A wide range of UK venues and destinations have signed up for the 2015 edition of International Confex.
The companies adding to the exhibiting list range from UK and international destinations, venues, hotels and event support service suppliers.
The additions include Coventry & Warwickshire, Kent Conference Bureau, NewcastleGateshead Initiative, Henley Conferences, The New Forest, Unique Venues of London and the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre.
The AIM Pavilion will also be showcasing leading venues and destinations, all of which are ‘AIM accredited’.
AIM is the only accreditation scheme for the industry and helps guide buyers and booking agents in their search for quality venues and suppliers, as well as providing an audit trail to meet the stringent procurement demands of their clients.
Visitors will also see Conference English Riviera, Warwick Conferences, Conference Eastbourne, The Mermaid Conference & Events Centre, Bournemouth International Centre and Imago at Loughborough.
International Confex event director Liz Agostini said: “Feedback from visitors to the 2014 event was that they wanted to see more venues and destinations, so this is exactly what we have been focusing on. We are bringing serious buyers, leading venues and destinations together enabling them to initiate business at Confex.”
Another focal point will be the technology sector, which will have its own dedicated zone.
The gallery will be the home of the ‘Technology Cloud’ and theatre which has been increased threefold to seat 250 delegates.
New for 2015 will be the Technovation Station sponsored by Lumi Insight, that will provide hands-on opportunities to demo the latest innovative technologies for the events sector.
Companies exhibiting in the Technology Cloud include Cvent, Genie Connect, Shocklogic, Eventbrite, Etouches, Tablet Hire, Goomeo and Eventape.
The Mash Media event is co-located with The Event Production Show and takes place on 18-19 February 2015 at Olympia London.
International Confex has confirmed partnerships with two more leading industry associations, the International Special Events Society (ISES) and the HBAA.