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TOP STORY: ILEA UK unveils new president

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Event entrepreneur and presenter of The Guestlist Podcast, Jason Allan Scott, will take over the Presidency of ILEA UK Chapter following the tenure of Alistair Turner next summer (2017). The announcement follows the chapter’s successful AGM and completes the current board.

Scott will support Turner and the Board in its mission to grow the footprint of the association and continue to lead the industry’s relationships with business and brands.

Alistair Turner, president ILEA UK Chapter said: “Our job at ILEA UK is to represent and talk to both the events community and the business & brand community, and there are few better people doing this in the industry than Jason at the moment. Jason [Scott] has been a massive contributor to ILEA over the last few years and will continue the amazing work being done within the association at the moment.”

Scott is both host and producer of The Guestlist Podcast, a weekly podcast where he talks to inspiring entrepreneurs and event professionals. The show is in its third season and has picked up tens of thousands of listeners from both within and outside of the events industry; it is available on the Apple iTunes New & Noteworthy list.

On his appointment, Scott said: “This is a real honour for me and gives me the chance to make a real contribution to an industry that I love.

“Every week The Guestlist Podcasts talks to people with amazing stories in business and in life, and because of this we’re seeing more and more people taking a look at the events industry. This is what we’ve done as a board in the last 12 months and will continue to do so over the next few years. There has never been a better time to be part of ILEA UK.”

Scott is a consultant, professional speaker, writer of the best-selling “Eventrepreneur” books on events, weddings and the hotel industry, “Start-up Impresario” and a part of Tim Ferris’s NR set. He is a founding mentor of Fast Forward15, was voted Top 100 Movers and Shakers in Events by Eventbrite 2016, Number 1 on Double Dutch’s 250 people in Events, and top 10% of social media in events in the world.

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Martin Fullard is the Deputy Editor at Conference News. Formerly a web editor at a national newspaper in the Middle East and motoring journalist.

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