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ITCM interviews

Belfast’s exciting and rewarding project

Susie McCullough of Belfast Waterfront

Susie McCullough of Belfast Waterfront talks to Sydney Paulden

No wonder all the staff at Belfast Waterfront are excited. You just have to listen to Susie McCullough’s account of what has been happening – and what is going to happen.
Susie is Sales and Marketing Director for the conference centre. The Lord Mayor of Belfast is opening their new extension on April 29, 2016. There is an event scheduled for May 4th and from 11 to 13 May Belfast Waterfront will host over 1,000 delegates to a conference for the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland.


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Rapid access to 4,000 hotels

Chris Roe of Accor
Chris Roe of Accor talks to Sydney Paulden
Whatever type of hotel you want, wherever you want it and for whatever reason, Chris Roe can be of service. Based in London, he feeds business into Accor’s 4,000 properties in 92 countries. They comprise a multitude of brands, from Sofitel Legend (above and beyond 5-star) and modern top-of-the-range Pullmans to Ibis budget hotels; from the large middle-market properties of Novotel and Mercure to the boutique MGallery hideaways that offer a unique personality in very special locations such as Windsor or Bath or Paris.


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More recognition for in-house organisers

Anita Howard

Anita Howard, founder of the ICE awards, brings ITCM up-to-date

‘The people who organise events for their own companies, the personnel in the in-house MICE departments, are constantly engaged with large numbers of festive and motivational events. I have, for example, come across an instance where three people have been responsible for as many as 200 events of different kinds and sizes in the year.

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Switzerland is a great value destination

Livio Goetz

Livio Goetz gives Sydney Paulden a brief review of the many and varied benefits it has to offer

It is not difficult to agree Livio Goetz, Marketing Manager at the Switzerland Convention & Incentive Bureau (SCIB), states that Switzerland has a lot to offer. He waxes lyrical about its remarkably wide range of landscapes within a very compact space.
‘An organiser can choose a location with a lake, a river, snow-capped mountains, beautiful lush pastures with wildflowers, ancient villages and modern cities and gardens fringed with palm trees – or, in fact, any combination of those, as travel can be rapid from one to the other in such a tiny country.


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High quality facilities at low rates

Terry Billingham

Terry Billingham previews The Academic Venues Show in May

Any special reasons or advantages with the change of venue this year?
“We decided to move to the Royal Horticultural Halls this year as it is less than 10 minutes walk from four London underground stations. In addition, the building’s beautiful architecture will provide a stunning backdrop to the Show.”


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