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Leadership appointments ‘Convene’ in new London location

The US-based provider of workspaces, meetings and event venues, Convene has announced the joint appointments of Craig Bennett to the role of general manager and Monica Bewak as the director of sales. They will take up their role at Convene’s first international location at 22 Bishopsgate in London, UK. With 25 years of combined experience in the hospitality sector, Bennett joins from Hotel Indigo ...

Number of events in London increase 231% month-on-month

New data has revealed that the number of events in London, UK is increasing exponentially. The data has been released by London & Partners’ meetings and events benchmarking partner, Venue Performance, and shows London venues increased the number of events they ran by 231% in September 2021, compared with August 2021. London hosted an average of 12.6 events per venue in September 2021,&nbs...

London Calling

Ramy Salameh explores some eye-catching incentives ideas in London Arcelormittal Orbit Slide – An Olympic achievement Description: Set within the beautiful gardens of Olympic Park, the ArcelorMittal Orbit is one of London’s most-sought-after attractions; especially that London 2012 venues and heritage sit all around. The Carsten Holler designed slide, created in conjunction with the Orbit’s famous...

TravelTech Show announces return to in-person after 2021 virtual event

The TravelTech Show, which was virtually streamed this year, has announced its plans to return to an in-person event in London, 28-29 June, 2022. The virtual TravelTech Show 2021, 14-15 September, reported hosting 692 active participants, with 80 leading voices from the travel tech industry sharing their insights and knowledge. Fabio Zecchini, chief technology officer of TUI Musement, said: “I had...

Tokyo Olympics 2020 – a beacon of hope for event organisers

Following the unprecedented international crisis caused by Covid-19, the Tokyo Olympic Games, intended for 2020, delayed until 2021 very nearly did not go ahead at all, with the Tokyo Medical Practitioners Association, an organisation representing around 6,000 primary care doctors, arguing that the Games should be cancelled as recently as May 2021. Similarly, a poll in the same month suggested tha...