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First All Plant-Catered Conference Hosted at The Vox in Birmingham

A recent conference hosted by Tropic Skincare at The Vox was the first fully plant-based event held at the Resorts World Birmingham venue. As a developer of freshly made, cruelty-free products, the cosmetics brand had wanted to reflect these values through its conference menu. Meals included an “indulgent” gala dinner. From Meetings & Incentive Travel…

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Anbu Varathan Elected UFI President

The Board of Directors of Iceberg partner UFI, global association of the exhibition industry, has elected Anbu Varathan (left) President for 2020 – 2021. He is the first person from India to hold the role. The decision was made at a Board meeting that began the UFI European Conference in Birmingham, United Kingdom. From the Event…

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ICC Birmingham Wins Medical Congresses

Birmingham’s strengths in medicine have been confirmed with the city’s ICC securing five sector association congresses in just three weeks. The venue also posted growth of 25 percent for the fiscal year across all association and corporate clients. Greater Birmingham is positioning itself as a life sciences knowledge hub. From AMI Intellectual Capitals…

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15 May 2019

UFI Digital Innovation Forum 2019, Birmingham, UK

he UFI Forum is a one-day event on a specific topic or area of focus. The Forum 2019 themed “How to push Digital Innovation” is open to all industry professionals, both UFI members and non-members. UFI members benefit from a reduced participation fee. Join us on 15th May for more insight & networking! UFI thanks the members of…

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Arms Fair Moves Twice After Protests

The Defence Procurement, Research, Technology & Exportability arms fair has been moved from the NEC Birmingham to Farnborough International after a protest campaign against the event. The decision to hold it in Birmingham was only made in November, with DPRTE having originally been scheduled for Cardiff before similar objections from local people. From Meetings & Incentive Travel…

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15 May 2019

UFI European Conference 2019, Birmingham, UK

The conference is the most international gathering of 200+ European exhibition industry leaders, and it is also attended by colleagues from Asia and the Americas. This two day event is geared towards providing industry updates and insights from across the region, combined with quality networking and unique cultural experiences.

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14 May 2019

UFI Operations and Services Forum 2019, Birmingham, UK

Each Focus Meeting is dedicated to a specific topic in relation to an exhibition industry issue. Open to all industry professionals, these meetings are composed of speakers’ presentations, as well as round-table discussions and debates between the participants and the lecturers.

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Missing the Irony: Planning Brexit in the EU Funded ICC

The recent Conservative Party conference offered little clarity on the UK’s route forward to leaving the European Union. But did delegates also miss some irony? The event’s venue, Birmingham’s International Convention Centre, was partially funded by the EU with a donation of £50 million in 1991. Photo: Philip Pankhurst. From editor’s blog at Association Meetings International…

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Reusable Conference Coffee Cups: A More Robusta Approach?

Eunomia is running a conference coffee cup scheme at the Recycling & Waste Management Conference in Birmingham’s NEC. All F&B outlets are offering a discount for using a reusable cup, which also can be loaned for a deposit. But does this tackle the symptom rather than the problem? From editor’s blog at Association Meetings International…

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Birmingham: Kojak’s Kind of Town

In preparing an upcoming feature on Birmingham in the UK, an Iceberg partner has rediscovered a destination marketing masterpiece also well known to the Iceberg team, which itself has reported from the city. It’s a vintage promo gem narrated by TV’s Kojak… Telly Savalas. Birmingham: who loves ya, baby? From editor’s blog at Meetpie.com…

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