Brian manages the in-house events team at the Royal College of Nursing and has over 30 years experience in organising conferences and events in the association sector.
The RCN events team organises 70 plus events a year, providing a varied programme of CPD activities to nursing audiences. These range from regional road shows and workshops, to one day/multiple day national conferences and exhibitions, awards dinners and other networking events for key stakeholders.
The team also has a key role in delivering the RCN’s Congress and exhibition. In his time at the RCN, Brian has had the privilege of growing this annual showcase event, which now attracts an audience of 6000. Taking place over 5 days, RCN Congress is a mixture of main hall presentations and debates, a substantial trade exhibition and a varied programme of fringe and social events. It is the largest annual event in the Nursing conference calendar and attracts significant media interest.
With pressures on health service budgets, working in this sector is a constant challenge and the RCN team uses its wide range of knowledge and experience to attract its audience in an exceptionally competitive market