Day: January 16, 2018

Dubai Expo 2020 Theme districts to go ahead despite Carillion JV liquidation

The collapse of UK based construction giant Carillion, as liquidators moved in 15 January 2018, raises initial questions over two big projects involving the company in Dubai.  Last March Expo 2020 Dubai awarded Al Futtaim Carillion (AFC) the contract to deliver the Theme districts and Public realm works at the World Expo site situated in Dubai South. According to UAE newspaper Gulf News, Carillion...

Florence MICE business tops €21m in 2017

Last year was a significant year one for the MICE sector in Florence, with €21m (US$25.6m) being generated in economic impact, according to the Italian city’s convention bureau. The Firenze Convention Bureau (FCB) says 19 congresses were confirmed during 2017, to be held over the 2018/2019 period and bringing more than 20,000 delegates to the city. The bureau says the results were reached thanks t...

Industry education is a lesson in itself!

By Rod Cameron, executive director AIPC and JMIC In convention centres – as in so many other sectors today – education is probably the most important single thing we do, and that importance keeps growing. There are three reasons for this: First, because knowledge and the benefit of experience are perhaps the most valuable legacies we can pass on to those who will be following us into t...

IACC elects new trio to its European board

The International Association of Conference Centres (IACC) has bolstered its European board with three newly elected members and a vice-president to its European chapter. The association claims to have created the youngest and most gender equal board in its history. Joining the European Board as directors are: Clotilde Gay, director of sales at Dolce Chantilly, France; Sylvia Nylin (pictured), MD ...

Convening Leaders convenes

The PCMA’s Convening Leaders conference is currently underway in Nashville, TN.

A Glow in Barcelona

Hotel SB Glow next to Barcelona’s Plaça de les Glòries is a four-star superior hotel, and part of a five-strong portfolio of SB Hotels in the Catalan capital. Geared up for both business and leisure travellers, the hotel sits in the heart of the 22@ technological district, by the traditional Poblenou area and a 20-minute walk from the beach. The hotel is walking distance from the Disseny HUB build...

Edinburgh to share how to manage its tourism success

Tourism leaders will be tackling key issues arising from Edinburgh’s growth as a visitor destination in February, when they attend the annual Edinburgh Tourism Action Group (ETAG) Conference. The conference, which takes place on Thursday 1 February, is themed ‘Managing Success’, and will centre on the challenges and opportunities brought by Edinburgh’s increasing popularity as a tourist destinatio...