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

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