Europe

International achievements celebrated at EN Awards in London

The UK exhibition industry – as well as a healthy international contingent – gathered at London’s Battersea Evolution on 23 March for the 12th annual EN Awards. The evening kicked off with an introduction from EN editor Nicola Macdonald; presenter, Mark Durden Smith then announced the awards across 21 categories. See the full list of winners below: Photo credit: Aniseed Photo

The Hague lights up for World TB Day

Major buildings throughout The Hague lit up in red to raise awareness and show commitment to ending Tuberculosis (TB), as part of the annual global initiative, which takes place on 24 March. World TB Day is a joint campaign by the Stop TB Partnership and the World Health Organisation (WHO). It encourages cities around the world to light up their landmarks in support of fighting for a world without...

Edinburgh ICC CEO scoops Director of the Year at IoD Scotland awards

The chief executive of the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC), Marshall Dallas, won the Public Sector Director of the Year Award at the IoD Scotland Director of the Year Awardsat Crowne Plaza Glasgow, UK, last week. The Scottish award winners progress to the UK Director of the Year Awards in London in October. IoD Scotland said: “The Awards honour individuals whose creativity, leader...

London launch of Kensington Palace Pavilion

Costumed actors dressed as Henry VIII, Charles I and Queen Victoria, welcomed over 300 guests to Kensington Palace, London, 21 March, to the exclusive launch event of the new Kensington Palace Pavilion. The venue is one of six venues cared for by independent charity Historic Royal Palaces. Situated on the palace lawns, the new space overlooks the sunken garden and will be available to host an excl...

We have take-off: Qantas launches first non-stop flight between Europe and Australia

The first commercial passengers to fly non-stop from Australia to Europe arrived at London Heathrow on Sunday 25 March. The flight cuts the journey by several hours and was welcomed by international conference organisers. The Qantas flight set off from Perth, arriving in London 17 hours later. The airline said 236 passengers aboard the 787-9 Dreamliner paid A$2,270 (US$1,752) for an economy seat o...