The news comes after The Meetings Show UK announced a £1m hosted buyer programme.
Paul Kennedy MBE, strategic advisor to The Meetings Show UK and chairman of the Advisory Board, said: "Credibility and expertise were the two most important words used as we drew up our shortlist for the Advisory Board and Educational Panel.
"It is vital we bring together a group of respected industry leaders who act for the benefit of exhibitors and visitors - seeking ways to deliver the best possible show for all involved. We are delighted to have brought together so many highly respected individuals and look forward to an inaugural meeting that truly sees the brightest stars in the industry working towards a common goal."
The Meetings Show UK Advisory Board consists of:
Paul Kennedy MBE, strategic advisor to the Meetings Show UK / chairman Centaur Travel Group
Sally Greenhill, managing director, The Right Solution
Jane Longhurst, chief executive, The Meetings Industry Association
Linda Pereira, executive director, CPL Events (Portugal)
Christian Mutschlechner, director, Vienna Convention Bureau
Peter Ducker, executive director, HBAA
Carole McKellar, executive director, Europe, Helms Briscoe
Fiona Chappell, director business development Europe, Melbourne Convention and Visitor Bureau
Ian Taylor, commercial director, Marketing Birmingham
Tracy Halliwell, director of business tourism and major events, London and Partners
Paul Simpson, managing director, Visit Manchester
Kerrin MacPhie, director of sales, ACC Liverpool
MacPhie said: "We are delighted that the UK meetings industry will benefit from a new hosted buyer led show. Centaur has the opportunity to deliver an uncompromising hosted buyer proposition which ticks all of our boxes in terms of showcasing both Liverpool and ACC Liverpool’s product to quality buyers. We look forward to being a part of this exciting opportunity for the industry."
The Meetings Show UK's inaugural event takes place from week commencing 8 July, 2013 at Olympia, London.