Published on : Thursday, January 28, 2021
Chris Parnham and Angie Mason of Absolute Corporate Events recently announced the launch of Meeting Allstars, a new company which aims to be “transformative new way of working for U.K. event professionals”. Meeting Allstars has been developed over the last 10 months and has been created to “safeguard the skills, creativity and relationships held by many MICE professionals who have been displaced from the industry in the current climate”.
The development of the proposition has been designed to welcome individuals and small companies by allowing them to become either an associate or partner. Associate Allstars will be employed on a flexible contract with a base salary and performance bonus scheme and will have access to a suite of essential business tools to help manage client enquiries, destination research, and venue sourcing through to contracting. Partner status is designed for the self-employed who are set up as a limited company. Partners also benefit from the same essential business tools package but have responsibility for their own income management.
Associates and partners will also have access to coaching, support and personal development from co-founders Parnham and Mason. Chris Parnham said in a statement that the world of live events came to an unexpected and tumultuous halt 12 months ago due to the global pandemic and hundreds of event professionals have found themselves furloughed or out of work. He mentioned that that amidst the unfortunate situation, the company desires to create an opportunity for those so desperately looking for one that led to the creation of Meeting Allstars. He shared that the premise behind this is to create a community of event planners, united by the common goal of delivering a personalised and dedicated service to clients requiring global venue sourcing.
He also shared that live events will return, and clients will soon need to start sourcing venues, but they will likely find that many of their long-standing relationships will have been affected by furlough or redundancies. He added that as part of Meeting Allstars, anyone who has experience of global venue sourcing and has client relationships that need attention can join the company, whilst retaining ownership for their clients, their delivery and their future career path. They won’t just be employees, but entrepreneurs, engaged at an associate or partner level. He concluded that he is excited to build the new community and audience, focused on making the best from the recovery of the industry.