Excel's Rees elected ICCA chairman

Excel London’s head of sales (associations and public sector), James Rees, is to succeed Brian Horsburgh as ICCA UK and Ireland Chapter chairman. Rees said he would build on the events and relationships that Horsburgh, Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre managing director, had created. “Excel London recognises the benefits of being involved with ICCA and I have the company’s support to dedicate the time required to oversee chapter activities,” he said. Horsburgh plans to give up chairmanship this summer. “After an exciting three years as chairman, I feel it’s time to step down and am delighted that James is taking over,” he said. “I will remain on the ICCA committee for the foreseeable future and offer James my full support.” BT Convention Centre head of sales Kerrin Macphie, who was ranked 13th in the C&IT Power 50 2008, and Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre international sales manager Sue Etherington have also been elected to the chapter’s committee.

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