22nd October 2007
The UK's exclusive club for the busy professional, The SaVVy Club®, has launched of it's annual event competition.
The search is on for the most creative aspiring and freelance event architects, who want the opportunity to conjure and stage the ultimate event.
Supported by both ACE (Association for Conferences and Events) and MPI UK (Meeting Professionals International, UK Chapter), this first competition is divided into four categories: culture, gourmet, charity and sporting. The four category winners will have the opportunity of showcasing their creativity, grow their own network of contacts as they meet and work with top industry experts to stage their event, and realise a profit into the bargain. The SaVVy Club® will also be awarding each winner with free membership, and a place on its own panel of event organisers.
Kim Rix, entrepreneur and managing director of The SaVVy Club®, is passionate about organising the type of high quality, entertaining and unusual events The SaVVy Club® members have come to expect. “We aim to be the most creative social event organisers in the world. I am truly excited about discovering and working with this country's most inspired and talented event architects – turning their dream event into a reality.
Meanwhile, Paul Cook, president of MPI’s UK Chapter, and one of the competition judges, said. "MPI UK has an established reputation in empowering meeting professionals to increase their strategic value through education.”
Jean-François Dor, director for the Association of Conference and Events also welcomed the intitiatiive. “The competition the professional development of event planners and organisers by connecting them with industry best practice," he said. “With an annual spend of over £10 billion in the UK alone, the economic impact of the conference and events industry is considerable. Professionals in this industry include the most creative talent in this country and ACE supports The SaVVy Club® competition as it seeks to celebrate these creative champions."
Full competition details can be found at http://www.savvyclub.co.uk/competition.html, and the competition closing date is 9 November 2007.