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CHANGING trends in meeting and event requirements are setting the course for a leading UK catering and events company. Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events, catering and event management partner at 50 of the country’s best loved museums, sports stadia, heritage sites and visitor attractions, has seen a rise in the number of requests for experience-based corporate and private events in memorable and inspirational venues.
Venue finding and event management agency Conference Care has been ranked among top Global Companies for Social Responsibility by EcoVadis. EcoVadis, an online CSR rating company, continually monitors companies’ CSR management and progress. Used by industry leaders such as Coca Cola Enterprises, Heineken and Nokia, its collaborative platform provides sustainability ratings and performance improvement tool.
The UK’s largest full-service event technology company, Crystal Interactive, has strengthened its partnership with Slido, the live Q&A and polling platform for meetings and events, to provide pre-event advice on meeting design and onsite services to ensure maximum audience engagement. Slido can be accessed on any mobile device and allows event organisers to crowdsource top questions for Q&A sessions and get instant feedback via live polls.
Capita Travel and Events, the UK’s specialist in travel, meetings and event management and Maiden Voyage the world’s leading provider of female business traveller safety solutions have joined forces in a unique deal to certify and showcase hotels that are ‘Female Friendly’.
The UK’s leading event for the inbound and outbound meetings industry, The Meetings Show, has appointed seven sector leaders to join its advisory board. The Meetings Show’s advisory board consists of eminent experts from both the buyer and supplier sides of the industry, who bring together their wealth of experience, ideas and strategic leadership to help steer and develop the show. Joining the 12 existing board members are:
Mark Longford has been appointed as the finance director at London’s QEII Centre, where he will be responsible for all financial aspects of the iconic events venue as well as deputising for the chief executive officer, Mark Taylor. Following the retirement of former finance director John French, Longford joins with a wealth of experience gained from senior accountancy roles in a variety of companies including Honeywell, Sodexo, Sony, Verizon Communications, BBC, SKY and Jones Lang LaSalle.

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