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Mash Media partners with See Tickets

CMW publisher Mash Media has unveiled an exciting new partnership with See Tickets, which will be providing ticketing services for six events in 2019 including the EN Awards, CN Agency Awards and the EN Indy Awards. See Tickets is the largest independent ticketing company in the UK, selling more than 11 million tickets each year and working with companies including Media 10, Brand Events, Insomnia...

UK’s Harrogate Convention Centre announces new director

The UK’s Harrogate Convention Centre has revealed exclusively to CMW‘s sister title CN that Paula Lorimer will take over as the company’s new director in early 2019. Lorimer brings more than two decades of high-level event industry experience to the Harrogate job, including the role of deputy CEO at Manchester Central and Sales Director for International Confex, one of Europe’s biggest...

Travel Leaders Group acquires UK event management business YES

Travel Leaders Group has acquired UK-based YES (Your Event Solutions), a MICE business with global meetings and event expertise. The addition of YES complements Travel Leaders Group’s growing presence in the meetings & incentive marketplace, and will provide both firms with additional geographic reach and industry expertise. A full-service event provider, YES provides a range of corporate even...

New Connections for Euromonitor International

London-based event organiser Connections has announced it is to partner with the market research company, Euromonitor International for its 2019 events. Under the collaboration, Euromonitor will present industry insight and analysis at the following events over the course of 2019: Connections Luxury in Costa del Sol (February 2019), Connections California (March 2019), Connections Wellbeing in Slo...

German Convention Bureau releases ‘Future Meetings Space’ research

The German Convention Bureau (GCB) presented the results of the second phase of its ‘Future Meetings Space’ research project recently, at the 2019 PCMA Convening Leaders conference. The research provides insights into attendee types and success factors, as well as recommendations for action. The core question in the report was ‘How to create successful events’. The answer, in a nutshell: to satisf...

International Confex partners with Meeting Needs charity

The UK’s leading MICE industry trade show International Confex has confirmed it will be partnering with the Meeting Needs charity in 2019. The event industry charity was founded by leading figures in the meetings and events industry. Meeting Needs aspires to raise funds for charitable causes relevant to the events industry. Liz Agostini, event director of International Confex, which is owned by Ma...

inVOYAGE 2019 heads to Monaco

Monaco has been announced as the host destination for the 6th annual luxury incentives and events forum, inVOYAGE, which will come to the Principality 6-9 October 2019. inVOYAGE partnered with the Monaco Government Tourist & Convention Authority and its local partners to bring its 2019 event to Monaco. The forum will take place at the 278-room five-star Hotel Hermitage Monte-Carlo and its new ...

Messe Frankfurt centralises its sales operations

Messe Frankfurt has announced it will be centralising sales operations for its Locations business field, and has appointed Silke Calder to head the sales department. Locations encompasses all trade fairs, congresses/conferences and other events that are held as guest events at the company’s Frankfurt base. Every year, Messe Frankfurt hosts over 260 such events. Johann Thoma, vice president of Gues...

Istanbul on show at World Marketing Summit

Istanbul’s Chamber of Commerce (ICC) is reporting that 4,000 attendees were in the city recently for the World Marketing Summit (WMS 2018). WMS, one of the world’s most prestigious platforms for global marketing leaders and experts, was in Istanbul, Turkey, for the first time. The Haliç Congress Centre hosted the December event, with the conference being simultaneously broadcast live via social me...

Festivals Edinburgh announced as ECM event sponsor

Festivals Edinburgh has been unveiled as the headline sponsor of the European Cities Marketing (ECM) Spring Meeting, which is to be held in the Scottish capital in February 2019. Edinburgh was announced as the host of the Spring Meeting in June 2018, following Marketing Edinburgh’s efforts to bring the prestigious event to the Capital. The spring event will see around 175 senior destination leader...

Malta’s MFCC goes big for SIGMA

The Malta Fairs and Conventions Centre (MFCC), the largest multipurpose venue in Malta, has enlarged its inside space by 3,800sqm specifically to accommodate the 6th edition of SIGMA the IGaming Expo. Organiser Eman Pulis required more space to accommodate increased interest in the trade show. The 2019 edition returns to Malta 27-29 November 2019 in Ta’ Qali. SiGMA 2018 welcomed over 400 sponsors ...

Industry leaders gather for ICC Wales’ Taste of Christmas

Secretary of State for Wales, the Rt Hon Alun Cairns MP, joined top level meetings and events professionals for ICC Wales’ ‘Taste of Christmas’ event at the prestigious Lancaster House in London. The evening delivered festive cocktails, canapes, and updates from Welsh government and the venue’s senior management team on the progress of Wales’ first international convention centre. It was compered ...