Ahead of the annual International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) UK & Ireland debate in Brighton, 24-25 March, the association has appointed Conference Partners to act as secretariat.
The one-year contract was awarded following a three-way tender evaluated by the chapter committee.
Conference Partners will be responsible for all aspects of association management for the ICCA UK & Ireland Chapter, including event management, committee and membership support, financial management and communication.
“The chapter continues to grow with several new members joining already this year and so it is essential we have a strong secretariat to support our voluntary committee and ensure we offer a great service to our members,” said ICCA UK and Ireland Chapter chair and director of sales at ACC Liverpool Kerrin MacPhie (pictured). “We are delighted to appoint Conference Partners to the role following their successful tender and look forward to working with the team.”
Nicola McGrane, managing director of the Conference Partners Group, added: “We are delighted to be chosen by the ICCA UK and Ireland chapter. Working with an organisation that has education and the sharing of knowledge high on their agenda is a priority for Conference Partners.”
The Conference Partners team responsible for the ICCA UK and Ireland Chapter secretariat will be led by account manager Lorraine Garvie.
The first task for the new chapter secretariat will be to manage its forthcoming annual debate to be held in Brighton. Meeting design and the art of optimising meetings and events for maximum effectiveness will be the focus of the debate. Registration is open to members and non-members of ICCA.
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