beam, the trade association for the business events, accommodation, and meetings industry, has appointed Ian Brown, the Venues and Events Director of vbx, to its board as Marketing Director.
Brown, who founded the events arm of vbx with business partner Jess Hobday in 2021, has more than 15 years of experience in the industry, working for several agencies. Alongside Hobday, Brown has established vbx Events with a focus on corporate event production and venue sourcing for a plethora of clients in the UK and globally. He will continue in this role, alongside his new position with beam.
Reflecting on his new board role for beam, Brown commented: “Being appointed to the beam board is a huge honour for me and something I have long had the ambition to achieve. It’s an inspiring time for the association as we look to further establish beam as a brand, expand our members across new and different specialities and support our industry with the challenges the past two years have thrown at us.”
Sian Sayward, Chair of beam, added: “beam has a talented board in place, which will now be strengthened further by the insight and experience that Ian brings with him to the role of Marketing Director. We would like to welcome him on board at an exciting and ambitious time for the association as we sharpen our focus, and our membership becomes more diverse.”