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The NEC is first choice for new shows and relocations

The NEC at night
Birmingham’s NEC has had a record breaking 12 months as organisers continue to make the venue their first choice for exhibitions. The venue hosted 156 in 2016 and held a staggering 99% retention rate of annual shows.
As the team reach the halfway point of 2017 they are on track for even more success in the next 12 months, and with several major launches already under their belt, including This Morning Live, demonstrating the appeal of the venue – the NEC keeps going from strength to strength.


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ExCeL London Hospitality partners with Preoday to offer convenient food for exhibitors

ExCeL London Hospitality, the official catering partner for ExCeL London, is working with technology provider Preoday to offer mobile and online ordering of food for exhibitors at the venue.
Recognising that time spent away from their stands is precious, this new innovation means that exhibitors will be able to get food and drink at a convenient time, thus improving their overall experience.


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SEAT brings together 5700 professionals at PortAventura Convention Centre

SEAT at PortAventura Convention Centre
PortAventura Convention Centre hosts SEAT’s training days for the second time, reaching a record number of participants.
The brand organised training aimed at the dealership network from more than 50 countries, ready for the launch of the new Ibiza.


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EICC launches UK's first MSc in Business Events with Edinburgh Napier University

Left to right are James O'Kane of Edinburgh Napier Univeristy and Marshall Dallas of the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) by Stewart Attwood
Edinburgh Napier University and the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) have launched the UK’s first MSc in Business Events, a degree only currently available at undergraduate level across the UK, with the first intake of candidates commencing study this September.  
The Master’s degree has been developed by Edinburgh Napier University (ENU) - Scotland’s top university for hospitality, tourism and events management, in partnership with the EICC, Scotland’s leading conference venue, which will be providing work placements for the MSc students as well as delivering guest lectures as part of the course at ENU’s Craiglockhart Campus.


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Record growth for IP EXPO Manchester at Manchester Central

Manchester Central exterior
Attendance at IP EXPO Manchester, at Manchester Central, grew 30% since 2016 making it the fastest growing edition of the event series. 


IP EXPO Manchester is part of Europe’s number one enterprise IT event series, which is a leader in providing attendees with the latest IT innovations to drive their business’ forward.


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