Women In Technology
On 10th October 2018, Maddox Events hosted the Women In Technology Scotland 2018 Conference at the Scottish Event Campus in Glasgow. The inspiring event brought 400 leaders and professionals to Scotland’s centrepiece for women in technology, to learn from the best speakers in the industry, enhance their skills portfolios and celebrate gender diversity in the world’s fastest growing industry.
The event took place in the main SEC Centre, utilising the multipurpose Loch Suite and recent addition – The SEC Meeting Academy. “For me, I love how contained the space was,” commented operations executive, Rebecca Davis. “Everything we needed was in one area – registration, theatres, exhibition, networking, toilets and cloakroom. This suited our exhibitors as we promote our booths on the basis that our exhibitors are guaranteed high exposure to our delegates. It was also simple to navigate around and meant that directional signage could be kept to a minimum.”
Maddox used the SEC Meeting Academy for their catering, whilst sessions and breakouts took place in the Lomond Auditorium, Alsh and Boisdale Rooms in the neighbouring Loch Suite.
The nature of the event meant that it was important to the client to have a business district location. One of the key selling points of the SEC Meeting Academy is that it is the perfect event solution for corporate events. “Being an event for tech professionals, it’s also favourable to have an event that champions advancing technologies and in a venue which provides a great platform for that,” said Rebecca.
“One of the other benefits of hosting our event at the SEC was the transport provision. There are ample links for delegates and it made it so much easier for us,” she continued. The SEC has its own train station, a multi storey car park, taxi rank and is just fifteen minutes from Glasgow International Airport.
The event was sponsored by big brands including JP Morgan, RBS, Morgan Stanley, BBC, Lloyds, Sky, FreeAgent, CodeClan, Zonal and Swarm. Maddox were able to gain additional exposure through the digital screens that are strategically placed throughout the venue.
Helping to pull the event together was the SEC event team. “I couldn’t have pulled the event together had it not been the for the support of the SEC team and I thank them for all their efforts. We had to coordinate the event on a tight timeframe, but the team were very thorough, patient and flexible,” concluded Rebecca.