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Business professionals set to benefit from the largest events exhibition in the South West

Business professionals set to benefit from the largest events exhibition in the South West

After a successful introduction in Scotland, the next step sees the Venue Expo, co-located with
PA Expo head to the South West. Aiming to replicate the success of Edinburgh, we will be at
the Celtic Manor Resort, Newport on the 24th of May 2017.
The Celtic Manor is a fantastic venue, recently voted… the UK's Best Hotel at the Meeting &
Incentive Travel Awards held in London. This was the sixth time in the last 7 years that this
prestigious venue has been awarded this title.
This further confirms Celtic Manor's position as the leading destination for events in the UK, the
accolade recognises another outstanding year for Celtic Manor when it once again returned
record revenues, acquired a neighbouring 148-bedroom hotel and secured the final funding to
begin constructing the new International Convention Centre Wales (ICC Wales) for 5,000
delegates.
Celtic Manor Resort Sales Director, Danielle Bounds says:
'We are delighted to be hosting Venue Expo 2017 and bringing this prestigious event to Wales
for the first time. Venue Expo has built a reputation as one of the leading MICE industry
exhibitions and hosting this event gives us an excellent opportunity to showcase the fantastic
facilities we have for staging meetings, conferences and events here at Celtic Manor. When we
exhibit at other show venues, we always say you really need to visit Celtic Manor to truly
appreciate the size and scale and quality of our facilities and the great thing about hosting
Venue Expo 2017 is that we can show the delegates all that while they are here for the event.'
The inaugural show will feature unrivalled networking for all attendees to benefit from, including
groups such as Womenspires & Zokit just to name a few. With a variety of networking taking
place, there really is something for everyone. Not to mention a variety of informative seminars,
covering topics from marketing to networking, as well as high quality exhibitors, all offering a
large variety of products and services.
This year's shows will see the team at UKFE - organisers of the Venue Expo, deliver their
strongest profile to date! All have been working hard to ensure that the inaugural event in
Newport is a great success by using the most current and in demand participants such as Stage
Sound Services, Newport City Council, Vale Resort & more... as they continue to strengthen
the title of a leading MICE industry and business focused event across the UK.
'We are all very excited as it's an incredible time for the Venue & PA Expo. Cementing these
events as leading Business and PA focused exhibitions in the North has been a long but
worthwhile journey. The fact we have expanded these profiles to include Wales is incredible. I
am exuberant for the debut in Newport and look forward to working with our exhibitors and
meeting all the attendees.' - President of UKFE Brett Bienias
All delegates will have the chance to return to the Celtic Manor Resort, the stunning setting for
Venue Expo and PA Expo, and treat a guest to a luxury overnight stay including dinner and
breakfast. To be included in the prize draw, simply drop your business card off at registration!
For anyone looking to do business and be exposed to industry leaders from Wales and across
the UK, this is an opportunity that you simply can't afford to miss.
You can can register by following the link or simply turning up on the day:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/venue-pa-expo-newport-wales-general-attendance-tickets-31059
629187
For further information, please contact
Paalan Sood - Marketing Executive
Marketing@ukfe.co.uk
0151 203 0043

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Change At The Helm Of Parallel Blue

Change At The Helm Of Parallel Blue

John Denton calls time on events
STROUD, UK, 26th April 2017 - CHANGE AT THE HELM OF PARALLEL BLUE
John Denton calls time on events - Paul Martin takes over as Managing Director
After 26 years at the helm of Parallel Blue, the live communication and events agency, John Denton has decided it's… time to step down as Managing Director and head off to a well-earned retirement. Paul Martin, currently Business Development Director, will take over as Managing Director with immediate effect and will be responsible for the company's ambitious ongoing growth strategy.
John formed the company in 1991 as Compass Event Management and has worked with many companies and industries over the years, delivering world class events and experiences. John said 'While it is a very sad day for me to leave the company I began all those years ago, I can look back with incredible pleasure on the fantastic times I, my colleagues and of course our clients have had. The moment is right for me to depart and spend more time doing the things I love such as sailing, travelling and of course indulge my passion for food and wine. I leave with Parallel Blue having a bright future ahead of it and I wish everyone all the very best.'
New Managing Director Paul Martin has over 15 years' experience in the events business both within the corporate sector and on the agency side. He has been with Parallel Blue for the last 3 and a half years as Business Development Director. Paul said 'We are very sorry to see John go; his customer centric approach, combined with his experience and expertise in all things events have been the bedrock for Parallel Blue's success over the years. He leaves us with a strong client base and an ever-expanding pipe line of new business opportunities and I am looking forward to leading the growth of Parallel Blue as an events agency with clients' needs at the heart of everything we do.
While John is formally stepping down, I know he intends to continue to act in a consulting capacity so we will no doubt continue to see him on a regular basis. We wish him a long and happy retirement.'

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Hat-trick of wins for Joe Manby Limited

Hat-trick of wins for Joe Manby Limited

Event services specialist Joe Manby Limited has been appointed to provide services to three events across the UK for the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA).

The Harrogate-based company will provide integrated event services to the PLSA's Investment Conference being staged at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre and the Local… Authority Conference in Cirencester as well as the Annual Conference and Exhibition at Manchester Central in October.

The PLSA is the national association for pension professionals and members include more than 1,300 pension schemes with 20 million members. The three events are part of a national programme which the PLSA runs throughout the year, showcasing the latest products and services in the financial sector. The shows attract leading speakers from the pension and political spheres, as well as more than 3,500 delegates. Joe Manby Limited will provide stand installation, show graphics, electrics, furniture & carpet hire.

Kate Hadley, head of events at the PLSA, said: 'The PLSA provides first class and highly regarded conferences to the pensions and lifetime savings industry and it is crucial that we align ourselves with a professional and highly reputable organisation. With the thousands of delegates that attend our events and the complex logistics involved it is important that we get the right support. We very much look forward to working with Joe Manby Limited in 2017.'

Andrew Manby, director at Joe Manby Limited, said: 'We're delighted to add these three new shows in the financial sector to our portfolio. We relish this opportunity to work with Kate and the PLSA team to help deliver their 2017 events.'

Joe Manby Limited offers a comprehensive range of event services to organisers and exhibitors at major venues throughout the UK. It has a growing portfolio and a worldwide customer base.

For further information, visit: www.joemanby.co.uk.

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UKFE announce further expansion of the Venue Expo

UKFE announce further expansion of the Venue Expo

After three very successful years, the Venue Expo co-located with PA Expo has
built an unrivalled reputation for being a leading exhibition for the MICE
(Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Events) industry across the North of
England.
Year on year, Venue Expo co-located with PA Expo has delivered high quality
exhibitions, including the best products &… services, leading content and industry
renowned keynote speakers. It has attracted an array of visitors, including
agencies, PCO's, corporate firms, associations and exhibition/event organisers.
It's a pleasure to finally announce that the Venue Expo co-located with the PA
Expo is expanding to Wales. The two day event will be hosted at the stunning
Celtic Manor on the 24-25th of May 2017.
Celtic Manor is one of the most exceptional venues for convention and events
that Wales has to offer. Previously hosting the Ryder Cup in 2010 and events
such as the NATO summit, it's fitting that this is going to be home to the
impressive Venue Expo co-located with PA Expo.
Celtic Manor Resort Sales Director, Danielle Bounds says:
"We are delighted to be hosting Venue Expo 2017 and bringing this prestigious
event to Wales for the first time. Venue Expo has built a reputation as one of the
leading MICE industry exhibitions and hosting this event gives us an excellent
opportunity to showcase the fantastic facilities we have for staging meetings,
conferences and events here at Celtic Manor. When we exhibit at other show
venues, we always say you really need to visit Celtic Manor to truly appreciate
the size and scale and quality of our facilities and the great thing about hosting
Venue Expo 2017 is that we can show the delegates all that while they are here
for the event."
Previously we have seen masses of attendees and hosted buyers visiting the
event, directly interacting with industry leading suppliers. The UK events
industry is continuously developing and it's only fitting that Wales is able to
benefit from this. It's not only an honour but a privilege to be providing the
platform to enable this.
It's exciting to see that there is a lot of interest regarding the event at such an
early stage, The Leader of Newport City Council, Councillor Debbie Wilcox says:
'The visitor economy is a strategically important growth sector for the City of
Newport, which has seen tremendous changes over the past few years. The
Business Tourism and Business Events side of this is especially important, and
we continue to support the Celtic Manor Resort with their new developments.
The city has excellent transport connections and a range of products and venues
that we hope will give you a reason to return. We are delighted to have the
chance to host this event, Venue Expo Wales 2017, for the 'event specialists and
organisers', on the first time it has come to Wales, and offer a warm welcome to
all.'
All attendees to both the Venue and PA Expo are encouraged to attend CPD
accredited seminars and benefit from invaluable networking opportunities. Not to
mention the enormous variety of exhibitors offering services and products
directly relating to the MICE industry.
'We are all very excited as it's an incredible time for the Venue & PA Expo.
Cementing these events as the largest MICE industry and PA focused exhibitions
in the North has been a long but worthwhile journey. The fact we have expanded
these profiles to include Scotland and now Wales is incredible. I am very pleased
to be announcing this fantastic news and looking forward working with such a
prestigious venue like Celtic Manor.'

-President of UKFE Brett Bienias

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Venue Expo Top Of The League After Securing Some Of The Biggest Names In Football With 3 weeks to go - it couldn't look brighter!

Venue Expo Top Of The League After Securing Some Of The Biggest Names In Football With 3 weeks to go - it couldn't look brighter!

The Venue Expo 2016 team have scoured the country for the finest in the game by
securing names such as Liverpool FC, Everton FC, Wembley Stadium, Leeds UTD and
Sheffield UTD as recent exhibitors for this years show.
'To celebrate it's third year, we've secured some of the top sporting venues in the
country… for Venue Expo, we've worked incredibly hard on making sure this year's show
delivers an experience unlike any other' said Bryce Muldoon, Show Manager . Our
visitor feedback from last year's show told us that they wanted more sports venues - so
we made sure that we covered this thoroughly!'
The variety of venues this year ranges from high-end luxury hotels such as Carlson
Rezidor and Castle Collection to household brands such as LUSH and Deliveroo.
'Having this quality of exhibitor ensures an fantastic visitor experience' comments Brett
Bienias, President of UKFE. 'To have exhibitors such as UBER and Land Rover amongst
our impeccable education means that this really isn't something to be missed.' Bienias
adds 'With team building brands like Chill Factor and travel providers such as Prestige
Business Travel heading up the exhibitors within PA Expo, we've made sure that both
exhibitions will be top class in content'.
Venue Expo co-located with PA Expo will also be bringing CPD accredited courses,
networking sessions from some of the UK's finest institutions alongside a wide range of
industry leaders. With less than 3 weeks to go until the event the show really does
position itself as the leading MICE event in the North of England..
Venue Expo co-located with PA Expo returns to the ECL Liverpool, 8th & 9th November
2016. Doors open 10am and entrance to the exhibition and seminars is completely FREE.
For More Information, Please Contact
Harry Griffiths - marketing@ukfe.co.uk
0151 702 7753

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