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QEII’s Mark Taylor appointed to London & Partners Board

Chief executive of the QEII Centre, Mark Taylor, has been announced as the latest appointment to the board of London & Partners.

Taylor will play a key role in advising London & Partners, the mayor of London’s official promotional agency, on how London can build and maintain its international reputation as a MICE destination.

He will bring more than 30 years of experience in business and leisure tourism, including roles at the Wales Millennium Centre, the Barbican and Wembley Stadium. 

Speaking after his appointment, Taylor said: “I am thrilled to have been chosen to join the board of London & Partners, and to have the opportunity to represent not only the QEII Centre, but the wider needs of the London events industry.

“London & Partners play a vital role in marketing London as a leading MICE destination and ensuring we have the infrastructure in place to bring major international business into the city. I look forward to bringing my own expertise in this area to the board and helping to shape London’s business events strategy.”

Tracey Halliwell MBE, London & Partners’ director of tourism, conventions & major events, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Mark Taylor to the board of London & Partners. Business events are a huge contributor to London’s economy, generating £3.3bn in spend from visitors in 2016.

“Mark’s extensive expertise in this space will help inform London & Partners’ strategy in continuing to build London’s international reputation as a leading destination for business meetings, congresses, exhibitions and incentives.”