Pictured: Faye Davies-Fuller, cievents' new head of production, and general manager Jenny Walsh
reporting 'exceptional' growth in the UK in the last six months, winning £3.9
million in new business.
The company, a
division of Flight Centre Travel Group, says new projects include a £1.4m
1,200-delegate, four-day conference to Rome for an online gaming and
entertainment company; delivery of a major fashion retail conference, fashion
show and gala awards for 950 delegates in Manchester; and a half year incentive
to Iceland for a client in the IT sector. Other wins include the flight and
registration management for 600 delegates attending a pharmaceutical conference
in Switzerland, as well as delegate and travel management for 150 people to
Thailand for a HR firm's incentive.
Cievents has also
expanded its in-house production department in order to grow this aspect of its
services, appointing Faye Davies-Fuller as head of production at cievents UK to
drive this growth.
It comes as the
agency says it will focus on maximising growth in the group travel sector for
2017. In addition to creating and managing full service conferences, events and
incentives, cievents says it has recognised the demand from clients for a
service that manages flight reservations and an event’s registration website
Jenny Walsh, general
manager, cievents UK, explained: "We believe there is a gap in the market
for providing MICE services to clients who don’t necessarily want a fully
managed event and are just looking to get their delegates from A to B,
combined with the provision of a straightforward event registration site. We
have the skills and expertise in-house thanks to our access to our parent
company’s supplier deals to arrange cost-effective group travel for our
clients, but because we are also MICE specialists we can also provide the
online event registration element that these clients need.
will certainly not be neglecting the fully managed side of our events business.
cievents is renowned for being innovative and providing everything from
graphics and technical specifications to stage set design and entertainment to
create wow factor events. We are delighted to welcome Faye on board as head of
production. Her experience will be invaluable in helping us to grow this part
of our business."