ICCA UK & Ireland Chapter has over 75 member organisations covering every area of conference management; from venues and convention bureaus, to hotels, airlines and PCOs. This sponsorship deal, which runs until 2017, will see Leith’s, part of Levy Restaurants UK, support ICCA UK & Ireland Chapter in delivering a variety of educational events each year, enabling the partnership to drive Levy Restaurants UK’s ethos of championing the role of food as part of the exhibition and event experience.
The sponsorship will also provide the company with a fantastic opportunity to showcase the latest food trends and developments within the conference industry at a variety of meetings, master classes and conferences hosted by the association. The first event, which took place in London recently, saw a presentation from Compass Group UK & Ireland’s Corporate Responsibility Manager, Celine Ricord on sustainability.
Andy Hardy, Business Director for Arena and Confex at Levy Restaurants UK comments: “We are delighted to be sponsoring such a key organisation within the international meetings industry. Working closely with the UK & Ireland Chapter of ICCA will give us great insight into the needs of their members, helping us to shape and develop our solutions and offers for this market and showcase our commitment to creating legendary guest experiences each and every time.”
ICCA UK & Ireland Chapter Chair, Kerrin MacPhie, says: “Food is intrinsic to the delivery of great events and is usually the first thing commented on by delegates. Through this relationship we aim to inform our members of key trends affecting this important element of the event mix through educational and workshop activities.”
The sponsorship will continue to build and enhance Levy Restaurants UK’s on-going work in the meetings industry and reinforces the company’s commitment to the conference sector where it has been long-term partner to major UK venues including ExCeL London, Edinburgh International Convention Centre, Olympia London and Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre.