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IWSC Group enters arts scene as expansion continues

Events company breaks from food and beverage industry to partner with The Art Conference

Pictured: Allen Gibbons, CEO of IWSC Group

Events business IWSC Group is continuing with its ambitious expansion plans, this time by entering the arts and culture sector in a partnership with The Art Conference (TAC).

The company, best known for its International Wine and Spirit Competition, has partnered with London-based curator Tina Ziegler to launch TAC, which will bring together leaders in technology, art and culture. The move follows the IWSC Group's launch of The Beer Awards in March this year as well as the addition of Cochon555 US Tour to its portfolio, in its quest to become a leader in the food and drink sector.

Allen Gibbons, CEO of IWSC Group, said: "Making this shift into the arts sphere is an incredibly exciting move for the IWSC Group. Our portfolio of events has been put together in dedication to the finer things in life, for an audience who appreciate exploring new cultural avenues and education on novel concepts, which is exactly what TAC stands for.

"TAC invites collaboration, networking and the sharing of ideas, making it a perfect extension to the group."

The Art Conference will launch 23 - 24 July at the Ugly Duck near London Bridge, in a two day conference. It will include presentations from more than 15 international keynote speakers, film screenings, panel discussions, exhibitions and digital art installations.

Ziegler added: "My aim is that TAC will be a platform to educate and engage with creatives in London, allowing the worlds of art and technology to meet and inspire each other. Throughout the conference event, there will be a number of extra activities taking place to make the conference a truly memorable day. This includes film presentations, art exhibitions, food and drink catering and an after conference evening drinks event with live DJs.

"We are incredibly eager to work with IWSC Group. Being the first non-food and drink event they are developing means that not only will fresh ideas be brought to the table from them, but solid business acumen will come our way, too.

"Because of our wide spread demographic, we are lucky to partner with an events company like IWSC Group that has experience of creating events for a diverse age range."

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