Industry association EVCOM’s new board, meeting for the first time, has decided to run a strategy day in early September to discuss Brexit designed to explore how industry concerns can be addressed.
New EVCOM chairman Andrew Smith, said: “We have a very clear mandate from members to help them through the changes. But what Brexit is and how it will effect is far from clear. This year we have the most active and passionate board I have been a part of and we need to pool that energy and make plans that actual help each of our members’ businesses.”
Following EVCOM’s July AGM, 20 top agencies and senior communications professionals gathered for the association’s Senior Leaders Summit.
Those in attendance included: Activate, Ashfield Meetings & Events, BlueHat, C2, First Event, Grass Roots, Heather Robinson, Inntel, MCHA Ltd, MCI, Penguin Events, Pure Events, RLC, Stage Struck, TTA, Wild Goose, Zibrant, MD Events, drp, Kabuki Productions, Jack Morton, TFI Group and Rapport.
EVCOM vice-chair Andrew Winterburn, said: “We recognise the value and power of bringing like-minded professionals together and are delighted so many agencies of such high calibre were keen to be involved. As an association we cannot produce effective solutions to the challenges faced within our industry without consultation, collaboration and contribution from such senior leaders as they are the voice of our ever growing membership.”
Winterburn added that the board used information gleaned from the Senior Leaders Summit to help map out a plan of action for the next 12 months.