Excel appointment boosts conferences

Excel has underlined its commitment to the conference sector by appointing a head for conferences and events. Vanessa Cotton becomes the inaugural managing director following a reorganisation at Excel. This will see the exhibition venue adopt a more proactive approach to attracting conferences. Cotton was appointed after helping Excel put together the job spec for the role. She said: "I believe that Excel is an enormous asset to the venue infrastructure of our industry, and one which has considerable potential for business growth." CEO Jamie Buchan said the appointment was made after research showed the clear need to differentiate between the exhibition and conference markets. "We’ve set up the new divisions to ensure we fully capitalise on our exceptional growth within both sectors," he said.

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