IMEX has confirmed memorial arrangements for Paul Flackett, IMEX Group Managing Director.
A memorial, open to industry colleagues, will take place on Monday, 15 January 2018 at the QEII Centre in Westminster, London.
The memorial will begin at 6pm (arrivals from 5.30pm), followed by refreshments and sharing of stories and memories.
Martin Lewis and Pat Delaney – two of Paul’s closest friends – are helping IMEX to organise the event and ensure that it is an evening that he would be proud of.
Industry colleagues wishing to attend should RSVP by completing this form before 5 January 2018. The form offers the opportunity to include short anecdotes and photos for a book IMEX is compiling for Paul’s family.
Charitable donations, in lieu of flowers, can be made to Kidney Research UK.
Paul Flackett, Managing Director, IMEX Group worked in the meetings and incentive travel industry for over 30 years in various formats. He joined Ray Bloom in 1987 to launch EIBTM the following year in Geneva. Paul left EIBTM in 1999 to set up his own consultancy, PF.REDSEVEN. He also gained the CITE qualification in 1994. In 2001 he linked up again with Ray Bloom to start IMEX in Frankfurt with the first show taking place in 2003. Paul became a member of SITE in 1988 and served as President of SITE International in 1995 and as SITE Foundation President in 2002. He was a Chancellor for MPI and served as Vice Chairman of the DMAI European Advisory Council (Destination Marketing Association International). He also undertook various roles for ICCA (International Congress and Convention Association). In recognition of his exceptional contribution to the meetings industry in 2004 he was presented with the Moises Shuster award from ICCA. Paul spoke around the world on industry related topics in destinations including Colombia, North America, Australia, New Zealand, Croatia, Germany, Thailand, Indonesia, Dubai and Bahrain. Paul was a very keen football fan (Manchester United), a lover of cricket, heavy metal music and a broad range of history across the centuries. He had many favourite destinations as a result of his extensive travels.