Louisa Daley

Scotland secures two new events

Aberdeen, Scotland’s P&J Live venue is set to host the World Energy Council’s Energy Trilemma Summit and 2022 Executive Assembly, taking place 12-13 October. The World Energy Council’s Energy Trilemma Summit and 2022 Executive Assembly, which is themed ‘transformational solutions in turbulent times’, will be attended by representatives from the World Energy Council’s leadership and expert comm...

Winning design team to lead London’s Barbican Centre renewal revealed

A collaborative design team led by architects Allies and Morrison and Asif Khan Studio, has been selected to deliver a multi-million-pound renewal of London’s Barbican Centre. The project aims to provide new opportunities for the Barbican’s community of artists, audiences, organisers, delegates and partners, as well as boost the building’s accessibility and environmental performance. The win...

VisitBritain/VisitEngland appoints new CEO

VisitBritain/VisitEngland has appointed Patricia Yates (pictured) as its new CEO after a competitive external recruitment process. Previously director of strategy and communications at VisitBritain, Yates was also chair of the Tourism Industry Emergency Response Group and deputy CEO. Since April, when Sally Balcombe stood down, Yates has been VisitBritain/VisitEngland’s interim CEO. Commenting on ...

London’s QEII seals 2026 contract for World Adhesive and Sealant Conference

The QEII Centre in London has secured the World Adhesive and Sealant Conference (WAC), taking place from 16-18 September 2026. The three-day event that takes place once every four years alternating between the United States, Europe and Asia, is considered the most important international conference for stakeholders working in the adhesive and sealant industry. WAC 2026 will welcome over 1,250 inte...

Cvent calls for industry collaboration

The meetings, events and hospitably technology provider, Cvent has called on the MICE industry to support SAM, the recently launched carbon measurement tool. SAM was recently launched by the global community of event organisers, ICE in collaboration with Cvent, Encore, Maritz Global Events, DRPG, SEC, and ACC Liverpool. The carbon measurement tool will help planners monitor and track the carbon ou...

VisitScotland Business Events launches Transformation Protocol

The UK-based VisitScotland Business Events has launched its Transformation Protocol at its inaugural industry conference, 26 May. Transformation Protocol is a new national initiative which aims to maximise the impact business events can have when they come to Scotland. The protocol is a collaborative national initiative that will include VisitScotland, city convention bureaux, key conference centr...

Cvent to host Annual Travel Summit

Cvent is set to host its international Annual Travel Summit, taking place in a hybrid format on 24 May. The Annual Travel Summit is curated for travel buyers and managers, travel management companies and hoteliers. This year’s event will see eventprofs discuss the current state of travel and how the industry is charting a path forward as pandemic recovery continues. The opening keynote will featur...

Agency secures client partnership with One Young World

Global events agency The Fresh Group has commenced on a new client partnership with One Young World after a competitive pitch process. One Young World is a global community for young leaders. Its mission is to create a fair, sustainable future for all, by developing young leaders who are taking action to solve the world’s big challenges. It also builds young leaders’ expertise, elevates their prof...

Scotland’s SEC welcomes return of European medical meetings

The Scottish Event Campus has welcomed the return of European medical meetings with the arrival of the 14th European Paediatric Neurology Society Congress (EPNS). The hybrid congress took place from 28 April-2 May and hosted approximately 1,000 delegates live in Glasgow and 600 delegates virtually. The staging of EPNS in Glasgow marks the first of 15 conferences taking place at the venue this year...

Edinburgh ICC sales team expands as large-scale events return

The Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) has expanded its sales team as the Scottish venue welcomes the return of large-scale conferences and events. Nam Gowans-Brown and Julie Oliveira have recently been appointed as association sales executives, with Joey Mak and Katia Adams appointed as corporate sales executives. Gowans-Brown brings nearly a decade of experience working in the hosp...

ICC Belfast targets long term economic impact as microbiology conference leads way back

ICC Belfast, Northern Ireland has welcomed the return of conferences and business events, anticipating a large economic impact for the region. The International Convention Centre (ICC) Belfast recently welcomed the Microbiology Society Conference as its first in-person conference since its last visit to Belfast in 2019. From the 4-7 April, the conference is expected to welcome over 1,000 delegates...

Manchester Central to host Europe’s largest veterinary congress

Manchester Central is set to host Europe’s largest veterinary congress, taking place from 24-26 March. The British Small Animal Veterinary Association expects to welcome 11,000 veterinary professionals from its membership. The hybrid event aims to showcase the latest veterinary research findings and technology, and is set to generate around £10m (US$13.19m) economic impact for the city. Shaun Hind...

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