The IIAR UK Summer Networking event is back, Bigger and Better than ever!

The UK Chapter of the IIAR is delighted to announce the date for this year’s IIAR Summer Networking (Party) Event, very kindly sponsored, once again, by Tata Consultancy Services. It will be held on the evening of  Tuesday 15th July, kicking off at 5pm BST. So SAVE-the-DATE now.

We have exclusive use of a stunning penthouse bar overlooking London (right next to St Paul’s Cathedral) for this year’s IIAR Summer Party and Networking Event. As the weather will be nice :o)  we’ll be able to take in the views outside, if not, there is plenty of room inside (and still the great views). There will be refreshments and a free bar for the duration of the party so it’s sure to be a top class event. Continue reading

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IIAR UK Summer Party & Networking Event 2013: Upping the Ante!

The UK Chapter of the IIAR saw an unprecedented 130 guests attend Tuesday’s annual Summer Party and Networking Event held in London, making it the most successful event ever held in the IIAR’s seven-year history.

The evening, sponsored by Tata Consultancy Services (TCS, the global Big Four IT services company) saw 95 analysts attend, representing 30 different firms including Forrester, Gartner, IDC and Ovum. Other analysts in attendance included from 451 Research, ABI Research, Aite Group, Analysys Mason, Celent, Creative Intellect Consulting, Current Analysis, EuroLAN Research, Freeform Dynamics,  IDATE, Informa, Nelson Hall, PAC, TechMarketView amongst others. From the AR side, around 35 guests representing multinational organisations and SMEs attended. There were also a few CMOs as well as CEOs. Continue reading

Summer time & the party is coming: you’re all invited to the IIAR UK Summer Party & Networking event

It is that time of year. Look out the window and you can tell. Yes, it’s summer. Which surely means it must be party time…

So, with no further ado, the IIAR’s UK Chapter is delighted to announce its annual Summer Party and Networking Event, which this year is kindly sponsored by Tata Consultancy Services.

The party is taking place on Tuesday 16th July 2013. We’re kicking off from 5.00pm and you’re welcome to drop by anytime from then on. Continue reading

IIAR Christmas Networking Event concluded successfully!

Analysts and IIAR members alike had a lot of fun at this year’s Christmas party in London on 6th December 2012. More than 60 people came along.  With over 30 analysts attending from companies including Gartner, Forrester, IDC, Ovum, Frost & SullivanInforma, Celent,  CCS Insight, Creative Intellect Consulting, AMI PartnersEuroLAN ResearchFreeform DynamicsPAC UKPlum ConsultingRedMonkVerdantixAnalysys MasonBloor Research, it sure was a great opportunity for IIAR members (including people from MicrosoftAccentureBearingPoint, CSC, TCSSymantecAtosDeloitteDassault SystemesTietoAvaya) to network with their target analysts as well as peers. A big thanks to all those who were able to make it, we sure had a great time! Continue reading

IIAR Christmas Networking Event on 6th Dec 2012

The IIAR Christmas Networking event is happening on 6th Dec 2012, 5 pm onward in Central London. This is an opportunity for analysts and AR peers to meet over informal drinks. We now have over 37 analysts from the following firms confirmed!

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IIAR UK Networking Event Attracts Top Analysts

More than 35 top-name analysts attended last week’s IIAR UK networking event in a gathering that saw some 70 analyst and AR professionals get together on a (rare!) sunny afternoon.

It was a fantastic few hours in which Gartner, Forrester, IDC, Informa and Ovum were all well represented. We were also lucky to be able to spend time with a number of analysts from Freeform Dynamics and Celent in addition to those more niche specialists including RedMonk, Disruptive Analysis, PAC, CCS Insight and euroLAN Research.

Helen Ridgway, Managing Director at AxiCom said, “This is the second year that AxiCom has sponsored the IIAR Networking Event and we were delighted with the turnout. It is a great opportunity for us to say ‘thank you’ to the analysts for all their work over the year and to share and collaborate on best practices with AR peers. We are very pleased to be associated with the IIAR and the work that it does to serve the global AR community.”

Attendees were treated to drinks and canapés kindly provided via sponsorship from AxiCom with support from the IIAR. We are hugely grateful to AxiCom for their continued support of this event.
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IIAR UK Networking Event Attracts 70 Analysts

Sponsors of the IIAR Networking Event

With just a few days to go we now have a phenomenal 70 analysts attending this year’s IIAR UK Networking Event very kindly sponsored by AxiCom.

Analysts from all the major firms will be represented including; Gartner, Forrester, IDC and Ovum, as well as more niche firms including; Aite Group, PAC, Informa and Freeform Dynamics.

We’re delighted that so many are able to make it and looking forward to spending time with the analysts over a drink and canapes ahead of the London Olympics and the European summer break. In addition to our analyst guests we have 30 plus AR professionals in attendance from some of the largest organisations representing both in-house and agency AR.

The event is taking place this Thursday 5th July, 5pm BST onwards in central London.

It’s set to be a great event and if you’ve not registered your interest but would like to come please let me know asap. IIAR members can view the guest list on huddle and are welcome to attend the event for free. Non-members may attend at a cost of £75 per person.

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