
Owned by Mash Media, Confex is co-located with the Event Production Show, the Office Management and PA Show (OMPA) and takes place on 18-19 February, at Olympia London. Register here.