Profit and turnover up for Freeman EMEA

Profit and turnover up for Freeman EMEA

Most recent financial year included acquisition of Comotion Consulting and a new managing director for the event agency.

Zaha Hadid's ME hotel to open in 2020

Zaha Hadid's ME hotel to open in 2020

Designed by the celebrated late architect, ME by Meliá will open its first Middle Eastern property in the Burj Khalifa district of Dubai.

PCMA hires new VP of business development

PCMA hires new VP of business development

Latest recruit will oversee the association's business efforts for global clients and markets.

SAS 2020 conference set for ICC Birmingham

SAS 2020 conference set for ICC Birmingham

Analytics conference will attract more than 1,000 data and technology experts from 22-23 June.

Avocado aficionados heading to New Zealand

Avocado aficionados heading to New Zealand

Country to host 10th World Avocado Congress and welcome thousands of international delegates in 2023.

INVNT makes senior hires across global offices

INVNT makes senior hires across global offices

New account wins mean agency strengthens teams in London, Sydney, New York, Detroit and Singapore.

Calling all in-house corporate event planners

Calling all in-house corporate event planners

Complete our quick 10-minute survey to win a stay for two with Iconic Luxury Hotels and inform our State of the Industry report.

Top Banana hires senior creative director

Top Banana hires senior creative director

Agency continues recruitment drive with Richard Twamley, who joins from DRPG and has 20 years of event experience.

WRG wins major Ricoh contract

WRG wins major Ricoh contract

Agency will be responsible for print technology brand's presence at drupa 2020 and four-year comms campaign.

New commercial director for TEN6 creative

New commercial director for TEN6 creative

Following recent multi-year deal with client Genesys, new director will take the lead on European and APAC business.

Genero Group opens two new offices

Genero Group opens two new offices

Welsh event agency expands, opening permanent offices in London and Bristol.

Who topped the Global Destination Sustainability Index 2019?

Who topped the Global Destination Sustainability Index 2019?

Index looks at destinations' environmental strategy and social sustainability initiatives.

Treehouse London hotel to open 1 December

Treehouse London hotel to open 1 December

New property in Marylebone will have its own resident horticulturalists, 95 bedrooms and a rooftop bar.

MPs criticise lack of competition in Heathrow expansion

MPs criticise lack of competition in Heathrow expansion

Cross-party group calls for more choice for passengers, while BTA welcomes Virgin Atlantic's bid to be second flag-carrying airline.

FMI boosts business development team with three hires

FMI boosts business development team with three hires

New staff follow a series of client wins for the Chilton-based events agency.

'Most competitive' convention destinations revealed

'Most competitive' convention destinations revealed

Competitive Index 2019 for global cities hosting meetings and events ranks them by features such as infrastructure and costs.

XSEM raises a glass to new client wins

XSEM raises a glass to new client wins

Expansion into the drinks industry has led to the agency smashing its 2019 turnover target three months early.

New client engagement director for TCEG

New client engagement director for TCEG

Agency's latest hire will head up key accounts and lead client services teams in UK and US.

Uluru climbing ban: 'It's our job to lead by example'

Uluru climbing ban: 'It's our job to lead by example'

Event planners should have a full understanding of the place they're visiting and its history, says senior project manager at Clive.

Massive fire at New Zealand International Convention Center expected to delay opening

Massive fire at New Zealand International Convention Center expected to delay opening

The under-construction Auckland venue has suffered a major blow as a fire has ripped through the site.

TCEG hires exhibitions team lead

TCEG hires exhibitions team lead

The Creative Engagement Group hires Helen Davis to head up its US environments team in Philadelphia.

What will be the top destinations for events and incentives in 2020?

What will be the top destinations for events and incentives in 2020?

Global DMC Partners reveals 2019 destination rankings as well as its hotlist for next year.

Avantgarde London hires creative duo

Avantgarde London hires creative duo

The agency's new creative team has worked with clients including BMW, Oreo, Visa and HSBC.

Why post-event follow up is crucial to event success

Why post-event follow up is crucial to event success

Post-event feedback, whether it is positive or negative, is incredibly important.

Hire Space Awards 2019 winners: The full list

Hire Space Awards 2019 winners: The full list

Comedian Robin Morgan led the ceremony at the National Gallery recognising the UK's best venues and event organisers.

LinkedIn launches face-to-face meetings tool

LinkedIn launches face-to-face meetings tool

Online networking platform's event-organising feature marks its first step into the physical meetings market.

Inntel hires new head of business travel

Inntel hires new head of business travel

Senior appointment will manage business travel operations teams and mentor the agency's business travel consultants.

Marketing budgets cut for the first time in seven years, says Bellwether Report

Marketing budgets cut for the first time in seven years, says Bellwether Report

Total marketing budgets fell in the third-quarter amid economic and political uncertainty, but outlook for 2020 is positive.

Event agency wins Best Business award

Event agency wins Best Business award

Sleek Events hailed as 'outstanding with year-on-year growth' by Best Business Women Awards.

The Creative Engagement Group hires three senior creative directors

The Creative Engagement Group hires three senior creative directors

Agency brings in new staff to strengthen its creative team for live experiences, communications, interactive and immersive content.

World Congress of Optometry 2021 set for Melbourne

World Congress of Optometry 2021 set for Melbourne

Eye health professionals bound for Australia to share global knowledge, experience and practices.

Freeman appoints new executive producer

Freeman appoints new executive producer

The brand experience agency continues to expand its EMEA production team in London.

Experience12 hires new account manager

Experience12 hires new account manager

Holly Carters joins from MediaCom where she worked with clients including Coca-Cola and Peugeot.

BCD M&E acquires L37 Creative

BCD M&E acquires L37 Creative

Acquisition of Chicago-based event production agency will strengthen BCD M&E's US capabilities.

UK SMEs wasting an average of £125,347 a year on failed recruitment

UK SMEs wasting an average of £125,347 a year on failed recruitment

Survey finds that 94% report a problem with candidates pulling out after accepting an offer.

World's top physicists heading to Vilnius in 2022

World's top physicists heading to Vilnius in 2022

Lithuanian capital chosen to host the 14th European Conference on Atoms, Molecules and Photons.

Introducing the C&IT Awards Americas

Introducing the C&IT Awards Americas

As C&IT expands its reach globally, we're launching the C&IT Awards Americas to recognise the best in US events.

Yellow Fish welcomes four new hires

Yellow Fish welcomes four new hires

Brighton-based event agency strengthens team following client wins and expansion of services.

Avantgarde brings in new digital director

Avantgarde brings in new digital director

New appointment brings 20 years of experience, working with brands such as Santander and Microsoft.

Eventist Group acquires Corporate Events International

Eventist Group acquires Corporate Events International

Third acquisition in two years for expanding event specialist headquartered in Surrey.

Athens to host organ transplant congress in 2023

Athens to host organ transplant congress in 2023

European Society for Organ Transplantation will head to the Greek capital for the prestigious scientific event.

HBAA announces new chair for 2020

HBAA announces new chair for 2020

The Hotel Booking Agents Association has made several additions to its senior leadership team.

Four new hires at SevenEvents

Four new hires at SevenEvents

Agency's London and Midlands offices continue to expand with the addition of four new team members.

Specialist immune system conference heads to the UK in 2022

Specialist immune system conference heads to the UK in 2022

The International Complement Workshop will attract more than 500 international clinicians and academics to Newcastle.

Hypersonic flight could make London to Sydney in four hours

Hypersonic flight could make London to Sydney in four hours

Scientists are developing a greener, hypersonic engine that could power commercial flights from London to Sydney by 2030s.

Amex GBT appoints new CEO

Amex GBT appoints new CEO

New chief executive officer of American Express Global Business Travel takes over the reins from 1 October.

In pictures: C&IT Awards 2019

In pictures: C&IT Awards 2019

This year's award ceremony was held at The Hilton Park Lane on Friday, in partnership with Business Events Australia.

C&IT Award winners 2019: The full list

C&IT Award winners 2019: The full list

A rundown of who came away with the top prizes and commendations on the industry's most prestigious awards night.

New 3,000 capacity venue Magazine London launches with big name events

New 3,000 capacity venue Magazine London launches with big name events

North Greenwich venue opens its doors with high-profile industry events announced for Autumn 2019.

New global executive creative director for 2Heads

New global executive creative director for 2Heads

Latest appointment for the agency will oversee the expansion of creative and design teams.

Bruges to open new convention centre in 2021

Bruges to open new convention centre in 2021

Famous Portuguese architect has made natural daylight a top selling point of the new city-centre venue.

BeSixth hires head of global strategic partnerships

BeSixth hires head of global strategic partnerships

The recently-launched event agency's new appointment will be based in the Los Angeles office.

First look: The Eastside Rooms in Birmingham to open in 2020

First look: The Eastside Rooms in Birmingham to open in 2020

Opening spring next year, the new venue will house a 195-room hotel and large banqueting room.

BCD Meetings & Events appoints new country director in China

BCD Meetings & Events appoints new country director in China

New Shanghai-based country director joins BCD M&E after recent roles with Uniplan and Pico.

TAG opens new office in Hong Kong

TAG opens new office in Hong Kong

The travel and event management company expands its reach in Asia and now has ten offices worldwide.

Gray Dawes Group acquires Amber Road Travel

Gray Dawes Group acquires Amber Road Travel

Travel management specialist boosts its presence in the north of England and will exceed £200m turnover.

28% of event professionals have taken time off for mental health issues, finds survey

28% of event professionals have taken time off for mental health issues, finds survey

Research by Stress Matters discovers that many are still experiencing anxiety and a blame culture at work, despite more wellbeing initiatives.

Ruby Hotels' first UK property to open in Southbank in 2020

Ruby Hotels' first UK property to open in Southbank in 2020

The carnival-themed Ruby Lucy will bring 'lean luxury' to London in January and have a Marshall guitar amp in every room.

Freeman gets new EMEA leadership

Freeman gets new EMEA leadership

Brand experience agency appoints new managing director to be based in its London office.

European meeting spend expected to rise 2.1% despite 'Brexit instability'

European meeting spend expected to rise 2.1% despite 'Brexit instability'

American Express Meetings & Events 2020 Forecast also finds number of incentives increasing in North America.

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Another landmark year for Belfast after winning Best Events Destination 2019

It's been a record-breaking year for Belfast with stand-out numbers for business tourism sales and awards galore.

ICC Sydney: More Than a Venue

Time, money and talent: the industry's hot topics

The good and the great from C&IT's top 50 UK event agencies got together to debate how to best approach the event industry's current challenges.

One to watch: Sardatur Holidays

Eyeing Italy for your next meeting, incentive or conference? For in-depth knowledge look no further than Sardatur, a UK-based specialist in Italian travel that is launching into the MICE market.

Five 'green' reasons to choose ICC Belfast

Five ways ICC Belfast and the wider city is mastering sustainability.

48 hours in Taiwan

C&IT has designed a sample two-day itinerary for event planners interested in Taiwan as a destination, featuring a blend of modern and traditional venues and activities throughout the enthralling East Asian island.

What is the value of a kick-off meeting?

Every good event planner will know the importance of holding a kick-off meeting at the start of a project. It can mean the difference between a mediocre event and an outstanding event that smashes all of its objectives.

Quality food service at The Vox, Birmingham

We talk to Aaron Johnson-Waters, Senior Head Chef at The Vox Conference Venue in Birmingham, on his passion for innovation and how quality food service delivery is vital in maintaining the venue's premium offering.

The Hague: A global innovation and events hub

Driving innovation is a key theme for many business events and conferences, and brands looking for a destination with an open-minded and entrepreneurial spirit to amplify that message should head to The Hague.

5 ways that Grand Hyatt Singapore is driving sustainability

The hospitality industry has a huge impact on global communities and the environment. From large scale food waste to lighting and heating hundreds of rooms, hotels must do their part to reduce the harm on the planet.

Leonardo Royal Hotel, Amsterdam: A venue worth talking about

Leonardo Royal Hotel, Amsterdam: A venue worth talking about

The Leonardo Royal Hotel Amsterdam is leading the conversation in contemporary events.

Dublin: A serious place to do business and a great place to relax

Accessibility, good value for money, excellent service, top-notch hotels and venues, history and culture and quality food are all key factors for event planners when deciding on where to host their event. And Dublin is a destination that ticks not just one or two, but all of those boxes and more.