Symposium Events is the conference brand of Black and White Trading Ltd. Symposium produces and manages conferences, seminars and other events for businesses, public authorities, charities and other organisations. In addition, we supply a range of marketing, PR and support services, both for events and more generally in business to business communications.
We are the UK’s leading independent producer of conferences for HR and related professions. With dozens of events planned this year, our conferences will target delegates with interests in:
- HR Strategy & Practice
- Health & Safety
- Pay & Benefits
- Employment Law
- Training & Development
- Diversity & Equality
In addition, we regularly organise events in the local government sector and undertake projects for clients in areas as diverse as media & entertainment law and food manufacturing.
What does “Symposium” mean?
Some people find the word hard to pronounce (try Sim-pose-eum) and ask us what it means.
In ancient Greece, the symposium was a drinking party. It was a forum to debate, plot, boast, or simply to revel with others. Attendees might also compete in rhetorical (speech giving) contests. It is for this reason the word “symposium” has come to refer, in English, to any event where multiple speeches are made.
The most famous symposium of all is described in Plato’s dialogue “The Symposium” where the discussion concerns itself with the genesis, purpose and nature of love.