Louisa Daley

BVEP publishes Shape of Events Report

The Business Visits & Events Partnership (BVEP), the umbrella body and advocacy group representing the UK events sector, has published its Shape of Events Report. The report was compiled using responses from over 300 professionals and organisations from across the UK events sector and authored by Richard Smith from Team Tourism Consulting and John Gallery, chair of the BVEP’s research group. T...

Accor partners with venuedirectory.com

UK-based venuedirectory.com has announced it is now directly integrated with Accor’s diary management system. This partnership means that the planner’s RFP will be shared directly with the conference team at the specified Accor property. Dana Lewis, VP M&E, Luxury M&E & Leisure, Northern Europe at Accor, commented: “This has been a tough year for us all in the industry and we are...

Venues and Events International acquires Absolute Corporate Events

UK Venues and Events International has acquired global events and production agency, Absolute Corporate Events (ACE) along with Absolute Digital Communications (ADC). The ACE and ADC team will join the Wiltshire-based Venues and Events International. Chris Parnham (pictured), ACE and ADC owner and client strategies director and president of SITE GB, will be joining the board. All current ACE and A...

Higher education institutions are embracing digital transformation, says Cvent

The higher education sector in the UK and Europe is embracing digital transformation in order to support their recruitment drives, increase reach and engagement and enhance student and alumni event experiences, according to global meetings and events technology provider, Cvent. Cvent has various higher education clients in the UK and Europe including: Imperial College London and the London School ...

WTTC and BTA respond to UK’s Covid-19 traffic light update

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and the Business Travel Association (BTA) have both responded to the UK’s latest Covid-19 traffic light update. Today, 5 August, France has been moved from the UK’s amber-plus list to the amber list. Double vaccinated passengers returning to England, Scotland and Northern Ireland from France will not need to quarantine after Sunday (8 August). Moreover...

Birmingham to host IWG Women & Sport world conference 2026

Birmingham, in the UK, has been named the host city for the International Working Group (IWG) World Conference on Women & Sport 2026, the world’s largest gathering of experts on gender equity in sport and physical activity. The conference is set to take place at the International Convention Centre (ICC). The announcement marks the first time the historic event has been hosted in the UK since i...

International Confex reveals Keynote highlights

International Confex has revealed some Keynote highlights, including what topics and who to expect from its upcoming sessions. The event is due to take place from 22-23 June 2021 at ExCeL London. Day one 1) 10am – Natalie Campbell-Reid, content marketing Lead, Explori State of the Nation: Latest insights for the events industry Live events are here to stay, but to what degree and in what cap...

DRPG shares sustainability audit

DRPG has announced its recent audit for ISO 14001 (environmental management) and ISO 20121 (event sustainability) certifications have met all standards. With the decision to refresh its sustainability management system in 2020, DRPG’s practices were reviewed by an external ISO certification auditor. The certification was to be achieved by the DRPG team planting 40 trees, using renewable energy to ...

World Congress on Railway Research reinforces Birmingham’s position as international transport hub

It has been announced that the World Congress on Railway Research (WCRR) will take place at the ICC, Birmingham, UK, following a competitive global bid process. On behalf of the UK rail industry, the RSSB and the University of Birmingham will jointly run the international congress at the ICC from 6-10 June 2022. Bringing together industry leaders and researchers, WCRR is a forum for the global rai...

Pixl Evolution becomes a member of the AV Alliance

Pixl Evolution, event technology and extended reality (xR) specialists, has joined the AV Alliance, a global network of premium audio visual and event production companies formed in Switzerland, that are dedicated to the delivery of technical service and support within the live event and entertainment industry. Pixl Evolution operates primarily in the corporate and special events sectors. The comp...

The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao helps purify the city’s air

The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao has announced it will use a special coating in its outdoor advertising campaign materials that turns them into active air purifiers. This treatment aims to improve the environment and is based on the natural process of photocathalysis, which causes a purifying effect similar to that of trees. The banners advertising the exhibition of artist Olafur Eliasson and the tram...

Details revealed for new Gateshead Quays international conference and exhibition centre

New details has been revealed for the international conference and exhibition centre, due to open in winter 2023 on Gateshead Quays, UK. CGI videos and imagery has showed that the centre will be capable of hosting up to 5,000 delegates with flexibility across its dedicated spaces. The centre will include a 6,300sqm pillar free exhibition hall, which has the capability to be divided into three smal...