After doing a terrific job during his two years as ISES President, Arthur Somerset handed over the Presidency of ISES to me - managing director of The Ice Box - in June.
ISES in the UK and Europe is expanding rapidly and I believe it is because we offer business benefits, engage our members and talk their language.
Here, I am going to reiterate what ISES is about and map out our plans for the next year.
The purpose of ISES is to educate, advance and promote the events industry by fostering a spirit of co-operation among our members and others within the industry. Over the next 12 months, we will continue our programme of educational and networking events, and we'll also be developing our education and professional development programme, along with a national campaign to recognise clients and suppliers .
This is a fantastic, dynamic industry, offering an invaluable resource to business throughout the UK and Europe. The part ISES plays in securing its future is of growing importance and I look forward to explaining our plans and initiatives to those of you I meet and in future issues of RSVP.