The Barbican has been recognised for its continued environmental efforts with a ‘Gold Clean City Award’. This is not the first time the Barbican has received awards for its green credentials with past successes including a Gold award in 2008, the Chairman’s Cup in 2011 and a Platinum award in 2014. Some of the eco-friendly practices highlighted by judges were:
• Having consistent recycling opportunities in all public spaces, conference areas and staff back-of-house areas.
The Meetings Show starts today, creating the UK’s largest gathering of UK and international meetings and events professionals. As The Meetings Show opens its doors, it welcomes:
· 731 registered hosted buyers – 62% more than 2013
· 460 exhibitors – 40% of which are new for 2014
· An 84% increase in number of UK-based hosted buyers
· A 62% increase in the numbers of association planners at The Association Meetings Conference
· A 20% increase in floor space “This is a fant
“With just one week to go, The Meetings Show is significantly bigger than last year but the increase in physical size is just half of the story,” comments event director, Steve Knight. “Our growth has led to a significant increase in the number of stand sharers meaning that more than 40% of our 2014 exhibitors will be new, with many of them exhibiting in the UK for the first time in a decade.” In addition to growth in domestic and international exhibitors and stand sharers, T
After selling out their initial stand in less than a week, London & Partners has grown their stand at The Meetings Show UK by a further 20%. The 2014 London & Partners stand will be 275% bigger than their 2013 stand. “The support for the show from our partners was so significant that we had to increase our presence to meet demand,” comments Zanine Adams, Head of Business Development UK at London & Partners. “The Meetings Show delivered strong results for London based venues
“We have once again sought the wisdom and experience of industry leaders to create a programme of genuine interest and value to our hosted buyers and visitors,” said The Meetings Show’s Event Director, Steve Knight. “Most importantly, we wanted to deliver content that was focused on the needs of key sectors organising meetings and events. Therefore, to ensure quality and relevance we co-created our content offering with leading experts working at the cutting edge of each sect
Festive party planners can discover what LSO St Luke’s has to offer at this year’s London Christmas Party Show. Clients can book their Christmas party directly with LSO St Luke’s for the first time, working with experienced on-site event managers to create a truly memorable occasion in partnership with top London catering Moving Venue. The London Christmas Party Show, being held at Banking Hall, London on 10 and 11 June 2014, provides the venue with the opportunity to showcas
Church House Conference Centre has welcomed two new graduates as Junior AV Technicians to its award winning in-house AV team. Tom Young studied Audio Music Production at Buckinghamshire New University and worked as a playback sound engineer at Lord’s Cricket Ground for the London 2012 Olympic archery events, and as a sound engineer at a variety of music venues. He says: “I’m looking forward to working with the Church House AV team and building on the experience I’ve gained wo
Church House Conference Centre says there is increased interest in web streaming events, as demonstrated by the results of its AV survey. The Westminster venue asked more than 100 of its clients how likely they were to web stream events in future. Results revealed around 11% of event organisers already web stream their events, with an additional 60.7% saying it would be a possibility in the future. Just 4.5% said they had no intention to stream their future events. Church Hou
The Barbican has revealed that the 2012/2013 financial year was its most successful to date excluding Olympic related business. • The 2012/2013 year was 4% above budget and 23% above 2011/2012 figures (excluding Olympic business).
• When Olympic business is included the Barbican achieved a 66% increase on 2011/2012.
• The Barbican Hall (the venue’s 2,000 seat auditorium) achieved 98% occupancy during 2012/2013. The Barbican has attributed its success to a number of factors,
A survey conducted by Church House Conference Centre has revealed that when looking for AV services 42.3% of event organisers said they would prefer to use an in-house AV team in comparison to just 15.3% preferring to source an external company. The remaining 42.3% revealed that their decision would be driven by price. The survey also revealed that for 70% of event organisers, AV spend accounted for less than 20% of their event budget while 11.5% of those asked revealed the e
A new hit US television show has been launched in the UK with a murder mystery night at the Barbican. The Glades will air in the UK on UKTV’s crime drama channel Alibi. The murder mystery night at the Barbican was presented as a golf club awards dinner and 24 guests, made up of journalists from consumer publications, worked in teams to battle it out to discover who the murderer was. Guests enjoyed drinks and canapés on arrival followed by a three course dinner, provided by Ba
Barbican teams, including Business Events, Barbican International Enterprises and Searcy’s come together to deliver Bond Barbican, head of sales, Samme Allen: “We wanted to bring together a selection of the country’s top agencies and demonstrate not just the Barbican’s event offering but how we can work creatively and effectively across the whole centre to deliver truly unforgettable events. The evening came together flawlessly, with everyone sampling a perfect blend of food
Barbican team, with promotions for Anthony Hyde and Samme Allen. Following substantial research, planning and client feedback, the Barbican has re-organised its commercial events departments. The newly created team, titled Barbican Business Events, will be headed up by Anthony Hyde, who takes on the role of General Manager. In addition to the Barbican’s well known venues, Anthony’s role will also encompass the introduction of several new venues including a new 608 seat capa