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RIBA Venues wins Stonewall Summer Party hosted by Gok Wan

RIBA Venues
RIBA Venues today announces it has won the contract to host Stonewall for its summer party event.
Stonewall, the leading charity for lesbian, gay, bi and trans equality, will host an evening reception for 500 people at the London venue on Thursday 21st July.
North East's largest venue welcomes Manufacturing & Engineering North East
Metro Radio Arena
Manufacturing & Engineering North East is to be held at Metro Radio Arena on the 6 and 7 July.
Launched in 2015, the show was attended by over 1,300 delegates and looks to build on this for 2016. Manufacturing & Engineering North East not only champions the UK engineering and manufacturing sector, but also provides a platform from which to build on the region's successful industrial heritage.
QEII celebrates 30th anniversary with record turnover, bumper award wins and plans for further investment
QEII Centre
London's leading conference and events venue the QEII Centre is celebrating its 30th year at the heart of the UK events industry.
Following the implementation of a phased £12 million capital investment programme of the centre and a brand refresh which began in 2014, QEII has gone on to achieve record financial results with increases of over 20% in both occupancy and revenue over the last two years.
Total renovation of Maritim's Stuttgart hotel
Maritim is proving its determination to maintain a very strong position in Europe’s first-class hotel sector. This can be seen in the total makeover of one of its prime German properties, the Maritim Hotel Stuttgart.
Although there have been periodic renovations of sections of the hotel since its opening in 1993, Maritim is now putting the finishing touches to a massive investment in the renovation of the whole hotel, including the 555 guestrooms, the bathrooms, the kitchens and the conference facilities.
AccorHotels confirms Novotel London Canary Wharf to open by end of 2016
Novotel Canary Wharf
AccorHotels today announces that its new flagship Novotel in London's Canary Wharf will open to guests this year.
The Novotel Canary Wharf is situated at 40 Marsh Street and at 127 metres high is set to be one of the tallest buildings in the area. The hotel will comprise of 313 rooms including 26 suites. It will also offer nine meeting rooms and breakout areas, all of which will have innovative and individual designs.
Design hotel M Social Singapore launches on Robertson Quay
M Social Singapore
Avant-garde hotel designed by world-renowned designer Philippe Starck unveils new concept with imaginative interiors
Launching this June is M Social Singapore, a new lifestyle design hotel situated along the historic and picturesque Singapore River. Overlooking the vibrant Robertson Quay enclave, the hotel is part of an integrated development which includes [email protected] Quay, a luxury apartment project developed by City Developments Limited.
The Lowell on Manhattan's Upper East Side to begin a new era by unveiling dynamic redesign for autumn 2016
New Lobby, Restaurant, Bar, and Library Lounge to complement the timeless elegance of rooms and suites in one of New York's most iconic hotels
The Lowell, long the New York hotel of choice for "in the know" world travellers, is poised to become even more sought-after in Autumn 2016 with a new restaurant and bar, library lounge, and garden, in addition to updates to the lobby and Pembroke Room.
Estonia chalks up key conference wins
Estonia
Two of Estonia's most popular conference cities, Tallinn and Pärnu, are celebrating successes after recently scoring the rights to host new international events within the coming year.
From October 6th-8th, people in the seaside resort city of Pärnu will be waking up to fine aromas as roughly 100 coffee masters from around the continent attend Roaster Camp 2016,....
TCEB targets mega size events to stimulate Thai MICE industry
TCEB logo
Welcoming 14,000 Chinese Meetings and Incentives Travellers from Infinitus 2016
The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (Public Organization) or TCEB today unveiled its aggressive strategic direction for 2016, highlighting key strategies to attract more meetings and incentives with a large number of travellers - or Mega Size Events - by allocating sales promotion budget under the Thailand Big Thanks! Campaign.
Unique events programme attracts thousands to Sheffield
Sheffield event
National medical conferences, international business summits and performances by global music stars made up a unique programme of events which has attracted thousands of visitors to Sheffield.
Since the start of 2016, SIV Events has hosted approximately 300 events across its portfolio of venues.
Venues of Excellence announces four new members
Venues of Excellence
As Venues of Excellence, formerly known as Conference Centres of Excellence (CCE), launched at The Meetings Show at Olympia yesterday (14th June 2016) on Stand No H700, the consortium announces that it has gained four new members in recent weeks.
Vietnam Airlines confirms daily Nonstop schedule from Heathrow from 23 June 2016
Vietnam Airlines cabin
National flag carrier and SkyTeam member Vietnam Airlines has confirmed that it will commence the operation of daily nonstop services between Heathrow and Vietnam from 23 June 2016, adding a new Thursday flight to Hanoi to its existing six flights per week schedule.

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Appointments
Gemma Martin moves to creative division to become a producer at drp
Gemma Martin
drp is rapidly growing, and the company is adjusting with new team members and movers within the agency. Gemma Martin, who has worked as a senior account manager at drp for 8 years, is moving to the creative division to become a producer at drp.
New Board announced at EEAA Annual General Meeting
EEAA Board
The Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) has welcomed a new Board following the appointment of its new President and Vice-President at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Association.
Amadeus confirms its commitment to growth and innovation with key new hires for the UK & Ireland
Today Amadeus announces the strengthening of its UK management team with the recent appointments of Clare de Bono to the role of Head of Product and Innovation for UK and Ireland and Amanda Kotenko as Head of UK Account Management. These new hires will join the Amadeus senior management team to help drive business growth and maintain excellence in product innovation.
The Convention Centre Dublin announces the appointment of new Board member
Paul Gallagher
The Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD) has announced the appointment of Mr. Paul Gallagher as a new Non-Executive Director of The CCD Management Company.
"We are very pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Gallagher to The CCD Board", said Executive Chairman, Dermod Dwyer. "Paul brings a wealth of experience and understanding of the hospitality and tourism sectors, complementing the current board's expertise."
Rocco Forte Hotels appoints Maurizio Saccani Director of Operations
Maurizio Saccani
The family of ten hotels and resorts in key destinations across Europe, has announced the appointment of Mr Saccani as Global Director of Operations with immediate effect. In his new role, Saccani will be responsible for Operations, Sales & Marketing and HR.

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