Eventia hails record year

Trade body Eventia is hailing a record year for attendance at its annual conference, with 250 visitors attending earlier this week. The figures are a significant increase on last year’s statistics – up 14% from 220 participants at the 2007 conference. This year’s Manchester-based event addressed key industry topics such as education and the mooted creation of a transparent fee-based pricing model. “We’ve built on the success of last year’s conference and taken the whole programme up a level,” said Eventia executive director Izania Downie. “Delegates were energised and inspired by the programme content and by their interaction with other attendees.” Universal CIT’s Patrick Collins stepped into the role of Eventia chairman at the conference. “We must make sure that we deliver fantastic events through the recession facing us over the next two years,” he said.

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