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Morrows voted best agency conference organiser in the UK

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Roseann Kelly, CEO, WIBNI; Jane Watson, Events Director, Morrow Communications and Kate Marshall, Chair of WIBNI
Emma Cowan on November 12, 2014 - 1:00 pm in News

Morrow Communications, the integrated communications consultancy based in Holywood, Co. Down has been recognised as Best Agency Conference Organiser in the UK at the inaugural Association of British Professional Conference Organisers (ABPCO) Excellence Awards held at the OXO2 in London.

The company was voted the best agency PCO by industry peers for the company’s design, delivery and marketing of the International Business Women’s Conference (IBWC) 2014 hosted by  its client Women in Business NI in Belfast in May. The award capped a great week for the company who were also highly commended in the Marketing Agency of the Year category in the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) Ireland Marketing Excellence Awards 2014.

Speaking about the ABPCO award Jane Watson, Events Director from Morrow Communications said: “These UK industry awards have created the perfect opportunity for the industry to come together and showcase our professionalism, expertise and knowledge. A particular emphasis of the awards was the broadening of the PCO’s role to include the promotion and wider communication around such events and IBWC2014 was the perfect platform to showcase all of our skills to deliver a very successful conference for Women in Business NI.

“Anyone involved in the industry will appreciate the huge amount of work and effort that goes into a conference of the scale and ambition of IBWC 2014. The fact that this recognition was awarded following a vote from industry peers makes it all the more rewarding and is further evidence that we in Northern Ireland can compete with the best.”

Roseann Kelly, CEO of Women in Business Northern Ireland added: “IBWC 2014 was a first for Northern Ireland, a first for Women in Business NI and a first for Morrow Communications. High levels of energy , passion and vision were required and Morrows shared this journey with us.  Morrows input was a key element to the great success of IBWC and their success at the Association of British Professional Conference Organisers Excellence Awards is no surprise and very well deserved.”

Rachael McGuickin, Director of Business Tourism, Visit Belfast, which supported the IBWc204 conference commented: “Belfast is now competing with the best cities in the world to host major international conferences and events. To be successful in this market, it’s not only about first class event delivery, it’s also about coming up with innovative solutions and that’s exactly what Morrow Communications delivered for the IBWC14 in Belfast.”

The inaugural ABPCO Awards were a key part of the annual Chairman’s lunch, which brings together members from both the supply and demand side of the industry.


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