British country house hotel and venues group, Exclusive Hotels and Venues, has announced a list of senior event industry professionals and stakeholders that have joined the group’s new Meetings & Events Advisory Board. The group says the idea is to secure closer engagement with key influencers in the M&E community and evolve Exclusive’s own proposition in the market.
The new Board includes, Chris Foy, the new head of business visits & events at Visit Britain; Tracy Halliwell MBE, head of business tourism at London & Partners; Fay Sharpe, MD of Zibrant; Heather Lishman, executive director for ABPCO; Jennifer Jenkins, MD of MCI UK; Ben Goedegebuure, global GM EMEA, Maritz Travel Company; Jane Baker, commercial director at 2Heads Creative; Chris Parnham, MD at Absolute Corporate Events and Jacqui Kavanagh, CEO at Trinity Event Solutions, along with Jodi Collen CSEP, president of the International Special Events Society and Jennifer Claire Scott CSEP, Event Director at Empire Force Events (both based in the USA).
Johanne Holman, group director of sales and marketing at Exclusive Hotels and Venues said: “This initiative will help us to gain a greater insight and connectivity with those key decision-makers and end-users of the M&E space, whilst allowing us to truly develop our proposition to ensure we continue to stand out.”
Holman added that she was “delighted to have a unique group of experts in their field, outside of our own business, with whom to regularly consult and advise to ensure we can react quickly to the market and enhance our position as an industry leader in the sector”.