Tag: UK

GL events UK releases ‘Good Event Guide’ Europe

GL events UK has launched ‘Good Event Guide’, offering organisers tips on how to improve their event. The guide emphasises the importance of sustainability, CSR and health & wellbeing in the industry today. It can be viewed here. Contributors include We are the Fair’s Nick Morgan, The Bulb’s Selina Donald, and A Greener Festival’s Claire O’Neill. They discuss tips for improving sustainability, case studies of good...

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New 3,158sqm venue opens in London Europe

Real estate company Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield and Broadwick Venues are set to launch Exhibition, a new venue at Westfield London, for the end of 2019. Exhibition – named after its proximity to the site of the Franco British Exhibition of 1908 – will repurpose the Grade II listed Dimco East building, a Victorian structure completed in 1899 and originally built as an electricity generating station for the...

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£1bn London Olympia upgrade approved by UK planners Europe

The £1bn ($1.3bn) plans to turn Olympia London into a multi-purpose cultural hub have been approved by planners. YOO Capital and Deutsche Finance International – which own the historic exhibition centre – submitted plans to Hammersmith & Fulham Council in 2018 to turn the 14-acre site into a destination with hotels, restaurants, performance venues and office space. Heatherwick Studio and SPPARC are leading on the design and implementation...

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Fever pitch on Brexit Expert Opinion

James Heappey MP, chair of the UK’s All-Party Parliamentary Group for Events, tells EW about the UK event industry’s Brexit concerns.   The Brexit debate has reached fever pitch, and I’m not sure that anyone is really enjoying it beyond those few politicians and journalists for whom this defines their politics. My constituents tell me that they’re sick of it. Many of them oppose the...

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Informa’s London On Water Boat Show rebrands as London Yacht Show Europe

The London On Water Boat Show in the UK has been rebranded as the London Yacht Show ahead of its 2019 edition, taking place from 8-12 May. The rebranding provides a better fit for manufacturers and dealers who attract high end net-worth customers, giving them a platform to showcase their models, on water, in the City of London. Andrew Williams, president, maritime, Informa Global Exhibitions,...

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Future focus for UFI 2019 European Conference in Birmingham World

The focus of UFI’s 2019 European Conference in Birmingham (UK) this May will be on the future of exhibition organisers. Registration for the event, which takes place 15–17 May, is now open. Under a conference theme of ‘The Organisers’ Future’, the UFI debate will take up from last year where over 220 exhibition industry professionals from 35 countries attended the European Conference in Verona (Italy)....

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UK’s Harrogate Convention Centre announces new director Europe

The UK’s Harrogate Convention Centre has revealed exclusively to EW‘s sister title CN that Paula Lorimer will take over as the company’s new director in early 2019. Lorimer brings more than two decades of high-level event industry experience to the Harrogate job, including the role of deputy CEO at Manchester Central and Sales Director for International Confex, one of Europe’s biggest event industry expos. Lorimer commented:...

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Best of British showcases 300 brands in Shanghai AsiaEurope

Best of British 2018, a four-day celebration of British brands and culture, officially ran at the Shanghai Exhibition Centre at the end of October. Organised by Media 10, with support from the British Consulate-General Shanghai, the Department for International Trade and the British Council, the show saw 300 brands exhibiting and covering British fashion, design, travel, education, technology, innovation, food and beverages. The exhibition filled...

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Event tech company DBpixelhouse exhibits in North America AmericasEurope

Interactive event tech company DBpixelhouse are exhibiting at EventTech USA in Las Vegas this week. EventTech is a marketing conference dedicated to how social media and technology can enhance event experience, and DBpixelhouse hopes to tap into the American market by exhibiting there. DB are also one of Europe’s largest AV suppliers, serving major global events such as MWC19, ICE London and the Farnborough International...

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On Wednesday 10 October event profs gathered at the NEC as the venue unveiled the results of a £4.5m transformation, nicknamed Project Facelift, and introduced the all-new Bear Grylls Adventure. Watch the video above for highlights from the evening.

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