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UKFE announce further expansion of the Venue Expo

UKFE announce further expansion of the Venue Expo

After three very successful years, the Venue Expo co-located with PA Expo has
built an unrivalled reputation for being a leading exhibition for the MICE
(Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Events) industry across the North of
Year on year, Venue Expo co-located with PA Expo has delivered high quality
exhibitions, including the best products &… services, leading content and industry
renowned keynote speakers. It has attracted an array of visitors, including
agencies, PCO's, corporate firms, associations and exhibition/event organisers.
It's a pleasure to finally announce that the Venue Expo co-located with the PA
Expo is expanding to Wales. The two day event will be hosted at the stunning
Celtic Manor on the 24-25th of May 2017.
Celtic Manor is one of the most exceptional venues for convention and events
that Wales has to offer. Previously hosting the Ryder Cup in 2010 and events
such as the NATO summit, it's fitting that this is going to be home to the
impressive Venue Expo co-located with PA Expo.
Celtic Manor Resort Sales Director, Danielle Bounds says:
"We are delighted to be hosting Venue Expo 2017 and bringing this prestigious
event to Wales for the first time. Venue Expo has built a reputation as one of the
leading MICE industry exhibitions and hosting this event gives us an excellent
opportunity to showcase the fantastic facilities we have for staging meetings,
conferences and events here at Celtic Manor. When we exhibit at other show
venues, we always say you really need to visit Celtic Manor to truly appreciate
the size and scale and quality of our facilities and the great thing about hosting
Venue Expo 2017 is that we can show the delegates all that while they are here
for the event."
Previously we have seen masses of attendees and hosted buyers visiting the
event, directly interacting with industry leading suppliers. The UK events
industry is continuously developing and it's only fitting that Wales is able to
benefit from this. It's not only an honour but a privilege to be providing the
platform to enable this.
It's exciting to see that there is a lot of interest regarding the event at such an
early stage, The Leader of Newport City Council, Councillor Debbie Wilcox says:
'The visitor economy is a strategically important growth sector for the City of
Newport, which has seen tremendous changes over the past few years. The
Business Tourism and Business Events side of this is especially important, and
we continue to support the Celtic Manor Resort with their new developments.
The city has excellent transport connections and a range of products and venues
that we hope will give you a reason to return. We are delighted to have the
chance to host this event, Venue Expo Wales 2017, for the 'event specialists and
organisers', on the first time it has come to Wales, and offer a warm welcome to
All attendees to both the Venue and PA Expo are encouraged to attend CPD
accredited seminars and benefit from invaluable networking opportunities. Not to
mention the enormous variety of exhibitors offering services and products
directly relating to the MICE industry.
'We are all very excited as it's an incredible time for the Venue & PA Expo.
Cementing these events as the largest MICE industry and PA focused exhibitions
in the North has been a long but worthwhile journey. The fact we have expanded
these profiles to include Scotland and now Wales is incredible. I am very pleased
to be announcing this fantastic news and looking forward working with such a
prestigious venue like Celtic Manor.'

-President of UKFE Brett Bienias

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Venue Expo Top Of The League After Securing Some Of The Biggest Names In Football With 3 weeks to go - it couldn't look brighter!

Venue Expo Top Of The League After Securing Some Of The Biggest Names In Football With 3 weeks to go - it couldn't look brighter!

The Venue Expo 2016 team have scoured the country for the finest in the game by
securing names such as Liverpool FC, Everton FC, Wembley Stadium, Leeds UTD and
Sheffield UTD as recent exhibitors for this years show.
'To celebrate it's third year, we've secured some of the top sporting venues in the
country… for Venue Expo, we've worked incredibly hard on making sure this year's show
delivers an experience unlike any other' said Bryce Muldoon, Show Manager . Our
visitor feedback from last year's show told us that they wanted more sports venues - so
we made sure that we covered this thoroughly!'
The variety of venues this year ranges from high-end luxury hotels such as Carlson
Rezidor and Castle Collection to household brands such as LUSH and Deliveroo.
'Having this quality of exhibitor ensures an fantastic visitor experience' comments Brett
Bienias, President of UKFE. 'To have exhibitors such as UBER and Land Rover amongst
our impeccable education means that this really isn't something to be missed.' Bienias
adds 'With team building brands like Chill Factor and travel providers such as Prestige
Business Travel heading up the exhibitors within PA Expo, we've made sure that both
exhibitions will be top class in content'.
Venue Expo co-located with PA Expo will also be bringing CPD accredited courses,
networking sessions from some of the UK's finest institutions alongside a wide range of
industry leaders. With less than 3 weeks to go until the event the show really does
position itself as the leading MICE event in the North of England..
Venue Expo co-located with PA Expo returns to the ECL Liverpool, 8th & 9th November
2016. Doors open 10am and entrance to the exhibition and seminars is completely FREE.
For More Information, Please Contact
Harry Griffiths -
0151 702 7753

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Compton Verney lights the way in a series of new events this autumn celebrating the tercentenary of 'Capability' Brown

Compton Verney lights the way in a series of new events this autumn celebrating the tercentenary of 'Capability' Brown

The Capability Brown Festival 2016 has already seen a huge range of events celebrating the life and times of Lancelot 'Capability' Brown, from baking competitions to music festivals. This autumn, the latest in the string of these celebratory events includes a stunning light commission at one of Brown's hidden gems,… Compton Verney, to walks across Brown's parklands through the falling autumnal leaves and indoor exhibitions showcasing archive material and paintings for when the trees are laid bare.

Compton Verney (Warwickshire), is lighting the way with their autumnal spectacular event, IN LIGHT: Illuminating Capability Brown's Landscape. This exhibition will use ground-breaking technology uniquely created for Compton Verney, whereby visitors will be able to admire Brown's chapel (which has been recently renovated), bridge, and the 18th century mansion, as these magnificent pieces of architecture will be lit in vibrant ways. This two-week light display, which also includes elements of interactive input from members of the public, will also see solar jar artwork within the themes of water and leaves, light drawing and a variety of food (including lit-up candy floss) for all the family to enjoy.

Brown, referred to as England's most famous gardener, is associated with around 250 landscapes across England and Wales, including the well-known estates of Blenheim Palace (Oxfordshire), Harewood (Yorkshire) and Chatsworth (Derbyshire) and to hidden gems such as his birthplace of Kirkharle (Northumberland) and his burial place of Fenstanton (Cambridgeshire). Brown also had a glamourous client list included King George III, six Prime Ministers and half of the House of Lords.

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Venue Expo Leads On Education For The MICE Industry  Learning & Development Stands Above The Rest At This Years Show

Venue Expo Leads On Education For The MICE Industry Learning & Development Stands Above The Rest At This Years Show

Venue Expo 2016 can without a doubt claim it's finest year of education to date after securing some of the best keynote speakers in the country and is set to deliver it's largest exhibition to date.

'We've worked tirelessly to ensure that this year's exhibition delivers a visitor experience unlike… any other' comments Bryce Muldoon, Show Manager. 'Our learning & development programme has been focused on delivering high quality content that is relevant to industry visitors, ensuring that their experience is our absolute priority' Bryce concludes

Venue Expo co-located with PA Expo will be bringing CPD accredited courses, networking sessions from some of the North's finest institutions alongside a wide range of industry leaders.

Included in this years education will be seminars and talks from the likes of people such as Jon Morter, the social media magnate behind the Rage Against The Machine to Christmas number 1 campaign, beating music mogul Simon Cowell's X Factor twice and Hillsborough Tribute Single campaign who will be explaining the secrets behind his successes whilst also giving unprecedented access into how to fully utilise your social media.

'Alongside Jon, we have talks from some of the country's most pre-eminent speakers, these include talks from the likes of Susan Dolan, a google expert with over 20 years experience, Major Jon Cunningham MBE, a fundamental figure in the liberation of Basrah and now owner of STORM consultancy who will be delivering an in-depth look into the protection of venues across the country' comments Brett Bienias, President of UKFE.

'We've made sure not to leave PA Expo out, confirming Adam Fidler, a PA guru with years of experience within blue chip organisations such as The Bank Of America & Boots. He will be featuring at PA Expo alongside a live panel from PA Life magazine and Pitmans Training 'Entrepeneur Of The Year' Julie Jordan, it's safe to say we've never been prouder of the range of seminars, workshops and masterclasses on display this year.' Brett concludes.

There is a total of 47 seminars that will be running across the two show days, all of which deliver an unrivalled variety of high quality, content rich continuous professional development.
Venue Expo co-located with PA Expo returns to the ECL Liverpool, 8th & 9th November 2016.
For More Information, Please Contact
Harry Griffiths -
0151 702 7753

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WTM London 2016: 10 Reasons To Attend

WTM London 2016: 10 Reasons To Attend

1 This year, for the first time, WTM London 2016 will be a three day event, taking place on Monday 7th, Tuesday 8th and Wednesday 9th November, with extended opening hours from 10am to 7pm. This means that even more business than last year (record $3.23 billion, or £2.5 billion)… will be conducted.

2 WTM London 2016 includes an array of new features, including the new 300-seater amphitheatre - the Inspire Theatre - added to the exhibitor floor in the North Hall of ExCeL, while the International Press Centre will now be located on the exhibition floor in the South Hall, facilitating improved contact between the media and exhibitors

3 More than 80 conference seminars will take place throughout the three days, covering all key sectors, including aviation, hotels, sports, tourism, responsible tourism, blogging, social media, and travel technology. More than 18,000 attendees are expected at the conference sessions, including 9,000 unique delegates, and more than 38 travel industry sectors represented at WTM London. Don't miss out on the WTM Presents Keynotes, with tourism expert Doug Lansky and futurist Brain Solis.

4 Discover the latest worldwide travel and tourism industry data, statistics, and trends from the leading research organisations Euromonitor International, Mintel, and Nielsen. Mintel's session will cover the impact and opportunities of Brexit on the UK travel market.

5 On Monday, the event kicks off with the WTM Speed Networking on the Global Stage, bringing 1,400 exhibitors and more than 200 business senior buyers together over one session. It will help to broker connections and business opportunities between buyers and exhibitors before the exhibition floor opens.

6 The two pillars of the WTM London 2016, World Responsible Tourism Day and the prestigious UNWTO & WTM MINISTERS' SUMMIT will both celebrate their tenth editions this year. WRTD will take place on the new day of Tuesday 8th November, putting the industry's sustainability at the heart of the event. The UNWTO & WTM Ministers' Summit will take place on Wednesday 9th November, and will focus on many tourism issues, including safety and security challenges.

7 The Travel Tech Show at WTM is the UK's largest travel technology event, and the fastest growing region at WTM London. The show brings together the latest products and services in technology to the global travel industry. This year, the event has already confirmed high-profile names from the technology and travel industry, including Pegasus Solutions, DerbySoft, and Open Destinations. In 2015, more than 55,000 meetings took place in the Travel Tech Show at WTM London.

8 WTM London's parent company, Reed Exhibitions, has signed a global agreement with hotel booking website HotelMap to give delegates attending any of its travel events access to state-of-the-art hotel booking. The deal starts with bookings for WTM London.

9 A taste of the ILTM - International Luxury Travel Market - a portfolio of global, regional and specialist luxury travel events returns for the fifth year across the Monday and Tuesday, connecting international luxury suppliers with key luxury buyers. On the Wednesday, the WTM Wellness Lounge will maximise connection opportunities between wellness exhibitors and wellness buyers, to facilitate business deals in the comfort of the dedicated lounge. Designed as the hub for spa and wellness travel professionals, the lounge highlights the growing representation and importance of the Wellness Tourism sector at WTM.

10 WTM London will conclude with the popular WTM Festivals. A number of exhibitors will host parties showcasing their culture, music and cuisine. The festivals give everyone the opportunity to socialise after the traditional working hours in a fun and vibrant atmosphere. Don't Miss Out!

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