Venues & Events

PCMA’S Convening Leaders pushes the boundaries and challenges conventional strategy and tactics

PCMA continues to consistently deliver on meeting innovation

The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) continued to prove The Experience Matters at their 2013 Convening Leaders annual meeting, January 13-16. The meeting brought innovation, design and engagement to life for attendees in Orlando, Florida – evidencing the organisation’s skill to consistently deliver education sought by meetings professionals by matching their record attendance in 2012. Additionally, the 2013 meeting realised a Year-Over-Year (YOY) 4% increase in Professional Planner participation.

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Punks and Politicians vote yes for business tourism in Blackpool

Punks and politicians are supporting Blackpool in its bid to stand out on the business tourism map as the latest guide to Conferences and Meetings is launched in the resort.
Blackpool has historically hosted some of the biggest conferences ever to take place in the UK.
And now punk band vocalist and music journalist John Robb, along with North West MP’s Gordon Marsden and Paul Maynard, is urging organisers of conferences and associations to take a fresh look at the resort and reacquaint themselves with some of the most unique venues in the country.


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De Vere Venues hosts Burns Night celebration with £80,550 donation to the British Heart Foundation

Wokefield Park
De Vere Venues, the UK’S number one for meetings, training and conference space celebrated Burns Night at De Vere Venues Wokefield Park, near Reading, by hosting their annual black tie charity dinner. The evening raised an incredible £80,550 for the British Heart Foundation (BHF).

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Regus study analyses preferred overseas markets for exporting

A new report published by Regus, the world’s largest provider of flexible workspaces, shows that 62% of British firms that trade overseas pinpoint Europe as their most profitable market for expansion, despite economic instability.
Europe is followed by China (40%), North America (34%) and India (28%). A noticeably higher proportion of small businesses favour Europe (68%) with fewer targeting China (35%).


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Unlucky for some: why Lord’s Cricket Ground is set to buck the trend in 2013

Lord’s Cricket Ground is gearing up for a landmark year in 2013, as preparations for the much anticipated Investec Ashes Series are already underway, alongside the launch of a new range of initiatives specifically for the hospitality and events market. 

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