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ABPCO sees membership increase by 20 per cent

The Association of British Professional Conference Organisers (ABPCO), has experienced a significant increase in interest from event organisers and industry suppliers looking to join a professional organisation and, as a result, has seen membership grow by 20 per cent in the last year. The increment is largely 50 per cent in-house Professional Conference Organisers (PCO’s) [...]


ACC Liverpool has confirmed five new medical conferences in 2017 as well as welcoming back a series of association health events. The International Clinical Trials Methodology Conference, UK Kidney Week, Royal College of Radiologists, the Royal College of Emergency Medicine and Intensive Care Society will all take place at the waterfront venue for the first [...]

Winning team brings Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science (ECSS) to Glasgow and Scotland for the first time

The Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science (ECSS) has chosen Glasgow as the location of its first conference to be held in Scotland. The event, which will be held at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) from July 7-10 2021, is expected to attract 3,000 delegates and contribute nearly £5 million to the [...]

New Research and Resources Directory launched by the Business Visits and Events Partnership

A new Research and Resources Directory has been launched by the Business Visits and Events Partnership (BVEP) providing a searchable database of research and reports for the meetings and events industry. Compiled by industry educators and experts, Tony Rogers of Tony Rogers Conference & Event Services and Glenn Bowdin of Leeds Beckett University on behalf [...]

ICC becomes the first conference centre to gain ‘Food for the brain’ accreditation

The International Convention Centre (ICC) in Birmingham has become the first conference centre in the UK to gain accreditation from Food for the Brain – an educational charity which promotes the importance of nutrition in mental health and well-being. The process, led by in-house caterers Amadeus, involved multiple site trips by the appointed Food for [...]

ABPCO celebrates 30th anniversary and confirms activities throughout 2017 and beyond

The Association of British Professional Conference Organisers (ABPCO), founded in 1981 and incorporated as a company limited by guarantee in 1987, announces its plans for an exciting year of 30th anniversary activities. ABPCO is the leading UK organisation for conference and event organisers working to deliver not-for-profit and association conferences, and is dedicated to helping [...]

Meeting of the European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology (EFIB) in Glasgow is latest to benefit from city’s legacy campaign

The latest case study as part of Glasgow Convention Bureau’s ‘Tomorrow’s bureau, today’ campaign – looking at conventions measurement and how best to report the key impacts of conferences taking place in Glasgow – focuses on the city’s hosting of the European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology and the Bio-economy (EFIB) Conference. The gathering of renewable [...]

The Conference and Hospitality Show Speaker Programme Designed to Address Specific Industry Needs

4th April, Leeds first direct arena  Liz Taylor, Jamie Edwards, Simon Clayton and Nicola Cook are some of the industry leaders and business experts chosen to address industry specific needs at the Conference and Hospitality Show, Tuesday 4th April at the Leeds first direct arena. Emma Cartmell, CEO, CHS Group said: “This year’s programme contains [...]

Farnborough International appoints GES as strategic partner for new venue

Farnborough International Ltd has appointed GES as official delivery partner for the new Hall 1 at Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre. The new venue, which opens in spring 2018, is set to become one of the UK’s foremost meeting and exhibition destinations. The purpose-built structure boasts more than 20,000sqm of flexible event space, including [...]

Glasgow wins Best UK Convention Bureau award for 11th consecutive year at industry ‘Oscars’

Glasgow has been named the UK’s Best Convention Bureau for a record-breaking 11th consecutive year at the 30th anniversary of the Meeting & Incentive Travel (M&IT) Awards. Glasgow was voted number one ahead of strong competition from London & Partners, Liverpool Convention Bureau, Marketing Manchester, Newcastle-Gateshead Convention Bureau and Convention Edinburgh, in a UK-wide poll [...]