“We are arguably the only supplier of conference bags and promotional conference gifts that sees itself as a part of the meetings industry rather than simply a supplier of products,” claims Jacqui Guthrie, Director of Nexus Collection.
“However, despite that focus we recognise that the industry is evolving at a fast pace and we therefore need to put ourselves in a position where we can learn from and with our peers. ABPCO’s focus on belonging and learning are an ideal solution as membership puts us at the heart of the sector.”
Nexus Collections also see ABPCO’s focus on sustainability and CSR perfectly lining up with their own values. In particular, ABPCO’s creation of a sustainability road map was the catalyst for initial conversations that ultimately led to Nexus joining as a partner member.
Nexus Collections Managing Director, Howard Lawton concludes: “An ABPCO event in 2018 led to an enquiry for us to deliver more than 5,000 environmentally friendly conference bags for the BSAVA annual conference. It quickly became apparent that ABPCO’s membership and education content perfectly align with our own agenda, making it a no-brainer for Nexus to join. Our first full event was the annual AGM and member conference in Belfast last month, during which we expanded our network, industry knowledge and even opened new doors for possible collaboration on issues of CSR and sustainability.”