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ICEWARDS confirms headline sponsor

ICEWARDS has announced that GES will be its headline sponsor for the fourth consecutive year.

The awards attract a range of global household names and corporations, including EY, Danone and BT. The 2019 edition is set to be held at the Design Museum on 11 July.

As part of the partnership, Blitz, a GES company, will deliver AV and technical production for the awards ceremony and accompanying conference, ICEDAY. In addition, Blitz managing director, Mike Philipson, will continue to sit on the ICEAWARDS steering committee and judging panel.

Anita Howard, ICEAWARDS founder and managing director, commented: “We love working with inspiration and creative teams – GES excel in both these elements.  Last year Blitz delivered an amazing event experience that truly made our winners feel recognised and totally rewarded for creating amazing events.  We believe events are only made possible by collaborating with the right partners.  GES makes the collaboration so easy and seamless.”

GES EMEA’s executive director – marketing, Christine Martin (pictured), added: “We are delighted to continue our support of the ICEAWARDS. It’s a fantastic initiative with a growing community we are eager to engage with. The corporate market continues to be an important one for GES and our partnership with ICE supports our strategy in this area.”

Since its launch in 2015, the ICE initiative has grown to incorporate a programme of events including ICETALK, a series of one-day conferences that bring together c-suite corporate event planners to share experiences and learn about the latest event trends.