Having shared my insights on getting the best out of Richmond Events, I can now share the highlights and key learnings from this year’s Marketing Forum (8th/9th November) and Communication Directors’ Forum (9th/10th November). Attending both forums gave me a unique perspective – it allowed me to see common trends across industries and gave me a valuable insight into what’s in demand and what most people are talking about.
Both groups shared similar needs, with some commonalities and unique differences. They were united by a strong commitment to excel in fulfilling their responsibilities. I was genuinely impressed by the dedication of those in the communications field. Engaging in in-depth conversations, especially regarding career experiences, renewed my admiration and respect for those leading in their roles.
I’m confident that all who attended will have come away a better version of themselves going forward. For those who had the chance to meet with me, you likely observed my commitment to preparedness (aka to my ‘Top Trumps’ cards). I had to listen hard and do my homework to have something meaningful to contribute. I also do all I can to tip chance in my favour and make sure that when ‘opportunity’ comes knocking, I put myself front line and centre — hence, enabling my one, last and final request:
As a supplier, I hosted over 50 one-on-one meetings, roundtable discussions, and dinner meetings. Moving forward, my one request is for a place at your table or, rather, for our team to have that privilege. I would love to introduce you to the talented individuals behind our work and get them to continue the conversations we started.
My goal at the event was to identify well-aligned opportunities where our team can contribute meaningfully. If you, as an attendee or reader, have current or future needs, I hope I’ve effectively represented my team, and we will be invited to respond to the challenges discussed.
So, please talk to us and let us meet with you — whether before a briefing, ahead of your procurement process, or directly. We will engage and respond specifically to your needs, ensuring our ‘meeting’ is of value to you.
To those who attended the event, thank you! It was great meeting with you, and I will do my best to come back to you and follow up as soon as possible.
Hi. I’m Dale Harper.
I attend these forums because I believe in people and know just how important it is to put a bit of personality into the mix if a relationship is going to go anywhere. My role is to discover alignment between your needs and our creative team’s service capabilities.
I’m here to listen and understand your requirements, and if we can align our services to them, either now or in the future, that’s fantastic. If not, perhaps another time.