Harrogate International Centre, (HIC), has appointed Paul Phillips as head of sales and marketing. He was previously director of business development for the events and media agency Logistik. The venue is to undergo a £13m expansion and Phillips says he is reviewing strategic and operational objectives “to ensure we connect with our clients and our markets to achieve effective relationships that are commercially viable for all”. Phillips reports January being a brisk month for HIC, with several contracts returned for 2010 events, and two new signings. Both BAPEN (British Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition) and the CPHVA (Community Practitioners’ and Health Visitors’ Association) bring their 2010 events to HIC in the autumn.
As the UK has voted to leave the European Union with a 52 per cent majority result, EN has spoken to members of the exhibition and events industry, to gauge their initial reactions on the future of the UK and their businesses.
More than 8,000 visitors arrived at ExCeL London on 4-6 February for the fourth edition of 100% Optical. The show featured more than 175,000 frames, catwalk performances and a comprehensive education programme.