Confex Group to hold Association Summit in September

Associations industry heads set to attend summit ahead of Event UK

Confex Group to hold Association Summit in September
Confex Group to hold Association Summit in September

Confex Group is to hold the Association Summit for associations industry heads ahead of the Event UK show.

The summit is designed to champion a collective voice for the sector and will be held at the Macdonald Burlington Hotel in Birmingham on 21 September.
 
It is hoped the event will become a regular forum for conference, meetings and event associations to share best practice.

"In the run up to the Olympics, it is imperative that our industry presents a robust and unified front to create a positive legacy and have the means to speak with one voice," said Confex Group portfolio director Duncan Reid.
"Through the summit we hope that we will be able to pool the resources of our many associations for the benefit of all, and be able to feedback some of the advice at Event UK on the following Tuesday and Wednesday."

Meetings Industry Association chief executive Jane Evans expressed support for the event, saying: "2009 continues to be a challenging year for our members, and this summit will show that we are all serious about supporting the industry in its widest form."

ICCA UK & Ireland Chapter chair James Rees added: "We fully support the summit. The industry has been crying out for a joined-up approach from all of the associations for a long time and hopefully this will set the ball rolling for the benefit of all of our members."

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