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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

ExCeL London’s #NoPlastic campaign kicks off

Earlier this year, ExCeL London launched a #NoPlastic Campaign, to outline the venue’s commitment to tackling this global issue.

Boris Johnson elected UK’s next Prime Minister at QEII Centre

Boris Johnson has been named the UK’s next Prime Minister, during a Conservative Party conference at London’s QEII Centre.

Italian Tourist Board Experiential Workshop comes to London

Connections will jointly host a second edition of the Italian Tourist Board Experiential Workshop this September

London heads Cvent’s new Top 25 Meeting Destinations in Europe

London leads the new list in meetings, events, and hospitality technology provider Cvent’s annual Top 25 Meeting Destinations for meetings and events in Europe.

Intellectual property World Congress returns to London after 30 years

The international association for the protection of intellectual property, AIPPI, will be holding its 2019 World Congress at London’s QEII Centre from 15-18 September – 30 years after last being held in the country. The AIPPI is the world’s leading organisation dedicated to the development and improvement of laws for the protection of intellectual property. More than 1,800 delegates from 81 countr...

London wins bid for world-leading robotics and AI conference

London has been selected ahead of other European cities to host IEEE Robotics and Automation Society’s (RAS) flagship International Conference on Robotics and Automations (ICRA) in 2023. 

London’s BMA House and HeadBox host Summer Social

London venue BMA House hosted a reception with drinks and entertainment, 6 June, in partnership with venue-finding platform HeadBox. More than 150 corporate buyers were in attendance, including clients from Facebook, DC Advisory, Dentsu Aegis and WPP. Throughout the event BMA House demonstrated its rich selection of meeting spaces, high quality catering, focus on sustainability and dedicated appro...

Singapore brings techno-garden to London

Londoners have a chance this month to journey through Singapore’s history, via a garden installation filled with immersive experiences that integrate nature with the modern world. Music, plants, food, drinks and cultural exploration will all come together to commemorate the 2019 Singapore Bicentennial. 2019 is the 200th anniversary of Sir Stamford Raffles’ landing in Singapore in 1819 – a key turn...

Heathrow releases imagery of planned third runway and consultation dates

Heathrow airport has released CGI imagery of what its planned expansion and third runway could look like. It has also released the date of its Airport Expansion Consultation, which will collect views and opinions from locals and the general public. These views, the airport says, will be used to guide the development of the expansion plan in the coming years. Key issues which the consultation asked...

The event industry’s mental health problem

The HBAA held a mental health awareness event at the UK’s Holiday Inn London Kensington Forum, 15 May. The event saw a number of speakers touch on topics surrounding mental health, and what the events and hospitality industries can do to collectively improve ours. It was part of Mental Health Awareness Week, which ran from 13-17 May. It was mentioned that events have been voted the fifth mos...

Ingenuity London goes Dutch with event launch

UK business development consultancy Ingenuity London launches its first ever European new business event in Amsterdam on 5 June. The event, ‘Video Content Connect’, will be held at Movenpick Hotel, and aims to bring 15 brands and 15 agencies together, following the format of Ingenuity’s London events designed to showcase video content. Organisers say their guestlist includes brand names such as Ub...

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