King Charles II returns and ESSA confirms: 10 things we learned this week

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Another busy week in the MICE industry has seen Conference News publish news stories like a Kardashian publishes selfies.

From King Charles II walking around some 330 years after his death to the date of ESSA’s annual conference, it’s 10 things we learned this week.

1. King Charles II is back

Some 350 years since he restored the Monarchy in England, King Charles II was restored back to life this week. The former Head of State popped into the Royal Hospital Chelsea, a venue that is celebrating its 325th birthday this year.

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2. Labour will bring big bucks to Liverpool

After much kerfuffle, the Labour Party Conference is set to go ahead. Being hosted at the ACC Liverpool, the city can expect an economic boost of £17m.

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3. Birmingham is getting a new conference centre

As if the NEC and its sisters weren’t enough, the Cairn Group announced this week that it will be opening a new conference and events centre. We’ve only seen renderings, but it looks pretty good.

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4. You can sleep for solitary pound

And no, it’s not in an alleyway. A new hotel in Belfast is giving people the chance to win a night’s stay for only £1. Sound good? You’ve only got until Monday to enter.

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5. Save the date

ESSA has confirmed the date, time and location of their annual conference, and the only way you can find out is by clicking…below.

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6. You should meet at breakfast

London Breakfast Meetings Week kicks off in October, and apparently we’ve all been doing it wrong.

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7. Inntel are literally the best

No, it’s true. Plimsoll Publishing said so. Inntel came out on top in the annual analysis.

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8. Starwood are going retro

The Starwood hotel group are launching a new “urban lifestyle” hotel group across the UK by combining ye olde buildings with surrounding local heritage. It’s much cooler than it sounds here.

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9. New COO, and additional anagram, at MCM

Gital Tete has taken on COO role at Comic Con organiser MCM Central. Sadly, it’s Friday and we’re all out of sci-fi puns and familiar phrases. Meet long and prosper? Or something.

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10. Central Hall Westminster sets a record

Central Hall Westminster announced this week a record turnover of over for its last financial year. As a result they are expanding their team…

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Martin Fullard

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Martin Fullard is the Deputy Editor at Conference News. Formerly a web editor at a national newspaper in the Middle East and motoring journalist.

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