Bear in mind that this can be used by facilitators and audience members alike! The best discussions will be fuelled by event attendees, rather than the compere.
- How has competition in the industry and marketplace evolved over the past ‘X’ years?
- Is there still room for disruption in the industry?
- What do you feel is your USP in the market?
- Do you see marketplace competition being driven from companies based within the country or from overseas?
- Do big incumbents benefit from the disruption startups can bring to an industry?
- Do you feel any indirect competitors will enter the market/industry over the coming years?
- As industry X changes over the next X years do you see more or less businesses operating in it?
- Is VR going to revolutionise the events industry or is it a passing trend?
- Does social media at events add to the experience or distract from it?
- How can we measure ROI on our events?
- What event technology would consider as standing out from the crowd right now?
- How useful do you think event technology/event apps are to live events, and are they integral to the industry?
- What are the keys to overcoming event supplier and logistics challenges?
- What trends do you see emerging in this sector in the coming months/years?
- What do you predict will be the biggest challenges for the industry over the next X months/years?
- What’s the best piece of advice you would give to someone still at the early stages of their career?
- Which technology or trend are you most excited about for the coming months?
- Which companies are going to be the big losers in the next 12 months?
Questions for Thought Leaders
- What measures have you seen work effectively at addressing workplace diversity challenges?
- Do you place greater emphasis on working harder or working smarter?
- Who inspires you?
- How did you get involved in the industry?
- What was your background prior to getting where you are today?
- Why are products like yours important to the industry?
- How many customers do you currently have, and what kind of market share does that represent?
- What crucial KPI do you measure business performance on?
- What are your goals for business growth over the next quarter/year?
- What are the greatest threats to your business/industry at the moment?
- How does ‘Topic X’ impact your business?
- How do you feel the industry has evolved over the past X years? Has it been for the better or worse?
- Is technology a threat or an opportunity?
- Which technology could you not live without?
- With the rise of ‘X Technology’, do you think there will still be a place in the market for your product?
- As the importance of data grows, how do you see the industry king better use of it?
- How can we use AI effectively in our industry?
- Are technology and creativity at odds with each other in the industry, or can they work together to produce a greater result?
- Which technology has been most transformational for the sector?