The Big Reveal at UK’s NEC

On Wednesday 10 October event profs gathered at the NEC as the venue unveiled the results of a £4.5m transformation, nicknamed Project Facelift, and introduced the all-new Bear Grylls Adventure. Check out the video above and gallery below for more.

Blackstone confirms acquisition of NEC Group

Private equity company Blackstone has announced the acquisition of the UK’s NEC Group – encompassing the NEC, Resorts World Arena, ICC Birmingham, The Ticket Factory and more –from the private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group (known as LDC) in a deal worth a reported £800m. LDC originally backed a management buyout of the Group from Birmingham City Council in 2015 for £307m. Since then, it...

NEC unveils plans for £4.5m transformation

The NEC has unveiled details of an extensive £4.5m (US $6m) redevelopment which, management says, will completely change the look and feel of the iconic venue. The first phase of the three-year project – the exterior of Halls 1 and 5 – began in June 2018 and is set to be completed in late August. Kathryn James, MD for NEC Group Conventions and Exhibitions, said: “We have seen our NEC campus change...