Nike, IBM, Thomson Reuters, and Cisco Systems to Headline International Confex's Corporate Programme

   Nike, IBM, Thomson Reuters, and Cisco Systems to Headline International
                         Confex's Corporate Programme

  PR Newswire

  CHICAGO, January 23, 2013

CHICAGO, January 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) has confirmed a high
profile group of senior, global meetings and events professionals to deliver
International Confex's corporate educational programme.

The stellar line up is sponsored by the SECC and will include respected
executives Samantha Coates, Global Head of Events, Thomson Reuters; Klaus
Span, Senior Manager of Marketing, Demand Programs & Alliances, IBM; Carolyn
Pund, Sr. Manager, Global Strategic Meetings Management, Cisco Systems; and
Lisa Schelle, CMM, Director, Global Meetings & Events, Nike.

Supporting these brands will be Sherrif Karamat, CAE, Chief Operating Officer,
PCMA, Sue Potton, CMM, Sue Potton Associates, and Michael Doyle, Executive
Director, of the hugely respected The Virtual Edge Institute. The programme
will be introduced by Ben Goedegebuure, Sales Director of the SECC and
International Board Director of PCMA.

The dynamic and interactive sessions will include sessions on outsourcing,
earning and maintaining a seat at the table, the power of technology and
strategic meetings management as well as a series of forums for an ideas
exchange between corporate meeting planners and events buyers.

"These are some of the highest profile brands representing global experience
that we have ever had in our educational programme, and a fitting standard for
our 30 ^th year," comments James Samuel, Event Director, International Confex.
"Our agreement with PCMA was based on their outstanding reputation for
education and they are set to deliver a brilliant programme for our corporate

About UBM Live (organiser of International Confex)

UBM Live connects people and creates opportunities for companies across five
continents to develop new business, meet customers, launch new products,
promote their brands and expand their markets.Through premiere brands such
as MD&M, CPhI, IFSEC, TFM&A, Cruise Shipping Miami, the Concrete Show and many
others, UBM Live exhibitions, conferences, awards programs, publications,
websites and training and certification programs are an integral part of the
marketing plans of companies across more than 20 industry sectors.

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