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January 18, 2016
Lane End Conference Centre Completes £200,000 Refurbishment of The Pavilion

A £200,000 refurbishment of Lane End Conference Centre's The Pavilion has been completed and will host its first event this week. The refurbishment has been part of £2.2million investment plan set in motion across the entire venue since...
November 03, 2015
Poznan Congress Center In Poland

Poznan Congress Center (PCC) is a modern congress, exhibition, sporting and entertainment venue. It offers 150 000 sqm of interlinked space including almost 80 conference rooms, 16 exhibition halls of which the biggest one can host more tha...
October 27, 2015
Great Food Enables Great Event Outcomes At ExCeL London

ExCeL London, in partnership with Levy Restaurants UK, has created a new family of restaurant brands to transform food and drink at the venue and provide a vibrant and welcoming visitor experience. The developments see ExCeL leading the UK ...
October 21, 2015
Bonn, Leipzig + Berlin Invest Big In New & Expanded Venues To Welcome Large Delegate Groups

Looking for spaces to accommodate as many as 1,500, 5,000 or even 12,000 delegates? A new main building at the World Conference Center in Bonn, the renovated KONGRESSHALLE am Zoo Leipzig, a second hall at Estrel Berlin, and the TITANIC Busi...
October 16, 2015
Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) Wins Two Major Event Industry Awards

Multi award winning venue, the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC), has added to its already impressive list of awards as it picked up two more trophies at the prestigious Event Awards in London this week (Wednesday). The c...
September 28, 2015
IWM Duxford, Churchill War Rooms and HMS Belfast Join Lime Venue Portfolio

Lime Venue Portfolio has added three branches of IWM (Imperial War Museums') to its growing portfolio of historic landmarks. IWM Duxford a world-renowned aviation museum and Britain's best preserved wartime airfield; Churchill War Rooms, th...
September 10, 2015
Bonn, Leipzig and Berlin Invest Big In New & Expanded Venues To Welcome Large Delegate Groups

Looking for spaces to accommodate as many as 1,500, 5,000 or even 12,000 delegates? A new main building at the World Conference Center in Bonn, the renovated KONGRESSHALLE am Zoo Leipzig, a second hall at Estrel Berlin, and the TITANIC Busi...
July 28, 2015
The Grimaldi Forum Monaco Reveals A Brand New Space

The Grimaldi Forum Monaco - the Principality's cultural and convention center - will introduce a brand new venue this fall called Indigo, after renovating the space currently known as Café Llorca. The 8,600 sq. ft. space includes a splendid...
June 08, 2015
The Science Museum, London Unveils New Events Space For Limited Time Only

Popular London venue, the Science Museum in South Kensington, is further enhancing its corporate events offer with a new space available for a limited time only. The Wellcome Wing Gallery is available to hire until the end of October and ca...
June 02, 2015
Amsterdam's Mayor Opens RAI Amtrium

RAI Amsterdam opened the doors to its new multi-purpose exhibition and convention centre on Tuesday, 2 June 2015. The mayor of Amsterdam Eberhard van der Laan carried out the ceremonial opening of the Amtrium, a third-generation structure w...
June 02, 2015
NY-LON Lounge Bar By Virgin Atlantic & Delta Prepares For Take-Off; To Open At The O2

Virgin Atlantic and Delta Air Lines, the official airline partners of The O2, will bring the renowned hospitality they offer at 30,000 feet to the U.K.'s most exciting entertainment venue this summer, with the launch of NY-LON Lounge Bar. H...
June 01, 2015
The Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre Launches Worldwide Recruitment Drive

As the Sultanate of Oman's iconic landmark venue prepares for its highly-anticipated Phase One opening in the first quarter of 2016, the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre (OCEC) is launching a worldwide recruitment drive to fill 50 full-t...
May 31, 2015
New Client Advisory Board To Form BestCities 'Brain Trust'

BestCities Global Alliance is marking its 15th year as the leading alliance of global destinations and convention bureaux with the introduction of a Client Advisory Board (CAB). The mission of the CAB is to serve as BestCities' marketpl...
May 18, 2015
CityCube Berlin; New Congress Centre Is A Huge Success For The German Capital

Twelve months after its opening, the CityCube Berlin can look back on a successful first year. Today, the congress centre is the site of national and international high-quality events. "CityCube Berlin has been a magnet for major events ...
May 18, 2015
Additional Convention Capacity For Berlin: Estrel Convention Center

In addition to the new multi-purpose CityCube, Berlin is currently expanding its existing convention capacity with the Estrel Berlin, Germany's largest hotel. "Convention Hall II" will offer 10,000 m² of meeting space for conferences and co...
May 14, 2015
BestCities' Partners Show Their True Colours In 2014 ICCA Rankings

The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) 2014 Annual Statistics Report, released on 11 May, has confirmed why BestCities is the leading alliance of global destinations and convention bureaux with all partners performing ...
April 15, 2015
ACC Liverpool Unveils New Corporate Brand

ACC Liverpool has unveiled a new corporate brand to reflect the expansion of the venue and the organisation's growing portfolio of services. The umbrella name will now be The ACC Liverpool Group as the company prepares for considerable d...
April 14, 2015
Amsterdam RAI Wins Best International (Non-UK) Venue Award For The Third Time

Amsterdam RAI won the Best International Venue award at the ninth annual Exhibition News Awards on Friday 10 April in London, the third time the company has won this prestigious prize since 2012. The Exhibition News Awards are conferred ann...
April 13, 2015
New Conference Location In Vienna: Sigmund Freud Private University

The Sigmund Freud private University has inaugurated its new building in the Campus Prater in Vienna. An ideal place for international conventions up to 800 participants. The new SFU-site is ideal for international conventions on Saturda...
April 13, 2015
Conference & Events At The MuseumsQuartier Wien In Vienna

The MuseumsQuartier Wien is one of the largest art and cultural complexes in the world and offers a wide range of options for hosting conferences and events. 9 locations / 32 conference rooms / 5,560 persons / 16,000 sqm outdoor event a...
April 13, 2015
HOFBURG Vienna - Host Your Meeting Next To The Austrian Parliament

From 2017 onwards the Austrian parliament will be using the Redoutensaele, all other meeting halls are still available to other event organisers. The newly strengthened sales team brings new meeting formats to life. Enquiries for 2017 re...
April 09, 2015
Distinctive Rotisserie Restaurant The Roast Room Opens In RAI Amtrium

Tuesday 7 April saw the opening of The Roast Room in the low-rise area of the new RAI Amtrium building. This unique rotisserie concept has been devised by Michiel Deenik from the renowned Amsterdam restaurant, Visaandeschelde. The elegant e...
February 24, 2015
Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre Catalyst For The Sultanate's Focus On Business Events

The Sultanate of Oman is enjoying record visitation from Australia and New Zealand due to its positioning as a multifaceted destination with serious delegate appeal. This interest is being propelled by the new world-class Oman Convention & ...
January 20, 2015
Pavilion 2 Opens At The Tel Aviv Convention Centre

The new Pavilion 2 has opened at the Tel Aviv Convention Centre, transforming the current site into one of the most advanced convention centres in the Middle East. The world-class venue will serve as a site for both business and culture wit...
January 08, 2015
Lime Venue Portfolio Delivers Strong Growth

Lime Venue Portfolio, the UK's largest collection of unique, sporting and cultural venues, grew its meetings, conference and events business by 20% year on year (October 2013 -- September 2014). Sales and marketing initiatives included ...
December 11, 2014
The Convention Centre Dublin Secures 120 Events In 6 Months

The Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD) has secured 120 events in the last six months alone, including 25 international conferences, booked for future years, from 2015 to 2018. These 25 conferences range in size from 500 to 2,000 delegates ...
September 29, 2014
Science Museum, London, England To Open Landmark Communications Gallery For Corporate Events

The Science Museum is enhancing its corporate events offering with a new permanent exhibition, Information Age, launching on 25 October. Covering a total area of 2461m2, the new gallery will be the largest exhibition space in the museum and...
September 26, 2014
The Valencia Conference Centre Continues To Be A Pioneer In The Use Of New Technologies

The Valencia Conference Centre presents a range of new services based on technological innovation. In response to demands from the event tourism industry at home and abroad, and in line with global trends, the venue has incorporated the bea...
September 08, 2014
Excellent Quarter For The SECC

The SECC has confirmed 27 conferences and congresses this quarter, amounting to just under 137,000 delegate days. The events will attract over 34,700 delegates to the venue and will take place between now and 2022. The run of wins include U...
August 26, 2014
imago's Burleigh Court Conference Centre Retains Visit Britain Silver Standard For Service

The multi-award winning team at imago's international conference centre Burleigh Court has retained the prestigious Visit Britain Silver Award for the second year running, scoring an impressive 100% for hospitality. The Visit Britain re...
July 16, 2014
The Convention Centre Dublin Launches New Fully Responsive Website

The Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD) has launched a new fully responsive website. To ensure that all visitors receive the optimal user experience, regardless of whether they are viewing ...
July 15, 2014
The SSE Hydro Soars To Third Place In Global Arena Poll

The SSE Hydro has soared into 3rd place in the Pollstar "Top 100 Worldwide Arena Venues" rankings. The list, compiled quarterly by the leading entertainment industry publication Pollstar, is based on arena attendance for live entertainment....
July 01, 2014
Two New Convention Centers -- Kap Europa & CityCube -- shine in Frankfurt & Berlin

Meeting planners and delegates can now enjoy two additional world-class conference venues in Germany. Both the Kap Europa in Frankfurt and CityCube in Berlin are open for business, providing some of the best in green, connected and unique m...
June 24, 2014
Unique Venues of London Invest £43million During First Half of 2014

Leading consortium, Unique Venues of London has revealed today, that its members are continuing to boost the quality of events spaces, with a spend in excess of £43 million during the first six months of 2014. With redevelopments and mod...
June 12, 2014
The QEII Conference Centre, London Unveils Extensive Refurbishment Plans

The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre (QEIICC) today announced an extensive refurbishment programme to re-establish the Centre's 'wow factor'. The ambitious programme of capital works will provide aesthetic and visual improvements and en...
May 15, 2014
Congress Center Leipzig; Leipzig Highly Sought After As An International Meeting Destination

In the national ranking, the Saxon metropolis finishes fourth. The campaign doit-at-leipzig.de has been one of the key factors for this success. The City of Leipzig is one of Germany's most popular destinations for international meetings...
May 13, 2014
CityCube Berlin Opens; Modern Convention Centre Strengthens City's Global Competitiveness

New trade fair and convention centre for Berlin: with the official opening of the CityCube Berlin May 5, the German capital has obtained a modern venue for fairs, congresses and meetings. "The CityCube is state of the art and therefore m...
April 14, 2014
The University of Cambridge's Robinson College Announces New £5 Million Seminar Building

The University of Cambridge's Robinson College has unveiled plans to build a new £5 million seminar building to develop both its academic and award-winning conference facilities. Work on the new building is expected to start in July 20...
March 25, 2014
Church House Conference Centre Achieves Highest Level of Venue Accreditation -- AIM Gold

Achieving the accreditation cements the Westminster venue's position amongst the best in the country as it joins a select group to be recognised for the delivery of top quality events. Church House Conference Centre's General Manager Rob...
March 11, 2014
Event Bookers Receive Free iPad Air With New Conference Bookings At Jockey Club Venues

Jockey Club Venues, the conference and events arm of The Jockey Club, is offering event organisers a free iPad Air. The gift will be given to anyone booking a new conference or event worth £5,000 or more at any of the 14 Jockey Club Venues ...
March 10, 2014
Friends House Unveil 'The Light' - Contemporary Events Space Launching In London In 2015

Friends House have today unveiled the identity of its newest events space. The standalone venue, with its dedicated entrance, reception and facilities, will be known as The Light. Currently under construction, this inspiring and contemporar...
February 10, 2014
Science Museum UK and The New York Hall of Science Form Strategic Transatlantic Partnership

Science Museum and New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) have announced a strategic partnership between both venues. The transatlantic partnership has been formed to create an easy route for simultaneous conferences and events between London ...
February 06, 2014
Construction of New RAI Amtrium In Amsterdam Starts

On Tuesday 4 February, the first foundations were laid of the new RAI Amtrium building in Amsterdam. The ceremony was officially started by Carolien Gehrels, Amsterdam alderwoman of Economic Affairs, and Hans Bakker, general director of Ams...
February 03, 2014
The Mermaid Conference & Events Centre Receives City of London's Clean City Award

The Mermaid Conference and Events Centre has been recognised for its waste management by City of London, taking home a Platinum Award in the 2014 Clean City Awards Scheme. The Clean City Awards Scheme aims to raise the profile of respons...
January 20, 2014
Kap Europa, Messe Frankfurt's Venue In Frankfurt's Central Europa District

June sees the launch of Kap Europa, Messe Frankfurt's venue in Frankfurt's central Europa district. A striking angular design, it offers space for up to 2,400 people and opportunities for many kinds of events -- whether for congresses, meet...
December 19, 2013
US$1.49 Billion Being Invested In Redevelopments To Global Alliance Venues

Global Alliance today announces that US$1.49 billion is being spent in redevelopments across its five member venues, adding 135,400sqm of meeting and events space. Global Alliance is an international group of conference and exhibition ...
December 13, 2013
Austria Center Vienna Takes Digitisation To A New Level

From now on, events will have access to connections of up to 1 GigaBit and a high-performance WiFi network throughout all parts of the centre to support even faster knowledge transfer. And from mid-2014 onwards event organisers will be trea...
December 13, 2013
Best Data Connections In The Messe Wien Exhibitions & Congress Center, Austria

The architecture of the Messe Wien Exhibitions & Congress Center is modern, but likewise is the data connection of Kapsch BusinessCom, which guarantees best possible availability for the biggest congresses in Austria. Kapsch BusinessCom ...
December 12, 2013
RAI Amtrium Design Awarded Four Stars By BREEAM-NL New Construction

The design of RAI Amtrium, Amsterdam RAI's new conference, meeting and office building, has received a four-star New Construction Design Certificate (Excellent) from BREEAM-NL. BREEAM-NL is the assessment method of choice in the Netherlands...
December 09, 2013
RAI Amtrium Design Awarded Four Stars By BREEAM-NL New Construction

The design of RAI Amtrium, Amsterdam RAI's new conference, meeting and office building, has received a four-star New Construction Design Certificate (Excellent) from BREEAM-NL. BREEAM-NL is the assessment method of choice in the Netherlands...
November 22, 2013
Prestigious EarthCheck Gold Certification For Amsterdam RAI

Amsterdam RAI has become the first exhibition and congress centre in Europe (and the second in the world) to achieve the prestigious EarthCheck Gold status. EarthCheck is the leading sustainable benchmark in the business tourism sector. Ac...
November 18, 2013
Amsterdam's Largest Solar Roof At Amsterdam RAI

With the installation of 1,632 solar panels in the coming weeks, the roof of Hall 8 at Amsterdam RAI will become the largest solar roof in the Netherlands. The solar panel system will provide 360,000 kilowatt-hours, equivalent to the annual...
November 07, 2013
SECC and Glasgow, Scotland Confirms Hat Trick of Medical Conferences

The SECC and Glasgow have once again underlined its strength and experience within the medical industry with the announcement of three major conferences. The subject matters of the events include Breast Cancer, Urology and Cardiovascular an...
November 07, 2013
Levy Restaurants Puts Innovative Design At The Heart Of Its SECC Catering Facilities

Levy Restaurants, the sports, leisure and hospitality division of Compass Group UK & Ireland, has developed a new range innovative food and beverage facilities at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) and newly launched SSE H...
October 02, 2013
Friends House Announce Large Meeting Hall Transformation Plans At office*

Euston based conference and meetings venue, Friends House, will be exhibiting at office* this month to unveil the next stages of the transformation of its Large Meeting Hall. This 'inspiring refurbishment' is set for completion in 2014 befo...
September 21, 2013
55 Years of the HOFBURG Vienna - A Special Anniversary Year

While the first half of 2013 was dominated by scientific meetings and high-profile political summits, the second half of the year has a much more varied event mix in store. Intercultural management and e-communication are the two key future...
September 16, 2013
The SSE HYDRO Reveals World Class Technical Capabilities

Scotland's new home of live entertainment will boast 145 digital screens, arenamation displaying 137 metres of uninterrupted media and a wi-fi system capable of supporting 12,000 concurrent users. Due to open on the banks of the River Cl...
September 05, 2013
Barbican Tops Off Grand Re-Opening With AIM Gold Accreditation

In front of more than 250 industry professionals, the Barbican showcased its refurbished Conservatory, Garden Room and Terrace, whilst announcing it had achieved the highest possible level of venue accreditation -- AIM Gold. Throughout t...
August 01, 2013
Thomson Becomes Latest Partner For The SSE Hydro In Scotland

Thomson is the latest major brand to be announced as partner for Scotland's new home of live entertainment, The SSE Hydro, opening in September this year. The brand represents the latest in a series of partnerships between the new venue and...
July 04, 2013
Major Growth In International Visitors To Amsterdam RAI

The number of visitors to international exhibitions and conferences in the RAI has continued to increase. For the first time, Amsterdam RAI is expecting to attract over 400,000 international visitors to Amsterdam in 2013. This is part of a ...
July 02, 2013
The Scottish Exhibition + Conference Centre Confirms More Association Wins

The Scottish Exhibition + Conference Centre (SECC) has confirmed a series of new association conferences to the venue over the next two years. The conferences include a mixture of repeat and returning business as well as new events to the...
July 01, 2013
The Lensbury, London invests £1.2million In Meetings Venue Facilities

The Lensbury, a four star venue located on the banks of the River Thames, is benefiting from continued investment as it improves facilities to meet client needs. And visitors to The Meetings Show UK are being invited to find out more at St...
June 24, 2013
Unique Venues of London (UVL) Welcomes Two New Members

Unique Venues of London (UVL) is welcoming two new members to the consortium, the Serpentine Gallery and The Museum of London Docklands. The two venues bring the total number of venues up to 81, adding even more variety and excitement to...
June 13, 2013
The Convention Centre Dublin To Host One Young World 2014

The Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD) has been chosen as the venue for the One Young World Summit in October 2014. Dublin fought off intense competition from Hong Kong and Edinburgh to become the host city for the high-profile global event...
June 12, 2013
Barbican To Showcase Garden Room, Terrace & Conservatory Refurbishments At The Meetings Show UK

The Barbican will be focusing on the news of the refurbishments to three of its key meeting and networking spaces during The Meeting Show UK in July. The official launch of the refurbished Garden Room, Conservatory and Terrace will take ...
June 06, 2013
Building Work To Start At The RAI In Amsterdam In October

Amsterdam RAI will begin the construction of a new multipurpose conference/office building with a first-class restaurant by October this year. The RAI made the announcement on the closing day of the real estate exhibition PROVADA. The desig...
June 04, 2013
Corporates Embrace Creative SECC - New Conference Business Gains

The Scottish Exhibition + Conference Centre (SECC) is celebrating a raft of new conference business from within the creative industries. The national venue has secured high profile events including The Big Bang, Creative Clyde and the O2 Gu...
May 28, 2013
Singer Rod Stewart To Open Scotland's New Venue The Hydro

Scotland's biggest rock export Rod Stewart will open The Hydro, Scotland's new home of live entertainment this September. As part of a five date UK arena tour, Rod Stewart will play the ultimate homecoming gig. Rod will cap his most excitin...
May 28, 2013
Qatar National Convention Centre Wins The "Best Events Venue" At Middle East Event Awards 2013

A celebration is in the air at the Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC). The Centre took home the much-coveted award for the Best Events Venue at the Middle East Event Awards 2013 -- a major achievement for a venue that is only in its se...
May 27, 2013
Amsterdam RAI Wins Silver In IMEX/GMIC Green Supplier Award

Amsterdam RAI was announced the Silver winner of the prestigious IMEX/GMIC (Green Meeting Industry Council) Green Supplier Award at the IMEX Gala Dinner on Wednesday 22 May in Frankfurt. The IMEX/GMIC Green Supplier Award recognises environ...
May 20, 2013
UK's Wellcome Trust Conference Centre Targets Team Building Market

Wellcome Trust Conference Centre, Hinxton, England has unveiled plans to target the corporate team-build market by further utilising the venue's extensive grounds and strengthening their partnership with local off-road activity park, Wildtr...
May 16, 2013
FIBES Strengthens Its Position For Hosting National And International Events

Consolidation of FIBES, Seville Conference and Exhibition Centre, as a venue for big conference events has been taking place for several years. In fact, after opening its New Conference Centre, FIBES is quickly strengthening its position in...
May 02, 2013
Amsterdam RAI Launches Virtual Tour App; First Convention Centre To Offer Virtual Event Site Visits

You can now experience Amsterdam RAI Convention Centre in full event action without actually being there in person. The RAI is introducing a new iPad app which allows organisers to experience a virtual site visit to its complex, seeing and ...
April 25, 2013
The Science Museum, South Kensington, UK - 160% Increase In Major Events

South Kensington based venue the Science Museum reveals a 160% increase in major event bookings following last year's £1.7m investment in its corporate events spaces. Since transforming the Museum's IMAX cinema and the Level 1 space for...
April 14, 2013
President Barack Obama Visited The Jerusalem International Convention Center

The Jerusalem International Convention Center Was Chosen to Host the American President Barak Obama, as part of his visit to the Middle East this past March. The complex event was produced by the venue's team, in full and tight cooperation ...
April 09, 2013
New Bookings At HOFBURG Vienna; Demand For Association Business & Large-Scale Conferences

Whether it's long-term bookings or short notice enquiries, demand for conference slots at the HOFBURG Vienna is extremely strong. Recent additions to the booking ledger include five new conferences for this year and a further two large-scal...
April 08, 2013
The SECC (Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre) Unveils New Branding Ahead of 2014

The SECC has developed a new identity in the run up to one of the most significant and high profile periods in its 27 year history. The new branding will be in place ahead of a historic year for the venue, with the launch of The Hydro in Se...
March 27, 2013
"Up at The O2", London, England Open For Corporate Team Building

Iconic London landmark The O2 has launched a number of team building packages for one of its newest activities 'Up at The O2'. Originally opened last year the visitor attraction is now available for exclusive hire, lending itself particular...
March 26, 2013
Cheltenham Racecourse, Gloucestershire, England Doubles Live Events

Cheltenham Racecourse has seen its number of confirmed live events grow by 100% year on year. The racecourse has already seen sold out events by the Kaiser Chiefs, Championship boxing, and most recently The Stereophonics sold out in ju...
March 21, 2013
Lime Venue Portfolio's Showcase At Confex Highlights Demand For Unique & Unusual Venues

Lime Venue Portfolio's showcase event drew over 200 corporate meetings and events buyers during the afternoon of the second day of International Confex at Excel yesterday (Wednesday 20th March 2013). With a 25% increase in attendees from...
March 12, 2013
ADNEC Registers 55% Increase In Number of Events Hosted By Its Centres During 2012

Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) is making significant headway in boosting the Abu Dhabi economic sector through the promotion and development of the business tourism and MICE industry (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Ex...
March 11, 2013
Milton Court To Be Launched By Barbican At International Confex

Milton Court, part of the portfolio of venues managed by Barbican Business Events, will soon be open to event organisers, and the wider events industry, for site inspections, allowing them to see how the venue can be used when its doors ope...
February 07, 2013
Lime Venue Portfolio Welcomes New Venue; Broadens Choice For London Event Planners

Lime Venue Portfolio has announced that Park Crescent Conference Centre (PCCC) is the latest London venue to join the collection of unique and unusual venues, which is the largest of its kind in the UK. The assortment of venues reports t...
February 05, 2013
Kursaal Conference Centre in San Sebastian Continued to Be Self-Financing in 2012

In 2012, Kursaal's activities yet again generated an operating cash surplus (€363,701), meaning the venue continues to be self-financing as it has done since opening. It is important to stress that the centre's economic performance (as r...
January 30, 2013
Senate House, University of London Launches "Spring Term Dedicated Day Delegate Rate (DDR)"

After completing a £600,000 refurbishment of its kitchen in December 2012, Senate House, the art deco centrepiece of the University of London, is launching a dedicated day delegate rate (DDR). The "Spring Term DDR", starting at £50 + VAT...
January 30, 2013
HOFBURG Vienna: A Success Story; Record Revenue In 2012, Special Anniversary & Outlook For 2013

With turnover at more than EUR 10.5 million, 2012 was among the most successful years in the HOFBURG Vienna's history. The 350 events hosted during the course of the year contributed EUR 190 million to the Austrian economy. And now the conf...
January 07, 2013
venuebirmingham Aims To Hit Right Note At Confex

venuebirmingham will be aiming to hit the right note at Confex 2013 in March, with an update from its £18-million new landmark venue, the Bramall Music Building. Possibly the newest multi-million pound concert performance, conference, me...
December 17, 2012
The Scottish Exhibition + Conference Centre (SECC) Supports eGuide

The Scottish Exhibition + Conference Centre (SECC) has adopted the eGuide from the Association of Exhibition Venues (AEV), continuing its support for industry initiatives that promote responsible health and safety and operational excellence...
December 03, 2012
The Science Museum, South Kensington, UK Encourages Daytime Conferencing

The multi-award winning Science Museum in South Kensington has expanded its daytime conference offering with a new dedicated Day Delegate Rate (DDR) package. The new DDR package for meetings and conferences has been created for the Muse...
November 29, 2012
The Hydro: Opening September 2013 In Scotland

The Scottish Exhibition + Conference Centre (SECC) launched The Hydro to the global meetings and events industry at EIBTM, Barcelona (November 29). The Hydro is the largest stadia venue in Europe launched to accommodate large-scale live ent...
November 13, 2012
Qatar National Convention Centre Harnessing The Power Of The Sun To Deliver COP18/CMP8

Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC) one of the most environmentally friendly large scale event venues of its kind in the world, is harnessing the power of solar energy to help power the crucial COP18/CMP8 climate talks. The first of ...
November 07, 2012
Qatar National Convention Centre To Host One Of The Largest Conferences In The World

With less than three weeks to go, the Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC) has intensified its preparations to take centre stage and host Qatar's largest conference to date -- the United Nations' Framework Convention on Climate Change 20...
October 24, 2012
Wellcome Collection, England Unveils £17.5 Million Development Plans

Wellcome Collection has unveiled a major £17.5m development project by Sterling Prize winning architects Wilkinson Eyre. The development, due for completion in autumn 2014, will create up to 30% more gallery space and reflects the overwhelm...
October 22, 2012
Lord's Cricket Ground - The Home of Cricket Restructures Its Hospitality Services

Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) -- owner of the world-famous Lord's Cricket Ground -- has announced that it has restructured its hospitality set-up, in a bid to strengthen and reinforce its reputation for high quality food and first class ser...
October 21, 2012
Qatar National Convention Centre's (QNCC) Award-Winning Chefs

One Gold, two Silvers, one Bronze. Within its first year of operations, the Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC) adds a golden feather to its culinary hat at the recently concluded Salon Culinaire at Diyafa 2012 which took place from 16-...
October 08, 2012
The Convention Centre Dublin Announces Five Major Conference Wins

The Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD) has announced five major conferences for Dublin, over the next 12 months. NetApp Insight 2012 Conference takes place on 13th-16th November 2012, with 2,300 delegates, and returns to The CCD in 201...
September 24, 2012
Venue Birmingham New Conference Brochure

The first in a new suite of brochures promoting the full portfolio of conference and hospitality venues now available for hire on a day or residential basis at the University of Birmingham, has just been published. And, like venuebirming...
September 07, 2012
Twenty Years of the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) at the RAI

Over the coming days (from 6 - 11 September) Amsterdam will be home to the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC). Amsterdam RAI is hosting the 45th year of this prestigious exhibition, which has developed into the largest annual trade...
September 02, 2012
Darmstadt's Science And Congress Centre: The Climate Friendly Congress Destination

From e-bikes to recharging stations for electric vehicles to its partnership with atmosfair - the charitable climate protection organisation - the Green Globe certified congress centre is well-positioned in the area of "Green Meetings". Wit...
August 22, 2012
Mythe Barn Opens Its Doors To Meetings and Events In Leicestershire, England

Following an extensive £2.4million restoration project, the 19th century Mythe Barn, located on the Warwickshire/ Leicestershire border will be launching as a brand new venue for conferences, meetings and events as of 1 September. With ...
July 10, 2012
Free Wi-Fi Upgrade At Heritage Motor Centre/Conference & Exhibition Centre

The Heritage Motor Centre is a dedicated conference and exhibition centre, which offers state of the art facilities and free Wi-Fi as standard, at a reliable 1 Mbps connectivity. Throughout 2012 delegates and conference organisers using...
July 05, 2012
Style Is The Word At The Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh -- Opening July 20 After £9.3m Restoration

Assembly Rooms Edinburgh is coming back -- and it's coming back in style! The finishing touches are being put to a £9.3m restoration of this iconic 18th century landmark ahead of opening on 20 July. Throughout, the interior has been gi...
July 02, 2012
The Valencia Conference Centre: Fourteen Years Leading Sustainability

Fourteen years ago, Norman Foster's design for the Valencia Conference Centre became a reality. In addition to creating a flagship of avant-garde architecture, the building's construction became the turning point for the city's economic and...
June 22, 2012
Cheltenham Racecourse Invests In AV Equipment

Renowned sporting venue Cheltenham Racecourse, has invested in state of the art AV equipment further improving its conference and events offerings. The venue has recently purchased new AV equipment including projectors, screens and digit...
June 20, 2012
Lime Venue Portfolio Launches Website Dedicated To Its Irish Properties

Lime Venue Portfolio, the noted collection of unique and sporting venues, has launched a website and sales resource specifically for the Irish domestic and inbound market. ( ...
June 19, 2012
Event Exeter, England Unveils £48million Investment In The Forum

The Forum, one of Europe's largest investments of 2012 in the conference and events market, has launched in Exeter and heralds the rejuvenation of the South-West as a conference destination. The £48million capital investment programme, f...
June 11, 2012
Lord's Cricket Ground Joins The Hotel Bookings Agents Association (HBAA)

The internationally acclaimed "Home of Cricket" is one of the most iconic sporting venues in the world, and joins the HBAA, with the aim to market the Ground to the UK's leading conference and event agents. Boasting some of the most reve...
June 11, 2012
London Chamber of Commerce and Industry Joins Lime Venue Portfolio

Lime Venue Portfolio, the UK's largest collection of unique, unusual and sporting venues has added London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) to its ever expanding collection of unique venues. LCCI is a highly regarded meetings and e...
June 09, 2012
The Bramall Music Building: venuebirmingham's New £18m Venue

The newest multi-million pound concert performance, conference, meetings and events venue in the West Midlands is set to open its doors to the public on Sunday, June 10th. The Bramall Music Building, featuring the Elgar Concert Hall, is ...
June 06, 2012
SECC Scoops Gold Star Recognition At Green Business Tourism Scheme Awards

The Scottish Exhibition + Conference Centre (SECC) has beaten off stiff opposition to win a Gold Star Award for Greenest Conference Venue at the Green Tourism Business Scheme (GTBS). The award comes just weeks after the venue launched its B...
June 05, 2012
Hofburg Vienna - New Convention Bookings Go Up To 2015

Whether it is a booking at short notice or an event planned well in advance, the Hofburg Vienna is in high demand. This flexibility is highlighted by five major conference bookings made recently: three for this year; and, looking ahead, two...
June 01, 2012
Disneyland Paris 20th Anniversary Celebration Offers New Opportunities for MICE Groups

MICE groups have plenty to celebrate when they meet at Disneyland Paris during the destination's year-long 20th anniversary that began this month and runs through March 2013. The roster of what's new for groups includes nighttime spectacula...
May 29, 2012
FIBES Promotes Its Activity At The IMEX Business Tourism Fair In Frankfurt

As in previous years, Seville Conference and Exhibition Centre, FIBES, has taken part in one of the most relevant meeting points of Business Tourism in the German city of Frankfurt from 21st to 24th May. IMEX, Frankfurt Business Tourism...
May 25, 2012
Gdansk AmberExpo - Modern Exhibition And Congress Centre

At last, Gdansk has its new exhibition and congress centre. The name is related with the city - AmberExpo - because Gdansk has always been the most important place on the amber trade route. AmberExpo offers exhibition area of the highest...
May 25, 2012
Amsterdam RAI Wins International Social Responsibility Award

Amsterdam RAI won the HSMAI European Awards in the category 'Social Responsibility' at the HSMAI Marketing Strategy Conference on Thursday the 24th of May in Oslo. The HSMAI (Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International) European...
May 22, 2012
Qatar National Convention Centre Records Robust Growth Going Into 2nd Quarter

Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC), one of the world's most sophisticated convention and exhibition centres is poised to attract more international and regional events, QNCC's Director of Business Development, Trevor McCartney said. Th...
May 22, 2012
The Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre: Global Recognition Set To Attract International Events

Global recognition highlighting the beauty and "must-see" aspects of Sultanate of Oman is good news for the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre which is scheduled for completion in 2016. Speaking at one of Europe's premier meetings indu...
May 22, 2012
SECC Launches Better Business Campaign

IMEX, Frankfurt: The Scottish Exhibition + Conference Centre (SECC) launched its Good Business 2012 campaign, a series of initiatives by the venue focused on maximising the venues positive impact on its local, national and international com...
May 17, 2012
Heritage Motor Centre Offers Racing Speed Wi-Fi

Heritage Motor Centre, the Art Deco purpose built meeting and events venue in Warwickshire, has installed a high speed Wi-Fi service across all 24 meetings and events spaces. All events at the venue benefit from free Wi-Fi as standard at...
May 04, 2012
The Hydro's Main Central Roof Section Is Lifted Into Place In Glasgow, Scotland

"Most complex feat of engineering in Scotland this year" is key move in construction of iconic Glasgow building... The massive central roof section of The Hydro - the 12,000-capacity entertainment arena being...
May 03, 2012
Amsterdam RAI Confirms Leading Position In Sustainability

Amsterdam RAI can look back on a successful and sustainable 2011. With various environmental (re)certifications achieved and by including the new core value 'Amsterdam RAI aims for sustainable results' in its corporate mission, the RAI has ...
May 03, 2012
La Cite Nantes Events Center, France; To Achieve AIPC Quality Standards Certification

La Cite Nantes Events Center has become the latest AIPC member centre and the 1st French convention center to achieve AIPC Quality Standards certification with the successful completion of their audit by the designated external auditor. The...
April 25, 2012
Successful Year For Amsterdam RAI

Amsterdam RAI has announced a turnover of € 133.9 million for 2011, an increase of 7.1% compared to 2010 and 23.8% higher than in 2009 which had a similar event calendar. The good results were achieved with both RAI-organised (trade) exhibi...
April 25, 2012
New Exhibitor e-Parking Service At Paris Expo Porte De Versailles

Successful launch of the new exhibitor e-Parking service at the Paris expo Porte de Versailles exhibition centre. As a forerunner in implementing e-parking facilities at exhibition centre, Viparis is continuing with its service initiative f...
April 25, 2012
Valencia Conference Centre Generates €70 Million For The City of Valencia In 2011

The Valencia Conference Centre's key role in boosting the local economy is the perfect framework for the extension project as this will bring new business opportunities to the city. The 2011 annual management report which details the ven...
April 17, 2012
Unique Venues of London (UVL) Refurbishes For 2012 and Beyond

Members of Unique Venues of London (UVL) are undergoing a series of refurbishments in honour of London's biggest year. In 2012, seven of the most recognisable UVL venues are undergoing transformations during the capital's most exciting year...
April 16, 2012
UTECH Europe Exhibition and Conference In MECC Maastricht

The prestigious, three-day UTECH Europe exhibition and conference will be held this week in the MECC Maastricht. The exhibition, held once every three years, drew more than 3000 decision makers from 85 countries in 2009 -- a figure the orga...
April 02, 2012
Dutch National Maritime Museum Spectacular New Event Venue

Amsterdam boasts a spectacular event venue for international meeting groups. A unique setting for dinners, receptions and parties is the Scheepvaartmuseum, dating from 1656 when it was built as the warehouse for the Admiralty of Amsterdam. ...
March 26, 2012
Qatar National Convention Centre Boosts Qatar As Global Business Destination

The newly opened Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC), a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, is transforming Qatar's meetings and events industry to be a global premier business destination. Alrea...
March 20, 2012
ExCeL London Sponsor Global Entry System Initiative

ExCeL London are leading on an initiative, called the The Global Entry System, with the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) to make conference and event delegate travel to and from the US even easier and quicker. The in...
March 19, 2012
Video: Amsterdam RAI In Three Minutes - The Story Behind The Square Metres

'We believe in the power of connecting. In a world full of possibilities that unite people, ideas and visions. For over a century we've found ways to bring together people, brands and markets from our base in Amsterdam. Nationally and inter...
March 14, 2012
Edinburgh Zoo Launches Two Giant Corporate Packages

Edinburgh Zoo, a unique venue offered as part of the Lime Venue Portfolio collection, has created two corporate packages giving delegates the chance to view the Zoo's newest additions, giant pandas Tian Tian and Yang Guang, also affectionat...
March 06, 2012
Center Parcs Announce Construction To Begin On New Fifth Site

Center Parcs has announced that the construction of its 5th UK village, Woburn Forest in Bedfordshire, will commence in the next few weeks. The construction phase will last for approximately two years, with a scheduled opening date now set ...
February 29, 2012
SECC Showcases Project Ability At International Confex 2012

The SECC has partnered with Glasgow based charity Project Ability at Confex this year as the venue begins its focus on 'Good Business' for 2012. The Glasgow based charity, which works with adults with learning disabilities and mental health...
February 29, 2012
FIBES Consolidates Its Commercial Actions Through Several Conferences

The Ibero-Latin American College of Dermatology has chosen Seville and FIBES, Seville's Exhibition and Conference Hall, as the venue to hold the XIX Ibero-Latin American College of Dermatology Conference, CILAD 2012, running from the 19th t...
February 21, 2012
Jockey Club Venues Sets Sights On UK Meetings And Events Market

The countdown to 29th February is on for the launch of Jockey Club Venues, host to some of the UK's most prolific live events. The Epsom Investec Derby, Aintree John Smith's Grand National and The Cheltenham Festival will all be hosted a...
February 20, 2012
Spanish Association of Conference Centres' (APCE) 2011 Activity Report

The activity report published by the Spanish Association of Conference Centres' (APCE) members reveals that in 2011 its venues held a total of 4,981 events and welcomed 3,918,629 visitors. This generated an economic impact for their cities ...
February 06, 2012
Service With Personality Must Be A 2012 Focus Says Keele Conferences & Events

Staffordshire, England based Keele Conferences & Events has devised a new campaign based around customer and industry feedback that calls for a greater focus on delivering conferences and events with a strong personal approach. The Conf...
February 06, 2012
HOFBURG Vienna Conference Centre: Results For 2011, Outlook For 2012

A series of high ranking events, and an upswing in catering revenue set 2011 apart. The conference centre continues to invest in trailblazing 3D and mobile technologies. Le Grand Bal ready to debut this New Year's Eve. 2011 -- A Successf...
January 27, 2012
Center Parcs Completes Revamp of Sherwood Forest Venue

Center Parcs, respected UK destinations for the business event market has invested almost £200,000 over the last year in The Venue at Sherwood Forest. The funds have been invested in facilities including a new stage, partition walls and si...
January 24, 2012
Lord's Cricket Ground Named UK's No.1 Sporting Venue

Lord's Cricket Ground has once again been named the UK's number one Sporting Venue by BDRC Continental's VenueVerdict. The Home of Cricket -- which has significantly increased non-match day revenues since opening its doors to corporate a...
January 16, 2012
SECC, Scotland Is Expecting A Massive Year For Conferences, Exhibitions & Live Events

With 2012 set to be one of the most significant years for the UK events industry in recent times, the SECC is expecting a massive year across its conference, exhibition and live event businesses. On the conference side, the SECC will be ...
January 16, 2012
Cheltenham Racecourse (UK) Targets Meetings and Conferences

Cheltenham Racecourse has launched an incentive targeting new and existing clients to host meetings and conferences at the panoramic Cotswold destination venue. The promotion, valid for events taking place in 2012, will offer a 55 minu...
January 10, 2012
Unique Venues of London's New Members

Unique Venues of London (UVL) has announced six new members will join its collection of dynamic events spaces, effective from this month. The most diverse consortium in the city, UVL's new members include Kew Palace, the National Portrai...
December 08, 2011
Unique Venues of London's Top Unique London Experiences

Unique Venues of London (UVL) has created a special section of their website focussing on top things for delegates to do in London next summer. Those looking for alternative hospitality or unusual experiences in the city during the Olymp...
December 06, 2011
Lime Venue Portfolio Rolls Out Best of British To Inbound Market

Lime Venue Portfolio is widening its appeal to the inbound market in recognition of 2012's major cultural and sporting activities. With over 100 unique venues across the UK, the portfolio is targeting buyers from the USA and China, encourag...
November 29, 2011
The Valencia Conference Centre Presents Its Extension Project For 2014

The extension project will involve the construction of a separate highly versatile building adjacent to the existing venue. The estimated cost of the investment is around €24 million and will be self-financed. The new building will also be ...
November 29, 2011
Qatar National Convention Centre Officially Opens

The Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC), a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, will officially open on 4 December 2011. In support of the country's transformation to a knowledge-based economy, Qa...
November 25, 2011
'It's Liverpool' At EIBTM

ACC Liverpool, home to BT Convention Centre and Echo Arena, will promote destination Liverpool under the 'It's Liverpool' brand to over 3000 European global meetings and events buyers at industry event, EIBTM. The team will introduce a hos...
November 22, 2011
Qatar National Convention Centre Continues To Target Knowledge-Based Conferences

The Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC) will tonight host a major awards dinner recognizing major achievements in the fields of biomedical, energy, computing, environmental, arts, social science, humanities and Islamic studies research....
November 21, 2011
London Venue The Brewery Announces Launch of Re-Brand

Award winning London venue the Brewery has launched its new look to the conference and events industry. A newly designed website, displaying the revamped brand complete with a fresh logo is live from today. The concept behind the restyled l...
November 21, 2011
Lord's Cricket Ground Expects Corporate Hospitality To Thrive In 2012 Alongside Olympics

Lord's Cricket Ground has forecast that cricket hospitality at the Ground will not be affected by its status as an official venue for the 2012 London Olympic Games. The Home of Cricket has released 2012 hospitality packages for general ...
November 08, 2011
New Hospitality Products At Chelsea Football Club

Following the highest levels of bookings for hospitality, Chelsea Football Club has added two new products to its matchday offer for the 2011-12 season. For the first time, the west London club will offer private executive suites on a match...
November 02, 2011
De Vere Venues Agree Preferred Partnership With Cineworld

Business presentations could now be presented in 3D following a landmark agreement between De Vere Venues and Cineworld. The partnership will initially see three of Cineworld's cinemas -- Cineworld at the O2, Cineworld Haymarket and Cinewor...
October 31, 2011
The Valencia Conference Centre Reaches The One Million kWh Mark

The Valencia Conference Centre's photovoltaic roof has generated one million kWh, i.e. enough energy to supply around 5,500 homes for a month. The venue was a pioneer in Spain, and was one of the first in Europe to implement this type of en...
October 13, 2011
The Valencia Conference Centre Prepares For A Busy Autumn

The Valencia Conference Centre's busy schedule for the last quarter of 2011 showcases a wide variety of events. Activities include a large number of national and international congresses and shows by famous names such as Michael Nyman. W...
October 11, 2011
ExCeL Takes London To IMEX America In Las Vegas

ExCeL London arrives at this year's IMEX America in style and ahead of an historic period for the venue and its host city. Both London & Partners and the UK's leading venue will be holding an educational breakfast at the show from 8.30am on...
October 03, 2011
ACC Liverpool Takes Expansion Plans To IMEX America

ACC Liverpool, one of Europe's newest, greenest and most technologically advanced conference and exhibition venues has joined forces with UK tourism body Meet England to target the US market for international conventions at major MICE exhib...
September 27, 2011
Focus On Knowledge Economy Says Keele Conferences & Events

As the first academic venue to sign up as a supporter for this year's Britain for Events campaign, Keele Conferences & Events is calling for the industry to turn its focus to promoting the educational benefit of meetings and events rather t...
September 23, 2011
Somerset House, London Introduces Day Delegate Rates

Somerset House, London's iconic 18th Century Thames-side venue, has for the first time launched a Day Delegate Rate (DDR) package in conjunction with Tom's Events. Affording easy access to some of the capital's most commanding conference s...
September 21, 2011
ExCeL London Wins The Hat Trick of Awards

ExCeL London won 'Exhibition Venue of the Year' at the Event Awards (20th September 2011), making it a clean sweep for the venue in 2011, having already picked up 'UK Venue of the Year' at the aeo Awards and 'Best UK Venue' at the Exhibitio...
September 08, 2011
Unique Venues of London (UVL) Goes Beyond 2012

Unique Venues of London (UVL) has teamed up with London & Partners and the International Special Event Society (ISES) to run a panel debate on the Olympic Games legacy. Entitled Beyond 2012: London's Events Legacy, the workshop will feat...
September 07, 2011
Kenya To Build Convention Centres In Mombasa And Lake Victoria

The Kenyan Government has announced plans to enhance the countries business infrastructure with a 5,000 capacity convention centre planned for Mombasa and a similar conference centre in Kisumu. Regarded as eastern Africa's economic hub,...
September 05, 2011
Rimini's New Palacongressi Conference Centre Makes Its Debut

September gets under way with a full calendar of events prior to the official inauguration on October 15-16th... Defined as one of Europe's largest and most state of the art Conference Centres, the new Rimini Palacongressi is set to open it...
August 16, 2011
World Famous Victorian Sea Fort Launching In Autumn 2011 As An Exclusive Use Venue

Amazing Retreats presents Spitbank Fort, the newest addition to its luxurious collection of iconic and unusual properties available for exclusive hire. Situated a mile offshore from Portsmouth Harbour, England, Spitbank Fort is one of the m...
August 12, 2011
Somerset House, London Launches Small Meetings Package

Dating back to the 18th Century, Somerset House commands some of the capital's most stunning Thames side views and sits at the heart of the city's numerous transport links. Somerset House's Navy Boardrooms, Portico Rooms and Screening Ro...
August 03, 2011
Edgbaston Stadium Unveils Its New Meetings & Events Spaces

Edgbaston Stadium has officially opened its meetings and events spaces after completion of an exciting 18 month redevelopment programme. The Midlands stadium is set to assert itself as one of the UK's leading business and leisure destinatio...
August 02, 2011
Friends House, London To Launch New Sustainable Meeting Suites

Friends House conference centre in Euston is set to launch a brand new facility on 28th September 2011. Following an investment of £400k, the venue has converted the historic building's second floor into more energy efficient, sustainable, ...
July 19, 2011
Lime Venue Portfolio Spreads Its Presence Across The UK Meetings And Event Sector

'Race to Lime', the initiative by Lime Venue Portfolio has paid dividends during the first installment of its UK roll out. The project, which seeks to engage Lime Venue Portfolio's central reservations team and venues with as many corporate...
July 18, 2011
SECC's Armadillo Lamp To Shine At Association Congress

The SECC has chosen the forthcoming Association Congress, 18-19 July 2011, to unveil for the first time its unique designer Armadillo Lamp. The desk light is the latest innovation from the venue as it looks to showcase the SECC's globally r...
July 14, 2011
Spanish Association of Conference Centres 15th Anniversary Celebrations

The Valencia Conference Centre is the driving force behind the 15th anniversary celebrations for the Spanish Association of Conference Centres which are taking place today and tomorrow at the emblematic Valencian venue as part of the 9th AP...
July 13, 2011
Rimini's "Palacongressi" Conference Centre Opens Doors To BTC Buyers

On the occasion of the BTC - Italy's Events Exhibition, two site inspections took place at the new "Palacongressi" Conference Centre in Rimini, followed by an "impressive" presentation which was highly appreciated by the guests. On the o...
July 13, 2011
London Works - Business Tourism Grows In The UK's Capital

Leading London conference venues, The Westminster Collection and Unique Venues of London, partner once again and prove business tourism is a lucrative space not to be ignored. The Westminster Collection and Unique Venues of London have w...
July 12, 2011
London's The Brewery Opens Its Doors To Incentive Groups

One of London's best known venues is opening its doors to inbound incentives and groups. The Brewery, which has been at the forefront of the London venue and events scene for over thirty years, has recently benefited from the addition ...
July 11, 2011
VisitBrighton Adds New Venue Partner

VisitBrighton Convention Bureau has announced that the new American Express Community Stadium has become a venue partner. Home to Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club, the stadium officially opens this summer. Catering for a variety of ...
July 06, 2011
ExCeL London Wins Coveted UK Venue of the Year Award

ExCeL London has been crowned UK Venue of the Year at this year's coveted AEO Excellence Awards. Held at the venue on 1st July, ExCeL London's owner ADNEC (Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company) also enjoyed success being named Internation...
July 05, 2011
The Scottish National Portrait Gallery In Edinburgh To Re-Open In November

The Scottish National Portrait Gallery will be reopening November 2011. When the Scottish National Portrait Gallery first opened its doors in 1889 it was the world's first purpose-built portrait gallery, yet in its 130-year history it has n...
July 05, 2011
The Stirling Castle's Royal Palace Restored And Open For Groups

The Stirling Castle's Royal Palace has recently been restored and is opening for groups. Now visitors will be able to enter the world of Stirling Castle's royal court, and enjoy medieval gala dinners and entertainment provided by costumed p...
July 05, 2011
The National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh Completes Major Development

The National Museum of Scotland, located in the heart of Edinburgh, just finished undergoing a major development. The fantastic Victorian part of the National Museum of Scotland is reopening following a £46m transformation project, and will...
July 05, 2011
The Riverside Museum: Scotland's Museum of Transport and Travel

The Riverside Museum: Scotland's Museum of Transport and Travel opened to the public in mid June 2011. Glasgow's Museum of Transport relocated to this spectacular waterfront landmark that was designed by internationally-renowned architect, ...
July 01, 2011
Latest Figures Show Strong Growth In Conference Business At SECC

Conference, event and concert business is showing strong signs of recovery according to the Scottish Exhibition + Conference Centre's (SECC) latest financial figures released July 1st, contributing to the venue's annual turnover of £18.1m a...
June 27, 2011
Fibes Becomes More Competitive With Its New Conference Centre

On expanding its facilities, Seville Conference and Exhibition Centre consolidates its position on the Meeting Tourism market and becomes one of the most competitive Centres in Spain in the field of major cultural productions Seville Co...
June 15, 2011
ICC ExCeL London Marks First Year Anniversary

Marking its first anniversary this month, the international conference centre (ICC) at ExCeL London has so far contributed over half a billion pounds of economic benefit from delegate expenditure to London's economy. Playing host to over 50...
June 14, 2011
Nottingham Racecourse and Nottingham City Council Announce Strategic Partnership

Nottingham Racecourse and Nottingham City Council have embarked on a new partnership to promote and use more productively the outdoor event space available at the course. The partnership will see Nottingham Racecourse put on the map as the ...
June 08, 2011
SECC Boosts Scotland's Economy By Over £640 Million

In new figures just announced, the Scottish Exhibition + Conference Centre (SECC) contributed £397 million to the Glasgow economy and a further £247 million to the wider Scottish economy during the last financial year. The figures were g...
June 07, 2011
West Ham United Hotel and Conference Centre Scoops Two Prestigious Hospitality Awards

West Ham United's Boleyn Ground, part of Lime Venue Portfolio, picked up an accolade at the recent Football Hospitality Awards winning gold in the 'Conference & Events Sales & Marketing' category and received TripAdvisor's Certificate of Ex...
June 01, 2011
ACC Liverpool Announces Company Restructure

ACC Liverpool, home to BT Convention Centre and Echo Arena, has announced a company restructure to reflect the changing needs of its business. Driven by the development of a £40m event and exhibition complex due for completion in 2014,...
May 23, 2011
ACC Liverpool Takes Its Plans For Expansion To International IMEX

At IMEX 2011 the ACC Liverpool team will be sharing more details with buyers in relation to the recently announced expansion plans for the venue, which continues to enhance its reputation as a landmark conference and events venue. The de...
May 19, 2011
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi To Showcase One-of-a-Kind MICE Offering At IMEX

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is set to excite the international travel trade industry with its compelling corporate offering at this year's IMEX Frankfurt exhibition. A presence at the leading event for the global MICE industry offers Ferrari Wo...
May 19, 2011
Estoril Congress Centre (ECC) To Sponsor IMEX's Social Responsibility Stand

On the occasion of the IMEX International Trade Fair in Frankfurt 2011 (May 24-26), the Estoril Congress Centre (ECC) will be sponsoring IMEX's Social Responsibility stand, providing all furniture made of recycled cardboard. This stand is d...
May 12, 2011
La Cité Nantes Events Center - Nantes, An Eco-Friendly Destination

La Cité Nantes Events Center operates at the heart of a territory that has, for the past twenty years, shown a strong commitment to sustainable development by implementing such schemes as Agenda 21, soft and innovative transport, responsibl...
May 09, 2011
Keele Conferences & Events, UK Launch 'Off Campus' Event Service

Keele Conferences & Events, Staffordshire, England has launched a unique service that provides event support and management to its clients, as their annual conferences and events travel around the country. Keele Event Service is headed ...
May 04, 2011
Book A Meeting At The Heritage Motor Centre (UK) And You'll Be Making A Valuable Donation To Charity

The Heritage Motor Centre (HMC) is an award winning, high profile venue providing a unique environment for conferences, exhibitions and events. It is also home to the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust, a museum that houses the largest c...
April 21, 2011
New Corporate Brochure From The Royal Horticultural Halls

The Royal Horticultural Halls & Conference Centre (RHH) has unveiled its brand new brochure. Stunning new imagery shows the Halls as they've never been seen before, and each page provides event organisers with creative ideas and advice for ...
April 06, 2011
Chelsea FC Targets America For Meetings & Events New Business

Chelsea Football Club will be showcasing its venue in America this summer by exhibiting at two prestigious shows in a joint venture with London & Partners. The club, which has continued to add to its already extensive meetings and events...
April 04, 2011
West Ham United Hotel and Conference Centre

West Ham United's Boleyn Ground (London, England) is introducing Catchment Conferencing whereby local companies get the keenest rates for their events. The Catchment Conferencing rates are based on 5 mile boundaries and afford with those i...
April 01, 2011
Corporate Hospitality At The Gatsby Club at The Championships, Wimbledon

Keith Prowse, a UK hospitality leader, has set out its blueprint for the future of corporate hospitality by revealing the new designs for The Gatsby Club at The Championships, Wimbledon. The official hospitality provider at The Champion...
April 01, 2011
Amsterdam RAI Switches To Sustainable Coffee

Tierra Intenso by Lavazza is now the standard coffee in Amsterdam RAI, making the RAI the first convention centre in Europe to serve this 100% sustainable coffee to its guests. The switch underlines Amsterdam RAI's ambition to be the most e...
March 30, 2011
The HOFBURG Vienna: Strong Spring Conference Line-Up Boosts Local Economy

The HOFBURG Vienna will welcome six large-scale conferences this May -- together they will generate about 8,000 overnight stays in the city. The spring highlights include a number of high-calibre political meetings such as the informal gath...
March 29, 2011
ACC Liverpool To Host Global Entrepreneurship Congress In 2012

ACC Liverpool, home to BT Convention Centre Liverpool is to host the Global Entrepreneurship Congress which brings together thought leaders, economists and entrepreneurs from over 100 countries. The event takes place in March 2012 and wi...
March 29, 2011
BAFTA Reveals Record Event Bookings

195 Piccadilly has announced record room hire sales for the first quarter of 2011, exceeding its target by 11% between January and March. During January alone the prestigious venue and home of BAFTA saw an impressive 67% increase in room hi...
March 28, 2011
Amazing Retreats UK Expands Portfolio

Amazing Retreats, exclusive use hire for iconic properties, has this month expanded its portfolio with the acquisition of two stunning new properties. The collection now includes Plas Rhianfa in Anglesey and Kinnettles near Dundee, both of ...
March 22, 2011
Tshwane Events Centre Joins The African Bureau of Conventions

The African Bureau of Conventions has strategically accepted the membership of the Tshwane Events Centre, due to the fact that the Bureau is currently bidding, and in some instances has been shortlisted for 8 large, international associatio...
March 22, 2011
ACC Liverpool To Build New Exhibition And Events Complex

Liverpool's landmark Arena and Convention Centre is to benefit from the addition of a new 8,100m² exhibition and events complex open for business in September 2014. Costing £40m, the new venue will consist of 8,100m2 of space which will be...
March 15, 2011
SECC Announces Coca-Cola As Official Sponsor

The Scottish Exhibition + Conference Centre Glasgow (SECC) has announced that Coca-Cola is to be an official sponsor of the iconic Glasgow venue. As part of the 3 year sponsorship deal, Coca-Cola will have full pouring rights across all ev...
March 14, 2011
Chelsea Football Club Joins Eventia

Chelsea Football Club (London, England) has this month joined events body Eventia as part of its continued bid to promote Stamford Bridge as a leading London events venue. Eventia is recognised as the official trade body for the events and ...
March 11, 2011
New Exhibition & Convention Centre "Amber Expo" To Open 2012 In Gdansk

In spring 2012 a new convention and exhibition centre will be opened. The main investor is The Gdansk International Fair Co. The company has already received approval for the investment. AMBER EXPO can host international trade fairs, confer...
March 07, 2011
Unique Venues of London Recieves Record Enquiries At Confex

Venue consortium, Unique Venues of London (UVL) has announced a record number of enquiries taken at this year's International Confex. The enquiries, which include all 73 member venues and the unique offering they are renowned for, comprise ...
February 28, 2011
The Valencia Conference Centre Reaches The 2,000 Event Mark

Over 1,300,000 people have attended the 2,000 events held at the Valencia Conference Centre. Since it opened, the Centre has generated an economic impact of over €660 million. The 24th Spanish Uveitis Meeting was the 2,000th event to be hel...
February 28, 2011
In 2010 Spanish Conference Centres Held Over 5,000 Events With 4,000,000 Visitors

A report compiled by the Spanish Association of Conference Centres (APCE) reveals that in 2010 the member venues held a total of 5,108 events which were attended by 4,214,377 visitors and generated an economic impact of €1,600 million. T...
February 28, 2011
Echo Arena Liverpool Launches Venue-Within-A-Venue EchoTwo

Echo Arena Liverpool is giving one of its most popular event layouts a new identity as it launches the newly branded EchoTwo. The venue-within-a-venue has a capacity of up to 4000 and will appeal to artists and promoters looking for a more ...
February 04, 2011
The Westminster Collection At International Confex 2011

The Westminster Collection will be at Confex 2011 in London, from 1st to 3rd March, at stand number L300. The Westminster Collection will be representing all 50 of its members, offering a diverse mix of the most outstanding event venues ava...
February 02, 2011
ACC Liverpool Launches Campaign To Beat The VAT Increase

ACC Liverpool, home to BT Convention Centre, has launched a campaign to benefit event planners looking to book conferences and save money following the increase in VAT this year. For events booked with ACC Liverpool between now and 31st Mar...
January 24, 2011
Brighton Centre Continues Its Makeover

The Brighton Centre has announced a further £1 million investment to its facilities following the successful completion of its phase one refurbishment last year. The venue will now undergo a significant redevelopment of its main entrance in...
January 20, 2011
Lime Venue Portfolio's The Oval Is Renamed Kia Oval

Surrey County Cricket Club has announced that The Oval, part of Lime Venue Portfolio, will be renamed the Kia Oval. Following a statement by Surrey County Cricket Club in December that Kia will be taking over the sponsorship of The Oval, th...
January 18, 2011
Chelsea Football Club Expands Events Portfolio

Chelsea Football Club has announced its fine dining Marco Pierre White restaurant, Marco, is available for meetings and events for the first time. Marco's will be available for day time hire and exclusive evening hire for up to 60 delegates...
January 17, 2011
Westminster Collection 'Early Bird' Showcase Is Three Weeks Away!

The Westminster Collection is staging the first London venues showcase of 2011 at One Whitehall Place, SW1 on Tuesday 8th February from 4pm -- 7.30pm in co-operation with Visit London and My Venues. With 50 diverse venues, from Knightsbridg...
January 11, 2011
Church House Conference Centre Awarded VenueVerdict Gold Standard

For a second year in a row Church House Conference Centre has been awarded the 'VenueVerdict Gold Standard,' in recognition of its exceptional level of customer satisfaction. Considered by the industry as a trusted benchmarking tool, over 2...
December 23, 2010
SECC Selects Bovis Lend Lease For Scottish National Arena Build

The Scottish Exhibition + Conference Centre (SECC) has announced that Bovis Lend Lease is to build The Scottish National Arena, set to be ranked one of the top five arenas in the world. One of the UK's leading project management and co...
December 22, 2010
FIBES, Seville Conference & Exhibition Centre Shows Its New Facilities

FIBES, Seville Conference and Exhibition Centre, within the framework of the first edition of Best of Mice Networking Forum, "European Cities", carried out in Seville from 15th to 18th December, chose Friday 17th to welcome 40 Meeting Touri...
December 13, 2010
Famous Five Joins Unique Venues of London

Unique Venues of London (UVL) has announced its membership for 2011, which is set to include five additional venues within the portfolio. Effective from January, Fortnum & Mason, Fulham Palace, Lord's Cricket Ground (owned by Marylebone Cri...
November 30, 2010
Unique Venues of London (UVL) Set To Celebrate Its 18th Anniversary

The organisation, which was founded in 1993 to respond to the demand for unusual venues in the capital and to champion networking among its members, will turn 18 in February 2011. To celebrate the occasion, UVL's annual party will be held o...
November 28, 2010
Historic Grandstand At ADNEC To Get Striking New Roof Canopy

Construction has commenced on a striking new 320m canopy that will arch above the existing roof of the historic Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre grandstand. The celebrated grandstand which was built in 1979 is one of Abu Dhabi's olde...
November 22, 2010
The Royal Yacht Britannia, Edinburgh, Scotland For Meetings

The Royal Yacht Britannia is an exclusive hospitality venue and an award-winning tourist attraction permanently berthed in the historic Port of Leith, Edinburgh. Voted the UK's 'Most Excellent Dedicated Venue 2009' by Condé Nast Johansens, ...
November 22, 2010
Connoisseurs Scotland's Knockinaam Lodge

Those seeking an intimate, luxurious summer retreat will find it at Knockinaam Lodge, a luxury property defined by Michelin-starred cuisine, close proximity to championship golf and a wide range of outdoor activities. The package is availa...
November 22, 2010
ACC Liverpool's Annual Showcase Event In London

ACC Liverpool, comprising BT Convention Centre and Echo Arena, brings its annual Showcase event to London on 8th December 2010. The showcase, at The Royal Horseguards, One Whitehall, will offer an opportunity for clients to meet the team, ...
November 22, 2010
Glasgow Airport Awarded SECC Champion

Glasgow Airport is the latest organisation to be honoured with an SECC Champion Award. The award acknowledges the significant contribution Glasgow Airport has made to the SECC's business by welcoming and transporting world famous music arti...
November 17, 2010
Unique Venues of London To Promote Exclusive Venue Experiences At ILTM

Unique Venues of London (UVL), the marketing consortium which represents some of the capital's most iconic event spaces, is to exhibit at the International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) for the first time. ILTM in Cannes, which brings tog...
November 17, 2010
The Royal Horticultural Halls Awarded BS and ISO Accreditation

The Royal Horticultural Halls and Conference Centre (RHH) has been awarded both the ISO 14001 Environmental Management Standard and the BS 8901 specification for a Sustainability Management System for Events, a tremendous achievement for a ...
November 08, 2010
Two New Gran Via Fira Halls To Come Online Next Spring

Next Spring Barcelona's trade fair plans to open two new halls with a total of 40,000 m2 at its Gran Via facilities to make a total of 240,000 m2, on ground located between Barcelona and Hospitalet, close to the city airport. Barcelona is t...
November 05, 2010
visitBerlin Welcomes Building Of New Convention Hall

After Senate decision: visitBerlin welcomes building of new convention hall "The decision provides the planning certainty we need for the Berlin convention business", says Burkhard Kieker, CEO of visitBerlin. After the reconstruction of ...
November 05, 2010
2m2c's Auditorium Stravinski Makeover

In the setting of a 19 million (approx. 14 million Euros) investment plan over seven years aiming to modernize the 2m2c's infrastructures, the Municipal Council of Montreux has unanimously approved a credit of CHF 7'750'000.- (approx. 5.65 ...
October 25, 2010
Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC) Construction Is On Schedule

Work on the much anticipated Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC) is right on track for its opening in just under one year's time. Confidence in the construction is such that TESOL, Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, has...
October 19, 2010
Edinburgh International Conference Centre Announces £85 Million Expansion

Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) celebrated its fifteenth birthday this past month with the announcement of plans to build an £85 ($134.3) million Expansion Space and separate Grade A Offices that will be ready for use in 2...
October 06, 2010
SECC's £1m Renovation Effort Complete

The Scottish Exhibition + Conference Centre (SECC) has undergone a significant refurbishment programme this summer, investing around £1m on improvements to ensure that 25 years on, the venue is as pristine as the day it first opened its doo...
October 05, 2010
CCD To Host Management World Conference

The Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD) announced that it was selected to host TM Forum's Management World Conference from May 23 to May 26, 2011. This annual event, now in its 12th year, is set to attract 3,000 senior executives across more...
October 04, 2010
Delegates Offered Glimpse of ICEC At NewcastleGateshead

Delegates will be given an exclusive first look at concepts for the creation of a new International Conference and Exhibition Centre (ICEC) for North East England at Discover NewcastleGateshead. As well as viewing the proposals, visitors...
September 30, 2010
La Cité Nantes Events Center Host To International Education Conference

From 15 to 18 September 2010, La Cité hosted its largest international convention to-date, the 22nd Conference of the European Association for International Education: EAIE. During 4 days, 3,642 delegates from 83 countries networked at L...
September 21, 2010
SECC Selects AEG Facilities For Scottish National Arena

The Scottish Exhibition + Conference Centre (SECC) announced today its appointment of AEG Facilities to provide operating and revenue-generating resources from AEG Facilities' European and international operations. Considered to be the b...
September 17, 2010
Southport Conferences Unveils New Website

Southport Conferences has unveiled the last stage in its comprehensive rebrand, a new website: www.SouthportConferences.com. The site features information on all of the area's venues and the array of services provided by the Southport Co...
September 15, 2010
Lime Venue Portfolio Offers Insight Into 2012 Olympic Opportunities

Lime Venue Portfolio provided insight into the business environment of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games at 'The Outlook for 2012' event, held at Stationers' Hall in London. The event marked the start of the 'Olympic rush' for...
September 14, 2010
The Bourne Collection Launches

New venue consortium, The Bourne Collection, has launched with an exclusive preview at Ronnie Scott's jazz club. Uniting some of the capital's most creative events spaces, the collection includes the well known jazz hangout Ronnie Scott'...
September 14, 2010
The Royal Horticultural Halls Offering A Greener Alternative

The Royal Horticultural Halls and Conference Centre's motto is 'making life easier for you' - and now they are making it even easier for clients to be greener. By launching a number of new policies to carefully manage energy and minimise...
September 09, 2010
Fawsley Hall Events Now Include Access To Surrounding 2,000 Acres

Looking for a venue where you can hold a challenging team building exercise, a corporate treasure hunt or a large fundraising event? These are just a few of the activities that are now possible at Fawsley Hall, which has recently been grant...
September 07, 2010
Convention Centre Dublin Opens With 150 Events On The Books

The Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD) is open for business. After forty months of development and construction, Ireland's first purpose-built conference centre is ready to support the local economy by attracting international delegates to ...
September 06, 2010
The Convention Centre Dublin To Host Globe Forum

The Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD) announced that it has been chosen as the venue for Globe Forum, which will be hosted by Dublin City as part of its annual Innovation Festival. The event, taking place on November 17th and 18th, is an i...
September 01, 2010
Convention Centre Dublin To Host ESPE Annual Meeting In 2014

The Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD) announced that it has confirmed The European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology (ESPE) Annual Meeting in 2014. This event is set to attract more than 2,500 international delegates to Dublin for a fou...
July 29, 2010
Rod Stewart Receives SECC's Champion Award

Music legend Rod Stewart is the latest to receive the Scottish Exhibition + Conference Centre's (SECC) coveted Champion Award. Rod received the award after readers of Glasgow's Evening Times were asked to nominate their most memorable conc...
July 26, 2010
Tel Aviv Train Station Transformed Into Event Space

The historic Tel Aviv-Jaffa train station, located between Neve Tzedek and the Mediterranean Sea, has recently been transformed into a new entertainment and leisure center after a 10-year restoration project. The epicenter for commerce i...
July 21, 2010
Amsterdam RAI Booking Conferences Into 2013

Amsterdam RAI's calendar is scheduling events well into 2013, including medical conferences with anaesthetists, lung specialists, orthopaedists, oncologists, pharmacists and pharmaceutical chemists, as well as professionals from the glass-f...
July 12, 2010
De Vere Venues Joins Forces With Ricoh Arena

The Ricoh Arena in Coventry and De Vere Venues have agreed to partner to bring a market leading proposition to the meetings, conferences and hotels market. The Ricoh Arena will rebrand its hotel as part of De Vere Venues this month while...
July 12, 2010
Green Event Space Opens In Brighton

This summer, Brighton will unveil its newest event facility: the £10 million Fulton Building. Part of the University of Sussex campus, the seasonal venue will offer 3,000 sqm of space across three floors, including two 160 seat lecture t...
July 12, 2010
Valencia Wins 2010 AIPC Apex Award For Best Convention Centre

The Board of Directors of the International Association of Congress Centres (AIPC) has announced the Valencia Conference Centre as the winner of the 2010 Apex Award for "World's Best Convention Centre". The Award was presented at the 2010 A...
July 07, 2010
De Vere Venues Add Two To Their Portfolio

De Vere Venues announced two major contract wins. Both the Ricoh Arena and Tesco training centre Ponsbourne Park will become part of the De Vere Venues portfolio this month. The Ricoh Arena will rebrand its hotel, conference and event fa...
July 03, 2010
Down Hall Country House Hotel & Event ROI Week Enter Agreement

Event ROI Institute and Down Hall Country House Hotel, one of England's established country house hotels, has entered into a long term agreement for Event ROI Week which is held every year in the first week of September. Down Hall is ...
June 30, 2010
Reykjavík's New Concert/Conference Hall To Open May 2011

Pétur J. Eiríksson, Chairman of Portus, announced that the official opening and opening concert by the Iceland Symphony Orchestra at Harpa, Reykjavík's new Concert Hall and Conference Centre, would take place ...
June 28, 2010
London's First International Convention Centre Launched

June marked the start of a new era in business tourism for London. The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, officially launched the Capital's first International Convention Centre at ExCeL London with ADNEC Chairman, His Excellency Sheikh Sulta...
June 24, 2010
UVL Cites Venues That Hold "Claims To Fame"

A Unique Venues of London (UVL) member survey has highlighted the number of 'claims to fame' UVL venues have, with architectural award wins, famous architects and movie blockbusters all associated with the iconic landmarks. The survey, ...
June 24, 2010
Visit Chester & Cheshire Adds New Venues To Its Collection

Visit Chester & Cheshire announced the latest members to its collection of first class business tourism venues in the destination. Joining the organisation is ABode Chester, The Stanneylands Hotel in Wilmslow, and Extreme Adventure, a new ...
June 24, 2010
SECC Hosts Summer Eventia

Ahead of the 2014 Commonwealth Games, leading event booking agents are flocking to Glasgow's Scottish Exhibition + Conference Centre (SECC) for this year's Summer Eventia. The event will see SECC host over 250 top event delegates from an...
June 23, 2010
UAE Delegation To Inaugurate New ExCeL Facilities

Leading government and industry figures from the UAE will visit the UK capital to participate in the formal inauguration of new facilities at ExCeL London, the leading events venue owned by ADNEC (Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company). ...
June 23, 2010
Lord's Exhibition: "How Baseball & Cricket Connect"

MCC's new exhibition in the museum at Lord's has opened its doors to corporate and private events. Situated in the heart of the iconic Ground, the museum can be hired privately for corporate and private events allowing guests exclusive acce...
June 22, 2010
Central Hall Westminster Offers Best In Technology

If you're looking to hold an event and want access to a wide range of advanced technology, then Central Hall Westminster has the answer. With the extensive audio/visual technology available and the recent appointment of Kim Carrington, IT c...
June 18, 2010
BT Convention Centre To Host BT AGM

Liverpool's BT Convention Centre, part of Arena and Convention Centre Liverpool (ACC Liverpool), will host the BT Annual General Meeting 2010. The meeting is set to take place on 22nd July and will be the first AGM that BT has held in Li...
June 18, 2010
ACC Liverpool Prepares To Host The Christmas Party Season

ACC Liverpool is set to be the centre stage of the North West's social scene this coming December. From 10th - 18th December 2010, Liverpool's landmark venue will be re-styled in a Las Vegas theme for private and company parties. Recogn...
June 17, 2010
SECC To Host 5,300 Medical Professionals In Glasgow

The Scottish Exhibition + Conference Centre (SECC) has contracted with national and European medical associations to host four major conferences in 2012 and 2014. The events are set to attract over 5,300 medical professionals to Glasgow....
June 15, 2010
The Base @WB Unveils Renovated Events Space

Benefitting from £25,000 investment, the refurbishment incorporated the installation of brand new AV equipment, a new lighting system and a complete overhaul of its fixtures and fittings. The Base @WB, located on the lower floor of the SE1 ...
June 14, 2010
Central Hall Westminster Named "Team of The Year"

Central Hall Westminster walked away from the annual Hospitality Assured awards with the Team of the Year award in hand. The awards ceremony was held at The Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington and formed part of the Institute of Hospitality's...
June 11, 2010
Echo Arena Liverpool Named Performance Venue of The Year

The Mersey Partnership (TMP) Tourism Awards 2010 saw Echo Arena Liverpool - part of ACC Liverpool - scoop the award for Performance Venue of the Year. Organised by the official tourist board for the Liverpool City Region, the awards recogni...
June 10, 2010
SECC Honors IAPCO As World Champions

As part of the 25th anniversary celebrations in 2010 of the Scottish Exhibition+Conference Centre, Glasgow, the SECC decided to recognise 25 Champions that were either organisations or individuals who have made a positive impact on the busi...
June 09, 2010
Church House CC Hosts First Labour Leadership Debate

Church House Conference Centre hosts the first Labour leadership debate. With Ed Miliband, David Miliband and Ed Balls all confirmed to take part; the notable event will take place in the Westminster based venue's Assembly Hall later today....
June 04, 2010
Aviva Stadium Dublin Debuts

Aviva Stadium Dublin is not only the new home for Irish Rugby and Football, but a venue for meetings and events that will place it on the global platform for large scale meeting and event destinations. Aviva Stadium Dublin is already featu...
June 04, 2010
UVL Plays Critical Role In Landmarks' Survival

To coincide with next week's London Festival of Architecture, Unique Venues of London (UVL) has revealed events at its venues which are crucial to the survival of London's iconic landmarks. The revelation follows a member survey, which show...
June 01, 2010
Waterloo Brasserie Unveils Renovated Events Space

South Bank bar and restaurant Waterloo Brasserie has this week unveiled its newly refurbished events space, The Base @WB. Benefitting from a £25,000 investment, the refurbishment incorporated the installation of brand new AV equipment,...
May 23, 2010
Cricket Royalty Recruited For Players' Lounge Package

Keith Prowse, the UK's hospitality leader, has joined forces with the Professional Cricketers' Association to create the new Players' Lounge at the Brit Insurance Oval. Guests will be given the rare opportunity of an audience with the Engla...
May 14, 2010
Audi Quattro Rooms: Flexible & Affordable Meetings Option

West London's venue, the Audi quattro rooms, unveiled an impressive new small meetings product. The bespoke offering, created for five guests or less, allows transient corporates use of one of the Audi quattro rooms' seven premium meeting s...
May 13, 2010
ACC Liverpool: "It's Good To Follow The Crowd"

The tagline on ACC Liverpool's new brochure 'Sometimes it's good to follow the crowd' is having strong resonance as both corporates and venues make for the city's bastion of live events, ACC Liverpool. Taking place this weekend many of ...
May 12, 2010
Messe Dresden Tallies 328 Event Days in 2009

Exhibition organiser Messe Dresden tallied 328 days of events, representing an increase of 31 days over the previous year. One factor which contributed to the increase was the opening of the first phase of the convention centre Börse Dresde...
May 11, 2010
ADNEC Venues Win International Awards

In yet another endorsement of its growing reputation within the global events industry, both ADNEC's existing venues, Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre and ExCeL London, have won key awards at the Exhibition News Awards held at the Lanca...
May 11, 2010
La Cité Convention Center Unveils Strategy

Located at the very heart of the city, opposite the TGV railway station and only 15 minutes from the Nantes International Airport, La Cité, one of the leading convention centres in France, has unveiled its new development strategy: - A c...
May 09, 2010
ACC Liverpool Recognized With Green Award

ACC Liverpool, comprising BT Convention Centre and Echo Arena, was recognised for its green credentials at the Exhibition News Awards, 7th May 2010. Voted for by professional exhibition and event organisers across the world, the Green A...
May 05, 2010
A Greeting That Executives Won't Soon Forget

Imagine executives being met at the entrance gate of Adare Manor Hotel & Golf Resort in County Limerick, Ireland by riders on horseback followed by 20 Irish hounds. This unusual welcoming committee then escorts the group through the expans...
April 30, 2010
Gold For ExCeL London In Enjoy England Business Tourism Award

ExCeL London has added to its status as a leading name in events business by picking up Gold for Business Tourism at the recent Enjoy England Awards on Friday 23rd April. Held at Brighton's Dome and Corn Exchange, the awards honoured ve...
April 26, 2010
Renovated Ricoh Arena To Debut

The Ricoh Arena, part of Lime Venue Portfolio, is preparing to usher in a new era of venue versatility with the completion of its latest expansion on Friday, May 14th. Valued by event organisers as the UK's most central location - under ...
April 16, 2010
The Culloden Estate Offers A Taste Of Northern Ireland

Weekend breaks to Belfast just got a whole lot more delectable with the launch of a delicious six course tasting menu at The Culloden Estate and Spa. Available exclusively at the hotel's Mitre Restaurant on Saturday nights, the new tasting ...
April 15, 2010
Lime Venue Portfolio Adds Two New Venues

Lime Venue Portfolio is counting down to May 14th when the UK and Ireland 's largest collection of unique and sporting venues will add two new prestigious facilities to the portfolio. Dublin's Aviva Stadium and the new 650-seated audito...
April 10, 2010
ADNEC Begins Construction On Al Ain Convention Centre District

In a significant development for Al Ain and a move that underlines its commitment to the city, ADNEC (Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company) has announced the commencement of construction on phase one of the AED 3.5 billion Al Ain Conventi...
April 09, 2010
Convention Centre Dublin Welcomes European Seating Symposium

The Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD) announced that it will welcome the 3rd European Seating Symposium in 2011. Set to attract 500 delegates from across Europe, this event is scheduled to be held from 19th to the 22nd of September, 2011. ...
April 09, 2010
Echo Arena Liverpool First To Launch iPhone App

Echo Arena Liverpool, part of ACC Liverpool, has become the first events arena in the UK to launch an app for the iPhone. The application which is free to download on iTunes allows users easy access to the arena's forthcoming events, ticke...
April 08, 2010
Liverpool Convention Bureau To Offer "Top Ten" Guides

As part of a focus on helping event organisers unearth the wealth of venues and restaurants in the city, Liverpool Convention Bureau will launch a series of "Top Ten" guides, which will be hosted on its website www.visitliverpool.com/confer...
April 08, 2010
Stratford Manor Unveils New Business And Training Facility

Following a £70,000 investment, the four-star Stratford Manor, ideally sited between historic Stratford-upon-Avon and Junction 15 of the M40, and part of UK group QHotels, is set to unveil its brand new Conference Café. The new business and...
March 30, 2010
ADNEC Expands Into Events Ticketing

Reinforcing Abu Dhabi's strong credentials as a top global destination for events and tourism, Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC), has announced it is launching a Box Office which will sell tickets for public events at the Abu D...
March 29, 2010
ACC Liverpool To Showcase Global Green Alliance At IMEX

ACC Liverpool, home to BT Convention Centre and Echo Arena, will be showcasing its internationally recognised conference and meetings facilities at this year's IMEX in Frankfurt , 25 - 27 May. Kerrin MacPhie, Head of Sales for BT Conven...
March 29, 2010
ADNEC Introduces 'Abu Dhabi Hall'

ADNEC (Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company) has announced that its largest indoor event space, known as Hall 12, will now be called 'Abu Dhabi Hall' in recognition of its status as the capital's largest indoor public events venue and in ...
March 26, 2010
ACC Liverpool 's Momentum Continues

ACC Liverpool and Liverpool Convention Bureau hosted an upscale dinner with a group of prestigious international event organisers on Wednesday in Geneva . The event reflects both the venue and the destination's pull in the international ...
March 18, 2010
The Opening of Rimini's New Conference Centre Rescheduled

The Società Palazzo dei Congressi has informed Convention Bureau della Riviera di Rimini (the Rimini Fiera group company responsible for the management of Rimini's new Palacongressi Conference Centre) of the necessity to postpone the venue'...
March 18, 2010
Harpa, The New Concert and Conference Centre In Iceland

The management of the Icelandic Convention & Incentive Bureau and Portus invited representatives of international associations in Iceland as well as Iceland's 300 leading companies to the centre which is being constructed by Reykjavík harbo...
March 16, 2010
Ashford Castle: Two Traditional Irish Recipes For St. Patrick's Day

With St. Patrick's Day right around the corner, Ashford Castle is offering two quick and easy recipes from Executive Chef Stefan Matz that are sure to bring Irish tradition and great taste to every table. Ashford Castle, which dates back to...
March 08, 2010
Web Stats Chart Unique Venues of London's Online Growth

Statistics for the Unique Venues of London (UVL) website illustrate that 2009 was the strongest year for the organisation in its history. The web statistics show site traffic for the entire UVL website, which includes information on each...
March 05, 2010
Scottish Exhibition + Conference Centre Awards Its Second Champion

The International Craft and Hobby Fair (ICHF) is celebrating its 25th anniversary alongside the Scottish Exhibition + Conference Centre (SECC) today, with the show's Managing Director, David Bennett crowned the second of the venue's 'Champi...
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