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Arenas and Conference Centres

Barbican achieves AIM Gold for third time

Barbican Hall, CREDIT Max Colson
The Meetings Industry Association (mia) has again awarded AIM Gold accreditation to the Barbican in London.
It is the third time the international arts and conference centre, which is owned, funded and managed by the City of London Corporation, has received the mia’s highest ranking through the AIM accreditation scheme.


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Lothian Leisure Development and NEC reveal group plans for major new Edinburgh Indoor Arena

Edinburgh Indoor Arena
Lothian Leisure Development Ltd (LLD), a UK based entertainment, leisure and sports venue consultancy, has today announced a partnership with Birmingham based NEC Group to deliver a new privately funded 8,000 capacity indoor arena for Scotland’s capital.   
A site for the arena has been secured at Straiton just outside Edinburgh city centre, with plans to transform the 30-acre site into a vibrant mixed-use leisure and entertainment destination.


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New ICC Wales launches internationally at IBTM World 2019

International Convention Centre Wales, ICC Wales
The new International Convention Centre Wales (ICC Wales) will launch to an international market at IBTM World this year.  
The spectacular new venue hosted more than 8,000 delegates during its opening two weeks with the three-day UK Space Conference among the first events to make use of the 4,000 sq m pillar-free exhibition hall, the 1,500-seat auditorium and the 15 flexible meeting rooms.


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