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Brexit Threatens London Business Dominance, Says WTM Survey

As the US’s global image as a destination for business travel appears damaged under current politics, so does that of London thanks to Brexit. The Top 100 City Destination Ranking WTM London Edition, by Euromonitor International, claims the UK capital is now under pressure. Paris, Frankfurt, Berlin, Stockholm, Dublin and Amsterdam may stand to gain. From Meetpie.com…

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26 June 2018

The Best of Meeting Design Technology in a Day, London, UK

This training is full of demonstrations of the latest technological tools to get the most out this day of intensive learning. The technologies addressed are: Digital Content Management; Mobile Apps; The basics of hybrid meetings and the latest innovation; Co-creation; Participant involvement: how to make it really work.  Discover practical techniques, formats, processes and tools that you can easily…

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London Takes Heart from the European Society of Cardiology

The world’s biggest gathering of heart specialists, the European Society of Cardiology Congress, is returning to London in 2021. The decision is being seen as a post-Brexit vote of confidence and an endorsement of the city’s standing in the field. In 2015 ESC brought £100m of economic benefit and 32,700 delegates into London. From Association Meetings International…

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London Facing “Uncertain Climate” After Brexit

London’s events industry is facing – and could well be affected by – the “uncertain climate” created by Brexit. The warning comes from Tracy Halliwell, head of business at the city’s promotion agency London & Partners. The organisation launched a “London is Open” campaign last year shortly after the surprise referendum result. From Meetpie.com…

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25 September 2017

MPI Insights – Mergers and Acquisitions, London, UK

MPI Insights returns this Autumn for a special roundtable discussion focusing on mergers and acquisitions within the events industry. The flurry of mergers and acquisitions activity in the events sector is in contrast to the caution seen in the wider business community. Consolidation is a ubiquitous part of the business landscape, but recent months have seen…

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London Open for Meetings Off-peak

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has called for more off-season business events to be held in the UK capital. A London & Partners report “A Tourism Vision for London” suggests investing in promoting the city to new and off-peak visitors, and in building new amenities and infrastructure, especially aimed at business visitors. From Association Meetings International…

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Some Blue Sky Thinking on Event Disruption

According to the Incentive Research Foundation’s 2016 Event Disruption study, 59% of planners in 2015 and 2016 and had to deal with outside disturbances to their meeting itineraries. One brave Iceberg partner journalist signed up to sample a unique dinner-in-the-sky experience in London. Sadly sometimes even a suspended event has to be… erm… suspended. From the editor’s blog at Meetpie.com…

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Events AV Team Films Knife Crime Legacy Project

The Royal College of Physicians meetings and events AV team is helping create a community legacy in London by assisting a knife crime awareness project. The scheme is creating a sculpture out of knives that have been surrendered to the police and decommissioned, and the AV team is filming a documentary about the project. From Meetpie.com…

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16 June 2017

MASTERCLASS: Social media for the events industry

Speaker Kelvin Newman, search & social media expert and Creative Director at SiteVisibility, will explain how social media is relevant for the events industry, highlighting what works, the risks and how to avoid them; tips on content creation and curation, and addressing the on-going challenge of ‘what shall I post?’ to create a consistent communications plan that…

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13 June 2017

PCMA Education at The Meetings Show, London, UK

13 June: Gain insight into how Cisco and its agency collaborate to build loyalty and expertise through education, engagements and experiences. 14 June: Mathias Sondermann will share how SAP adapts to their customer needs and decides when to pivot their event strategy. Learn tips you can use to stay relevant as you plan future events.

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12 June 2017

The Best of Meeting Design in a Day, London, UK

The world of meeting professionals is moving ahead rapidly. Are you staying up to speed with these changes? Designing better meetings and events is more relevant than ever and growing in importance. And while technology advances influences many aspects of the planning process, our knowledge and skills as planners and meeting designers, must also evolve to keep up with the constant developments…

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London Mayor Reassures After Terror Attack

London’s mayor Sadiq Khan has reassured visitors to the city after the major terror attack right at its democratic heart. Four victims have been killed, with 40 more injured – seven of them critically – after a man drove into pedestrians along the pavement of Westminster Bridge. He then stabbed an unarmed police officer before being shot dead. From Meetings & Conventions…

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