Europe

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.

Chernobyl nuclear site to become ‘official tourist attraction’

Ukraine’s new President has signed a decree that sets out plans to turn the Chernobyl reactor site into an official tourist attraction.

Italian Tourist Board Experiential Workshop comes to London

Connections will jointly host a second edition of the Italian Tourist Board Experiential Workshop this September

GPJ strengthens leadership team with new hires

Experience marketing agency George P. Johnson has beefed up its senior leadership team with two appointments.

15-up: Gamification Swiss-style

The annual Switzerland Meeting Trophy returned in June with gamification at the heart of its 15th edition. Ninety international meeting professionals joined the tour this year, organised by the MICE department of Switzerland Tourism. Blowing the alphorn in Zurich, playing golf in Andermatt and fishing ducks from a historic fountain in Thun were all on the agenda and The Nordic team won the Trophy ...

Global travel network WIN launches M&E offer

Global travel network WIN has launched a meetings and events offering, WIN M&E, to provide support its 6,000 travel agent members in 70 countries. WIN’s majority shareholder, Advantage Travel Partnership launching its meetings and events UK offering in June last year headed up by Andrew Winterburn and Ian Quartermaine. The new WIN M&E division was born from a desire for a centralised meeti...

UK Government and senior events industry reps get round the table

The first of the UK Events Industry Board’s (EIB) biannual ‘Events Industry Senior Leaders Advisory Panel’ meetings took place earlier this month, giving attendees a platform to discuss challenges and opportunities for the industry with representatives from the UK Government and the EIB. The Events Industry Senior Leaders Advisory Panel comprises senior leaders from UK venues, production companies...

London heads Cvent’s new Top 25 Meeting Destinations in Europe

London leads the new list in meetings, events, and hospitality technology provider Cvent’s annual Top 25 Meeting Destinations for meetings and events in Europe.

MCI opens office in Hamburg

Meetings, events, congresses and association management company MCI Group is expanding its network with the opening of Hamburg office designed to service the German market.

Blitz and Manchester Central extend partnership

Manchester Central has announced the extension of its partnership with technical event production specialist, Blitz, a GES company.

Robbie Jones to head up Connections commercial team

Connections, a private networking community for decision-makers in high-end travel, has announced that Robbie Jones, a former Salesperson of the Year for Reed Exhibitions, is taking up the new role of head of the company’s commercial team.

Intellectual property World Congress returns to London after 30 years

The international association for the protection of intellectual property, AIPPI, will be holding its 2019 World Congress at London’s QEII Centre from 15-18 September – 30 years after last being held in the country. The AIPPI is the world’s leading organisation dedicated to the development and improvement of laws for the protection of intellectual property. More than 1,800 delegates from 81 countr...