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Kim Myhre leaves MCI to start new venture

MCI UK and MCI Experience managing director Kim Mhyre has left the business to start a new company, Experience Designed.

In Pictures: DRPG’s space-themed ‘Big Talk’

International agency DRPG recently hosted its fourth and biggest ‘DRPG Big Talk’, a dinner and conference series at its UK headquarters. The thought leadership event ‘transported 150 delegates to New Frontiers’, incorporating insight and innovation including keynote presentations, workshops and interactive sessions, hosted by experts from the industry and the DRPG team. A drinks recept...

AEG and SMG merge to create venue superpower ASM Global

AEG Facilities, the venue management affiliate of Anschutz Entertainment Group, and SMG, a portfolio company of Onex and its affiliated funds, today completed their business combination to create a new, standalone global facility management and venue services company, ASM Global (“ASM”).

In pictures: HUNGEXPO and Budapest event spaces

Mash Media editor Tom Hall embarked on a tour of Budapest with Hungarian venue and organiser HUNGEXPO.

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.