Europe

BVEP goes international as it updates terms of reference

The UK’s Business Visits and Events Partnership (BVEP) has  opened itself up to international organisations active on the UK market, as it updates its terms of reference and steps up its advocacy efforts on behalf of the UK Events Industry. The new terms, which were agreed at a recent member meeting in NewcastleGateshead, outlined a revised vision, mission and objectives. BVEP confirmed its coordi...

UK’s ACC Liverpool confirms new association conferences

ACC Liverpool is set to host a number of new association conferences which will come to the city for the first time.

Blackpool Council conference in UK accidentally shows pornography

Blackpool Council has issued an apology, after an incident in which pornography was accidentally displayed at a Blackpool Council staff conference.

UK’s Manchester Central launches table service app

Manchester Central has announced a partnership with a mobile app called Preoday. The app provides a digital ordering service, allowing guests at the venue to request table drinks and refreshments without the need for queuing at the bar.

‘Italy at Hand’ gives cultural welcome to international buyers

CBItalia staged the latest edition of its buyers event ‘Italy at Hand’ in Rome from 7-9 November.

New CEO for Cologne Tourist Board

Dr. Jürgen Martin Amann will become Chief Executive Officer of KölnTourismus GmbH (Cologne Tourist Board), at the beginning of 2020.

UN summit moves to Madrid after protest cancellations in Chile

Spanish venue IFEMA Feria de Madrid will host the UN climate summit COP25, after it was cancelled due to protests in Santiago, Chile.

Transforming data into intelligence at the SAS conference

Analytics company SAS has chosen the ICC Birmingham as host of its 2020 SAS Forum UK conference.

Ottawa Tourism hosts clients at Mary Poppins in London

Ottawa Tourism hosted association and travel trade clients to a ‘practically perfect’ client event in London last night. 

Planners from across Europe experience Future Hamburg

Event planners from the UK, Czech Republic, Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands, Germany, Spain & Israel experienced ‘Future Hamburg’ as part of an Educational Trip hosted by the Hamburg Convention Bureau.

Virgin Atlantic expands in UK with more summer flights

Virgin Atlantic has announced it will be increasing flights from Manchester, UK to leisure destinations from next Summer.

Crystal Interactive forms tech partnership with Cvent

Provider of smart event badges Crystal Interactive has announced a partnership with event tech company Cvent.