Event convergence you say? Not the sort of phrase that could brighten up anyone’s day, let alone their summer. Well hear us out, because this is important and a sign of where this industry could be going in the short and long term. Firstly, an overdue explanation; ‘event convergence’ is when two or more existing [...]
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The Association for the Study of Obesity (ASO) has confirmed that NewcastleGateshead will be the host destination for its 5th UK Congress on Obesity (UKCO), adding to the destination’s stellar reputation for hosting high-profile medical conferences. Over 200 of the UK’s leading obesity researchers, clinicians, health care professionals and academics from around the country will [...]
You’ve booked the venue, planned the menu, chosen speakers and finalised the programme. Next on the checklist is to begin the task of promoting and marketing your event. Before you start, it will help if you have a clear communications plan. It might take a bit of time to get everything down on paper but [...]
Following the opening of Europe’s first Kimpton Hotel in Amsterdam, IHG has created a dedicated web-page to show all 12 hotels in Amsterdam. www.ihg.com/destinations/gb/en/netherlands/amsterdam-hotels From here, Meeting Planners can compare luxury hotels such as Kimpton de Witt, QO Amsterdam or the famous InterContinental Amstel, great convention hotels such as Crowne Plaza Amsterdam-South, Crowne Plaza Schiphol, [...]
SEC Food, part of Levy UK, has appointed Jamie Anderson and Matthew Scobey as venue director and executive chef of Scotland’s biggest venue for exhibitions, conferences and live events, The Scottish Event Campus (SEC) in Glasgow. As the campus continues to develop its renowned reputation for food and beverage, the move will see the new [...]
Compliance was on the agenda at an ABPCO round table event hosted by Victory Services Club yesterday. The event was attended by nearly fifty ABPCO members including associations, PCOs and partners working with the pharmaceutical and medical sectors. Caroline Mackenzie, Director of Global Association Partners led a two-hour workshop and discussion on key considerations for [...]
The Events Industry Board is encouraging members of the events industry to get involved with its new Working Groups. The Groups – which will continue detailed work on the priority issues affecting the industry - will be led by members of the Events Industry Board with contributors drawn from across the sector. Chair of the [...]
The Scottish Event Campus has announced its partnership with circular economy scheme, Circular Glasgow. Circular Glasgow, an initiative by Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, aims to engage local organisations involved in the production of major city events, empowering them to improve the environmental legacy that they leave behind. The initiative forms part of a wider agenda [...]
On Thursday 15 March, industry professionals gathered at Edinburgh’s International Conference Centre for The Scottish Thistle Awards, where it was announced that Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) had won the inaugural M&IT / CAT Media - Best Business Event, for hosting the Alzheimer’s Research UK (ARUK) Conference in March 2017, the largest dementia research [...]
Manchester has been successful in its bid to host the 14th European Sociological Association (ESA) conference. Taking place from 20 – 23rd August 2019, the bi-annual conference will bring together more than 3,000 national and international sociologists, and others from related disciplines, to exchange research findings and ideas on the theme of ‘Europe and Beyond: [...]