Europe

‘Smart Principality’ Monaco to offer E-Shuttle for delegates

Monaco is claiming to be the first European state to have achieved full 5G coverage. The Principality has also launched driverless E-Shuttles and electric ‘MonaBikes’ for tourists and residents.

Accor appoints new Chief Commercial Officer for Europe

Accor has announced Karelle Lamouche has been appointed as the hotel brand’s Chief Commercial Officer for Europe. 

Veterinary toxicology conference to come to Lviv in 2021

The Ukrainian city of Lviv has won its bid for the 15th International Congress of the European Association of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology, which will be held in the city in 2021.

Skyscrapers, bikes and skateboards bolster new Hamburg hotel offer

Hamburg is set to welcome a slew of new hotel openings in the second half of this year and Marketing Manager of Conventions at Hamburg Convention Bureau (HCB), Florian Gerdes, hailed the new venue options for planners the launches will create. Gerdes said: “The wide variety of new properties reflects the diverse needs of planners, many of whom want to offer something fresh and creative for their d...

Congress Messe Innsbruck generates €360m for local region

Congress Messe Innsbruck (CMI) generated €360m ($397m) in gross added value for the region in the 2017/18 financial year.

Ashfield remixes its meetings chemistry at The Lab

International event management agency Ashfield Meetings & Events and its sister brand SPARK THINKING (part of UDG Healthcare plc) held its annual staff interactive conference – The Lab – at The Hilton Birmingham Metropole.

UK’s NEC Group caterer partners with Olio food sharing

The NEC Group caterer Amadeus has partnered with charitable scheme Olio, which connects volunteer ‘Food Waste Heroes’ with businesses to share un-used food with those in the community.

Paris Electronic Week announces speakers

Paris Electronic Week has announced its first panels and speakers.

No pain no gain: Dublin to host 12th European Pain Federation Congress

Dublin emerged from eight European contender destinations to clinch the bid to host the 12th European Pain Federation Congress (EFIC) in 2021.

German Convention Bureau launches ‘Future Meeting Space’

The German Convention Bureau has launched the third phase of its Future Meetings Space research project, which will explore the value of meetings and events in a changing business environment.

GL events grows revenues 9% in 2019

Half-year financial results from global events company GL events report a 9% rise in revenues and a ‘significant’ improvement in profitability.

Boris Johnson elected UK’s next Prime Minister at QEII Centre

Boris Johnson has been named the UK’s next Prime Minister, during a Conservative Party conference at London’s QEII Centre.