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ITCM Meetings Show UK interviews

Cyprus still great for events

Lillian Panayi

Lillian Panayi reassures the MICE sector

Bumping into Lillian Panayi at The Meetings Show UK, the conversation had to turn to the financials straits of the island. Lillian, Assistant Director of the CTO’s London office, was surprisingly upbeat.
‘Yes, leisure tourism is a bit down, but not seriously so. There has been no disruption of any of the basic tourist services. Banks are open and changing money and so on. All transport and communications are normal.


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Now I understand it!

Michael Douglas, Product Strategy Manager of GenieConnect

Sydney Paulden is very ‘appy after an explanation from Michael Douglas of GenieConnect’s app services

I have a confession to make. I interviewed Michael Douglas, Product Strategy Manager of GenieConnect at Confex in February, but I didn’t put it on the website. The reason was simply that I was not sure I fully understood what the company offered to the MICE sector. I therefore called on his stand at The Meetings Show in July and asked if he could go through it with me again.

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Jackie’s offer includes 17 London hotels . . .

Jackie Brown, as Director of Meetings & Events Sales of GLH Hotels

. . . and 80 delegate dishes tapas-style, reports Sydney Paulden

Jackie Brown, as Director of Meetings & Events Sales of GLH Hotels, is responsible for filling the function rooms of 36 properties. They are all members of the Guoman or Thistle brands. There are five Guomans and 31 Thistles.
‘We are very much London-based’, said Jackie when I met her at The Meetings Show in Olympia. ‘The five Guomans are iconic properties strategically located in all the desirable parts of the capital plus a dozen Thistles dotted around London.’


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