PPA Connect Briefing: Introducing new event formats and making them successful

DATE: June 9


Speakers from Hearst Magazines UK and Metropolis International share their experiences of bringing new event formats to market at this free breakfast briefing from PPA Connect.


The power of face-to-face has never been stronger, but with events saturation increasing in all markets there is the risk of our audiences becoming bored and overwhelmed with the event formats on offer. 

At this free briefing for PPA members, we explore the progress made by two media companies - one consumer-facing and one that serves professional audiences - to better understand how we can introduce different event formats to our portfolio to boost revenue and brand engagement.


Victoria Archbold hearstVictoria Archbold

Director of Events and Sponsorship, Hearst Magazines UK
Victoria is responsible for trade and consumer event creation and management, sponsorship sales and delivery and campaign management for Hearst Magazines UK brands. Some of the events that fall under her leadership are Cosmopolitan #FashFest, Red Smart Women Week, Bazaar at Work, and Country Living Shows.

Nick Stimpson

Nick Stimpson Metropolis

Managing Director, Metropolis
Nick is the Managing Director of a portfolio of business media brands at Metropolis, overseeing the P&L for events, subscriptions, and digital and print media. Nick runs a range of both new and established events across the property, audio visual, electronics and packaging sectors, comprising eight industry awards schemes; nine conferences / summits and a fast-growing series of sponsored client solutions events that include roundtables, think tanks, spotlights and training events.

The session will be chaired by:

Amanda Barnes

Amanda Barnes

CEO, Faversham House
Faversham House is an independent media group, operating in three business sectors; sustainability, utilities and visual communications. Amanda oversees its portfolio of industry leading events, including Utility Week Live and the edie.net brand extensions.



Second Floor

35-38 New Bridge Street





08:45 - 09:15    Breakfast and Networking

09:15 - 10:20    Speaker sessions

10:20 - 11:00    Q&A

11:00 - 11.30    Close and Networking          


Places are free of charge for PPA members. For more information and to register, please book online..


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