Europe

Reggie Aggarwal defines ‘new events landscape’ in keynote at Cvent CONNECT® Europe

Global meetings, events, and hospitality technology provider, Cvent, kicked off its annual Cvent CONNECT® Europe conference at the InterContinental London – The O2, 5 October, with a keynote from CEO and founder Reggie Aggarwal. In his address on Day 1 of the hybrid event, Aggarwal reflected on the past 18 months and offered an insightful look at the accelerated transformation of the meeting...

BCD Travel and Spain’s Ávoris travel group reinforce partnership

Spanish travel group Ávoris and travel management company, BCD Travel have announced a strengthening of their partnership with Ávoris becoming the exclusive official representative of BCD in Spain. Part of the Barceló Group, Ávoris merged with Globalia’s outbound travel and tourism division earlier this year. “As a globally trusted leader in corporate travel management, we rely on experience...

Hungexpo takes centre stage again after two-year €170m refurbishment

A fully refurbished Hungexpo Budapest Congress and Exhibition Centre is now open for business after two years of renovation work. Hungexpo Budapest is a GL events site and central Europe’s largest conference centre, having undergone a €170m refurbishment, which includes the enlargement of the exhibition space. New buildings on site include a 21st-century architectural design structure, with an ent...

PCMA’s Convening EMEA set for Lausanne link up

International meetings industry association PCMA’s Convening EMEA conference takes place in Lausanne, Switzerland, 17–19 October with organisers saying the event will be one of celebration and exploration. The agenda promises to show a pathway forward for business events. The Convening EMEA programme will explore and interconnect three key themes: Talent, ROI and Future of the Business Events Indu...

Totem event tech brings Climate Week NYC centre stage

Totem, a London-based technology company, has described how it provided the virtual and hybrid events platform used to bring Climate Week NYC, 20-26 September, to the global stage. The virtual platform enabled 3,000 registrations for the event from senior business and government leaders from across the world. This year’s event had a focus for the global sustainability movement ahead of COP26 in No...

The Hague to host European GovTech Summit

PUBLIC, a government-technology company based in Europe, has partnered with the Dutch Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations, the City of The Hague and its Convention Bureau to deliver the GovTech Summit, 13-14 October. The hybrid GovTech Summit, ‘Build Back Digital’, to be held at World Forum, will provide access to political and public figures leading Europe’s digital transformation acro...

IBTM World Barcelona polishes its safety protocol ahead of in-person event

IBTM World Barcelona organisers have revealed the health and safety measures for their show’s return, 30 November-2 December, at Fira Barcelona. IBTM World will be reconnecting the industry in-person in the Catalonian capital for three days of education, one-to-one business meetings and networking. Inside the venue, attendees this year will be required to wear masks and maintain a 1.5 metre ...

League of Legends 2021 e-sport World Championship to fire up Iceland’s events industry

Riot Sports has announced, 27 September, plans to host the League of Legends 2021 World Championship in Reykjavík, Iceland. The key e-sports event will take place in Hall A at the Laugardalshöll indoor sporting arena, 5 October-6 November. The event will be completely online, with an expected 100m people to turn in on live stream. Around 600 people will travel to the championships in person. The W...

EICC secures string of UK and international conferences

The Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) has secured a string of UK and international conference wins for 2022 and 2023. The 6th International Symposium on Paediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease will take place in September 2022, with around 600 delegates expected. In October 2022, the Society for Melanoma Research International Annual Congress will be held at the venue with approximate...

Conferences return brings heat back to Glasgow in preparation for COP26

Glasgow’s Scottish Event Campus (SEC) has welcomed the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE) as its first post-lockdown conference. Later this autumn, SEC will be the host venue of international climate conference COP26. ‘Photonex + Vacuum Technologies 2021’ is combined with the leading European event for vacuum-enabled techniques and processes. ‘Space, Satellites and Sustainabilit...

UK Government calls on events industry for views on vaccine passports for England

The UK Government has called on events industry workers to contribute their views on the potential use of ‘vaccine passports’ in England, should Covid-19 cases increase in winter to the point at which the National Health Service (NHS) becomes overwhelmed. While nothing has been confirmed, those working in the events industry are encouraged to answer a series of questions and submit them no later t...

Viszeralmedizin in-person event gives wings to Leipzig

Viszeralmedizin, 16-18 September, was the first large conference to take place after the pandemic at the Congress Center Leipzig (CCL) in Germany. This meeting attracted more than 4,000 visitors and around 100 exhibitors, creating an example of how complex in-person meetings can be held during the backend of the pandemic. The congress combines the annual meetings of the German Society for Gastroen...