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Hamish Reid

MICE Senior Consultant

What I have done…
Over the course of my career I’ve held positions in the hotel and destination world working closely with airlines, hotel chains, convention centres and national tourist boards. I have been chair of the British Association of Conference Destinations representing over 80 UK destinations, and am the current Executive for The Oysters, a collective of 30 UK based NTO and CVBs, and the MPI UK&I Chapter. Through my own consultancy set up in 2003 I have assisted Hills Balfour with several projects over the last 5 years.

What I do now…
The business events world fascinates me. It has moved on from meetings and parties to a very sophisticated and measured sector of marketing. I love helping destinations position themselves to their full advantage by promoting more than just their facilities to help them win business.

What I do for fun…
Watching the England cricket team has its ups and downs, as does supporting Arsenal! I love to travel, try new cuisines and am invariably accompanied with golf clubs. I still maintain a single figure handicap despite having two children also both in single figures, Alexander and Benjamin.

What I bring to Hills Balfour…
I bring over 20 years of business events industry experience, an understanding of both public and private sector as well as excellent relationships with both the media and C&I buyers. I was and remain the youngest recipient of the M&IT Personality of the Year Award for my contribution to the industry in 2009 – hopefully I bring a bit of that personality too!