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Bournemouth reveals £100m event pipeline

Bournemouth International Centre and Bournemouth Pavilion have announced a busy season of new and returning events for 2018 and a business pipeline worth £100m for the town over three years. The UK Dance Championships kicked off the year with competitors from Europe, Asia and America, all vying for top places in Latin and Ballroom. The

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GL events launches Sustainability Study

GL events has launched a cross-industry research project on sustainability within UK events as part of its partnership

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James Heappey MP confirmed for EPS panel

James Heappey, Conservative MP for Wells and chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for events, will speak at the Event Production Show on 28 February. Heappey will take part in a panel discussion, chaired by The Fair CEO Nick Morgan on the Main Stage at Olympia London.  Alan Miller, chairman of The Night

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IMG’s PWR Events has Winter Wonderland contract renewed

PWR Events, owned by IMG, has rhad its agreement with The Royal Parks to manage and produce the Hyde Park Winter Wonderland in London extended to the 2023-24 season. “We are thrilled to be working with IMG’s PWR Events once again to deliver this world-famous event,” said Alun Mainwaring, head of events, filming and commercial

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From Death Metal to Dua Lipa: Reading faces line-up backlash

Fans of Reading & Leeds Festivals have been in uproar this morning, after the organisers released their long-awaited 2018 line-up. The festival, which has been running since 1989, has traditionally been a rock-orientated event; attracting previous headliners including The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rage Against the Machine and Nirvana, as well as a host of

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BVEP says QEII use ‘imperative’ after Brexit

The Business Visits and Events Partnership (BVEP) has welcomed a parliamentary decision to review the impact on the QEII Centre, following a vote by the House of Lords to leave the Palace of Westminster during its renovation. Speaking in a debate this week, many Lords expressed concern at the impact on the venue if it

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ESSA AGM to be held at Magic Circle, Centre for Magical Arts

The Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA) has announced its 2018 AGM will be held at the Magic

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TSG secures SIA Approved Contractor status

TSG and sister brand Definitive Security have won Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS) accreditation, the set of standards overseen by the Security Industry Authority (SIA). Independently monitored, the ACS endorsement process examines how well an organisation is managed, how effectively it services its customers and how well it treats its employees. Companies are judged across nine

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MPs vote for ‘full decant’ for parliament refurb, threatening conferencing at QEII Centre

MPs vote for ‘full decant’ for parliament refurb, threatening conferencing at QEII Centre MPs voting, 31 January, to leave the Palace of Westminster while a proposed £3.5bn refurbishment of parliament takes place is likely to result in the QEII Centre being lost to the wider conferencing industry for several years. With the House of Commons

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GL Events revenues steady at €953.8m on back of strong first and final quarters

Global event organiser and venue group GL Events has reported “steady” revenues for 2017, despite jumbo events (the Rio Olympics, Euro 2016 and COP 22) that occurred in 2016 dropping out of the 2017 calendar. A total revenue figure of €953.8m for 2017 represented a slight -1.9% like-for-like dip although the company points to an

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