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Mark Lawton takes the helm at La Belle Époque

Mark Lawton
3 AA Rosette winning restaurant La Belle Époque at Sofitel London Heathrow has appointed Mark Lawton as Head Chef, where he will take over from Mayur Nagarale.  
With over 10 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, Mark has a wealth of experience within leading UK hotels and restaurants, including Head Chef positions at the 5* Macdonald Randolph Hotel in Oxford, the 2 AA Rosette The Leconfield Restaurant in Chichester, the 2 AA Rosette The Mandolay Hotel in Guildford and the AA Rosette Casa Hotel in Farnborough.


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BCD Meetings & Events adds Portugal to global network

Increasing reach and local service capabilities
BCD Meetings & Events (BCD M&E) has increased its global presence by adding Portugal to its extensive list of partner markets, expanding its Global Network.  
The Global Network extends BCD M&E’s reach through well-established, expert meetings & events companies around the world which supplement its wholly-owned locations.


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Top global trend forecaster and innovation expert Kate Ancketill announced as keynote speaker at Cvent CONNECT Europe

Kate Ancketill
Attendees to learn “lessons from experiential brands” and how to provide innovative and insightful events for the next generation
One of the world’s top trend forecasters and innovation expert – Kate Ancketill – has been announced as a keynote speaker at Cvent CONNECT Europe. 
Kate is Founder and CEO of GDR Creative Intelligence - a global consultancy with a focus on innovation and emerging trends in retail, leisure and hospitality around the world.


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Get me out of the office - nearly 50% of business travellers love it!

headrow and town hall at night - Leeds City Council.
Nearly 50% of participants voted the best thing about travelling for business was ‘the novelty of being away from the office’, in a recent survey conducted by ConferenceLeeds. The results highlight the popularity of employees wanting to experience time away from their traditional day-to-day routine, through attending conferences and events in different cities.

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The Hub offers free networking this Autumn

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Edinburgh’s stunning landmark venue, The Hub, is offering a free extra hour including refreshments, for all corporate meetings and events booked and hosted before the end of 2018.
The Hub is an ideal location for corporate events and meetings with its flexible spaces, modern interiors and superb in-house catering.


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