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Speakers Corner reports demand for wellbeing speakers  

According to speaker bureau Speakers Corner, one in four people experience mental health issues at some point in their lives - therefore the need for discussion is more important than ever.

VisitScotland takes innovation to Washington

VisitScotland Business Events hosted more than 50 guests, representing 40 global associations and organisations for collaboration at the Carnegie Institute for Science in Washington DC. 

ExCeL London to invest heavily in its technology infrastructure

ExCeL London has announced “significant investment” running into “hundreds of thousands of pounds” in its technology infrastructure. ExCeL has partnered with Ruckus Networks, to upgrade to the latest W-Fi standard (Wi-Fi 5), doubling the number of access points in each hall. This will allow the venue to increase the number concurrent users (client devices) to 100,000, an increase of 300%, further ...

Glasgow to host COP26 climate change conference

The Scottish Event Campus (SEC), Glasgow, has been nominated to host the global climate change event, officially the 26th Conference of the Parties and known as COP26. The conference is due to take place in November 2020. The UK bid worked in partnership with Italian colleagues to clinch the event, which is designed to produce a response to the climate change emergency. Glasgow will host the main ...

MPI to bring its European Meetings & Events Conference to Brighton in 2021

MPI hosted a press conference at IMEX America, where they announced the location for their European Meetings and Events Conference (EMEC) in 2021 as Brighton.

Safe Events signs up for Halo effect in Ireland

Ireland-based event management company Safe Events has secured the exclusive Irish rights to deploy Crest Planning’s event safety app, Halo, at its client’s events. Halo is a C3i (Command, Control, Communications & intelligence) event management software. Key among Halo’s attributes is its audit trail, whereby log entries during an event cannot be edited and are time-stamped. Incidents and res...

Broadcaster June Sarpong to MC at Cvent CONNECT Europe

British television broadcaster and award-winning author, June Sarpong MBE, has been announced as the Master of Ceremonies and will deliver the closing keynote at this year’s Cvent CONNECT Europe. The event technology conference, hosted by Cvent, will take place 14-16 October at the InterContinental London – The O2 and organisers are expecting 1,000 meeting, event and hospitality professionals to a...

Major tech conference showcases Edinburgh’s ‘data capital’ claim

Edinburgh has been hosting ESOMAR Congress 2019 – The Global Data & Insights Summit, a four-day event that runs until 11 September at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC). The congress has gathered world-leaders in data and tech together with local talent and start-ups to share and distribute the latest thinking around data and insight. With 1,200 international delegates,...

Less than half of meetings properly planned, claims Mentimeter study

Bad meetings can follow delegates out of the conference door, affecting future mood and behaviour, according to a study by Dr Steven Rogelberg, Professor of Psychology, Management, and Organisational Science at UNC Charlotte. The professor worked in partnership with the interactive presentation platform, Mentimeter on the UK survey on attitudes and behaviours of meeting participants and leaders in...

London hotel inventory to jump by 41% in 2020

The London Convention Bureau says that 7,995 hotel rooms across 65 new hotels will open in 2020, adding to 158,956 existing rooms. This figure has risen from 3,222 in 2010, an increase of 41%. Total additions to the hotel market in the UK capital across 2019 and 2020 are expected to reach 121 hotels with 14,840 rooms, a record two-year period for increasing supply of hotel rooms. Of the new rooms ...

Major genomics conference features all-female speaker lineup

A major conference in the field of genomics featured an all-female lineup of speakers for the first time in its history.

Eurovision Song Contest 2020 to be held in Rotterdam Ahoy

Events venue the Rotterdam Ahoy in The Netherlands will be welcoming the 65th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest in 2020.