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London Tech Week 2018 Opens in UK Capital

Some of the biggest names from the global technology and business community have joined more than 50,000 delegates at London Tech Week 2018. The event is Europe’s largest festival of technology and innovation, where major tech brands like Google, Twitter, and Facebook are joined on stage by some of London’s leading sector stakeholders. From PCMA…

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London and ExCeL Healing Wounds at EWMA 2020

In 2020 ExCeL London will host the European Wound Management Association Conference. The event, for 4,000 nurses, doctors and other medical professionals, chose to return because of the respected practitioner and research sector based in London. This is the latest of several medical associations to choose London and ExCeL for their meetings. From Boardroom…  

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MI Calls for Speed as UK Green Lights Third Heathrow Runway

The controversial plan to build a third runway at London Heathrow has been green lit by the UK government. But Britain’s meetings industry has called for a speedy take-off to help the sector after Brexit. Research claims just a one percent increase in international business air travel would deliver £400 million in economic benefit. From Meetpie.com…

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ADNEC and ExCeL London Celebrate Ten Years Together

Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company and ExCeL London are celebrating ten years of ownership following ADNEC’s acquisition of the venue in May 2008. Continuous investment from ADNEC in ExCeL, along with support from London’s convention bureau and the Mayor’s Office, has made the venue and city itself a world-class business events destination. Photo: Senseiich. From Meetpie.com…

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Threatened QEII Centre Delivers £14.2m Turnover

London’s threatened QEII Centre has had its most successful financial year to date, achieving a £14.2 million turnover in 2017/18, an increase of 24 percent on the previous year. A £15m capital investment project and rebrand began at the venue in 2013, since when turnover has increased by 48 percent and occupancy ratio by 38 percent. From Meetpie.com…

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Puma “Glamorising Crime” at London Party Event

Puma has been accused of glamorising crime after hosting a drug and gang-themed party in central London. The sportswear brand invited people to its House of Hustle party in an abandoned Soho mansion by sending out wads of fake £50 notes and ‘trap phones’: less traceable low-tech handsets used by drug dealers. From Meetpie.com…

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Awards Forced to Apologise for Spoof Terror Attack

The organiser of the UK Rail Industry Awards has apologised after the ceremony featured a mock terror assault. The awards at Battersea Evolution were being held on the first anniversary of the Westminster Bridge attack. As well as the spoof terror stunt, complaints were also made about language and humour used during the event. From Meetpie.com…

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Clarion Events’ $300m PennWell Acquisition

Clarion Events has expanded its US operation with the acquisition of PennWell Corporation, a privately-held events, B2B media and marketing services company based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The estimated $300m deal creates one of the largest events companies in the world and follows Clarion’s 2015 purchase of Urban Expositions, now rebranded as Clarion UX. From Meetpie.com…

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South Korea Builds Conference Business on the Winter Olympics

Building on the success of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, Korea Tourism Organisation is organising a series of roadshows across Europe and America to promote South Korea as a conference and meeting destination. Vienna, Brussels, New York, Washington and London are on the itinerary, and several of Korea’s convention bureaux are exhibiting. From Association Meetings International…

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31st M&IT Awards Held in London

Event professionals braved snow and freezing conditions at London’s Battersea Evolution to attend the 31st M&IT Awards. Glasgow Convention Bureau won Best UK Convention Bureau. ACC Liverpool won Best UK Conference Centre for the sixth year running, and Fast Forward 15’s Fay Sharpe was named Personality of the Year, amongst other winners. From Meepie.com…

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Strong Start to 2018 for ExCeL

ExCeL London has seen a strong start to 2018 with a host of new events relocating to the venue. On the conference side, ExCeL will welcome the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery and the International Association for Dental Research this year, as well as the return of Diabetes UK. In 2019 Sibos is coming. From Meepie.com…

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