Andrew DergousoffManaging Partner
International Conference Services
Stephen NobleManager, Asia Pacific
The Conference Company
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On completion of this course, you will know what is meant by the term ‘digital meeting’ and be able to assess the value of a digital event. You will have a firm grasp of the components of a digital event to be able to develop and manage a digital event in your overarching project plan.
What will I learn?
1. The digital landscape and the rise of digital events
2. Planning a digital event
3. Producing a digital event
4. Monetising and evaluating digital events
My passion is for evolving technologies and the applications they offer to the meetings & continuing education industries. As CTO of ICS, I take the best practices of what we have developed from our own subsidiaries and offer them forward to ICS clients. This primarily means transitioning traditional face-to-face meetings into digitally augmented ones by way of audio & video recording, live streaming & commercializing captured content. In regards to our subsidiaries – I manage both GOLD Learning and WebCoast Events. The former is dedicated to the education of maternal-child health care professionals. The latter acts both as an in-house provider to ICS as well as an on-call provider to select conference company partners. Both are dedicated to building virtual learning communities through digital content libraries and executing entirely online conferences and meetings. Utilizing our own proprietary and scalable virtual conference frameworks, our participants have access to live and recorded accredited lectures for their continuing education needs.
Stephen Noble has over 18 years' conference, expo and event management experience and is a key member of The Conference Company's senior management team. Stephen joined The Conference Company in 2007 as a Conference Manager after many years working in the professional sporting world. He has led the Conference and Events team and was instrumental in the growth of the company's operations throughout the region.
Based in Sydney as Manager Asia-Pacific he draws daily on this extensive hands‐on conference management know‐how to lead The Conference Company's operations in Asia and Australia. Part of his role involves ongoing discussions with key clients to understand their drivers and strategies and adapt solutions to accommodate those. These discussions also include bidding for international or Asia-Pacific meetings, where he has worked with clients in New Zealand and Australia in successful bid outcomes. Stephen still looks after a blue‐chip list of international multi‐day conferences and their associated exhibitions where he enjoys the challenge to bring latest thinking in meeting design and use of technology.
Stephen is an IAPCO Ambassador, a member of IAPCO Training Academy faculty and in 2019 he was voted one of The 100 Most Influential People in the Event Industry globally.