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Kent Event Centre and Kent County Show team win emergency planning and partnership award from the NHS

The Kent Event Centre
The Kent Event Centre and Kent County Show Team have been awarded the Emergency Planning and Partnership Award for 2017 from the Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust. The award recognises excellence in event planning and partnership with the NHS to avoid hospital admissions from events held at the Kent Showground.

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First four HKTDC fairs of the year attracted 6% more visitors than last year

Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair
Featuring more than 2,940 exhibitors from around the world, the Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair, Hong Kong Baby Products Fair and Hong Kong International Stationery Fair concluded successfully yesterday. Together with the Hong Kong International Licensing Show, which closed on Wednesday, the first four fairs organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) this year attracted around 126,000 buyers, up around six per cent over the previous year.

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New Paul Horn Hall officially opened in Stuttgart

The construction phases for Hall 10 and the Entrance West of the Stuttgart Trade Fair Centre have been completed on schedule – CMT 2018 first event in the new building
153 metres long, 95 metres wide, in the middle almost 17 metres high and 14,600 square metres in surface area - these are the impressive figures for the new Paul Horn Hall, the tenth trade fair hall in Stuttgart. This corresponds roughly to the size of two football pitches. Numbers with a wow effect.


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QEII Centre forecasts record financial year 

QEII Centre
Leading central London events venue the QEII Centre is forecasting its best financial year to date, with its annual budget already met by the end of Q3.
The Westminster venue, which has 32 flexible events spaces accommodating up to 2,500 delegates, is forecasting an increase in room hire of 15.5% in 2017/18, compared to 2016/17.


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ICC Wales is merrier together this December

ICC Wales Merrier together event
Industry influencers from across the meetings and events sector gathered at Lancaster House in London earlier this week for Christmas cocktails and canapés delivered by the ICC Wales culinary team.
The ‘Merrier Together’ networking event was attended by over 100 industry professionals, including Head of Business Events at Visit Britain, Kerrin MacPhie, Chair of the UK Events Industry Board, Nick de Bois, and ABPCO Association Director, Heather Lishman, who were updated on the construction of Wales’ first international convention centre – ICC Wales.


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