ABPCO experiencing surge in corporate members to kick start 2016

A surge in corporate members has helped to give the Association of British Professional Conference Organisers (ABPCO) a strong start to the New Year.

Venues such as 1 Wimpole Street, Conference Cambridge, Alexony Ltd, Harrogate International Centre and imago have all become corporate members of the association over the past few months with that trend set to continue throughout the early part of 2016.

“Our partnership with ABPCO is something we are really excited about,” comments Emma Boynton, Head of Sales and Marketing at imago. “The benefits of being a corporate member are clear to see. We will not only benefit from the fantastic reputation and integrity that ABPCO holds within the industry but it also gives us opportunities to learn and grow as a venue too. We look forward to the education, networking and business opportunities that will no doubt come by being a corporate member.”

All ABPCO corporate members are recognised by the quality marque which is an industry trusted standard within professional conference organising.

“2015 was a great year for us in terms of growth in numbers of PCO members so to now see a real rise in our corporate members has helped to start the New Year with a bang,” said Caroline Windsor, joint-chair of ABPCO. “Our members are the backbone of this association. The reason we are able to grow, educate and support is because of the trust and passion our members show for ABPCO and the industry they work within. This new surge of corporate members will only help strengthen us in what is set to be an exciting year for ABPCO.”

The number of ABPCO corporate members now stands at 36 and includes the likes of the Barbican, ACC Liverpool, Cvent, The Meetings Show and Visit Belfast. The total membership number of ABPCO now stands at 142.

ABPCO is the UK’s leading organisation for professional conference and event organisers, industry associates and those studying for, or seeking a career in the conference and meetings industry. For more information about ABPCO visit www.abpco.org