Event Careers Live: Time to shine

Simon Farnfield, portfolio director at Mash Media, explains the thinking behind a new event designed to bring more young talent into the events industry. 

Israel’s hotel sector shows record performance

Hotels in Israel saw another record performance in 2018 as the country experienced a lull in geo-political turmoil and a rise in incoming tourist numbers, according to a new report by global hotel consultancy HVS. Israel has seen experiencing growth in its tourism sector for a few years now. In 2017 the country welcomed 3m tourists for the first time in its history a figure that rose to 4.1m in 20...

UK to review plans for HS2 rail project

The UK government is to launch a review of HS2, with a decision on whether the project will go ahead or not due by the end of 2019, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has confirmed. Phase 1 of the high-speed railway network between London and Birmingham is due to open at the end of 2026, with Phase 2, connecting to Leeds and Manchester, scheduled for completion by 2032-33. Initially it was claimed t...

UK government’s £250,000 Wi-Fi competition opens for venues

Tourism Minister Rebecca Pow has launched a competition for conference centres across the UK to apply for funding to improve broadband infrastructure with the aim of hosting more international conferences at UK venues. 

London Film and Comic Con cancelled as organisers blame Brexit

Brexit uncertainty has been blamed by organisers of the London Film and Comic Con, who have cancelled the November event

Reykjavík Convention Bureau appoints new MD

Sigurjóna Sverrisdóttir has taken over as Managing Director of Meet in Reykjavík – Reykjavík Convention Bureau.

Conference organisers encouraged to ‘Make it Edinburgh’

Hotel investment from global brands is reinforcing Edinburgh’s appeal as a world-leading conference, incentive meeting and events destination.  

In pictures: HUNGEXPO and Budapest event spaces

Mash Media editor Tom Hall embarked on a tour of Budapest with Hungarian venue and organiser HUNGEXPO.

Hard Rock Hotels appoints new European Global Sales Director

Hard Rock International has announced the appointment of Mathew Turvey as Regional Director of Global Sales, Europe for Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos.

Clean electricity summit comes to carbon-neutral venue

The Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD) has been selected to host the Eurelectric Power Summit 2020, taking place from 25 to 26 May.

Glasgow’s SEC favourite to host 2020 UN Climate Change Summit

Glasgow’s Scottish Event Campus is the likely favourite to host next year's vital sustainability summit

International One Conference to kickstart Cyber Security Month in The Hague

October 2019 is set to be a big month for cyber security in The Netherlands, with European Cyber Security Month being hosted in The Hague.