Tag: venue


New plans for IFEMA Municipal Palace in Madrid Expert Opinion

Madrid tradefair institution IFEMA has taken on the management of the IFEMA Municipal Palace, a key convention venue for 25 years. Belén Mann, IFEMA’s Conventions Department Director, describes the challenges and future plans. Feria de Madrid’s expansion with IFEMA Municipal Palace means it is possible to host events that for lack of availability we could not previously confirm. This is a space that offers a larger...

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Europe

The MECC Maastricht in The Netherlands is launching a new international marketing campaign to align with its new €49m expansion, beginning in June. The campaign will come courtesy of Eindhoven advertising agency Megawatt. Its aim will be to convince the target market – organisers of congresses, trade shows and events – that the  MECC Maastricht is the best choice for events. MECC Maastricht’s current campaign...

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New Nangang hall in Taipei set to grow TAITRA shows Asia

TAITRA has declared its new ‘Gold Standard Green’ exhibition hall at the Nangang venue in Taipei open and Taiwan’s President, Tsai Ing-Wen was present, 4 March, to cut the ribbon. The 27th Taipei International Machine Tool Show, TIMTOS, 4-9 March, was the first international tradeshow in to the new facility, taking four exhibition halls — TWTC Hall 1 and Hall 3, Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Hall...

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International Convention Centre of Barcelona increases turnover by 11.5% Europe

The International Convention Centre of Barcelona (CCIB), managed by GL Events, has broken its previous turnover record, with €37.2m in 2018. The figure represents an increase of 11.5% over 2017, and a 3.1% increase compared to the 2007 record, improving on pre-crisis levels. The CCIB claims loyalty and internationalisation are the reason for the exceptional results. More than 50% of clients returned to the CCIB...

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MECC Maastricht to begin €49m renovation in June Europe

The Netherlands’ MECC Maastricht has announced its €49m upgrade and expansion is set to begin in June. The expansion hopes to increase the economic value of the Limburg Province – the country’s most southerly province, from €70m to €80m annually. Deputy for Tourism and Urban Development, Eric Geurts, commented: “The development of MECC Maastricht is extremely important for tourism in Limburg. “After the completion of...

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Aberdeen’s new venue TECA launches website Europe

TECA (The Event Complex Aberdeen), Scotland’s brand new state-of-the-art events venue, has just launched its website. It can be found here. Opening in summer 2019, the £333 million development, being delivered by Aberdeen City Council in partnership with Henry Boot Developments, will replace the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC). It will feature 48,000sqm of multi-purpose event space including world-class conference and exhibition halls, an arena,...

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UK’s NewcastleGateshead to unveil plans for new £250m exhibition centre at Confex Europe

The UK’s NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau and Gateshead Council will be unveiling plans for a £250m scheme to create an international convention and exhibition centre at this year’s International Confex, which will take place 26 – 27 February 2019 in Olympia London. Gateshead Council is working in partnership with award-winning property developer Ask Real Estate and leading development manager PATRIZIA UK to develop a four–hectare site...

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Te Pae timelapse - February 2019 from Ōtākaro Limited on Vimeo.

Australasia

Asia Pacific venue management company AEG Ogden has been selected as the operator for the new Te Pae Christchurch facility in New Zealand. The contract was announced today by Ōtākaro Limited Chief Executive, John Bridgman. Te Pae will have capacity to host up to 2,000 delegates for a variety of national and international events and will feature purpose built facilities including a 1,400-seat auditorium, 3,600sqm...

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International Confex announces plans to expand into ExCeL London from 2020 Europe

Mash Media Managing Director Julian Agostini today (19 February) announced that the company’s premier exhibitions, International Confex, Event Production Show and PA Show, will move to ExCeL London in 2020. Agostini highlighted that the team at Mash Media has been considering a number of options to further develop and enhance the events that have run at Olympia since 2013 and felt that the facilities and...

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Viparis food co-op answers Mayor’s call for architectural projects  Europe

Paris venue consortium Viparis has had a major project chosen by the city’s Mayor under the 2nd edition of ‘Reinventing Paris’ (Beneath the City) transformation scheme. Following a call for innovative urban projects to transform Paris’s underground spaces, ‘Peace&Log’, a sustainable architectural project, was chosen by the Mayor of Paris and a jury of urban planning experts and elected officials. The project will be located at...

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