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Boris the builder, Pegler the MD

Boris Johnson formally announced the start of building work on the next phase of development at Excel London, by laying a commemorative stone on 7 October.

Excel CEO Kevin Murphy said it was a “special day for Londoners” and underlined that the venue would be hosting seven Olympic and five Para Olympic events in 2012.

Liverpool to get new convention bureau

As Liverpool heads towards the end of its Capital of Culture Year the city is set to get a new fully fledged convention bureau. The new bureau is part of a plan to penetrate the association, corporate and incentives markets.

Ryder Cup tees up Edinburgh for more meetings

The Edinburgh Convention Bureau reveals it has helped attract an additional ten new conferences to the city in the past month. The events range from the International Conference on Gas Hydrates, to the European Congress of Neuropathology.

TWC becomes not-for-profit company

The Westminster Collection, in line with its vision ’to become recognised as the leading business tourism marketing collective for venues and events in Westminster’, has now been formally incorporated as TWC (Westminster) Ltd, a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee.

New CB for Pembroke

Conference Pembrokeshire has been launched as a division of Pembrokeshire Tourism. It takes over from the county council’s old convention bureau and is a new membership network designed to promote the county more actively to the corporate meetings and incentives market.

Change at Trent FM Arena

After just over two years at the East Midland’s biggest entertainment and sporting venue, Trent FM Arena Nottingham and the National Ice Centre, sales and marketing director Julie Warren has “regretfully decided to terminate her full time employment with the company due to family illness”, according to a statement issued by the venue.

Media 1 from Macclesfield to Miami

Cheshire based events company Media 1 Productions is celebrating its busiest autumn, thanks to a £250,000 investment in equipment.

The Macclesfield based international conference and event producer reports 12 international events booked in the next three months.

Lincoln Green

Two 15m helical wind turbines – the first of their kind in Lincolnshire have been erected at the Lincolnshire Showground’s EPIC Centre.