Exploring how technology can help to build a truly 21st century state with smarter, nimbler, more responsive and more accessible public services.
Learn how to effectively measure and evidence impact with interactive, practical sessions on improving REF implications and interdisciplinary research.
This event will give help, guidance and support to local councils to ensure they have the right and most accurate information to help make good decisions on applications in their area.
At this conference we will explore how to raise teaching standards, provide a greater focus on graduate employability, widen participation in higher education and open up the sector to new high-quality entrants.
Open Forum Events exists to facilitate, through a series of bespoke events, the development and promotion of new thinking and practical solutions in delivering quality, affordable public services and economic prosperity.
We are a leading producer of first-class conferences and events which tackle the key issues facing the public, private and voluntary sectors. We bring people together to learn, shape best practice and share ideas.
Our high-level meetings and networking opportunities offer an outstanding forum for practical analysis, insightful opinion and engaging debate with experts in their field.
Earn CPD hours at our conferences. We are members of the CPD Certification Service, which means that you can earn Continuing Professional Development hours at our events.
The recent Mental Health: The Five Year Plan event provided an ideal forum for Magstim to showcase its innovative rTMS (repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) technology for the treatment of drug resistant Major Depressive Disorder. The range of delegates was ideal, with the right mix of healthcare decision makers and clinical practitioners. We will certainly be considering future events.
Our company was recently a sponsor and exhibitor at a conference in Manchester. This was the first such event we have done and I was extremely impressed with both the event itself and the help and support we received during the run up to the event. From the initial contact with Open Forum where Sean identified the perfect event for our business through to the on the day arrangements, everything ran like clockwork and the whole team did everything they could to ensure our day went well. The event itself was extremely enjoyable, we made at least five really good contacts and within 24 hours of the event had been asked by someone we spoke to there to provide a proposal and costing for some work. This is a fantastic success rate given that this was a relatively small conference and we will definitely attend further Open Forum Events in the future.
I thought it was a good event and was very well run. The content of the presentations was relevant and engaging.
We made some excellent contacts which we have already followed up. All in all we achieved a great deal and your company is well organized.
As the PR director of Kingsley, I am really pleased that we decided to participate this event as an exhibitor. This event helped us getting our message across to right professionals in the industry plus it was a great opportunity for us to drawdown some important insights on latest developments in Dementia care. I must also mention that you and your team organised the event really well. All your staff were really helpful and their effort made the event very successful.
The staff within Open Forum are excellent in communications and planning which make the whole process value for money, and have everything ready on the day with arrangements for stands, programmes and itinerary’s. I highly recommend the Open Forum as an excellent marketing opportunity event. The range of guest speakers and attendees was excellent and tailored to appropriate contacts for myself and the company I market for. Appropriate contacts are essential as the event is an expense that needs to see an outcome. We have already agreed to meet five contacts from the day to view our services and potentially be a referral base for the future.
I have to say you delivered exactly the right people you said you would in exactly the volume you promised. And the organisation and smooth running through the day was exceptional. I’ve been attending various exhibitions over quite a few years and I have to say this was probably the most successful ones I’ve experienced.
The recent conference was well organised and the delegates were all well positioned within their organisations. The day had a very positive feel to it and the delegates were very keen to engage in conversations and gather information relevant to their healthcare environments – which included a good mix of hospitals and care homes. We received a lot of interest on the day and achieved some good quality lead generation, which we now hope to turn into quality sales. Lunch – as always at these events – was excellent too!
We were very impressed with the impact the TBS GB branding had across the event and the leads we did generate were good. I personally was impressed with the lead up to the event, you made the pre-event arrangements very easy, other exhibitions have done has not been half as organised.
I was really impressed by the delegates, I’d say 80% of them were extremely relevant to our services and I had the opportunity to make some valuable connections. The event staff were excellent, both those that worked for the venue and the Open Forum staff and extremely helpful.
I thought the event was very good. As a sponsor we got a lot of interest and good contacts from the day. As a speaker, the 20 minute sessions seemed to work well and thought the open session after lunch was good as well. I am trying to think of any improvement areas but cannot.
We found it a very useful and engaging event. We have enjoyed working with you on this event and will certainly look at any future conferences you are running with keen interest.
We launched our mental health campaign Life Fit at Mental Health 2015 in Manchester. The event was incredibly well organised, and we met a number of very useful contacts there which are (only a week later) helping us drive our project forward. The speakers were inspirational too, and I genuinely feel we gained a lot from being there.
Excellent event, with a good mix of speakers focusing on educating delegates rather than selling to them.
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