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Venues of Excellence hosts annual conference

Venues of Excellence hosts annual conference

Venues of Excellence (VoE) has hosted its first members annual conference under its new CEO Mandy Jennings.

The annual conference titled ‘New Horizons’, was held at member venue Edgbaston Park Hotel and Conference Centre and was attended by 111 delegates.

At the event, keynote speaker, Kate Nicholls, CEO of UK Hospitality, delivered a presentation around the recovery of UK hospitality. There was also a presentation around sustainability in events by ISLA and a panel discussion on new technology and innovation. BVA-BDRC then shared the latest updates surrounding the state of the hospitality industry.

The conference also offered a networking area for peer-to-peer engagement and to meet with over 20 exhibitors who offer products to the hospitality sector.

Mandy Jennings, CEO of Venues of Excellence said: “Membership retention for the organisation has been great due to the levels of support we offered during lockdown. Our sales and marketing efforts are now reaping rewards as we see enquiries back to 2019 levels.

"Confidence is instilled when we see our customers are asking for quality venues where they know they will be in safe and secure environments.”