Week in Pictures: The Meetings Show; Sustainable Events Summit; GTAssociates

This week saw The Meetings Show; The Sustainable Events Summit; GTAssociates networking events; and Catherine Zeta-Jones launch the new Ageas Bowl Hilton hotel.

Ageas Bowl Hilton Hotel launch event
Ageas Bowl Hilton Hotel launch event
  • Meetings Show 2015

    Meetings Show 2015

  • Meetings Show 2015

    Meetings Show 2015

  • Meetings Show 2015

    Meetings Show 2015

  • Meetings Show 2015

    Meetings Show 2015

  • Meetings Show 2015

    Meetings Show 2015

  • Meetings Show 2015

    Meetings Show 2015

  • Sustainable Events Summit 2015

    Sustainable Events Summit 2015

  • Sustainable Events Summit 2015

    Sustainable Events Summit 2015

  • Sustainable Events Summit 2015

    Sustainable Events Summit 2015

  • Sustainable Events Summit 2015

    Sustainable Events Summit 2015

  • Sustainable Events Summit 2015

    Sustainable Events Summit 2015

  • GT Associates hosting buyers

    GT Associates hosting buyers

  • GT Associates hosting buyers

    GT Associates hosting buyers

  • GT Associates hosting buyers

    GT Associates hosting buyers

  • Ageas Bowl Hilton Hotel launch

    Ageas Bowl Hilton Hotel launch

  • Ageas Bowl Hilton Hotel launch

    Ageas Bowl Hilton Hotel launch

  • Ageas Bowl Hilton Hotel launch

    Ageas Bowl Hilton Hotel launch

  • Ageas Bowl Hilton Hotel launch

    Ageas Bowl Hilton Hotel launch

  • Ageas Bowl Hilton Hotel launch

    Ageas Bowl Hilton Hotel launch

  • Ageas Bowl Hilton Hotel launch

    Ageas Bowl Hilton Hotel launch

  • Kensington Palace

    Kensington Palace

  • Kensington Palace

    Kensington Palace

  • Kensington Palace

    Kensington Palace

  • Kensington Palace

    Kensington Palace

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The Meetings Show 2015 took place this week (7-9 July), attracting more than 600 exhibiting organisations and 12,000 scheduled appointments. Event professionals took part in networking and educational sessions, as well as meetings with a range of UK and international suppliers. 

This week's top five stories:

1. Paul Evans to leave director of events role at AYMTM

2. Exclusive: Zibrant's Coyle-Dowling joins BCD Meetings & Events

3. Agency Crown sees profits halve

4. State of the Industry 2015: Download the full report

5. State of the Industry 2015: The Procurement Problem

On Monday (6 July) the Sustainable Events Summit took place at the QEII in London, with C&IT and sister title Event magazine as the official media partners. Delegates enjoyed a number of speaker sessions before breaking into small groups for roundtable sessions on topics including ISO20121 accreditation, expert tips on waste, sustainability and overseas travel and the role industry associations should play in driving sustainability.

GT Associates hosted 33 buyers at two events this week, the first at Melia White House’s ME Radio Roof Bar, the second at the Taj St James’ Court Hotel. Tuesday night's event (7 July) was a welcome drinks and canapé reception on White House Longford Terrace followed by tapas in the rooftop bar. Wednesday night’s event (8 July) involved a trip across the city on the Red RouteMaster bus, before a three-course dinner at various locations in the Taj St James’ Court Hotel.

Catherine Zeta-Jones officially launched the new 171-bedroom Ageas Bowl Hilton Hotel on Monday (6 July). The property will feature conference rooms and a ballroom catering for up to 700 people.

On Tuesday (7 July) Kensington Palace, one of the six palaces cared for by charity Historic Royal Palaces, welcomed 30 event agents and planners for a viewing. Guests enjoyed a private tour of the State Apartments at Kensington Palace, followed by a talk from one of the palace’s curators and a tour of the Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection, which is not currently on public display.

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