An 80-room Malmaison opened in late 2008, the popularity of which has led to plans for a sister brand Hotel du Vin property, while adjacent to the Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre (AECC), an as-yet-unnamed four-star, 200-room hotel will open in 2011. Other soon-to-be-finished properties include a 184-room Rezidor Park Inn and a 107-bed Ibis. In addition, Aberdeen Airport will welcome a 181-room Courtyard by Marriott late next year. Back in town, the five-star Marcliffe Hotel has announced £50m plans for 200 extra rooms and a 400-capacity conference centre, while Norwood Hall Hotel has opened a £3.5m conference centre. Elsewhere in Aberdeenshire, work is under way on the £1bn Trump International Golf Links (to include a 450-room, five-star property) and plans have been approved for a £115m golf resort in Blairs. Finally, the University of Aberdeen has a new £57m library, a striking venue suitable for events.
The technology giant's two-day event for 450 guests took place in London, organised by Jack Morton Worldwide.
Agency also plans fundraising sports day this summer for its new charity partner Meeting Needs.
A-List 2019: Catherine Coulter, director of BeaconHouse Events.
Generic sales pitches, misspelt names and 'hard-sell' techniques are leading to lost revenue and business opportunities.
Tech company Aventri ranks cities' popularity for meetings and events based on bookings made through its venue sourcing platform.
A-List 2019: Anna Clarke is senior account executive at Ex Events.
Fundamental changes are needed to reorganise events around face-to-face connections rather than content, says agency director.
Marketing director, business development director and production manager all join the London-based team
It's unethical to expect speaking gigs to be unpaid, says Nick Gold, MD of Speakers Corner.
A-List 2019: Olivia Chilton, senior account executive at Clear Partners.