HBAA announces vice-chair for 2007

Sue Burgess has been appointed vice-chair of the Hotel Booking Agents Association (HBAA), with the view to inheriting the chair position from Tim Gasson in 2008. The operations director of venue finder Inntel has sat on the executive committee of the HBAA for six years as a hotel and venue partner liaison, and most recently overseeing charter partner membership. In her new role, Burgess will work under Absolute Corporate Events managing director Tim Gasson who takes over as chair from Bob Dixon in January. “As an ardent campaigner for the hotel and venue booking industry, I’m looking to work alongside the committee to ensure that the highest levels of professionalism are attained and that the image of the HBAA is developed,” Burgess said. Both Burgess and Gasson’s appointment will be officially recognised at the HBAA annual meeting on the 18 December. Their positions commence in January and will last for 12 months. The appointment reflects a move back to business as usual for the HBAA after a hiccup last year when the then vice chair Dev Anand moved to Expotel – a non-HBAA member – putting himself out of contention for the senior post. The move saw Bob Dixon resume the role of chair for an additional year.

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles
and free email bulletins.

Register now
Already registered?
Sign in

48 hours in... Istanbul

48 hours in... Istanbul

From a boat tour on the Bosphorus Strait to rooftop belly dancing, here are our top picks for two days in the Turkish city.

ILEA UK's new board announced

ILEA UK's new board announced

The International Live Events Association says it aims to be an inclusive and inspiring global community during a 'challenging time'.

LIVE UPDATES: Morocco to start reopening borders

LIVE UPDATES: Morocco to start reopening borders

Find out which countries are on partial or national lockdown, what travel restrictions are in place and what size gatherings are allowed.

Smyle appoints new managing director

Smyle appoints new managing director

Creative agency reshuffles its senior leadership team to support its new virtual and hybrid events business.

Hospitality industry welcomes VAT reduction in chancellor's summer statement

Hospitality industry welcomes VAT reduction in chancellor's summer statement

MICE sector continues to wait for further clarification on financial support and a date for restarting live events.

How have event apprenticeships been affected by coronavirus?

How have event apprenticeships been affected by coronavirus?

A group of apprentices share their experiences of learning about the industry during lockdown.

RSVP podcast Ep6: Jessica Rabbit, fraudsters and sleeping in army trucks

RSVP podcast Ep6: Jessica Rabbit, fraudsters and sleeping in army trucks

This week's special guest is Julia Charles, managing director of Julia Charles Event Management.

'Working on the inaugural Invictus Games was amazing'

'Working on the inaugural Invictus Games was amazing'

A-List 2020: Rachel Douglass is a senior event manager at Yellow Fish.

Venues #LightItInRed to show support for events industry

Venues #LightItInRed to show support for events industry

Campaign to draw attention to struggling events businesses and employees lights iconic buildings red.

Dear C&IT: Graphs and data are useful but they can’t measure feelings

Dear C&IT: Graphs and data are useful but they can’t measure feelings

Metrics are great but don't forget to create a memorable experience, says Phil Staines from FIRST.