venues

ExCeL London given go-ahead for 25,000sqm expansion

ExCeL London, UK has secured Planning Committee approval from its local council (Newham) in London to expand the venue, which will increase the building’s usable event space by 25,000sqm. Construction works are expected to start in 2022. ExCeL’s CEO Jeremy Rees described the decision as a “key moment” not just for ExCeL but for its customers and the entire UK events industry. “The expansion of ExC...

New venue launched as CENTREPIECE of Melbourne’s sporting hub

The spiritual home of Australia’s sporting and entertainment capital has announced the official launch of a new events and conference venue in Melbourne Park, named CENTREPIECE. Building on the experience offered by events like the Australian Open, the venue has the capabilities to host everything from large-scale conferences and awards nights, weddings and gala celebrations, including five-...

Italy opening for summer of events business

Italy is officially opening for the events industry over the summer, according to The Italian Tourism Board (ENIT). Representatives from the nation’s events sector joined Mash Media editorial director, Martin Fullard for a webinar on 9 June 2021. The webinar, which was hosted by ENIT and Reed’s IBTM, highlighted Italy’s conference and meetings potential, as well as what event organisers can ...