Europe

Oliver Hone joins euromic

Global destination marketing association euromic has appointed ex-IMEX Group marketing chief Oliver Hone as its new Assistant Director. Hone spent eight years on the management board at IMEX Group before taking a sabbatical break in December 2017. “Oliver is a consummate professional who has a vast knowledge of the landscape we operate in, I’m really looking forward to working with him and I have ...

EU Presidency ‘trial run’ in Prague

The Government of the Czech Republic has been preparing for the EU Presidency in 2022 by holding a ‘Presidency trial run’ recently at the Prague Congress Centre (PCC). The event aimed to learn from the experience of the EU Presidency of Slovakia and Romania and gave the venue an opportunity present and test the audio-visual and communication technologies needed for staging key EU meeti...

Alison Griffin appointed MD of UK’s Telford International Centre

Telford International Centre, has announced the appointment of Alison Griffin to the role of managing director. The appointment is a promotion for Griffin from sales & marketing director at Telford International Centre. The managing director position is a newly created leadership role with the aim to continue to drive the venue’s success to date. Tom Gray, chief executive officer for Southwate...

Grimaldi Forum’s ACT GREEN Policy produces record results

Green indicators were at an historic level in 2018 for Monaco’s Grimaldi Forum. The venue is reporting its best annual environmental results since the implementation and monitoring of its ISO 14001 standard in October 2008. Venue management attributes its record environmental results to a renewed focus on sustainable and optimised water and energy management, waste sorting and recycling and an eco...

Mash Media announces the Event Lanyard Awards

(This story was published 1 April 2019)   Following on from the success of the Event Production Awards, CN Agency Awards and EN Awards, Mash Media announces today a new addition to its prestigious awards portfolio: The Event Lanyard Awards. The ELAs will celebrate an oft-overlooked area of the events industry – the lanyard. While nametags are a cornerstone of any serious networking event, man...

The Valencia Conference Centre reports business up a third in 2018

The Valencia Conference Centre’s Board of Directors has reported a rise in business of almost a third last year compared to 2017. The Board was meeting to approve the venue’s annual accounts for the 2018 financial year. According to Sandra Gómez, the Valencia City Councillor for Sustainable Economic Development and Chairwoman of this self-governing municipal body, “the figures submitted consolidat...

French start-up YourEventManager steps on the gas for Crédit Agricole accelerator

French start-up YourEventManager, specialist in Meetings and Events services, has been selected to integrate ‘The Village by CA’, the biggest accelerator in France run by Credit Agricole, the third largest bank in Europe. Since 2014, Crédit Agricole’s start-up accelerator has provided support and office services to nearly 700 start-ups in France, which have raised more than €200m in 2017. The Vill...

MHL Hotel Collection to acquire Powerscourt Hotel Resort & Spa

The MHL Hotel Collection is to acquire the 5-star Powerscourt Hotel Resort & Spa in Powerscourt Co. Wicklow, Ireland, from Sugarloaf Investments Limited for an undisclosed sum. The transaction is subject to approval from the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC). Owned by a partnership comprising John Malone, John Lally and Paul Higgins, the MHL Collection comprises eleven 4-st...

ClearCourse acquires event technology provider Circdata as it moves into conference market

ClearCourse Partnership, a PE-backed partnership of UK software companies, has expanded into the exhibition and conference space with the acquisition of Circdata. ClearCourse’s acquisition of Circdata is the fifth acquisition since its foundation in October 2018. The financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed. Founded in 1994 and headquartered in Newbury, Circdata was originally a data ma...

IMEX chairman Ray Bloom receives EN Pioneer Award

Ray Bloom, chairman of IMEX Group, has been awarded the EN Pioneer Award at the 13th edition of the EN awards, held in London on 22 March. The award was presented by Julian Agostini, managing director of Mash Media. The exhibition industry is full of inspiring entrepreneurs, individuals who are innovative, risky and brave, who trust their intuition, possess incredible foresight, exude self-belief ...

Conference News hosts inaugural CN Agency Awards in London

CMW’s sister publication Conference News recently hosted the inaugural CN Agency Awards on Thursday 21 March at London’s Cafe De Paris in Leicester Square. The event was a glamorous celebration recognising the agencies that work behind the scenes of the events industry, no matter their size or specialty. Entertainment on the evening included actors in monkey costumes and cabaret dress,...

Inaugural conference on International Law to be hosted by London’s Barbican Centre

The Barbican in London will host the inaugural ‘London Conference on International Law’, from 3-4 October, 2019. This event is the first conference of this scale focused on public international law to be held in the city. Under the theme of ‘Engaging with International Law’, international law academics, judges, practitioners, representatives of civil society, business-leaders and other stakeholder...