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January 2017

Leeds fight off stiff competition to secure Teach First Conference once again

Working in partnership with the University of Leeds and first direct Arena, Well Met Conferencing, the conferencing office for Leeds Beckett University are delighted to announce that they have won the contract to host the Teach First Summer Institute in July 2017 and 2018. Together with the University of Leeds and first direct Arena, Well [...]

Realise Launches First Event Apprentice Training Programme

19th January 17, UK: The first fully recognised and industry created apprenticeship training programme has been launched today by Realise. The programme, which has been developed by long term industry trainers David Preston and Richard John, is ready to use and follows on from the announcement of hiring of the first event apprentice. The company [...]

GCU showcases new conference space in the heart of £32m campus transformation

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) is to celebrate the completion of its new conference and event facilities – a showcase space in the University’s £32 million campus transformation – at a launch event on Thursday, January 19. Booking agents, potential clients and industry representatives have been invited to view the facilities, in the Hamish Wood building, [...]

Visitor Registration opens for the Conference and Hospitality Show 2017 Tuesday 4th April 2017, first direct arena Leeds

Visitor registration and hosted buyer applications for the Conference and Hospitality Show have opened at The Conference and Hospitality Show (CHS) is one of the UK’s leading events for venue finders, event organisers and PAs; the show connects over 200 national suppliers with over 800 event buyers from across the UK. Now in its [...]

Lime Venue Portfolio Encourages Industry to ‘Get Ahead’

16th January 17, UK: Lime Venue Portfolio will launch a campaign that encourages businesses not to delay that important conference, meeting or event. The campaign ‘Get Ahead’ kicks off this month and will run for three months across the portfolio’s collection of unique and unusual venues. The creative inspiration behind the campaign has come from customers working [...]

ABPCO’s 30th Anniversary AGM votes in Padmore and Dolan as new joint-chairs

The Association of British Professional Conference Organisers (ABPCO) kicked of its 30th Anniversary year by announcing new appointments to the board at its Annual General Meeting (AGM) held at The Principal Hotel in York last week. The board will see Rose Padmore (Opening Doors & Venues) and Therese Dolan (Diabetes UK) take over as joint-chairs [...]

Golden Jubilee named Best Conference Hotel 2016

The Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel has continued to cement their name as an international Venue of Excellence, winning the Best UK Conference Hotel in the Small Business Awards 2016. The awards are dedicated to sharing business strategy, expert opinion, analysis, corporate case studies, emerging trends and leadership challenges from throughout the UK, and recognise the [...]

AECC Maintain Gold Standard

Further to a recent audit by Green Tourism, Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) have once again been awarded Gold status by the certification body, having first achieved gold status in December 2012. AECC have maintained the standard through two subsequent reassessments for the sustainable practises employed at the venue and are the only conference [...]

December 2016

Manchester Central wins series of repeat business

More than 50% of Manchester Central’s confirmed events for 2017 are returning clients from 2016. The industry-leading venue attracts an ever-growing range of events and has seen huge success across all sectors throughout the last 12 months. Returning clients include the British Dental Association, Soccerex, the Northern Restaurant & Bar Show and the Chartered Institute [...]