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ABPCO heads to Scotland for 2018 awards

This year’s Chairmen’s Lunch and Excellence Awards will be held at Glasgow’s SEC on Thursday 13 December as association fights London and South-East bias
23/01/2018

Pictured: Rose Padmore

The Association of British Professional Conference Organisers (ABPCO) is set to hold this year’s Chairmen’s Lunch and Excellence Awards at Glasgow’s SEC on Thursday 13 December.

The move to Scotland has come in response to the association’s membership engagement survey, as it focuses on the delivery of educational events across the whole of the UK.

“We have always tried to vary the location of our events, ensuring we support our diverse membership base,” said Rose Padmore, joint-chair of ABPCO. “It is all too easy for membership associations to become London and South-East focused when holding events. We fight hard against that lure, responding to the needs of our members and spreading events across the whole of the UK.” 

Events over the last three years have taken place in: Brighton, London, Cambridge, Birmingham, Belfast, Manchester, York, Harrogate, Glasgow and Aberdeen.  Future events are already scheduled for England, Scotland and Wales.

Padmore added: “Such diverse locations might be a turn off for some. However, rather than limit the number of attendees we have seen an increase as members recognise the value of the networking and education on offer. They are quite literally willing to go the extra mile to attend an ABPCO event.”


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