Joe Manby wins Conservative Party Conferences contract until 2017

Event services supplier Joe Manby, which has been delivering event services for the Conservative Party Conference since 1985, has been reappointed for the next five years, starting with this year’s event at Manchester Central in September.

“Joe Manby understand the nature of our conferences and has been instrumental in helping us develop them over the past few years,” says Commercial Director of the Conservative Party, Scott Seaman-Digby. “They provide great support to our stakeholders and have ensured that we have been able to maintain tight cost control. The party looks forward to continuing our work with the team at Joe Manby to ensure our conferences remain at the pinnacle of UK political events.”

Azahar Hussain, Director of Event at Fingerprint Events, the organiser of the conference, adds: “Staying fresh with new creative energy is crucial to making this event a success and I can always rely on the Joe Manby team to deliver new ideas. The fact that the Conservative Party choose to work with Joe Manby year after year is an achievement that speaks volumes.”

Previous designs for the conference have included a replica giant interactive conference handbook, an authentic London street scene with traditional stone walls and cobbles, for the Back Boris 2012 London Mayoral Campaign, and a bespoke press area for the international media.

“The bar is set high, but our creative team thrives on the challenge this event offers and is currently working on some innovative ideas for this year’s conference. Ideas, however, that will be kept firmly under wraps until the first delegate walks through the door at Manchester,” says Richard Manby.

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