The HBAA’s 2015 charity initiative, Big Site Visit, will take place 3–7 September at selected venues nationwide.
It will be the industry association’s largest logistical event of the year and is designed to provide an opportunity for venue and agent members to engage with each other, gain product knowledge and raise money for the association’s chosen charities, Meeting Needs and the HBAA Foundation.
Agents will visit all the participating properties over the five-day period.
Member venues will also be submitting prize donations for auction, resulting in one lot per site visit, each raising an anticipated amount of £100. The lots will be available for online bids from 5 October and will run until Christmas.
HBAA chair Jacqui Kavanagh (pictured) says: “The Big Site Visit is a huge undertaking and one of the largest association activities of the year. The event will reinforce our ethos of ‘doing better business, and doing business better together’ and will help us meet our 2015 objective to retain and encourage the next generation within the industry.”
Juliet Price, consultant executive director of the HBAA adds: “This initiative will benefit our members and allow them to build networks with respective venues and agents.”
The Big Site Visit will be celebrated at the HBAA Annual Dinner on 14 January 2016 at the Royal Armouries in Leeds, where awards will also be presented to members, including the agency achieving the most site visits and the most innovative site visit.