Europe

Chamonix’s Le Chalet goes global and up for award

New Chamonix-based luxury retreat Le Chalet, the venue destination for the Global Event Summits in March 2020, has been nominated for the Best New Ski Chalet Award at the 2019 World Ski Awards. Since opening its doors in December, the 307sqm, 12-bedroom property, with views over Mont Blanc, has attracted a host of high-profile guests and industry interest. Featuring a cinema, sauna, gym, indoor po...

Athens to host ESOT Congress 2023

Athens has been chosen to host the Congress of the European Society for Organ Transplantation (ESOT) in September 2023.

EventsAIR launches upgraded platform

EventsAIR, an event managing platform which provides solutions and services to the event management industry, has announced the release of its EventsAIR V10 upgrade at its RISE 2019 user conference.

UK’s ICC Wales opens its doors

The £84m ICC Wales has opened its doors to UK and international conferences, meetings and events, with more than 5,500 delegates passing through its doors in its first week. ICC Wales’ inaugural event was the Association of Stoma Care Nurses (ASCN) three-day UK Annual Conference 2019. Other events at the new venue this week included an Experience with Arnold Schwarzenegger, a gala dinner for more ...

Masculinity in the Workplace conference comes to London

Mary Portas, author of Work Like a Woman and founder of the Portas Agency, is leading the line-up at this year’s Masculinity in the Workplace conference.

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...