ISES is a global association for creative events professionals, while the HBAA is the trade association for the hotel booking agency, apartment and venue community.
Confex Event Director Liz Agostini said: “International Confex has always been at the heart of the meetings and events industry. Working alongside these key associations is essential and we are delighted to have their support.
“These agreements mean that ISES and HBAA will bring exceptional content to the programme while Confex provides an outstanding marketing platform for each association and its membership.”
ISES president Kelly Baker welcomed the association’s return to the event.
She said: “We’re delighted to be representing our members again at Confex and the Event Production Show. The co-location of these shows represents a great opportunity for members of ISES to meet one another and to showcase the quality products and services they offer and we have some ambitious plans for how ISES can bring our own creative sparkle to the show.”
In addition, the HBAA said the partnership will help Confex attract more venues to the exhibition.
Chairman Chris Parnham said: “I am thrilled that we are working in collaboration with International Confex, one of the UK’s leading events for the meeting and events industry. This partnership will ensure that the HBAA will remain at the forefront of the industry.”
Liz Agostini added: “The collaboration with the HBAA is particularly exciting as it will provide an ideal opportunity to significantly increase the volume of venues exhibiting.”
More information on these partnerships will be announced in the coming weeks.
Confex has also renewed its partnership with ESSA.
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