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Celtic Mayhem: The 2018 M&IT Agency Challenge

Over 120 agencies and suppliers recently attended the 2018 M&IT Agency Challenge at Celtic Manor resort in Newport, Wales. From new faces to old friends, and even to having a good singsong around a piano, it’s always to be celebrated when so many eventprofs are together under one roof. From editor’s blog at 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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Victoria Falls Venue Funding Questioned

Confusion surrounds a major convention centre development in Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls area, recently launched by Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga ahead of the country’s elections. The $1.2 billion project is being undertaken by what Chiwenga claims is an Arab business named Feonirichi LLC. Others say the funding is Nigerian and of questionable status. From Association Meetings International…

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KLCC Hosts 638 Events in First Half of 2018

Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre is continuing to win major international bids. The venue staged 638 events in the first six months of 2018, with over 1.2 million visitors and delegates attending. This is up 90 events (17 percent) and 530,000 delegates and visitors (79 percent) from the same period last year. From CIM News Magazine…

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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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Austria Center Vienna Ready for European Council

In the second half of 2018 Austria will again hold the rotating presidency of the European Council. Most ministerial conferences and meetings attended by Council functionaries will take place at the Austria Center Vienna. These events will be held in areas that are separated from the venue’s day-to-day conference activities. From Boardroom…

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Global TEDSummit Picks Edinburgh for 2019

Scotland has fought off stiff competition to play host to the 2019 TEDSummit and up to 1,300 members of TED’s global community. This high profile event will take place in July at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre, and EICC’s winning bid was supported by many of the city and wider country’s stakeholder institutions. From Meetpie.com…

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State Library of Victoria Opens New Event Space

The State Library of Victoria in Australia is set to open a dedicated event space. The purpose-built Isabella Fraser Room opens in September, with a heritage hall opening next year as well. Both are part of “Vision 2020”: an AU$88.1 million project to transform library buildings and services. Photo: John O’Neill. From CIM News Magazine…

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ACC Liverpool Announces Six Major Event Wins

ACC Liverpool has confirmed a series of six conference wins that will bring in more than 7,000 delegates and millions of pounds’ economic impact over the next five years. The first three will be the European Veterinary Dermatology Congress in 2019, and the National Osteoporosis Society and National Union of Students in 2020. From Meetpie.com…

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Brisbane Hosts IPSA World Congress of Political Science

Brisbane has just become a hub for world politics and governance as more than 2,400 political science experts gathered for a five-day congress hosted at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. The 25th IPSA World Congress of Political Science attracted nearly 1,000 more delegates than were expected, eighty percent from abroad. From Association Meetings International…

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Dubai to Host World Congress of Gastroenterology 2021

Dubai has emerged as host city for the World Gastroenterology Organisation’s biennial World Congress of Gastroenterology 2021. The Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre will welcome over 6,000 delegates from around the world, all of them gathering to share knowledge and best practice, and to advance the health science of gastroenterology. From tmf dialogue marketing…

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UFI to Host its 2020 Global Congress in Oman

UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, has chosen Oman and its new Convention & Exhibition Centre to host its 2020 Global Congress. The annual event brings together more than 500 industry professionals from over 50 countries. Last year it was hosted in Johannesburg, and the year before in Shanghai. From Boardroom…

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