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Associate Events is designated DEFRA’s Official Event Partner at COP26

Leicester-based events brand and PR firm, Associate Events, has been in Scotland this week to support the Government in the delivery of COP26.

The company has been designated the Department of Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)’s official event partner and is delivering exhibitions, conferences and awards celebrations in Glasgow, this week.

After months of planning, negotiation and work around the pandemic, head of sustainability for DEFRA (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs), Mattie Yeta said, “COP26 is an event that represents a turning global change in our approach to life on our planet. DEFRA has been tasked with ensuring the environment, nature and technology are part of this conversation and collectively agree a way forward with the World.

“Over the past months we have been lucky and privileged to be working with our official events partner, Associate Events, without whom this simply would not have been possible”.

Managing director of Associate Events, Alister de Ternant said, “COP26 is a critical part of the conversation and race against climate change. We are extremely proud to be working with DEFRA on this global event, supporting and advising them on all the challenges that come with it.

“Associate Events has also been engaged by nine other private companies to provide their events, stands and exhibitions here at COP26, whilst also delivering a range of content for the DEFRA conference. I am exceptionally proud of our team and the impact we are making in Glasgow."

Despite the pandemic Associate Events has continued to expand its service offering across the UK with new clients in sectors ranging from sustainable technology and property and construction, to learning and development and the leisure industry.

De Ternant adds, “Although the pandemic has dramatically affected the wider hospitality and events industries, the breadth and diversity of our service and methods of working in partnership with our clients, has allowed us to expand our portfolio and retain and grow our workforce.”

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