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

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 30th 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 visitors."   

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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