Tag: UK

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.

Blackstone nearing billion-dollar deal to buy UK’s NEC Group Europe

American private equity firm Blackstone is nearing a deal to buy NEC Group for over £800m (US $1.06bn), Sky News reported yesterday. Blackstone is the world’s largest property investor, and recently agreed a £1.4 billion deal to buy Network Rail’s commercial property portfolio, comprising thousands of premises under railway arches across the UK. Blackstone specializes in private equity, credit and hedge fund investment strategies, and...

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Manchester’s EventCity invites event professionals for sneak peek Europe

A selected group of agencies and professionals in the events industry were invited to get a glimpse of EventCity, a bespoke events space in Manchester situated inside TraffordCity. The guests were served brunch by the venue’s new in-house catering offering The Kitchen. They were then given a chance to take a look at EventCity, the largest events space in the north of England with a...

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