Europe

ZSL London Zoo hosts ‘Into the Wild’ Summer Showcase

London Zoo hosted an ‘Into the Wild’ summer showcase on 6 March, to familiarise attendees with the venue and promote it as a host of conferences and events. The evening featured glass bear costumes, circus performers, a variety of animals including an armadillo and a llama, a carousel, photo booth and plenty of food and drink. The Prince Albert Suite has been refurbished by CH&CO, and has capa...

RAI Amsterdam signs extension to long-running IBC series, until 2021

RAI Amsterdam and its partners have signed a new three-year contract with influential media, entertainment and technology show, the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC). RAI Amsterdam has been welcoming the event since 1992. It is big business and a convention that attracts around 55,000 visitors a year. Companies from all over the world showcase their innovative products to a wide audience...

Mash Media shows celebrate 2019 return to form

In complete contrast to 2018, with glorious sun filling the exhibition halls at Olympia, Mash Media welcomed over 18,000 guests, over two days (26-27 February), across three stand out shows: International Confex, Event Production Show (EPS) & The PA Show. International Confex welcomed just shy of 8,000 unique visitors. The Event Production Show offered inspiration to more than 6,000 delegates ...

Diversity and equality the focus at IMEX

Ahead of International Women’s Day, 8 March, IMEX Frankfurt (21-23 May 2019) has released details of the wide range of experiences, education and experts enabling planners to discover the latest best practice in business, as well as developments in diversity and inclusion. A session taking place on EduMonday, a dedicated afternoon of education taking place the day before the 2019 Frankfurt show op...

Aberdeen’s new venue TECA launches website

TECA (The Event Complex Aberdeen), Scotland’s brand new state-of-the-art events venue, has just launched its website. It can be found here. Opening in summer 2019, the £333 million development, being delivered by Aberdeen City Council in partnership with Henry Boot Developments, will replace the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC). It will feature 48,000sqm of multi-purpose event spac...

Belfast launches its largest ever dedicated business tourism campaign

Belfast’s official tourism marketing agency, Visit Belfast, has launched a brand new marketing campaign designed to rapidly accelerate the volume of inbound business conferences and events taking place in the city. Emphasising the importance of business tourism to Belfast and Northern Ireland, and developed by Visit Belfast with 13 major partners from the city’s thriving tourism industry – Belfast...

In pictures: International Confex 2019

International Confex, the Event Production Show and PA Show drew to a close on 27 February, after two days of inspiring panels and industry networking. The three shows were the most successful to date, with a buzzing atmosphere filling a show floor which was bathed in February sunshine through the glass windows of Olympia London. For our full online write-up containing all the highlights, click he...

The ABB FIA Formula E Championship to be held at ExCeL London from 2020

Formula E is set to bring electric racing back to London and the UK in July 2020. From 25-26 July, the event will utilise a unique 2.4km circuit through the Royal Docks, with the starting grid located inside ExCeL. ExCeL will be the new home of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship in the UK as part of a multi-year agreement, with the return of unrivalled inner-city racing and entertainment in the he...

cievents gets new Meetings Division leader, wins RSA Insurance business

Strategic meetings and events management agency, cievents, has appointed Martin Rottiné as Business Leader of its UK-based Meetings Division. For the last 15 years Rottiné has held the role of International Team Manager at CCD Global Events where he was responsible for the agency’s outbound MICE and venue sourcing business. He has also spent six years in various event manager and corporate sales p...

Rotterdam Ahoy presents major e-sports viewing party

Major e-sports event IEM Katowice is taking place in Katowice Poland on 3 March. As part of Rotterdam Games Week, venue Rotterdam Ahoy is hosting a pop-up viewing event, which will be showing the match on big screens at the Ahoy Arena. Gamers can ‘meet & beat the pro’ competitor Melania Mylioti, and ask CS:GO expert and shoutcaster Jerre ‘Dynz’ van den Berg about the game and...

IAPCO 50th Anniversary Annual Meeting roads lead to Rome

Rome has been chosen to host IAPCO’s 50th Anniversary Annual Meeting in 2021. The Rome team for the event consists of Ega Worldwide Congress and Events, AIM Group International and OIC Group, who will collaborate to deliver the flagship IAPCO meeting. Cristina Aru of Ega says: “We are delighted that the Council has accepted our invitation to host the IAPCO AM&GA in Rome in 2021 and we will do ...

Hamburg launches online future-focused city tour for planners

Germany’s second largest city Hamburg has developed a new online resource – Hamburg – Gateway to the World of Tomorrow, designed to give meeting professionals an insight into the city’s full potential for innovative and sustainable business events. The Hamburg Convention Bureau produced the new resource, which highlights the city’s future-focused economic clusters, including logistics, marit...