Don’t pick stand number 14

Hi everyone, Joanne here, your friendly neighbourhood events assistant. This is my second Gathering and WOW – it’s already busier than last year! In the last week and a half we’ve had over 24 event slots booked and 8 exhibition stands, which means I have quite a lot of work to be getting on with. When a booking comes in I’m the one who sends your confirmation and participation forms, and I’m also the one with the big floor plan on her desks who helps make sure everyone gets the stand they want – you’d be amazed how popular stand number 14 is! So when you’re booking to host your event or your exhibition stand spare a thought for me when you complete and send it, I’m making sure everything is sent back just right!

Gathering Guru tip

When you are booking your stand have more than one stand number option in mind, chances are you aren’t the only one who wants stand number 20. Same goes with booking an event, have a second time slot or room layout choice in case Wednesday afternoon is booked out or there are no round table rooms left.

Sponsor Announced

We’re happy to announce CCLA as one of our sponsors. CCLA are specialists in cash and investment management for charities, faith organisations and local authorities. Their services include the broadest range of funds designed specifically for charities (for more details, check out their website) and they will be hosting a series of events at The Gathering 2018 – more details will be available when we launch the programme in January 2018.

Gathering Guru tip

There’s lots of opportunities for organisations and companies to host events at The Gathering 2018. Our packed programme of 70 free events over the two days offers visitors a wide range of opportunities to hear latest developments, learn something new or engage in areas of interest. Event hosts who have a short catchy title get more clicks on the website when we launch our programme in January. Stats from previous events show that hosting an event on Day Two in the afternoon is just as popular with visitors as a lunchtime slot on Day One.

SCVO Events Team

Gathering website launched

We are delighted to launch our brand new website for The Gathering 2018!

There are lots of opportunities for organisations and companies to get involved, from hosting an event to taking an exhibition stand.

We also want to hear from you if you have something a little different to bring to the table, whether this be an artwork exhibition, interactive games, a community bus – or even something to complement our pamper and relaxation stands.

Watch this space – we’ll be sharing some tips and tricks so you can get the best out of attending The Gathering from our Gathering Guru in the weeks to come.

SCVO Events Team x