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BA ships US execs into Europe for free

British Airways is offering US executives free travel to Europe to promote their companies from today.

The airline’s promotion to US business passengers uses some of its excess capacity for a new ‘Face-to-Face’ competition, which offers free European trips on three special flights carrying 1,000 people.

Destination Nottingham

Nottingham comes together in a new critical mass at September’s Event UK show with Nottingham Conferences, Experience Nottinghamshire, The Nottingham Hoteliers Association and Nottingham Arena all partnering for the first time to create a ‘Destination Nottingham’ area.

Time to party ‘Mash’ style

It’s here, the very first Mash Media summer party!

In the grounds of the beautiful Cannizaro House, Wimbledon, on the evening of Thursday 23 July from 6pm, enjoy a summer evening cocktail networking with industry peers and friends overlooking stunning scenery.

Fifteen UK cities kick off for 2018 World Cup bid

Fifteen UK cities have joined the battle to host the 2018 World Cup finals.

Each city must offer four locations for potential training grounds and base camps, and there are ancillary events such as the draw for the Confederations Cup and various FIFA junkets.

AIPC announces surplus

International congress centre association AIPC has posted a surplus of £60,270 for 2008 and says it remains “financially buoyant”.

At the association’s annual congress and General Assembly, 4-8 July, at La Coruna’s Palexco, in Galicia, AIPC...

BT Visit London awards launched

Visit London has announced BT as the new title sponsor of its tourism awards.

The 2009 BT Visit London awards will be open to the tourism industry and this year’s ceremony will take place at Westfield London, 5 November.

Summer facelift for Custard Factory

The Old Library and Space 2, part of the Custard Factory group of event venues, will undergo a £100,000 redevelopment in preparation for a new international exhibition this autumn.

Conference wins for Edinburgh

Edinburgh Conference Centre at Heriot Watt University is celebrating two conference wins.

The British Association of Cancer Research has signed up to host its two-day anniversary conference at the University conference facility in June 2010, and Citizens Advice Scotland selected the centre to host its 70th anniversary conference in August 2009.