Venue Choice at HBAA's First International Forum
On Friday 9th February 2018, HBAA held their first International Forum at The Belfry Hotel and Resort. The event was a global venue and agency collaboration focusing on education sessions, one-to-one meetings, group presentations as well as a networking event. The comprehensive programme for the Forum was created by the HBAA International Committee, headed by Venue Choice’s Director Jayson Hodgkinson. This inaugural event was a huge success with 211 appointments taking place during the afternoon one-to-one sessions.
During the morning plenary sessions, Matthew Hill delivered an informative presentation on “How to do business in other countries”.
This was followed by a presentation by Tom Lambregts, Marketing Manager from Grass Roots Meetings and Events who presented on “The State of the Industry – Insights from the Meetings Industry Survey 2017” Louise Goalen, Chair of the HBAA commented; “As part of our ‘Building on Success’ theme for 2018, we have escalated our international reach through the HBAA International Venue Partner initiative. The event provided our audience with insight into industry best practice in the international marketplace, and supporting our participating agencies and overseas venues with unique opportunities to forge both new and stronger relationships through business networking sessions:
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