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International awards programme Eventex has named the UK second-best location in the world for meetings and events.


Last month, the UK was narrowly beaten to the top of the Eventex Top 20 Destinations for Meetings and Events Index by the USA, tying with the Netherlands in joint second. Several others were close behind; however, the UK took the second top spot with 670 points, making it one of the strongest contenders for the awards to date. Competitors such as Austria, Italy and Poland all ranked highly but were unable to rival the UK, which is known for playing a pivotal role on the global events stage.


The Eventex awards, which were launched in 2009, acknowledge only the most deserving competitors when it comes to events. Since their formation, the awards have received over 1,000 entries from more than 85 countries worldwide, making this one of the fiercest and most esteemed contests in the global events industry.


The results, which are formed from this year’s scores combined with those of the previous two, illustrate the rising popularity of the UK as a hub for meetings and events, 1.3 million of which are held here annually according to The Pulse Event Industry Report 2018.


Co-founder of Eventex, Ovanes Ovanessian, stressed the prestige of the awards and said: “Eventex Awards gather together the crème de la crème of the events world. Its exponential growth in the past few years has turned into a true institution in the event industry.


“As such, we felt that those agencies and destinations which constantly excel, deserve additional recognition. So, Eventex All-Stars Indexes came up as a natural extension of the awards. We’re proud to set the trends in our industry and that’s what keeps us on top.”


Key to the UK’s success in attracting international audiences is the support provided by a vast network of professional service providers, including, of course, Gallowglass. As a nation, not only can we provide some of the most exceptional venues to create the perfect backdrop for unforgettable experiences, but we can supply trained, skilled and efficient people to deliver them. Gallowglass offers event crew in London, Manchester and other cities nationwide. Whether it’s an all-star concert at Cardiff Principality Stadium or a top-level launch at the iconic Tower of London, the UK can be relied upon to host expertly-delivered events that profoundly impress their attendees.


If you want to make your mark on the events industry, why not consider joining the team here at Gallowglass? As one of the UK’s leading events crew providers, not only can we help pave the way for your future career in events by providing you with the necessary experience, but we can also help you enhance your skills further to ensure you thrive within this dynamic industry. Reach out today to find out more.  


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Chris Parry-Jones

Group Director, Human Resources, Gallowglass Group Posted on 04 Sep 2018
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An expert in employee relations, Chris brought her extensive HR experience to Gallowglass in 2004, after working for several high-profile European organisations. Overseeing the Group’s entire HR function, she is responsible for the recruitment and personal development of its 600+ workforce. A firm believer that nothing happens without sound leadership and bottom-up opportunity, Chris is a champion of training – to ensure that crews are both safe and compliant with legal regulations.
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