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The ICC and Vox in Birmingham have bolstered their cross-venue event management team, as they focus on maximising event delivery strategy for 2019/ 20.

Allan Boyle has taken on the position of General Manager NEC Group Conventions, after four years as Director of Event Services. He will continue to lead on event operations and facilitate the business’ ambitious growth strategy.

The newest addition to the team is Barry Hope. Appointed in the newly created role of Head of Technical Production, the role will see him oversee the technical production delivery for all events at the venue. Hope arrived following nine and a half years at Birmingham Hippodrome as Head of Technical Services.

Boyle speaks of how the new structure will benefit customers: “The conference and live events market is constantly pushing the boundaries of event delivery, so having the correct team structure in place is crucial to our offering. It is also important for us as venues to facilitate client usage of emerging technologies and incorporate them within the venues where possible.”

“The creation of the Head of Technical Production position now demonstrates our commitment to strengthening our offer even further. Barry brings a fresh approach to both solutions and a wealth of knowledge on touring events and corporate productions, so he’s a very welcome addition to the team.”