The Oysters group of 26 London-based overseas tourism boards and convention bureaux has appointed Cordate Solutions to handle its secretariat and future business development in the UK.
The Oysters became associated in December 2015 and elected Lene Corgan, business events manager from Tourism Australia as the inaugural chair of the organisation.
The appointment of a secretariat is to support the elected Oyster Committee develop the association’s administration processes.
Cordate Solutions was appointed after a public tender which had eight responses.
Hamish Reid of Cordate Solutions says: “I am delighted to be working with some of the most dynamic world destinations and helping support The Oysters associations’ activity in the UK market. The Oysters represents an exciting mix of short and long haul destinations and our aim is to bring more opportunity for UK buyers to find out how they can benefit from using these destination and city experts.”
Lene Corgan adds: “Hamish is a very well-known and respected individual in the destination marketing world. Following the tender process, Cordate Solutions was the unanimous choice of the selection panel. Hamish brings to us a wealth of experience and knowledge about outbound business events. Together with this central resource support we aim to grow the combined activities of the group enabling greater synergy across the broad spectrum of events we undertake. Our next major event is our annual networking event, which will take place in the autumn”.