CHS Group launches to create events for meetings industry

Two meetings industry professionals have launched the CHS Group to roll out a series of events for suppliers and buyers.

Emma Cartmell, owner of the Conference and Hospitality Show and Sue Beverley (previously Crawley) of Fire Circle have merged their existing companies and are rolling out a series of events and exhibitions for the meetings sector.

The CHS Group will offer independent venue showcases, bespoke events and lead generation for clients and will also organise the Conference and Hospitality Show.

Beverley explained: “Emma and I have worked together now for a number of years so that merging our companies was a natural progression. With the Conference and Hospitality Show going from strength to strength we have started to attract exhibitors from across the UK from large chains to small independents. Our independent exhibitors were telling us that they struggle to get in front of booking agents, whilst our agents were telling us that they would like to see more venues but just don’t have the time, so we have set up our independent venue showcases which are proving really popular.”

Cartmell added: “We have ambitious plans for expansion and are currently working on new events for 2013. We want CHS Group events to become the first choice for buyers and suppliers to meet outside of London.”