Leading hospitality and events industry association HBAA is launching the Independent Venue Showcase, to take place at Wyboston Lakes Resort on Friday 28 September from 9am to 4pm.
The Independent Venue Showcase will provide a unique opportunity for agencies to network and do business with around 60 independent venues from around the UK. These include football stadiums, luxury hotels, academic venues, rugby clubs, golf course resorts and dedicated conference centres.
As part of a packed programme, education sessions will run throughout the day with, for instance, leading agents advising venues on how to present themselves and to build relationships with agencies. Attendees will also be incentivised to meet each of the exhibitors with great prizes to be won at the end of the day.
HBAA Chair and Director of Venues at Top Banana, Louise Goalen comments “HBAA has a large and diverse range of members which includes many independent venues. They are keen to show what they can offer and to make connections with agencies booking accommodation, meetings rooms and conference venues, so we brought them together. With all the stand space sold out six weeks before the event, the venues have shown their eagerness to take up the opportunity. This promises to be a valuable day for everyone.”
Louisa Watson, Director of Marketing at Wyboston Lakes Resort explains “As HBAA Venue Chair, I believe this is a great chance for independent venue members to showcase their facilities, and a superb new initiative by the association. As Wyboston Lakes Resort is itself an independent venue with newly redeveloped conference and event facilities, we fully appreciate what similar venue members are trying to achieve and are delighted to be hosting this event.”
HBAA, the trade association for the hotel booking agency, apartment and venue community, has more than 300-member organisations including over 80 agency and 225 venue members who work collaboratively in the accommodation, meetings and events sector.
For further details about taking part in the event please visit www.hbaa.org.uk/events/independent-venue-showcase