Martin Fullard

Meetings will only get bigger in Al Ain

Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) on Sunday announced the commencement of the second phase expansion of its Al Ain Convention Centre (AACC). AACC will increase in area by 8% resulting in an extra 14,000 sq m of space. The construction and refurbishment is expected to take 150 days and is scheduled to open in early 2017. The expansion will deliver new facilities for conferences, which ...

Jumeirah Group makes triple appointment

United Arab Emirates-based luxury hotel company, Jumeirah Group, have made three key appointments as they strive to dominate the region’s hospitality sector. Jumeirah Group, part of Dubai Holdings, boasts an impressive portfolio of world-famous hotels, including the sail-shaped Burj Al Arab and its neighbouring wave-shaped Jumeirah Beach Hotel. Yousef Tuqan has been appointed as the new group vice...

What does Brexit mean for live events in the UK?

By Ben Parkinson, commercial director at Bluehat Group Like it or not, Brexit is a reality that we are all involved in. We can choose to play our part in making the best of the situation or not. We are where we are, and it is what it is, as a wise old soul once said. General consensus from leading economic and social journalists, plus the output from the recent EVCOM senior leaders debate where 40...

Questex aims to hit home run with new MICE concept

Questex Travel Group, the organisers of the Global Meeting & Incentive Travel Exchanges (GMITE) and MEET National, hope to hit a home run with a new one-to-one event concept for the MICE industry, which they have called ‘The Stadium Series.’ Running on 15 November, the event is the first of its kind and will take place in the ‘house that Ruth built’ – the world-famous Y...

IWSC Group sketches out the future with Moniker Art Fair acquisition

Following its acquisition of The Art Conference (TAC) from founder Tina Zieglar in May 2016, IWSC Group has today announced the further acquisition of the London-based Moniker Art Fair. Currently in its seventh year, the Moniker Art Fair attracts some of the most talked about artists, galleries and collectors from the finer side of the street art movement and its related sub-cultures. As it has do...

BESydney appoints new ambassador to raise networking profile

Philip Aiken has been appointed as a conference ambassador for Business Events of Sydney (BESydney). Aiken, a prominent Australian businessman, boasts an impressive CV as a CEO across the energy and infrastructure sectors. He remains the chair of Balfour Beatty and Aveva, as well as on the board of Newcrest Mining. Aiken began his new role by addressing the Committee for the Economic Development o...