Should participants at events, conferences and trade shows be considered communities? Where does one draw the line between an event that takes place regularly and a community? In this session, we place the focus on two unique elements of a community – relationships and shared identity, as we design our events moving forward.

Learner Outcomes:

  • Learn strategies to building a thriving community
  • Engage participants, including influencers, along a spectrum of community support
  • Give communities an active voice in identity building


Session Type: Concurrent Session

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Janine Garner



Janine is a global thought leader on powerful networking, collaboration and unleashing leadership brilliance. She is passionate about building high performing leaders and teams and bringing brilliant people together to achieve remarkable results. Janine spent 20 years working her way across the world putting together award-winning marketing campaigns and strategies for high-profile brands like Ralph Lauren, Oroton, Jaeger, Sainsbury’s Homebase and Citizen Watches. It was whilst working as a senior leader that she learnt about the power of connection and what it takes to unlock the brilliance in teams and leaders.
November 7 @ 11:30
11:30 — 12:15 (45′)

The Parisian Macao

Janine Garner