New York, 10 July, 2000-
Wall Street Global, an Institutional Fund Supermarket and financial service provider to global Financial Institutions, announced today that Irvine Laidlaw has joined their Advisory Board. Mr. Laidlaw, Chairman and founder of Institute for International Research Ltd (IIR), brings over 30 years of global business and operations, marketing and leadership experience to the Board.
Mr. Laidlaw founded IIR, the world''s largest conference company with 4,000 employees and operations in 35 countries, in 1974. IIR creates and runs over 4,000 conferences every year, including many large-scale association type events. IIR is also one of the world leaders in the provision of corporate training, with particular emphasis on IT, telecoms, project management, sales and financial skills training. They are heavily involved in e-learning, with all divisions offering their training through Internet models. The company also has divisions in trade exhibitions, running major trade shows in the US, UK, Middle and Far East, and B2B publishing interests in the UK and USA.
Previous to founding IIR, Mr. Laidlaw worked for Doubleday in both New York and London. He has lived and worked in the US, Hong Kong, Singapore, The Netherlands, France and the UK. Mr. Laidlaw has degrees from Leeds University, England and an M.B.A. from Columbia University, New York.