Week in Pictures: IMEX America; BBC Children in Need; Mövenpick's Jo Malone experience

This week saw the events world head to Las Vegas for IMEX America, Paragon host the annual BBC Children in Need 'Evening with the Stars' and Mövenpick host planners at Jo Malone in Knightsbridge.

Children in Need's 'Evening With the Stars', hosted by Paragon
Children in Need's 'Evening With the Stars', hosted by Paragon
  • IMEX America

    IMEX America

  • IMEX America

    IMEX America

  • IMEX America

    IMEX America

  • IMEX America

    IMEX America

  • Children in Need's 'an evening with the stars'

    Children in Need's 'an evening with the stars'

  • BBC Children in Need 'an evening with the stars'

    BBC Children in Need 'an evening with the stars'

  • BBC Children in Need 'an evening with the stars'

    BBC Children in Need 'an evening with the stars'

  • BBC Children in Need 'an evening with the stars'

    BBC Children in Need 'an evening with the stars'

  • Children in Need's 'an evening with the stars'

    Children in Need's 'an evening with the stars'

  • The Jo Malone experience

    The Jo Malone experience

  • The Jo Malone experience

    The Jo Malone experience

  • The Jo Malone experience

    The Jo Malone experience

  • The Jo Malone experience

    The Jo Malone experience

  • The Jo Malone experience

    The Jo Malone experience

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IMEX America returned to Las Vegas from 13-15 October, with 3,100 exhibitors gathering from around the globe at the Sands Expo. More than 55,000 pre-scheduled meetings took place across the three-day trade show.

Returning exhibitors included London & Partners and Visit Scotland from the UK, as well as a variety of key destinations from the Americas, while first-time exhibitors included Taiwan, Paraguay CVB and Cincinnati USA.

Paragon hosted the annual BBC Children in Need 'Evening with the Stars' on Thursday night (15 October). More than 1,000 people attended the event, which took place at Battersea Evolution in London. 

Entertainment on the night consisted of impressionist and comedian Jon Culshaw as host and compare, plus an opening performance by LED Dance Troupe and music from Tom Chaplin, frontman of band Keane. Strictly Come Dancing’s Natalie Lowe and band Scouting for Girls kicked off the afterparty. 

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Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts last night (Thursday 15 October) welcomed more than 40 meeting and events agents to the Jo Malone boutique in London’s Knightsbridge, for an evening of networking and pampering with hotels from across Europe.

As well as the chance to meet with representatives from hotels including Paris, Amsterdam and the company’s forthcoming luxury property in Marrakech, guests were treated to the Jo Malone experience with a choice of individual mini hand treatments and the chance to discover the full range of perfumes and scents. 

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