2014: Events industry in headlines

Pour yourself a festive mulled wine and take a minute to reminisce as C&IT looks back at the big events industry stories of 2014.

2014: Events industry in headlines
2014: Events industry in headlines

JANUARY
Bangkok declares state of emergency
Zibrant launches communications division Zibrant Live
Grass Roots loses Jaguar account

FEBRUARY
Universal World Events rebrands as Ashfield Meetings & Events
Grass Roots closes Worcester office amid divisional shake-up
Vauxhall launches World Cup incentive for retailers

MARCH
UK events industry worth £39.1bn
Eventia-IVCA rebrands as EVCOM
Nu Skin to host largest-ever UAE incentive

APRIL
'£30bn owed' due to late payment terms
Motivcom profit falls for events division
Ashfield Meetings & Events reveals 16.5% jump in pre-tax profit

MAY
The Shard's Shangri-La hotel finally opens
Banks Sadler reports 18% jump in operating profit
Nokia and Microsoft to merge incentive programmes

JUNE
State of the Industry 2014: Agencies forecast growth as confidence increases
The Fresh Group completes MBO
Government announces 19 agencies for events roster

JULY
Zibrant loses Barclays account to Grass Roots
Pfizer appoints CWT Meetings & Events
First Protocol profits rise 17% to £2.3m

AUGUST
CWT's Jane Baker joins FreemanXP
Clifford Chance appoints Eventful
BCD M&I acquires Universal Meeting Management

SEPTEMBER
W&O Events ceases trading
Cooper buys Zibrant while Motivcom agrees £41m sale to Sodexo
C&IT Awards: Zibrant, DRP and BrandFuel celebrate multiple wins

OCTOBER
Lex Butler launches Wolf & White
C&IT scoops hat-trick at Business Travel Journalism Awards
Logistik founder Mischendahl departs; Wilkins takes helm

NOVEMBER
CEOs losing faith in internal events, says report
Technology in events to hit 'all-time high' in 2015

Andrew Gilkerson joins WRG

DECEMBER 
Jaguar Land Rover hosts three-week dealer event 
Liverpool FC's £114m Anfield redevelopment begins
Chambers Travel Group taken over


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