Europe

MCI opens office in Hamburg

Meetings, events, congresses and association management company MCI Group is expanding its network with the opening of Hamburg office designed to service the German market.

Blitz and Manchester Central extend partnership

Manchester Central has announced the extension of its partnership with technical event production specialist, Blitz, a GES company.

Robbie Jones to head up Connections commercial team

Connections, a private networking community for decision-makers in high-end travel, has announced that Robbie Jones, a former Salesperson of the Year for Reed Exhibitions, is taking up the new role of head of the company’s commercial team.

Intellectual property World Congress returns to London after 30 years

The international association for the protection of intellectual property, AIPPI, will be holding its 2019 World Congress at London’s QEII Centre from 15-18 September – 30 years after last being held in the country. The AIPPI is the world’s leading organisation dedicated to the development and improvement of laws for the protection of intellectual property. More than 1,800 delegates from 81 countr...

Spain-based conference platform Virtway raises €4m for UK expansion

  Virtway, which claims to be the world’s largest virtual conferencing platform, says it has raised €4m to fund UK expansion including a new office in London. Virtway’s real-time 3D virtual platform allows users to host and attend online events. The company says its platform is used by AstraZeneca, Accenture and Manpower. The major investment will signal the company’s first expansion outside ...

Centaur completes divestment programme

Centaur Media Plc, an international provider of business information and specialist consultancy, has announced the completion of its divestment programme.

Association of Event Venues hosts 15th anniversary conference

The Association of Event Venues welcomed over 200 venue professionals to the AEV Conference at Manchester Central on Thursday, 4 July.

Melbourne CEC celebrates anniversary milestones 

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Melbourne Convention Centre.

London wins bid for world-leading robotics and AI conference

London has been selected ahead of other European cities to host IEEE Robotics and Automation Society’s (RAS) flagship International Conference on Robotics and Automations (ICRA) in 2023. 

Ready to take a sporting chance in the Urals?

CMW editor Paul Colston recently spoke at the MICE Day in the Urals event, 27-29 June, in Ekaterinburg, and stayed on to explore the region’s offer for events.   Ekaterinburg is probably most famous as the place where the last Tsar and his family were shot. It is also the home city of Boris Yeltsin, the Russian Federation’s first President. Now the Urals powerhouse city is leading a charge in...

Košice – Slovakia’s capital of creativity

Ramy Salameh visits Slovakia's second city, to find out how the city is capitalising on its cultural history.

Glasgow Convention Bureau reports best ever year-end results

New figures show that Glasgow attracted more conference business in the past financial year than ever before.