Vitesse Media plc (AIM: VIS), the AIM-quoted digital media and events business, is pleased to announce the success of three influential events that took place across London yesterday, namely; The Grant Thornton Quoted Company Awards, Women in IT Awards and the Tomorrow’s Tech Leaders Today careers fair. As previously announced, sales for all three events are expected to be ahead of budget.
The Grant Thornton Quoted Company Awards:
The Grant Thornton Quoted Company Awards in its 14th year was once again a hugely successful event that celebrated the UK’s smaller quoted companies which make a vital contribution to the UK economy. Attendance reached 650, up 10 per cent on the prior year.
Women in IT Awards:
Women in IT Awards saw attendances reach 1,160 which is up 29 per cent compared to the prior year and 169 per cent since the event’s inception four years ago. This event continues to be very well received and helps to address the vital issues of gender inequality. The event which was organised by the Group’s business technology magazine, Information Age, has quickly become the world’s largest technology diversity event staged.
Tomorrow’s Tech Leaders Today:
As part of the Group’s stated strategy, the Tomorrow’s Tech Leaders Today careers fair is one of two female only events that the Group has launched, aimed at addressing the imbalance of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers. In its third year, the event saw upwards of 300 attendees which shows the importance of tackling the gender inequality issues many face today in the workplace.
Simon Stilwell, Chief Executive Officer of Vitesse Media, said:
“We are really pleased with the overwhelming success of these three events. Our events division continues to show the benefits of long-term engagement with sponsors and other key partners. Our leading position on gender diversity will be further strengthened in March 2018 when we will be launching our first Women in IT Awards in the USA as well as the Future Stars of Tech in June 2018.”
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