Market leader and supplier of temporary inflatable structures, Evolution Dome to launch Conference and...

Market Leader and supplier of Temporary Inflatable Structures Evolution Dome is set to launch a new arm dedicated to the Conference and Exhibition industry later this month. "The new arm of the group will offer a unique in-house design service, ready to tackle any new and creatively challenging projects. We thrive on creating inspiring structures that reflect the needs of your specific project, brand, theme or event" - Quotes Ash Austin - Director.

Calling all #eventprofs…to the Scottish events industry trade show

Events professionals from across the UK are being urged to attend the third annual Scottish events industry trade show – as the country moves into a pivotal year for events. With the opening of the V&A Museum of Design in Dundee – the only V&A brand-holder in the world outside London – in September, 2018 is set to be a mega year for events north of the Border.

PCMA and visit.brussels unite to enhance education at 2018 European Association Summit

PCMA (Professional Convention Management Association) has announced it is to work with visit.brussels to enhance the education programme of the sixth European Association Summit (EAS), taking place in Brussels on 8-9 March 2018. Utilising its senior level education expertise, PCMA supports visit.brussels in the development of the event’s educational elements, as well as provide speaker and moderator support, while visit.brussels leads the strategy, communications, structure and format of the event.

Meetings Industry Association hosts successful first Destinations Summit

The Meetings Industry Association (mia) hosted its first Destinations Summit on 5 and 6 February, held at the Old Ship Hotel in Brighton. Organised by the mia’s Destinations Group chair Paul Szomoru, head of business events at NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau, the two-day event saw representatives from 20 UK destinations coming together to discuss how to attract more international events and run successful convention bureaux.

EWL kick-starts 2018 with a fresh vision and new board

EWL (#Eventprofs Who Learn), the business networking club which launched in 2015 and currently has 90 members across its London, Midlands and the North Regional Chapters, has started the new year with a new advisory board and fresh vision for 2018. Their new vision and mission is to inspire stronger, collaborative event professional relationships by connecting people through shared knowledge, centred on values of active networking, knowledge sharing and honest open debate.

Guest Blog: The next five years – 10 ways business meetings and events might...

There will be fundamental changes in the next five year affecting many aspects of the events sector – from the technology that will be used to the clients themselves. The changes will create new opportunities, unexpected challenges, and pressure to stay ahead of the game by spotting what’s next. Here are 10 developments that will come more to the fore in 2018 and could be major industry trends over the next five years:

Ultimate Venue Guide 2018

Welcome to the first edition of the Ultimate Venue Guide… Event Industry News are proud to showcase some of the very best venues across the UK and Ireland. Whether you organise small meetings, major conferences, exhibitions or concerts you will find the perfect venue right here.

IET Venues builds spirit with LEGO® initiative

Throughout December 2017 IET Venues’, three UK sites in London, Birmingham and Glasgow came together with prospective clients to donate boxes of LEGO® toys to several UK children’s charities, exclusively gifted for every site visit hosted during the month. The three-week charitable drive saw IET Venues donate a total of 86 sets of LEGO® to children’s causes, including 68 given to Star Chase Children’s Hospice; 10 to Starlight Children’s Foundation; and 8 to NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Royal Hospital for Children. The 86 site visits raised £860, with contributions raised from tours of IET London: Savoy Place, IET Birmingham: Austin Court and the IET Glasgow: Teacher Building.

VisitBritain/VisitEngland research details travel and spending behaviour of Business Events delegates

Business delegates are likely to double their spend in Britain if they extend their stay for leisure following their event, according to new research by tourism agency VisitBritain/VisitEngland. The Business Events Research; Delegate Spend and Trip Extensions report, published today (30 January), provides detailed research into business events delegates’ spending and travel behaviours.

Monsoon partners with East of England Arena to develop Asian events in the region

The East of England Arena and Events Centre has announced that Monsoon, the Asian event management specialist, is to market, manage and deliver all Asian events at the venue, coordinating events with the venue's core business of exhibitions, festivals and conferences. Monsoon joins its partner Amadeus in delivering services to the East of England Arena, and has a tested business model ready to activate on the venue's behalf, as Monsoon's managing director, Pav Shergill, explained, “We've worked with Amadeus and NEC Group for four years, providing our events management experience, cultural insight and supplier knowledge to make alternative venues accessible to South Asian Events.”

ICC Birmingham announces three-year deal with SAP User Group

The ICC has secured a deal with the UK & Ireland SAP User Group that will bring its annual conference – UKISUG Connect – to the Birmingham based venue for 2019, 2020 and 2021. The three-day event for 900 attendees utilises the entire venue to facilitate networking, knowledge exchange and best practice amongst its members, culminating in SUGFest which gives delegates an evening of informal networking, great food and fantastic entertainment.

QEII Centre to host Social Media Week London 2018

Central London events venue the QEII Centre has been chosen as the new host venue for Social Media Week London 2018. Now in its 9th year, Social Media Week London (#SMWLDN) is one of three flagship events forming the worldwide Social Media Week conference, which aims to share the best ideas, innovations and insights into how social media and technology are changing business, society and culture around the world.

Cloth Hall Court to host sell-out cyber security conference

The newly AIM Gold awarded Cloth Hall Court by Well Met will welcome around 300 delegates tomorrow, Friday 26 January, for the very first dedicated conference designed for cyber security experts. The BSides conference has been organised by students from Leeds Beckett University’s School of Computing, Creative Technologies and Engineering, along with the university’s Ethical Hacking Society.

VisitScotland celebrates the country’s youth in 2018

VisitScotland has unveiled its latest ‘year of’ campaign for 2018, the Year of Young People (YOYP). The campaign will showcase a programme of events, activities and ideas that will give young people in Scotland a higher profile. Led by the Scottish Government, the Year of Young People aims to inspire Scotland through its younger generation (aged 8 – 26) and give them a chance to express their views and celebrate their achievements. It will also give VisitScotland Business Events a chance to shine a light on the country’s business tourism industry and the careers and opportunities available within this sector.

Lakeside Conference Centre predicts growth following most successful year yet

The Lakeside Conference Centre, based just outside York, predicts a strong 2018 following a 10 per cent increase in bookings over the last 12 months. The conference centre welcomed more than 3,500 delegates during 2017 with over half of all bookings made up of repeat business. New business to the site included events for the RSPCA, Kerry Foods and Imperial College London.

Small but mighty EEF Venues takes the titles for five consecutive years

EEF Venues is celebrating its success in the BDRC Continental’s VenueVerdict Awards 2017 after it has been named Best Small & Medium Sized Group and Best Value for Money Group for the fifth consecutive year. The 2017 awards are based on 14,900 individual pieces of feedback received from 376 participating meeting venues and hotels in the UK and Ireland.

Manchester Central further bolsters its sales and events teams

The North of England’s leading conference and exhibition venue has further strengthened its sales and events teams with the addition of several new appointments. Manchester Central recently welcomed Ruth Halliday and Danielle Kidron in Sales Account Manager roles – Danielle overseeing Public Sector client accounts, whilst Ruth joins the Corporate Sales Team.

Unicorn Events hires 2 new members of events staff

Unicorn Events has expanded their team after significant growth within their current client base. The creative event agency’s top 3 clients have all placed repeat and additional business allowing MD, Hannah Luffman to appoint new team members.

The Mermaid London appoints White Light as production partner

Today, (11th January 2018), The Mermaid London has announced the signing of the 5-year contract with White Light, a leading supplier of event production support. The £750K contract, which began on 1st January 2018, will see White Light work alongside The Mermaid London to introduce new lighting, audio, video, rigging and staging technical solutions and products to enhance the venue’s event production offering.

Sustained growth ahead for EEF Venues

EEF Venues, the group behind Broadway House in Westminster, Engineers’ House in Bristol and Woodland Grange in Leamington Spa, is predicting another robust trading...

PCMA announces Chairman’s Award winner for 2017

The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) has announced the winner of the 2017 Chairman’s Award. President of the Singapore Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers...

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