UK â€“ A new Edinburgh Airport hotel and conference centre, with a capacity for up to 700 delegates, has been proposed by Glasgow-based Vinanian Developments to address the â€œchronic shortageâ€ of accommodation for air passengers.
GERMANY – Pressure on the organisers of the German Love Parade music festival, at which 19 people were killed over the weekend, increased as it was revealed the event was approved for only a fraction of the total attendee numbers.
CANADA – Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has launched a new research project in conjunction with research company Association Insights, to measure the business value of meetings.
QATAR – AEG Ogden has been left without a general manager for its Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC) project, due to open next year, following ex-GM Paul Dâ€™Arcyâ€™s return to Australia â€œfor personal reasonsâ€.
Reed Exhibitions, the organiser of travel and tourism trade exhibition World Travel Market (WTM), is set to expand the 2010 showâ€™s speed networking programme.
IRELAND – The soon to be opened Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD) has been granted, (22 July), an extension for its licence to use the local discharge network.
WORLD – DMC Destinations Unlimited has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Croatian DMC and PCO, Dubrovnik Travel.
WORLD – Conference and exhibition organiser ITE Group says its revenues in the three month period to 30 June 2010 were Â£55.6m, in line with the Groupâ€™s expectations, and down from Â£58.9m in 2009.
USA â€“ The El Paso Convention and Visitors Bureau (EPCVB) has confirmed the city is to host the 2013 League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Convention.
CANADA – Over 2,500 global meetings industry professionals are expected at the Vancouver Convention Centre (VCC) next week.