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Agency & Association

The Appointment Group continues its growth with acquisition of major Australian event management company

Sam Robson, Group Events Director, Global Events UK
Three years after opening The Appointment Group in the Asia Pacific region, Managing Director, Shane Barr, has announced the group’s acquisition of a major Sydney based events company, Axis Events, founded by events industry leader, Paul Christie.
The Appointment Group is a multiple award winning, independently owned Events and Corporate Travel Management company with nine (9) offices across Australia, United Kingdom, United States and Singapore. It was founded in the UK and has been operating for over 28 years.


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Lime Venue Portfolio joins ABPCO

ABPCO AGM 2016 at Birmingham ICC ©Simon Callaghan Photography
Lime Venue Portfolio has joined the Association of British Professional Conference Organisers (ABPCO). The brand, which represents 88 unique and unusual venues, many of which regularly work with PCO’s, is keen to work closely with organisers to encourage more use of unique and unusual venues.

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Sponsors of The Clink Charity Ball 2017 announced

The Clink Charity Ball 2016

Changing attitudes, transforming lives and creating second chances

Innovative prisoner rehabilitation initiative The Clink Charity has announced the sponsors of its second annual fundraising extravaganza, The Clink Charity Ball (#ClinkBall), in association with venue partner Lancaster London on Hyde Park.
The evening of fundraising and festivities, taking place on Friday 20 January 2017 at the iconic Lancaster London, will once again raise vital funds for the charity’s work in reducing the reoffending rates of ex-offenders through hospitality training, education and work experience.


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New Secretary of State reaffirms commitment to attracting more major business events to the UK

Chair of the Events Industry Board, Nick de Bois
The work of the Events Industry Board has received further endorsement from two major figures in government.
In a recent meeting with both the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (The Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP) and the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Sport, Tourism and Heritage (Tracey Crouch MP), Chair of the Events Industry Board, Nick de Bois, outlined the Board’s progress so far and pressed the case for continuing advocacy for events across government.


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drp launches creative Christmas campaign *What’s your thing?

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With Christmas just around the corner, drp is spreading a bit of festive cheer and individuality in the form of an inventive Christmas campaign. Following on from the marketing campaign that you may have seen throughout the year ‘*It’s our thing’, drp is now rolling this out to their clients, team members, and industry peers in the form of the ‘*What’s your thing’ Christmas campaign.

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