ABPCO appoints first corporate member to new exec

The Association of British Professional Conference Organisers (ABPCO) has appointed its new executive committee, following its recent AGM held at the joint Summer Summit event in London’s ICC ExCel. The new executive committee includes a corporate member representative for the first time in the Association’s history. Representing ABPCO Corporate Members ACC Liverpool, BT Convention Centre Head of Sales Kerrin MacPhie has been appointed to represent the interest of the Association’s Corporate Members.

Rebecca Cadman-Jones of K-C Jones conference&events retains the role of Chair, while Kenes UK MD Michael Foreman is appointed Vice-Chair, relinquishing his previous role as treasurer. Jacinta Scannell, MD of Conferencing at Happening, and Sue Raey of Benchmark Communications remain on the committee. They are joined by new members Martin Jack of Think Different Events, Jennifer Jenkins of MCI UK, Mike Lyon of Write Style Communications and Anthony Lishman of Conference Centres of Excellence.

ABPCO Chair Rebecca Cadman-Jones commented: ‘The appointment of our first corporate member representative to the executive committee represents a new era for ABPCO. The aim of our corporate membership scheme is to develop a partnership approach to working with venues, destinations and other suppliers and it is fitting that they have a voice on our executive committee. We welcome Kerrin and the other new members to the team and look forward to an exciting period of development for ABPCO over the next year.’

BT Convention Centre Head of Sales Kerrin MacPhie added: ‘It is an honour to take up this role as the first corporate member representative on the ABPCO executive committee. I look forward to working closely with ABPCO members to forge closer partnerships between suppliers and PCOs to the benefit of the meetings industry as a whole.’

For more information on ABPCO, visit www.abpco.org.

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