Day: July 4, 2018

AIPC celebrates APEX award at London garden party

International venue association AIPC held a summer garden party in the heart of London 3 July, part of its annual conference programme. The reception, held at the QEII Centre, saw the presentation of the prestigious AIPC APEX award to Valencia Conference Centre. The AIPC Apex Award is presented to the convention centre with the highest client satisfaction rating over the past two years. The evenin...

The Hague joins forces with Crime Stoppers International

The 39th Annual Crime Stoppers International Conference will take place in Hilton The Hague, 29-31 October, with organisers expecting 150 delegates to attend. The event gathers law enforcement agencies, civil society and policymakers from all over the world to network and exchange best practices. Crime Stoppers International (CSI) is a Netherlands-based, non-profit organisation that provides commu...

Olympia transformation plans revealed

The chairman of investor YOO Capital and the MD of Olympia London unveil initial plans for the £700m (US$924,560,000) transformation of the venue site. In early 2017, Olympia London made headlines when it was acquired through a joint venture comprised of YOO Capital and Deustche Finance International in a deal worth £296m. Now, the venue and its investors have announced initial plans to convert th...

The CC Dublin retains European title for a second year running

The Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD) has retained the title of ‘Europe’s Leading Meetings & Conference Centre’ at the 25th annual World Travel Awards in Greece. The announcement was made at the Europe Gala Ceremony in Zappeion Megaron Hall, Athens on 30 June. This is the second consecutive year that The CCD has won this award, winning both the European and World title in 20...

Montréal: Making room for robotics

Generating CAD$1.8m (US$137.5m) in tourism revenue for Montréal and Québec, the Palais des congrès de Montréal Convention & Exhibition Centre is set to host the international final of the World Robot Olympiad (WRO), 13-15 November 2020. Organised by Zone01, the event will draw 2,000 participants to Montréal. This international competition attracts students between the ages of seven and 25 from...

Las Vegas’ visitation increases, reveals LVCVA

Las Vegas welcomed more than 3.6m visitors in May 2018, a slight increase over the same time last year, according to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority Research Center. This traffic brings the year-to-date total for overall visitation to more than 17m. Learn more about Las Vegas visitation statistics for May 2018 by watching the below video, entitled “LVCVA Impact: May 2018 By t...