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Brexit – the good news for London City venues

Nearly 77% of London City venues, according to a recent survey, are expecting an increase in revenue in the next 12 months, in spite of the apparent uncertainty caused by Brexit. The survey, carried out by London City Selection (LCS) – a consortium of City venues and suppliers – uncovered several other positive findings. Notably, that 70% of respondents are optimistic about the coming year and 70%...

ZSL London Zoo hosts ‘Into the Wild’ Summer Showcase

London Zoo hosted an ‘Into the Wild’ summer showcase on 6 March, to familiarise attendees with the venue and promote it as a host of conferences and events. The evening featured glass bear costumes, circus performers, a variety of animals including an armadillo and a llama, a carousel, photo booth and plenty of food and drink. The Prince Albert Suite has been refurbished by CH&CO, and has capa...

In pictures: International Confex 2019

International Confex, the Event Production Show and PA Show drew to a close on 27 February, after two days of inspiring panels and industry networking. The three shows were the most successful to date, with a buzzing atmosphere filling a show floor which was bathed in February sunshine through the glass windows of Olympia London. For our full online write-up containing all the highlights, click he...

The ABB FIA Formula E Championship to be held at ExCeL London from 2020

Formula E is set to bring electric racing back to London and the UK in July 2020. From 25-26 July, the event will utilise a unique 2.4km circuit through the Royal Docks, with the starting grid located inside ExCeL. ExCeL will be the new home of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship in the UK as part of a multi-year agreement, with the return of unrivalled inner-city racing and entertainment in the he...

That’s a wrap! All the highlights from Confex, EPS and PA Show 2019

International Confex, the Event Production Show and PA Show have drawn to a close, after two days of inspiring panel discussions and events industry networking. The three co-located events were bathed in glorious February sunshine through the glass windows of London Olympia – a stark contrast to last year’s event when the Beast from the East struck. Day one highlights included former Pop Idol winn...

International Confex 2019 is live!

International Confex, the Event Production Show and PA Show are all live, kicking off this morning – 26 February – at London Olympia. The three shows, which are co-located, together comprise the largest gathering of event professionals on the calendar. They are organised by CMW publisher Mash Media. There are a huge number of talks, exhibitors and members of the industry gathered here for the next...

In pictures: The Business Travel Show

Centaur Media’s Business Travel Show took place from 20-21 February at London Olympia. The event is an international exhibition and conference, which this year attracted over 9,000 European travel professionals and 400 hosted buyers. Speakers at the event included Marine Bergeron, director at CWT Solutions Group, Geoff Allwright, UK travel manager at Airbus UK, and Richard Addey, managing director...

Mash Media launches 2020Publishing Conference at International Confex

CMW publisher Mash media has today announced the launch of 2020Publishing – a new conference aimed at publishers looking to develop new revenue lines and products for their business. The conference will take place at International Confex 2019 on 27 February, at Olympia London. Confex is taking place alongside the Event Production Show and The PA Show. In a series of presentations from leading expe...

Fever pitch on Brexit

James Heappey MP, chair of the UK’s All-Party Parliamentary Group for Events, tells CMW about the UK event industry’s Brexit concerns.   The Brexit debate has reached fever pitch, and I’m not sure that anyone is really enjoying it beyond those few politicians and journalists for whom this defines their politics. My constituents tell me that they’re sick of it. Many of them oppose the deal tha...

Association for conference interpreters doubles delegates

The international association of conference interpreters (AIIC) Private Market Sector (PRIMS) meeting doubled its delegate numbers when the conference came to London’s IMO earlier this month. With remote/distant interpreting an area of great concern for the profession, the London conference drew 170 members and meant organisers had to find a larger venue than initially envisaged. The IMO venue on ...

Event Horizon: Sustainability is not a fad

“A region in spacetime beyond which events cannot affect an outside observer.” Event Horizon is a column by CMW’s Stuart Wood, taking a look at the events industry from a newcomer’s perspective. In this third instalment, he locks horns with Veganuary, and wonders if sustainability is getting trend-ified.   2019 has arrived, and with the advent of the new year comes the time for many of ...

Mining Indaba celebrates London Stock Exchange market opening ceremony

Mark Shashoua, CEO of Mining Indaba owners ITE Group plc, ceremonially opened trading on the London Stock Exchange, 11 January. The event, attended by partners including the World Gold Council, Memery Crystal, ICMM, The World Platinum Investment Council, Brunswick and Thor Exploration, celebrated the upcoming 25th edition of the largest mining investment event in the world. Mark Shashoua, CEO of I...

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