22-24 APRIL 2022


What is the Exhibition Leaders' Summit?

In 2022, the second peer to peer group of leading exhibition professionals will be hosted by the Editor of Exhibition News, discussing current hot topics over three days including attracting new talent; geo-cloning; data debates and future of show auditing; what does insurance cover; and PE or not to PE.



The Exhibition Leaders’ Summit this year will take place at the opulent ‘Le Chalet Mont Blanc’, a beautifully designed ski chalet set into the amazing backdrop of the French Alps.  

Hailed as France’s number one Ski Chalet according to the World Ski Awards, Le Chalet is perfect for relaxing with customers and colleagues. Carefully and uniquely designed to respect the privacy of the individual, whilst offering shared spaces that offer a perfect environment for socialising, relaxing and having fun.

The property has three lounges to cater for any kind of gathering. Catch up on the day’s activities with a coffee in the day lounge, relax after a hard day skiing (or snowboarding) in the comfortable main lounge or enjoy a drink or two in the cocktail lounge.



This event will provide the attendee with a unique opportunity to network and learn from other senior exhibition professionals in an intimate and inspiring surrounding.

Off site events are regarded as the most valuable use of an attendee’s time to gain deeper understanding of issues facing their role and relationships with other professionals that will aid them in the future.



The aim of this event is primarily to provide a greater understanding of; the challenges that exhibition leaders face and how to form new business connections amongst destinations and event planners alike.

The main subjects that the EW editorial team will be airing in these peer-to-peer sessions are listed in the itinerary below.


After such a restrictive year for all of us, we understand now more than ever the importance of balancing education with experience on this summit.

Aside from the workshop sessions that’ll take place across the 3 days, we’ll also be arranging a series of exciting, interesting and relaxing activities for you to enjoy amidst the beautiful mountainous landscape of Chamonix.


08:55Depart London
11:45Arrive Geneva
12:00 – 13:00Transfer to Palexpo, Geneva Lunch and presentation by Claude Membrez at the Poivrier Restaurant
13:30 – 14.15Fireside discussion 1 at Palexpo – Geo-adapt don’t Geo-clone? (Exhibition organisers are changing, no longer do they take a formula and drop it into another territory, they need to adapt their brands to a specific location)
14:30Transfer to Le Chalet, Mont Blanc, Chamonix
15:30Welcome drinks reception & light lunch
16.00 – 17:00Fireside discussion 2 – The changing landscape of events (Mainly around technology and its impact on exhibitions and organisers)
17:00 – 17:30Check equipment
17:30 – 18:30Free time
18:30 – 19:00Drinks reception
19:00 – 22:00Dinner
08:00 – 09:30Breakfast
09:30 – 10:30Fireside discussion 3 – Harnessing the power of millennials or how millennials will change your business (whether you like it or not)
10:30 – 10:45Break
10:45 – 12:00Fireside discussion 4 – Creating markets (Following trends and creating markets) 
12:00 – 12:30Prepare to depart for lunch and skiing/activities
12:30 – 13:00Travel to activities
13:00 – 14:00Lunch on the mountain
14:00 – 16:00Skiing/activities
16:00 – 16:30Travel back to the chalet
17:00 – 18:00Fireside discussion 5 (optional) – unconference bring you pain points
18:00 – 19:30Relax, treatments, massages etc.
19:30 – 20:00Pre-dinner drinks
20:30 – 22:00Dinner
22:00 – FinishDrinks either in the chalet or in Chamonix town
08:00 – 09:30Breakfast
09:30 – 10:30Fireside discussion 6 – The big talent debate
10:30 – 11:00Prepare to depart for activities/ Leave room
11:00 – 11:30Travel up to the mountain/activities
11:30 – 13:00Skiing/activities
13:00 – 14:00Lunch on the mountain
14:00 – 14:30Travel back to the chalet
14:30 – 15:00De-camp at the chalet and get ready to leave
15:00 – 16:00Fireside discussion 7 – The big data debate
16:00 – 17:00Tea and cakes & free time
17:00 – 18:00Transfer to Geneva
18:00 – 18:15Arrive at airport and check in 
20:10 – 20:50Flight back to London


Apply for your space on the summit.

If you are interested in attending our summits, please fill in the form below. Tickets for the summit are £295 per person, which will contribute to some of the cost of flights, accommodation etc.

The Global Event Summit editorial team will review the application and reply to you with the results within 72 hours!

Alternatively, if you’d like to be sent one of our delegate information packs before applying – simply email ew@mashmedia.net and we’ll send one over within 24 hours.