ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IWSC Group, a world leading events company in the food and beverage sector, continues its successful business expansion with a foray into the arts world through a joint-venture with London-based curator Tina Ziegler, founder of The Art Conference (TAC).
Bringing together leaders in technology, art and culture, TAC will act as a meeting point for the creative community encouraging dialogue, critical reflection and inspiring immediate action through its London-based conferences.
Allen Gibbons, Group CEO of the UK-based IWSC Group, comments, “Moving into the arts sphere is an incredibly exciting move for the IWSC Group. Our portfolio of events is all about the finer things in life and enabling people to explore them in new and interesting ways which is exactly what TAC is about.”
“TAC is all about collaboration, networking and the sharing of ideas,” Allen continues. “Working in partnership with Tina Ziegler, creator of TAC, someone with huge passion and industry knowledge, gives me great confidence in our move to this new sector.”
Each conference that TAC hosts promises to offer more than just a discussion. “My aim is that TAC will be a platform to educate and engage with creatives in London, allowing the worlds of art and technology to meet and inspire each other,” Tina Ziegler, creator of TAC explains. “Throughout the conference event, there will be a number of extra activities taking place to make the conference a truly memorable day. This includes film presentations, art exhibitions, food and drink catering and an after conference evening drinks event with live DJ’s, all taking place at London’s Ugly Duck.”
“We are incredibly eager to work with IWSC Group. Being the first non-food and drink event they are developing means not only will fresh ideas be brought to the table from them, but solid business acumen will come our way, too,” Tina continues. “We have a wide demographic ranging from 18-year-old creatives, either studying or interested in developing their careers, to 50-year-old creative directors, business owners and designers on the hunt for new talent. Because of this widespread reach, we are lucky to partner with an events company like IWSC Group that has experience of creating events for a diverse age range.”
The launch of The Art Conference will take place on July 23 – 24, 2016 at the Ugly Duck, 47/49 Tanner Street near London Bridge, starting as a two-day conference event presenting 15+ international keynote speakers, film screenings, panel discussions, exhibitions and digital art installations.
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About IWSC Group
IWSC Group is a world leading events company whose goal is to become the most innovative and diverse events business offering original, high quality occasions for brands to meet customers. The company is headquartered in the UK with its North American office in Atlanta, GA, USA.
Founded as the International Wine and Spirit Competition in 1969, the company’s expertise spans the alcoholic beverage and culinary sectors, including wine, spirit and beer events, as well as food and drink festivals.
IWSC Group’s business strategy has been built on developing and operating industry-leading events in collaboration with some of the world’s biggest brands industry including Amazon, Coca-Cola, Stella Artois, William Grant & Sons, and Lexus. IWSC Group created the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong IWSC in 2009 and in 2011 acquired the Spirits of Mexico agave spirits festival. Subsequently the group has formed partnerships with US-based Whiskies of the World and the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival, and UK-based The Whisky Lounge. The latest additions to the group’s portfolio are The Drop, an online media platform for those who want to learn more about alcohol products; The Beer Awards, and most recently a partnership with Cochon555 US Tour, a travelling culinary competition and tasting event that celebrates heritage breed pork.
About Tina Ziegler
The Art Conference (TAC) is created by Californian contemporary art curator Tina Ziegler. With over 12 years’ experience in the art market, Ziegler has created a name for herself through exhibiting the work of some of the most renowned international proponents of the Urban Contemporary art movements, and she has exhibited over 300 international artists and curated more than 55 art exhibitions. Ziegler is the author of Hunt and Gather Art – a hardcover art book that features the work of 45 international artists, published and distributed by Mark Batty NYC. Ziegler brings her passion, art market knowledge and a global network of creatives to TAC, creating a platform to educate and engage people with arts, technology and culture.