About The Global Conference Network

The Network for the Conference Industry

The Global Conference Network (GCN) has been established to provide quality information and events for the global conference industry. We aim to facilitate dialogue and strategic thinking amongst the world’s conference companies through a variety of different forums and channels. Through events, education and industry wide projects we are looking to facilitate best practice within the conference industry and provide an industry wide voice to external organisations including educational institutions, suppliers and government bodies.

What the Global Conference Network does

The Global Conference Network runs events, including awards, summits, roundtables and training, throughout the year bringing together professionals from a range of industries. These include:

  • Conference Awards
    Our flagship event, now in its 7th year and attracting over 600 conference professionals. The awards recognise and reward excellence for events and teams from across the globe.
  • Association Excellence Awards
    These awards have been developed to celebrate best practice and excellence in all aspects of trade and professional Associations.
  • London Venue Awards
    These awards have been developed to celebrate the best of all venues in London. With a judging panel comprising movers and shakers from venues and corporate users, the second annual event is taking place in London on October 14th, 2016.
  •  Conference Summit
    The content led event which addresses the challenges and opportunities facing the conference industry. Attended by senior decision makers from across conferences.
  •  Event Marketing Summit
    The event for marketing leaders, strategists and practitioners who want to discover the latest strategies and digital innovations to build event brands and communities.
  • Association and Conference Training
    Training courses for sales, marketing, and events professionals led by industry experts run both as public course and in-house programmes.
  • Graduate Development
    Promoting the event industry to top universities and graduates, proving a carefully selected group of graduates with free, intensive training then placing them in event companies.


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Who do we represent

The Global Conference Network is for everyone who is involved in organising commercial conferences and events which generate revenue either through delegate fees or sponsorship including;- conference companies – publishing houses – training companies – associations – charities. We have events and information for everyone involved in conferences whether as producers, marketers, operations, sales, event managers or senior management.