Blitz and Manchester Central extend partnership

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

New Congress Hall opens for business in Ekaterinburg

Ekaterinburg’s new Congress Hall at Ekaterinburg-EXPO International Exhibitio Center has held its first event – the General Meeting of the Russian Convention Bureau.

First State Super secures naming rights at ICC Sydney

ICC Sydney has announced First State Super has secured the naming rights to its ICC Sydney Theatre. The 8,000-seat venue will now be known as First State Super Theatre for the next 10 years. The value of the sponsorship deal was not disclosed. ICC Sydney CEO, Geoff Donaghy said: “We are delighted to be strengthening our partnership with First State Super… Their increased investment in the pr...

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.

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...

Austria Center Vienna records most successful year to date

Austria’s largest congress centre has posted a record year (2018) for the third time, while 2019 will be marked by the venue’s major danubeSAIL modernisation project. The 136,000 international participants who attended events at the venue last year induced an economic impact of €527m, the centre’s management reveals. Paris is the only city in the world to host more large-scale events in 2018 than ...

Neon Museum to burn even brighter in Vegas with expansion plan

The Las Vegas Neon Museum has announced a new phase of development. The project, Neon2020, involves the acquisition of the shuttered Reed Whipple Cultural Centre, which sits directly across Las Vegas Boulevard from the Neon Boneyard. This 3,000sqm addition doubles the size of the museum’s presence on Las Vegas Boulevard and will provide space for an indoor gallery and extra storage. Remodelling wi...

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...

Messukeskus Helsinki pledges to be 110% carbon neutral by 2029

Messukeskus Helsinki Expo and Convention Centre has pledged that it will be 110% carbon neutral by the year 2029.

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...

Scottish Event Campus records best ever financial year

The Scottish Event Campus has recorded its most successful financial year ever for 2018/19. Trading turnover at the venue increased by 21% to £35.1m, and EBITDA increased by 27% to £4.9m. The economic impact of the campus generated net additional expenditure of over £1.25m per day in the Glasgow area, a total of £457m for the year. Conferences enjoyed a record year with 55% growth in turnover driv...

Georgia’s Gateway Center Arena partners with live venue Fox Theatre

Georgia International Convention Center has named the Fox Theatre as an exclusive booking partner for its multipurpose arena, Gateway Center Arena @ College Park, which is slated to open later this year. The Fox Theatre is a live entertainment venue in Atlanta. Under a multi-year agreement, the Fox Theatre will consult in several key business areas, including accounting, programming, marketing, di...

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