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Rees Launches ICCA President Campaign

James Rees, now formally CEO of ExCeL London, has launched a bid to be President of the International Congress and Convention Association. Rees is one of three candidates to replace Nina Freysen-Pretorius and has now launched a website outlining his campaign. The vote will be announced the ICCA Congress in Dubai this November. From Meetpie.com…

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25 October 2018

PCMA Knowledge Exchange, London

It’s time for business event strategists to shift their thinking from a traditional sponsorship model to grow revenue. Companies are investing more and more in brand experiences than traditional logo placement. Industry leaders representing international associations and corporations will reveal how they continue to evolve their revenue model then guide you through an idea-sharing exercise…

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QEII Centre’s UK Contribution £145m

The QEII Centre’s net economic contribution to the UK was £145 million, a growth of 45 percent in just two years. That’s according to a new Grant Thornton study. The gross value it added to London alone was £111 million. The analysis shows the centre amounted for £312m of gross UK expenditure in 2017/18. From Meetpie.com…

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Jeremy Rees Appointed ExCeL London CEO

ADNEC Group have confirmed the appointment of Jeremy Rees as CEO of ExCeL London. Rees has been Acting CEO since November 2017. Very well-respected by the exhibitions sector he’s spent over twenty years working within, Rees joined ExCeL in January 2010 as Sales Director and was appointed Executive Director in 2013. From Meetpie.com…

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Productive Meetings: The Architecture of Good Foundations

What are the foundations of a productive meeting? It’s the question at the core of every planner’s job, and if you want to know about foundations, who better to ask than an architect? Caterina Alves is actually Venue Manager at the historic Royal Institute of British Architects. Photo: Philafrenzy. From editor’s blog at Meetpie.com…

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The Business of Events Unveils 2018 Schedule

The Business of Events is returning with an expanded programme of activity and with VisitBritain again in support. TBOE Senior Leadership Forum will return to London’s QEII Centre in October, preceded by an All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Events Industry debate. PCMA will again be bringing one of its Knowledge Exchanges to London. From Meetpie.com…

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AIPC 2018: How the Global Affects the Local

Iceberg partner AIPC, the international association of congress centres, represents more than 185 venues in 60 countries. The AIPC Annual Congress fosters excellence in every aspect of centre management, and the 2018 event at ExCeL London saw about 250 delegates tackling the theme of “Strategies for a Changing World!”. From Boardroom…

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Royal College of Physician: 500 Years of Events

2018 sees the Royal College of Physicians in London mark its 500th anniversary, and also five centuries of hosting events. RCP was first established by Henry VIII’s physician Thomas Linacre, who persuaded the king the college was needed to regulate medicine. The anniversary was marked by a summer showcase. Photo: Paul the Archivist. From Meetpie.com…

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All-Party Parliamentary Group Chair Opens Meetings Show

The impact of Brexit and Britain’s global brand were both on the agenda when leading industry players joined MP James Heappey for a closed roundtable at The Meetings Show to discuss the UK sector. Heappey, who is chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the events industry, also officially opened the show. From Meetpie.com…

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UK MPs Vote 419 to 119 for Third Heathrow Runway

Following the government green light, the UK Parliament has also backed controversial plans to build a third runway at Heathrow. MPs supported the proposal by 415 votes to 119. The UK meetings industry again welcomed the decision and called for speedy construction, citing the economic value of business travel to the UK. Photo: Ad Meskens. From Meetpie.com…

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The Meetings Show: Impromptu Debates and Chocolate Biscuits

The Meetings Show has just drawn the UK events sector together at London’s Olympia in a brisker new two-day format. For one Iceberg media partner highlights included an interview with James Heappey, followed by an impromptu debate between the Member of Parliament and BVEP chair Michael Hirst. From editor’s blog at Meetpie.com…

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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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