Venues & Events

UniSpace Sunderland begins £2.25 million refurbishment to double events space at National Glass Centre

National Glass Centre
The National Glass Centre (NGC), part of UniSpace Sunderland, will undergo a £2.25 million large scale refurbishment and redevelopment project beginning this month, doubling the capacity of the exhibitions and events space at the centre.
An iconic and architecturally unique venue, the NGC has successfully attracted £750,000 from the Arts Council England’s Large Capital Programme, £337,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund, £50,000 from the Foyle Foundation, as well as £975,000 investment from the University of Sunderland.


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2012 scored a record year for IMPACT

A review of business performance in 2012 by IMPACT Exhibition and Convention Center, Thailand

After a brief lull during the last quarter of 2011 due to Thailand’s massive floods, IMPACT Exhibition and Convention Centre enjoyed a bumper year in 2012 hosting over 800 events and welcoming some 15 million visitors.
IMPACT hosted one of the biggest fairs ever to be held in Thailand, the 240,000sqm.Board of Investment Fair (BOI Fair). Other major events that took place included the 2012 Rotary International Convention which was attended by over 38,000 delegates from more than 160 countries.


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Lord’s Cricket Ground forecasts promising hospitality sales for the Ashes Test Match

Lords cricket ground
Ahead of Australia Day on Saturday 26th January, Lord’s Cricket Ground has announced encouraging hospitality sales for the second Investec Ashes Test Match between England and Australia from Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd July 2013.
The news comes three months after MCC – owners of the world famous cricket ground – confirmed that it has brought control of all hospitality sales and delivery in-house, in a bid to strengthen and reinforce its reputation for high quality food and award winning service levels.


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Qatar welcomes latest sporting guests: Manchester United

Qatar is fast becoming one of the world’s most renowned sporting destinations, playing host to recent guests Manchester United who swapped icy UK temperatures to train in the sun at Doha’s Aspire Academy this week.
Manchester United flew to Doha shortly after their draw against Tottenham to prepare for Saturday’s FA cup 4th round match against Fulham. With Doha’s warm climate (currently around 25 degrees) and the vast amount of training space and facilities at the Aspire Academy, it is no wonder this was the ideal place for the team to train.


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AECC continue to work with Ticketmaster 

Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) have extended their contract with appointed ticket agent Ticketmaster UK, a Live Nation company. 
The extension of the contract sees the service from Ticketmaster continuing as AECC’s appointed box office, bringing a wealth of experience as well as a close working relationship fostered over the number of years working together. 


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