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EVCOM launches new events programme – and return of Clarions

The Event and Visual Communication Association (EVCOM) has revealed an “unrivalled” new events programme for the rest of the year which includes a relaunch of the Clarion awards.

The trade association has implemented the new programme which features a new format for awards including the EVCOMference and the Fellowship awards.

EVCOM has also decided to re-launch the Clarion awards, which celebrate the very best in corporate social responsibility following a 12-month pause.

The association offer events, benefits and support to over 300 member-organisations and throughout the year hold campfires, educational and networking events.

EVCOM CEO Jenny Jenkins said the organisation is “committed to making its members more successful”.

She said: “Our programme of events is unrivalled, with something for everyone.

“It is the only trade association that brings together corporate members, agencies, production companies, suppliers, destinations and freelances across a multichannel community.”

The EVCOMference, which brings together members for a day of thought leadership and industry insight, is to be held in September and features a range of speakers and workshop opportunities.

The Fellowship Awards, will again to be held at the House of Lords, and recognises individuals who have made a difference in the world of communication.

The Clarion awards, which has run for over 15 years, celebrates the very best in corporate social responsibility and sustainability across the film, video, digital and live events industries.

This year there will be 20 categories encompassing the Clarions that will celebrate such issues as diversity and inclusion, employee wellbeing and environmental management with entries open from Monday 25 March.

“This is a unique award scheme, which highlights the impact we have as a creative sector on the whole CSR agenda,” says Eco Events’ Sam Wilson, who is part of the organising team.

“To win a Clarion says a lot about your organisation and your commitment to your employees and the community.”

EVCOM also announced it is saying goodbye to its chairperson, Rachel Pendered, who will be stepping down due to family commitments.

Pendered, managing director of Media Zoo, has chaired EVCOM since July 2018 and oversaw the creation of a new strategy for the association.

“We thank her for all her hard work and wish her well,” says Jenkins.

Jenkins, whose contract was due to run out at the end of March, will now remain in post until after the Annual General Meeting (AGM) in July.