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Performing Artistes have been supplying people to give speeches, chair conferences and host events for over 25 years. Based in the West End, the tight-knit booking team supply over 600 people a year for events in the UK and worldwide. 

Performing Artistes are independent of the talent.  They work for you, the event organiser, whilst maintaining close working relationships with the artistes themselves, to ensure you get the right person, properly briefed at the right price. They cover everything from the serious speaker for keynotes and motivational speeches, to comedians and entertainers for dinners and awards. 

Put simply, they are in the Business of Speaking.



Emirates Old Trafford is a flexible, multi-purpose conference and events venue and world-class international sporting stadium ideally located in Manchester.

Catering from ten to 2,000 people across a multitude of events, from small meetings to large exhibitions, our high end space is fully supported by dedicated and in-house services, such as event duty managers, IT support and experienced event planners.

With over 3,600m² of space, 38 meeting rooms, over 600 on-site parking spaces, amazing transport links and a 150-bedroom Hilton Garden Inn hotel on-site which is due for completion in summer 2017, Emirates Old Trafford is an event organisers dream!



AwardsPro is a full circle platform to manage and streamline the entry and judging process for any Awards event. AwardsPro has been created and road-tested by those who know best what an easy-to-use, reliable and robust platform looks and feels like.

Contact aileen@globalconferencenetwork.co.uk to find out more.




Gaudio have a reputation as the UK’s most trusted designer and manufacturer of bespoke awards to the events industry. Our experienced and friendly project management team guide our clients expertly through the process from initial brief to delivery of the finished product.

Our cutting edge award designs are carefully tailored to your event theme, brand and budget and are provided entirely free of charge. With an emphasis on using only the highest quality materials Gaudio guarantee to deliver unique and individual awards that will delight your winners, your sponsors and attract the attention your event deserves.

If you are looking for inspiration for your award event visit www.gaudio.co.uk


CAPTURISE is a photography company specialising in corporate and conference events, covering everything from small meetings right through to large international conferences. No event is ever too small or too large for CAPTURISE and we make the most of any surroundings and situations to capture exceptional images.

Our dedicated photographers and editors have a wide range of knowledge and experience and not only are able to fulfil and accomplish any brief set before them but are always able to exceed client’s expectations.

By using CAPTURISE you can always rest assure that Professionalism, Discreetness, Reliability and Outstanding Images will be provided to each and every one of your events. www.capturise.com/


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An expert recruitment service for companies and candidates within the conference, exhibition and events sectors.

GCN Talent is THE go-to recruitment partner for the international conference, exhibitions and events industries. With decades of experience in the sector and a worldwide network of contacts, we are perfectly positioned to assist you with your next key hire – or to take your career to the next level.

GCN Talent – part of the Global Conference Network  – is managed and run by former industry practitioners. For clients, this means that you’ll be dealing with someone who understands your business inside out. For candidates, the depth of our understanding of your job and our position at the heart of the industry sets us apart from a traditional recruitment agency – and means we’ll be able to place you quickly and effectively. And our reach truly is global.



The Mermaid London is a vibrant conference and events centre in the heart of the City of London. The venue hosts over 250 events annually from a variety of organisations from a range of sectors.

At the heart of the venue is the Auditorium with tiered seating for 600 people, excellent sight lines to the stage and unrivalled acoustics.

There are eight event spaces, totalling 2,395sqft. Earlier in 2017 the Newgate Suite received a £250,000 refurbishment and now includes multiple interconnecting whiteboard walls for creative use, and can be divided into four meeting and breakout spaces.

The recent £750,000 refurbishment in September 2017 of the Upper River Room sees the ceiling height raised and existing supports redesigned to create a contemporary open plan space, further enhancing sightlines of Tate Modern, Shakespeare’s Globe and The Shard.

The Mermaid London prides itself in employing a dynamic team of people with a ‘can do’ attitude to deliver outstanding events.


Knp Litho Ltd have over 30 years of experience helping our clients reach their target audiences.

We provide sophisticated and integrated printing and direct mail solutions. We are a well-established and highly experienced company with a reputation for quality and reliability.

Our services include Litho, on demand Digital Print, Direct Mail, Design Facility, Signage and Specialised Finishing.

Our team is always on hand to give advice should you require; working together with our clients in true partnership. Knp provides a modern, creative and efficient print production environment, designed to work in harmony with our clients.

With all Litho printing, finishing and mailing technology on site, we will provide the most cost-effective solution to your print and publishing needs. Above all, we offer a great service at competitive prices with no hidden extras!

We have taken time to look at the bigger global picture and to recognise our responsibility to our environment; our project over the past couple of years has included some substantial green initiatives to produce cleaner print and mail using FSC credited paper and vegetable based printing inks from our suppliers. Not least the addition of 400 solar panels to our south facing roof providing enough sustainable energy to power the entire Bury St Edmunds production site. We share Suffolk County Council’s commitment to make our county the greenest county in the UK.


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