Conference trends of 2020

2020 conference venueHere at The Brewery, we pride ourselves on being a superior conference venue. Oozing heritage, an array of spaces, a superb location and state-of-the-art facilities, The Brewery is the ultimate conference and meeting venue.

Our dedicated team of event managers take your requirements and preferences, and craft them into a completely unique and tailored conference for you and your colleagues.

But with a constantly evolving, ever-changing conference landscape, what is in store for conferences and meetings for the upcoming year?

Our expert event planners explore the top three conference trend predictions for 2020.


While sustainability and being environmentally conscious is not a ‘trend’, it is a crucial message that is set to continue to be a key focus throughout conferences in 2020.

As organisations continue to explore initiatives to lessen the impact on the environment, this is set to broaden in 2020 to include other factors, including reducing food waste.

Reducing single-use plastics was a key in 2019, seeing conference organisers provide attendees with reusable, washable glasses, e-invites and encouraging attendees to bring their own reusable bottles and coffee cups.

2020 is set to witness to push to reduce the amount of food waste that occurs during and following a conference.

For more information on The Brewery’s sustainability initiatives, read our blog: Sustainability at The Brewery.


The growing and positive focus on the mindfulness of employees is set to continue within the conference and meeting space throughout 2020.

Employers are set to take even more responsibility in looking after their teams and ensuring their health and wellbeing is looked after.

From sourcing local and fresh produce to consume during conferences, to a shift towards activity-based mindful meetings, the conference space will play host to a further focus on the wellbeing of staff and the creation of happier, healthier teams.

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

The influence, power, and popularity of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is unquestionable. We have already witnessed this innovative technology being adopted across countless sectors, including hospitality, and it is set to impact upon events, conferences and meetings during 2020.

From event registrations being handled through apps, to increases in tailored personalisation based on machine learning, AI and big data is set to continue to transform the conference space throughout the year.

Find out more

If you would like to find out more about how we can cater for your unique conference or meeting, contact The Brewery today.

Our team of experts will be more than happy to discuss our unique venue, your requirements and our approach to conferences and meetings with you.