Tarek Gjonnes to run Venue Lab

Tarek Gjonnes has left Blank Canvas to lead venue sourcing company Venue Lab, in partnership with the Vibration Group.

Tarek Gjonnes to run Venue Lab
Tarek Gjonnes to run Venue Lab

The new venture aims to challenge the usual approach to venue sourcing and management, to bring new event spaces to the UK market.

The company is aiming to source undiscovered venues for the events and creative industries, and has recently introducing Printworks in Canada Water, a new venue with capacity for 6,000 delegates.

 Gjonnes, new managing director of Venue Lab said: "Venue Lab is the vehicle to bring the most thought-provoking, experiential and interesting venues to the UK market. Our current portfolio of spaces is supported with an exciting nationwide venue acquisition strategy. We can provide clients with full event support and the highest level of service. Watch this space - we have some very exciting announcements for 2017 and beyond."

The Venue Lab team has managed several large-scale venues such as Battersea Power Station, The Farmiloe Building and The Tramshed, as well as London’s tallest dedicated event space Landing Forty Two and The Grade II listed Pumping House in Nottingham.

Simon Tracey, CEO of Vibration Group added: "At Venue Lab we aim to provide unique event spaces for UK event planners to create something extraordinary. It’s time to turn the idea of the traditional event space on its head and explore the secret spaces that set events apart from the crowd."


See more agency news:

Jack Morton expands creative team

FIRST hires apprentice through government events scheme

FreemanXP expands team with new hires

• For more breaking news and in-depth features, sign up to C&IT Magazine's daily Newstracker here

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles
and free email bulletins.

Register now
Already registered?
Sign in
Global travel trends revealed in Amex 2020 hotel predictions

Global travel trends revealed in Amex 2020 hotel predictions

Prices in 150 key cities facing travel buyers when budgeting for MICE programs, according to Amex GBT.

Royalton Grenada Resort to open March 2020

Royalton Grenada Resort to open March 2020

New resort and spa will be the largest on the Caribbean island of Grenada with 269 suites.

Northern Irish treasures: The best hotels, venues and activities

Northern Irish treasures: The best hotels, venues and activities

From bustling Belfast to the rugged shores of Ballintoy, Northern Ireland is full of iconic delights.

How mental health first aiders can spot workplace exhaustion

How mental health first aiders can spot workplace exhaustion

Awareness of the early signs of burnout can prevent problems further down the line, says Stress Matters' Laura Capell Abra.

Why China has become one of ICCA's top 10 destinations for meetings

Why China has become one of ICCA's top 10 destinations for meetings

Ahead of IBTM China, ICCA's Noor Ahmad Hamid says that the Chinese MICE industry is booming.

8 of the best hotels in Malaysia

8 of the best hotels in Malaysia

A selection of hotels in coastal Penang, the capital Kuala Lumpur and tropical Borneo.

Campfire conferences should replace hotels, buffets and PowerPoint

Campfire conferences should replace hotels, buffets and PowerPoint

Scrap the traditional conference and get delegates out in the wild for a memorable experience, says Top Banana's Emma Collins.

Case study: Mercedes-Benz at Yabuli China Entrepreneurs Forum 2019

Case study: Mercedes-Benz at Yabuli China Entrepreneurs Forum 2019

China's best and brightest entrepreneurs got an in-depth look at the Mercedes-Benz S-Class at the annual conference.

In pictures: The Biltmore, Mayfair to open in September

In pictures: The Biltmore, Mayfair to open in September

Following a multi-million-pound redevelopment, The Biltmore is set to become London's latest luxury hotel.

Activities and hotels in stylish Scandinavia

Activities and hotels in stylish Scandinavia

A look at what the capital cities of Sweden, Faroe Islands and Denmark have to offer.

LATEST JOBS