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February 9, 2016

UK: The Association of British Professional Conference Organisers Announces New Appointments

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The Association of British Professional Conference Organisers (ABPCO) has announced two new appointments to its board.AGM

The board, which will see Caroline Windsor and Nicole Leida continue as joint-chairs, has welcomed Sarah Fitzpatrick of Conference Partners Ltd and Therese Dolan of Diabetes UK. The appointments were made at ABPCO’s AGM at Birmingham ICC, and aim to reinforce the focus on the membership balance of agency and in-house PCO members.

The announcements were followed by an overview of the 2016 business plan as well as sessions educating members about Trailblazer Apprenticeships and the LivingWage4Events campaign, as well as an address from guest speaker world champion rower Rachel Smith.

The full board structure is as follows:

Caroline Windsor, TFI Group Ltd – joint chair
Nicole Leida, National Cancer Research Institute – joint chair
Heather Lishman, association director
Anthony Hyde – treasurer 
Rose Padmore, Opening Doors and Venues
Therese Dolan, Diabetes UK
Sarah Fitzpatrick, Conference Partners Ltd
Aileen Crawford, Glasgow City Marketing Bureau 
Rhodri Thomas, ICRETH at Leeds Beckett University
Celia Lloyd, Intelligent Events Ltd
Sue Etherington, QEII Centre
Clare Beach, Azura Events Ltd
Sandra Eyre, ACC Liverpool
Noemi La Torre, University of Greenwich
Adam Baggs, Soaring Worldwide

Additionally, Jennifer Jenkins and Michael Foreman, both former chairs of ABPCO, have received honorary life memberships in recognition of their contributions to the association.

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