Events industry pays tribute to Vanessa Cotton in £10,000 charity bid

A team from George P Johnson and Davies Tanner is training for the Cancer Research UK 10k Challenge to raise funds in memory of industry maven Vanessa Cotton.

Vanessa Cotton passed away in June
Vanessa Cotton passed away in June

The team is hoping to raise £10,000 by running at Hampton Court Palace on 3 October.


Vanessa Cotton, former non-executive chair of Reed Travel Exhibitions' (RTE) meetings and events portfolio, passed away in June.


Formerly the face of Excel London as its managing director (conference and events), Cotton was a long established and respected industry figure, frequently listed in C&IT's Power 50 top ten.


Cotton was also an early adopter of CSR in the events industry and championed initiatives including the introduction of an environmental penalty scheme to discourage clients from using non-recyclable materials at the venue.

To sponsor the team visit www.run10ksponsorme.org/vanessacotton

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles
and free email bulletins.

Register now
Already registered?
Sign in
Venues and Events International wins Foreign Office contract

Venues and Events International wins Foreign Office contract

The partnership with Torchlight Group will deliver conferences aimed at promoting international cyber security standards.

3 reasons clients will demand wellness incentives

3 reasons clients will demand wellness incentives

Jacqui Wylde from CT Group Travel, explains why event planners need to be ready to react to the wellness trend.

5 ways to create event 'FOMO'

5 ways to create event 'FOMO'

BCD M&E'S 2019 Bydesign Report highlights how to cultivate interest before an event through 'fear of missing out.'

London to host major medical congress in 2020

London to host major medical congress in 2020

The European Association for the Study of the Liver will return to ExCeL London in 2020 for the five-day event.

The most exclusive meeting locations with MICE by Palladium

Whether business travel or incentive trips, travelling is a unique experience. Palladium Hotel Group offers the best locations and service to join business and pleasure.

Case study: Balfour Beatty supplier conference

Case study: Balfour Beatty supplier conference

Venues and Events International oversaw the project management and onsite event management for the company's 2018 conference.

Algarve's best venues, hotels and restaurants

Algarve's best venues, hotels and restaurants

Seafood, spas and a spot of golf for your guests amid beautiful beaches, fine cuisine and wines and friendly locals.

Venues in Birmingham, Warwick and Nottingham

Venues in Birmingham, Warwick and Nottingham

A roundup of the top venues, hotels and activities in the central region of England including large-scale conference centres.

Case study: The Wearable Technology Show 2019

Case study: The Wearable Technology Show 2019

This year's show was hosted over two days and featured keynotes from the BBC and Facebook.

World's most expensive cities for business trips

World's most expensive cities for business trips

New data from global mobility specialist ECA International reveals the 10 most expensive cities for business travel.

LATEST JOBS