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ICCA UK & Ireland Chapter Expands Board

(Pictured above are new board members Danielle Bounds from ICC Wales and Jack Owens from Failte Ireland)

The International Congress and Convention Association’s U.K. & Ireland chapter has grown its board to ensure it reflects the diversity and geography of ICCA UK&I members.

Diane Waldron ICCA UK“With more than 70 member organizations in the U.K. we wanted to ensure our board was truly representative of both our regions and types of business within the chapter,” says Diane Waldron (pictured right), chair of the ICCA U.K. & Ireland chapter. “The ICCA U.K. & Ireland chapter continues to be one of the most proactive in the world, with regular meet ups, discussions and education despite our inability to meet in person. We are delighted to have welcomed several new faces to the board over recent months, including Danielle Bounds from ICC Wales and Jack Owens from Failte Ireland. Their fresh ideas and input will keep our program of events and ongoing activity relevant for all.”

The ICCA UK & Ireland board is comprised of:

  • Diane Waldron, QEII Centre (chair)
  • Suzanne Singleton, London & Partners (vice chair)
  • Julie Watterston, Watterston Associates (secretariat)
  • Samantha Shamkh, ExCeL
  • Jackie Boughton, Barbican
  • Alex Donaldson, IMEX
  • John Martinez, Shocklogic
  • Jamie Ades, VisitBritain
  • Laurie Scott, VisitAberdeenshire
  • Kathleen Warden, SEC
  • Rory Archibald, VisitScotland
  • Danielle Bounds, ICC Wales
  • Jack Owens, Failte Ireland
  • Adam Baggs, Soaring Worldwide (co-opted-PR)
  • Laura Tully, Manchester Central (maternity leave)
  • Grainne Ni Ghiollagain, SoolNua (maternity leave)

The ICCA U.K. & Ireland chapter continues to hold a weekly coffee and chat session on a Wednesday morning at 10:30.  The login details are available from the secretariat, Julie Watterston. Future plans include a full chapter meeting and education session in May, with details to be announced shortly. The annual conference, which was scheduled to take place in Hull in March, will now be held from September 9-10.

ICCA represents the main specialists in organizing, transporting and accommodating international meetings and events, and comprises over 950 member companies and organizations in 88 countries worldwide. ICCA specializes in the international association meetings sector, offering unrivaled data, communication channels and business development opportunities. For more info, visit https://www.iccaworld.org/  or www.iccaworld.org/dbs/uk_ireland/

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