Two of the leading names in the meetings and incentive travel media worldwide have formed a partnership.

Clareville, the London based PR and media relations consultancy, and the Social Media Chefs, led by Miguel Neves, (pictured left), the well-known social media expert, have joined together to offer a comprehensive and coordinated worldwide service to destinations, venues, hotels and event technology specialists.

Clareville has been working with the industry media throughout the world since the 1990s. Its clients include the IMEX Group since 2001, (prior to the first IMEX in Frankfurt); the German Convention Bureau: Hamburg CVB: Thailand Conference & Exhibition Bureau; Rwanda Convention Bureau; HBAA; Maritim Hotels and Wyboston Lakes Resort.  It has experienced consultants based in the UK, USA, Germany, the Middle East and the Far East providing regional meetings industry media contacts and market knowledge.

Miguel Neves is a passionate social media advocate and an experienced meetings industry professional who speaks and trains on the topics of digital strategy and engagement for meetings and events. He created Social Media Chefs Ltd. in July 2017 after 6 years with the IMEX Group where he managed IMEX’s social media presence and developed long-term multimedia communication and digital engagement strategies. His industry career started in music and live events production, later becoming an event planner.

He continues to work with the IMEX Group, now on a consultant basis, as well as with organisations including ESOT (European Society for Organ Transplantation) and events by tlc. He also writes regularly for TW and Boardroom magazines.

Miguel Neves said: “Within most organisations, PR and social media are now closely integrated within communications campaigns, often sharing content.

“I’ve worked with the Clareville team for many years at the IMEX Group, seen the great results that they have been generating in this industry year after year and know that they fully understand the role of social media and how best to integrate it into campaigns. I’d readily recommend them to any meetings industry organisation looking for public relations especially integrated campaigns.

John Starr, co-founder and managing director of Clareville (pictured right) said: “We know from many years’ experience that Miguel is the foremost social media expert in the meetings industry so he is the perfect partner for us as we further develop our fully integrated services in this sector.”

Adam is the co-founder and editor of www.eventindustrynews.com Adam, a technology evangelist also organises Event Tech Live, Europe’s only show dedicated to event technology and the Event Technology Awards. Both events take place in November, London.