Kate Sargent appointed joint-chair of ABPCO

Mar 2018

From this summer onwards Bioscientifica’s Deputy Managing Director, Kate Sargent, will be taking over as joint-chair of The Association of British Professional Conference Organisers (ABPCO).

Kate joined the ABPCO board in December as a PCO member and will start her role as joint-chair at the end of June. Working alongside Jo Powel (Macmillan Cancer Support) the joint ABPCO chairs have a wealth of experience from both in-house and agency PCOs.

Speaking about her appointment, Kate said: “I was delighted to have joined the ABPCO Board at the end of 2017 and am very much looking forward to taking up the co-chair position alongside Jo Powell from Macmillan Cancer Support in June. ABPCO's purpose is to be ‘proud to enable human enrichment through face to face gatherings’, and it really is a very engaged community that truly lives their values of excellence, learning and belonging.  The ABPCO community has become my industry home and family over the years that I have been a member. It is a great source of knowledge, experience and passion for driving forward the associations’ events industry.”

Kate has over 18 years’ experience working in the events industry, with a specialist interest in association conferences. In her previous position as Head of Events at the Society for Endocrinology Group, Kate has the unique experience of having overseen an in-house PCO and leading the commercial agency PCO under the same roof.

Bioscientifica wish Kate all the best in her joint-chair role.