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Industry mourns loss of ‘advocate and educator’ Denise Fraser


The meetings industry is mourning the loss of Denise Fraser (nee Harris) who died on 4 March after a long illness.

Fraser started in the industry in 1985 with Imagination, going on to specialise in logistics for HP:ICM before going freelance in 1992. During her career she worked on many high profile events including large government events and major product launches and also lectured part time for Thames Valley University on its degree course in event management. She was actively involved in the education elements for the UK chapter of MPI for many years.

Friend Sally Greenhill of The Right Solution said: “The industry has lost a great advocate and educator. Denise's passion for education meant she was responsible for inspiring and motivating the next generation of meeting planners and she made it her mission to ensure they had the skills to deliver quality events.

“Denise brought meetings and events alive - she shared her extensive practical experience with a sense of humour and fun that had real impact. She will be much missed, but her contribution will be an everlasting legacy.”

The funeral will be held at 2.30pm on Monday 19 March at Aldershot Crematorium.

Pictured: Denise Fraser

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