UK’s National Meetings Week 2006 will take place 2-6th October this year and will, for the first time, benefit from a partnership with VisitBritain. VisitBritain Leads Industry Support For NATIONAL MEETINGS WEEK 2006
This will be the sixth annual National Meetings Week, which is designed to highlight the economic impact the £11.7 billion meetings industry makes on the UK economy each year.
The initiative is supported by individuals and professional organisations in the meetings and events industry, and promotes the positive benefits of events as a business tool, staff motivator and communications medium.
The initiative’s partnership with VisitBritain underlines the importance of the meetings industry at a national level.
Other partner supporters already signed up include leading industry organisations, the InterContinental Hotels Group, Business Tourism Partnership, Visit London, ExCeL London, Novotel London West, and the Meetings Industry Association.
‘We’re delighted to be involved with this worthwhile initiative,’ commented Joss Croft, Head of Business Visits & Events, at VisitBritain. ‘Meetings and events are a significant aspect of the UK tourism industry and it is high time we showed that we value the contribution they make on a national level.’
Martin Lewis, Managing Director of CAT Publications, which created and organises National Meetings Week commented: ‘This year’s week will be bigger than ever. We’ve already got some fantastic support, and having VisitBritain on board is a real boost. We welcome enquiries from leading industry figures and key brands interested in participating in something that we strongly believe will achieve nationwide recognition.’