HBAA sets out development plans for 2014

The HBAA will push for more training, growing membership by 20%, greater collaboration with other industry bodies and visiting members at their places of work during a week-long roadshow.

HBAA chairman Chris Parnham
HBAA chairman Chris Parnham

The plans are part of the association's strategy for 2014, outlined by recently re-elected chairman Chris Parnham.

While the HBAA has partnerships with bodies including Eventia, Confex and BVEP, HBAA executive director Juliet Price will front a push for further collaboration.

Parnham said: "We will be visiting our members at their offices, rather than always making them come to us. We'll also host member recruitment events to encourage those who have not joined up yet to find out more about the HBAA."

The HBAA will also be updating its code of conduct and will consult members on how it can extend membership criteria to allow travel management companies to join.

"Feedback from our members assures me that they like the changes we are making, and they feel that the association is fresher, more relevant, and is delivering more value," Parnham added.

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