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Blitz and Manchester Central extend partnership

Manchester Central has announced the extension of its partnership with technical event production specialist, Blitz, a GES company.

Association of Event Venues hosts 15th anniversary conference

The Association of Event Venues welcomed over 200 venue professionals to the AEV Conference at Manchester Central on Thursday, 4 July.

Theresa May outlines ambitious new Tourism Sector Deal for the UK

Theresa May has announced an ambitious new tourism sector deal for the UK, designed to ensure the country’s future as a global player in the international tourism market.

Industry reacts to Theresa May’s Tourism Sector Deal

EIB chairman Michael Hirst and UKinbound chair James Aitken react to today's big news from 10 Downing Street.

Red Bull launches new events space MK-7 at UK headquarters

Red Bull Racing has unveiled a new meeting and events space, MK-7, located alongside its Milton Keynes headquarters.

ILEA announces new regional vice president

Jane Hague, head of business development, conferences and events, at ExCeL London has been selected as the new regional vice president EMEA for the International Live Events Association (ILEA). This role sees Hague return to a leadership role within the association, following her tenure as president of the UK Chapter in 2012. The role of RVP EMEA oversees a number of international chapters includi...

UK city aims to attract 40% more conference business

Marketing Manchester, the CVB for the UK’s largest Northern city, has launched its five-year strategy which targets 40% growth, adding £345m to the city’s existing business tourism value of £862m (according to figures taken from 2017). The strategy, which was launched to Marketing Manchester members at Manchester Central, 13 June, is based on four pillars: attracting more conferences to the ...

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...

More than human: London’s Barbican Business Events explores AI

In partnership with tech sector media outlet WIRED, London’s Barbican Business Events is presenting a special one-day multi-layered learning experience (15 June), as part of London Tech Week, exploring what the future holds for Artificial Intelligence (AI) and how it will shape our lives. AI is predicted to be the fourth industrial revolution and the technology is already touching our lives and wo...

etc.venues to roll out three new venues in New York within a year

UK venue group etc.venues recently announced it is to break into the New York market with its urban day meeting venue template. With a first 4,200sqm venue revealed in Madison Avenue, etc.venues tells CMW it expects to announce a second venue contract within a month, with a third to follow, and have all three operational within 12 months. The move Stateside is on the back of a $35m investment, inc...

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...

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