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July 2017

New team will ‘make it happen’ at ICC Wales


The team responsible for driving business development at the ICC Wales project over the next two years is now complete, with the announcement of two additional members just weeks after the start of building work on the site. Derrick Lothian and Sandra Eyre join the team as Association Sales Managers. With over 40 years’ experience [...]

Cloth Hall Court opens its doors to dedicated conferencing


Well Met Conferencing, the conference office at Leeds Beckett University, have officially opened for business with their brand new dedicated conferencing venue, Cloth Hall Court. The city centre venue, sited just two minutes’ walk from Leeds Train Station, has undergone a £4.5m refurbishment to transform it into a state-of-the-art facility in the heart of the [...]



A new multi million pound, state of the art entertainment arena, and conference and exhibition centre is set for the North East as plans by Gateshead Council push forward. Gateshead Council in partnership, with award winning property developers Ask Real Estate and leading investment and development manager PATRIZIA UK, are working with SMG Europe, a [...]

Claire Simpson


Claire Simpson Region: Scotland Company: In Conference Ltd Position: Senior Conference Manager Address: Unit 1, Q Court Quality Street Edinburgh EH4 5BP Scotland, UK Phone: +44 (0) 0131 336 4203 Web: Member's profile: Claire Simpson Claire joined the In Conference team in June 2016 with over 9 years of professional experience from [...]

Exhibition best practice takes centre stage at ABPCO round table


ABPCO members met last week at the ICC Birmingham to discuss the place and impact of exhibitions as part of association events.  The round table discussion was an opportunity to share best practice and develop ideas to improve the exhibitions that sit alongside association conferences and congresses. The session was led by Ian Taylor, Venue [...]

Kettering Conference Centre Joins Lime Venue Portfolio


12th July 17, UK: Lime Venue Portfolio has been further strengthened by the addition of Kettering Conference Centre. The Midlands based conference centre adds yet another venue in this key location, whilst also continuing to enhance the group’s growing offering of large, purpose built conference and exhibition facilities, which already includes Yarnfield Park Conference & [...]

GES announces rebrand of N200|GES as Visit by GES


July 12, 2017 - GES, the global, full-service partner to the live event industry, has launched Visit by GES as the new global brand identity for N200, its award-winning event registration and data intelligence platform. “The introduction of Visit is the beginning of a new and exciting era for GES,” said Jason Popp, GES executive [...]

Etc.venues announces first Manchester venue – its 16th in the UK


Contemporary city centre event space host etc.venues is to open its first Manchester training, meeting and conference venue in October. Boasting some of the best corporate views in the City, the bright 8th-floor space at 11 Portland St in Piccadilly heralds significant expansion for the fast-growing market ‘disruptor’. With 14 venues in London and one [...]

AECC Recognised for Best Customer Service at Conference Awards


On Friday 30 June, top industry professionals gathered at London’s Tobacco Dock for the Global Conference Network’s sixth annual Conference Awards, where it was announced that Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) were winners of the award for Best Conference Venue Customer Service – over 500 delegates. Having received a record number of award entries [...]