Following the success of the recent Summer Summit held in Belfast, the Association of British Professional Conference Organisers (ABPCO) has appointed Martin Boyle, Sales Director for Congrex UK onto its new executive committee.
ABPCO has established itself as the leading organisation in the UK for professional conference organisers, as well as engaging corporate organisations and academia who are involved with the meeting and event industry in the UK within its membership.
“I am delighted to be joining the ABPCO Executive Committee” said Martin. “ABPCO have been instrumental in raising the profile of the meeting and event industry profession within the UK for many years and I look forward to making a contribution through the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee has some important business objectives ahead of them in the coming term which include closer engagement with academia and considering new membership categories for ABPCO to ensure we are embracing not only the established UK PCO sector and allied organisation but also the up and coming professionals and influencers of the future. I also personally believe that ABPCO has an important role to play within raising the awareness of the positive impact that the meeting and events industry has to play within the wider UK economy and this message needs to be reinforced at local, regional and national government levels. I hope this is an area we can continue to focus on.”
Michael Foreman, ABPCO Chair, added: “We are delighted to welcome Martin to the ABPCO executive committee. His experience and professionalism further strengthen ABPCO’s leadership and will no doubt assist the Association in acting as the voice of UK PCOs, in advocating excellence in conference organisation and in continuing to deliver added value to our members.”