The Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA) has announced today, 29 June, that its 2018 conference, dinner and awards will be held at the MK Arena, Milton Keynes on 29 November, with BeMatrix UK returning as headline sponsor.
The conference makes a return to MK Arena after four years, during which time the event has doubled in size, expanded the evening dinner and added member awards to the evening’s entertainment.
This year’s event will feature an additional two awards compared to last year: the ESSA Unsung Hero of the Year, and ESSA Innovator of the Year. These will join the Outstanding Contribution to the Industry award, Member of the Year award, and Young Person of the Year award.
ESSA director Andrew Harrison (pictured) said: “Last years conference attracted upwards of 200 delegates from within ESSA membership and the wider industry. The feedback from attendees was excellent and has helped steer the direction of this year’s conference.
“There will be a variety of ticket options for member companies and their personnel but this isn’t about generating revenue, it’s about the ESSA community, rewarding people, rewarding our teams, celebrating success and finishing the year off the right way.”
Registration will officially open in September for both the conference and the dinner, and the association has already opened up sponsorship opportunities for any organisation seeking to reach an audience of event suppliers.