Monthly Archives: May 2016

The Future’s Bright, The Future’s Purple

Written on May 31, 2016 at 12:39 pm, by

Lime Venue Portfolio will launch its new brand identity, website and marketing collateral at The Meetings Show (14th – 16th June) next month. The launch follows months of research and focus groups with event planners to keep the brand fresh and recognizable amongst customers to the venue portfolio. Lime Venue Portfolio was launched in 2008…

AV decisions no longer driven by price says Church House Westminster

Written on May 25, 2016 at 10:38 am, by

An Event Organiser’s decision when looking at AV services is no longer driven by price, according to a survey carried out by Church House Westminster.   The Westminster venue asked 87 of its clients what was important to them when choosing AV. The results revealed that only 34% base their decision on price, compared to 42%…

The Barbican’s new look menus showcasing the very best London has to offer

Written on May 25, 2016 at 9:09 am, by

The Barbican has launched its new spring and summer menu which celebrates the very best that London has to offer. The menu, created by Searcys, takes inspiration from London itself with packages and dishes named after areas of London such as Camden and Soho. The menus range from breakfasts and lunches to full event packages…

The Meetings Show to deliver CMP credits

Written on May 25, 2016 at 8:32 am, by

The Meetings Show’s education programme will help individuals earn or maintain the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) certification – the leading, industry wide professional qualification. The Meetings Show is achieving this by working with the Convention Industry Council to become a CMP Preferred Provider. The Convention Industry Council’s Karen Kotowski comments: “We are delighted that the…

New Appointment at Downing College Strengthens Technical Expertise

Written on May 24, 2016 at 9:44 am, by

A Cambridge College has expanded its conference team with the appointment of a new Conference Support & Theatre Assistant. Chris Siebold has joined Downing College with a remit to support clients’ AV requirements, assist in the Howard Theatre and help set up conference rooms for a wide range of events. Before joining, Chris worked at…

Whittlebury Hall joins the stars of Manchester United who swapped football boots for designer suits at the annual Player of the Year awards at Old Trafford

Written on May 24, 2016 at 9:39 am, by

Whittlebury Hall Conference, Training Centre, Hotel and Spa Director Michael Stott was delighted to join the other VIP guests witness David De Gea claim Manchester United player of the year prize.  Spanish goalkeeper David De Gea cemented his place in Club history, becoming the first player to claim the Sir Matt Busby Player of the…

MPs join the Meetings Industry Association’s EU debate

Written on May 20, 2016 at 1:37 pm, by

The Meetings Industry Association (mia) has announced MPs James Heappey and Chris Heaton-Harris, who are both part of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the UK Events Industry, will be joining its high-profile EU debate. Chaired by Conference News editor Paul Colston, the debate on Monday (23 May) at The Honorable Artillery Company, London, will also…

London welcomes over 30 million tourists for the first time ever

Written on May 20, 2016 at 1:32 pm, by

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has welcomed new figures that show the capital has set a new tourism record after more than 30 million visitors came to the city last year, drawn by global sporting events such as the Rugby World Cup and blockbuster exhibitions at its museums and galleries, according to new figures released…

MPs join the Meetings Industry Association’s EU debate

Written on May 20, 2016 at 12:08 pm, by

The Meetings Industry Association (mia) has announced MPs James Heappey and Chris Heaton-Harris, who are both part of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the UK Events Industry, will be joining its high-profile EU debate.   Chaired by Conference News editor Paul Colston, the debate on Monday (23 May) at The Honorable Artillery Company, London, will…

Corporate heavyweights to deliver education at The Meetings Show

Written on May 19, 2016 at 9:23 am, by

Speakers taking part in The Meetings Show’s education programme will include former senior employees, such as CEOs and marketing directors from companies such as Eurostar, Sainsbury’s Bank, Aston Martin, Harley-Davidson and John Lewis as well as the founder of Disruptive HR; the manager of Virgin’s Babylon Restaurant and the owner of GDR Creative Intelligence. Working…

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