HBAA elects Jacqui Kavanagh as Vice-Chair for 2014

The Hotel Booking Agents Association (HBAA) has elected Jacqui Kavanagh, Managing Director of Trinity Event Solutions, to the position of Vice-Chair for the 2014 membership year.

An active member of the HBAA since its inception in 1997, Kavanagh will be responsible for driving best practice and innovation within the association.

Kavanagh previously held the position of Chair of the associations marketing committee. She re-joins the executive committee and becomes a board director with the primary objective of supporting the current Chairman Chris Parnham’s plans for the association throughout 2014.

Kavanagh founded Trinity Conferences in 2006 which specialises in venue finding, event management and booking accommodation for multiple industry sectors worldwide. The agency was honoured for ‘Promoting Excellence within the Industry’ at the association’s 2011 awards.

Kavanagh has sat on hotel groups’ advisory boards and panels for GIBTM in Abu Dhabi and for the German Convention Bureau, as well as acting as an executive council member for the Meetings Industry Association. In 2006, she won the Shine Awards Business Owner of the Year award.

In September 2013 Jacqui Kavanagh picked up the HBAA’s John Rees Community Award on behalf of Trinity. The award recognised the agency for its fundraising efforts, which saw the company raise more than £20,000 for three local charities.

“After being away from the executive committee for the last three years, I have been impressed by the achievements of the HBAA executive team,” she says. “I am delighted to be working with Chris, Juliet and the Committee to achieve our objectives.”

Chris Parnham, HBAA Chairman, adds: “We are thrilled that Jacqui will once again be bringing her unrivalled experience and influence to the HBAA’s executive committee. 2014 is set to be an exciting year, as we are working hard to continue the implementation of positive changes for our members, in line with our new strategy.”

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