International Confex took place this week at London Olympia and welcomed a host of venues, event suppliers and agencies across two days (12-13 March). During the second day of Confex Kanya King delivered her key note speech, the Business Visits & Events Partnership (BVEP) revealed that the UK events industry is worth £39.1bn and Claire Wormsley, director of the Global Conference Network, said that event degrees 'do not cut it' in the conference industry.
George P. Johnson hosted its Morning Premiere screening at the Soho Hotel on Wednesday (12 March), which featured a selection of speakers from the industry, including head of brand strategy and creative at Twitter UK, Will Scougal. Click here to see C&IT's full round up of the Morning Premiere, plus 60 Seconds with... Bo Kruger, Meetovation
The Liverpool Convention Bureau, ACC Liverpool and Virgin Trains hosted an exclusive VIP dinner at The Dorchester, Park Lane, London on Wednesday night (12 March). Event planners attending the dinner were told about the city's plans for 2014 as well as the opening of ACC Liverpool's new Exhibition Centre, which confirmed its first event this week.
The NEC Group launched its new conference and live offer at its Open House event on Wednesday (12 March) during the Best of Britain and Ireland exhibition.
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