ITMA and CEA sign on the dotted line at last

The Incentive Travel and Meetings Association (ITMA) has finally completed its merger with the Corporate Events Association (CEA) to form industry body Eventia.

The Incentive Travel and Meetings Association (ITMA) has finally completed its merger with the Corporate Events Association (CEA) to form industry body Eventia. Following an EGM on 22 November the ITMA members agreed the new name and membership structure, effective from 1 January 2006. The CEA board directors had given approval at an earlier meeting. Changes to the ITMA Articles of Association, enforced to form the Eventia constitution, include dividing agencies into UK and international firms and introducing a membership category for freelance organisers. Reduced organiser fees will make membership more affordable for small agencies. ITMA members automatically transfer to Eventia this month. CEA members are invited to join without incurring initial enrolment fees. Confirmation of the merger was announced by CEA chairman Sam Gill at the CEA Awards in November. “This new body will, at last, deliver my personal dream of a strong and united representative body for our industry with greater networking, lobbying and marketing powers,” he said. The Haymarket Events-organised CEA Awards (the last to be conducted exclusively under the CEA brand) was held in The Ultimate Experience’s structure The Garden Room at Royal Hospital Gardens in Chelsea. Concerto caterer Create Food and Party Design provided the food, with lighting by Stage Electrics and sound by Blitz.

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