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HBAA aims to be ‘Building on Success’ in 2018

Association announces executive committee – and reveals theme for year is ‘Building on Success'

Pictured: Juliet Price, HBAA consultant executive director

Industry association HBAA has announced its executive committee – and revealed its theme for the year is ‘Building on Success’.

Louise Goalen, head of venues at Top Banana, will continue as HBAA chair alongside Louisa Watson, director of marketing at Wyboston Lakes, who will again be venue member chair.

Goalen said: “After successfully ‘Moving Forward’ in 2017 this year we are ‘Building on Success’. We want to capitalise on progress made by creating more opportunities for engagement between venue and agents, to raise the profile of agencies, emphasise the professionalisation of the industry and to promote the recruitment and nurturing of new talent.”

Erica Livermore of Prestige Hotel Reservations will serve a dual role as vice chair and business accommodation chair, while Rachael Naylor from Kew Green Hotels, will be vice venue member chair as well as events chair.
Angie Mason of Absolute Corporate Events becomes treasurer, Ellie Martin of Goodwood Hotel is both membership and sponsorship chair, Leigh Cowlishaw of Capital Travel and Events is serving another year as past chair, Jayson Hodgkinson of Venue Choice is international chair, Alison Makosz of Habicus Group takes on committee support projects, Julie Shorrock of HTS is agency engagement chair and Caleb Parker of Select Event Solutions is tech & innovation chair. 

Juliet Price, HBAA consultant executive director, added: “We currently have a total of 54 member representatives involved on the board and committees; ultimately it’s their passion, professional insight and valued time that drives HBAA to achieve its annual objectives and longer term strategies, and delivers the benefits of their great team-work to everyone involved in the association.”

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