Paul Colston

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Lunar Festival launch for new Singapore EXPO & MAX Atria brand and offerings

Singapore EXPO & Max Atria unveiled a suite of two new offerings at the EXPO 2.0 Launch Festival at the venue, 16 January. The new offerings, are designed to capture new and hybrid business events and to spur growth of future-ready enterprises and jobs as well as delivering top-class visitor experiences. The event also showcased a brand refresh that comes on the back of SingEx Venues’ successf...

GL events reports €1.2bn revenue for 2019

Global event industry group GL Events has reported consolidated revenue for FY 2019 of €1.173bn, representing growth of 12.7%.

Malaysia set to welcome 42 business events in 2020

The Malaysia Convention and Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) has announced some key business events that will be taking place throughout 2020.

Clareville PR acquired by CI Group

International B2B and consumer PR consultancy Clareville, which boasts the IMEX Group and the German and Thailand Convention Bureaux among its industry clients, has been acquired by the CI Group.

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre passes RM9bn economic impact milestone

The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre has broken through the RM9bn (US$2.21bn) mark in economic impact it has delivered to Malaysia from 2005 to 2019.

Italy’s Ega joins World PCO Alliance

Italy-based Ega worldwide congresses & events has has been announced as the latest member of The World PCO Alliance.

Europe’s biggest regional airline reported to be at risk of collapse

Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, is at risk of collapse, according to a Sky News report.

NEC Group Conventions and Exhibitions MD Kathryn James announces retirement

The NEC Group, UK, has today (13 January) announced that the Managing Director for NEC Group Conventions and Exhibitions, Kathryn James, will be retiring after 12 years with the company.  

TAG appoints new Head of Global Marketing and Communications

UK-based travel and event management company TAG, which also has offices in the US and Asia-Pacific, has announced the appointment of Alex Kington as its Head of Global Marketing and Communications.

inVOYAGE looks to Horizon as DMC partner in Mykonos

Luxury MICE sector event organiser inVOYAGE has announced the appointment of Horizon as its exclusive DMC partner for the inVOYAGE 2020 forum, to be held in Mykonos, Greece, in October.

Pageant Media set for private equity deal?

City analysts are predicting Pageant Media, the UK-based, privately-owned financial news, data and events company, will be acquired by private equity for over £100m (US130.6m) in the coming months.

Fisher back with ‘fight-to-the death’ advice for MICE businesses

After 35 years in the MICE business and several successful event company sales, from start-ups to mature businesses, UK-based John Fisher, author and conference and events industry veteran, has decided to put it all out there and tell people how it’s done.