Holland Alexander wins global event production contract

Global communications & events company, Holland Alexander, have been awarded the event management contract to produce next year’s International Association for Media and Communication (IAMCR) Conference, which will take place at University of Leicester in July 2016.


IAMCR is the preeminent worldwide professional organisation in the field of media and communication research. Following this year’s conference, which is taking place in Montreal this month, the global event will be hosted at University of Leicester in July 2016 and will host 1200 delegates from over 70 countries.


Work on the event begins immediately for Holland Alexander, who are based at Leicester’s LCB Depot. They will be working closely with the IAMCR conference committee and University of Leicester in the development and delivery of next year’s event, during which academics and professionals from across the globe will be visiting Leicester.


Holland Alexander have vast experience of delivering high profile events, with past projects ranging from the delivery of the Special Olympics Opening Ceremony in Leicester in 2009 to working on one of the world’s largest software events, Dreamforce in San Francisco.


Holland Alexander Managing Director, Louise Holland, commented, “IAMCR is a global organization of huge significance in the field of media research and I’m delighted that the team at Holland Alexander will be working on such an important event to be hosted in Leicester. With delegates descending on University of Leicester from all over the world, we’ll be looking to enhance their experience through the use of technology and it’s a wonderful opportunity to show what the city has to offer as well as the fantastic facilities at University of Leicester.”


The IAMCR conference was last held in Leicester in 1976 and attracted visitors from over 40 countries. Next year the conference coincides with University of Leicester’s 50th anniversary celebrations for their Department of Media and Communication, which ties in well with the conference’s 2016 theme of Memory, Commemoration and Communication: Looking Back, Looking Forward,


IAMCR’s 2016 conference will be taking place at University of Leicester from 27 – 31 July 2016. More information about IAMCR available at: www.iamcr.org