Tom Hall

GL events Group gains new €70m contracts in Europe, South America and Asia

GL events has raised its target for annual growth following the announcement of five new contracts in Europe, South America and Asia, representing €70m in sales. Following its support of COP22 2016, Marrakech, GL events has been awarded with the contract to provide a complete and diverse temporary infrastructure solution for the 25th Conference of the Parties (COP25) United Nations Framework Conve...

MCI Experience appoints ex-Clive man

Max Fellows, former head of client services at experiential agency Clive, and co-founder of ELEVATE Mentoring, has been appointed as director of client services at MCI Experience, the experiential arm of events agency MCI. Fellows will support existing clients as well as developing new client relationships. On his appointment, Fellows said: “MCI Experience does things differently and was created t...

Oman nets two congresses

Part of the new Madinat Al Irfan urban development, the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre (OCEC) and the Oman Convention Bureau are celebrating a double-win having successfully won two major congresses; the World Hospital Congress in 2019 and the Royal Congress of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists in 2020.

Christchurch’s new convention centre rises in cost

Updated figures from the Government show Christchurch’s new convention centre will cost about AUS$475m. Christchurch Regeneration Minister Nicky Wagner released the information, which shows that just over half the amount is made up of the $240m construction contract for the project, awarded recently to CPB Contractors Ltd. Other costs include $74m for the land, acquired from private owners under s...

Noodle Live launches first NFC-enabled app

Noodle Live has launched the first NFC-enabled event app for all smartphones. Android phones have offered NFC capability for a while, and following Apple’s announcement that NFC capability on the iPhone (currently used primarily for Apple Pay) was being opened up to third-party app developers in the iOS 11 update, the team at Noodle Live have been working on integrating this new functionality into...

ICC Wales progressing on track as it holds Christmas celebration event

ICC Wales told crowds at its Christmas soiree yesterday that its new build venue’s roof is in the process of being installed as plans progress as planned. Ian Edwards, chief executive of ICC Wales, showed aerial photos of the build during a presentation at ICC Wales Christmas party at Lancaster House, London. Scheduled to open in 2019, ICC Wales is located within the grounds of Celtic Manor ...

Collaboration announced between TEFAF, MECC Maastricht, City of Maastricht and the Province of Limburg

The European Fine Art Foundation (TEFAF), The Limburg provincial government, The City of Maastricht and MECC Maastricht have announced a ten-year partnership. The main points of the agreement are a major renovation and extension of the congress centre MECC Maastricht, creating possibilities for investments in hotel rooms, infrastructure and improving links with a major international hub/airport to...

FreemanXP gets new managing director

Freeman has appointed Dina Green as the new managing director of its agency team at FreemanXP in EMEA.

Basel’s Fasnacht Carnival gains UNESCO nod

Basel’s Fasnacht has been recognised by UNESCO as ‘an element of intangible cultural heritage’. The International Committee has paid tribute to the rich traditions and uniqueness of Basel’s Fasnacht, the second element of Swiss heritage to be awarded the UNESCO label for intangible cultural heritage. At its meeting on 7 December 2017 on Jeju Island (South Korea), the Intergovernmental Committee de...

ICC Sydney partners on industry-first trial of mobile airline check-in service

International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) has become the first venue of its kind in Australia to pilot a mobile airline check-in and baggage drop service, offering conference delegates from around the world flexibility and convenience. Delivered in partnership with Off Airport Check In Solutions (OACIS), the trial took place at the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA) ...

AMR hosts event leaders at London conference

International organisers Reed Exhibitions, UBM, Deutsche Messe, Comexposium and Artexis Easyfairs are among the industry leaders attending Transform Europe 2017 today. The conference, which takes place on 6 December 2017 at London’s Savoy Place, is the third in AMR International’s series of leadership conferences designed to help exhibition organisers tackle the data and digital transf...

Vienna gains four year geoscience commitment

Despite its existing five-year contract is yet to expire, the European Geosciences Union (EGU) has confirmed its commitment to Vienna and the Austria Center Vienna for the years 2020-2024. Vienna and the Austria Center Vienna will continue to host the annual General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union until 2024. The ongoing cooperation between the venue and organizer has seen the number of...