• Confex north will return to Manchester this July
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    12 April 2019

    Confex north will return to Manchester this July

    Confex North will return to Manchester’s Victoria Warehouse on 3 – 4 July for the second edition of the show. For 36 years International Confex, London, has been the key calendar date to bring together event professionals for 2 days of networking, free to attend education and supplier inspiration. Now in...
  • The Gift of Time
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    05 April 2019

    The Gift of Time

    Emily Newstead, CEO & Founder of Bow Gifts shares what she feels is the greatest gift of all....  Time is our great leveler, and the one asset we each have in equal measure, no more or no less than 24 hours a day, applicable to all. It is suggestible that we transact with time for everything we...
  • PANEL: The future of our industry
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    29 March 2019

    PANEL: The future of our industry

    The final panel on day two of International Confex took place on the main stage, where a panel of industry experts discussed ‘the future of our industry’. On the panel were El Clowes, Unicorn Events, Bruce Rose, The Live Group, Amber Maher, EIGHT PR & Marketing, and Hollie Light, AAT Events. One of the...
  • Behind the veil of marketing secrets
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    29 March 2019

    Behind the veil of marketing secrets

    The international marketing agency Lumière du Soleil has traditionally brought fruitful ideas on “how to win in the market” to exhibition visitors. More than 50 free consultancies with fresh ideas of business development and modern promo tools were conducted at the international pavilion...
  • Surveying the future at the Smart Venue Summit
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    29 March 2019

    Surveying the future at the Smart Venue Summit

    In the build-up to International Confex 2019, Conference News played host to a Smart Venue Summit at the Victory Services Club in Hyde Park, London. The event on 25 February brought together a selection of international venue managers and executives, for a series of keynotes and panel discussions...
  • International Confex 2019 - Highlights
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    29 March 2019

    International Confex 2019 - Highlights

    In complete contrast to 2018, with glorious sun filling the exhibition halls at Olympia, Mash Media welcomed the largest gathering of UK event organisers (26-27 February), across three stand out shows: International Confex, Event Production Show (EPS) & The PA Show. International Confex welcomed just...
  • International Confex to move to ExCeL London
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    20 February 2019

    International Confex to move to ExCeL London

    Mash Media managing director Julian Agostini has announced that International Confex, Event Production Show and PA Show, will move to ExCeL London in 2020. Agostini highlighted that the team at Mash Media, has been considering a number of options to further develop and enhance the events that have run...
  • Konligo takes up the challenge: develop the future of sustainable exhibition stands!
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    20 February 2019

    Konligo takes up the challenge: develop the future of sustainable exhibition stands!

    Today Konligo is willing to propose an alternative to resource depletion and huge setup time in the event sector. For Confex 2019, Konligo is to inaugurate its first immersive and sophisticated sustainable stand. The theme selected is in sync with its values since the interior of the structure is...
  • PDC BIG Renews Made in Britain Accreditation Amid Ongoing Investment in Skills and Manufacturing in Name Badges, Accessories and Business Print
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    19 February 2019

    PDC BIG Renews Made in Britain Accreditation Amid Ongoing Investment in Skills and Manufacturing in Name Badges, Accessories and Business Print

    London February 2019. PDC BIG marks its third decade as a leading UK manufacturer and supplier of name badges, ID accessories, wristbands and business print with a renewed Made in Britain accreditation and a manufacturing Centre of Excellence Award. The PDC BIG Ipswich facility was recently...
  • Unique Venues of London reveals 2019 industry insights ahead of International Confex
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    19 February 2019

    Unique Venues of London reveals 2019 industry insights ahead of International Confex

    Ahead of International Confex on 26th-27th February, Unique Venues of London has revealed its industry insights for 2019 from a survey of its over 80 prestigious member venues. Utilising insight from its diverse collection of members, UVL has compiled an extensive report of 2018 and the current...
  • Alastair Campbell confirmed as Confex keynote
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    15 February 2019

    Alastair Campbell confirmed as Confex keynote

    Writer, commentator and political strategist Alastair Campbell has been announced as a speaker at International Confex, taking place on 26-27 February at Olympia London. Perhaps most famous for his role as former PM Tony Blair’s spokesman, press secretary and director of communications and...
  • Will Young confirmed as Day 1 Confex keynote
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    15 February 2019

    Will Young confirmed as Day 1 Confex keynote

    Singer and songwriter Will Young has been confirmed as a keynote speaker at International Confex, which takes place 26-27 February at Olympia London. Conference News recently had the opportunity to interview the Evergreen singer about mental health, which can be read here. The news comes days...
  • Mash Media launches 2020Publishing Conference at International Confex
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    12 February 2019

    Mash Media launches 2020Publishing Conference at International Confex

    Mash Media has announced the launch of 2020Publishing – a new conference aimed at publishers looking to develop new revenue lines and products for their business. The conference will take place at International Confex 2019 on 27 February, at Olympia London. Confex is taking place alongside the Event...
  • Complimentary 45-Minute Prosecco Reception  At the NEW Rooftop Destination Pergola Olympia London
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    29 January 2019

    Complimentary 45-Minute Prosecco Reception At the NEW Rooftop Destination Pergola Olympia London

    A NEW rooftop location high in the sky, Pergola Olympia London is equipped with spectacular views accommodating up to 500 guests, three independent restaurants and a huge open bar. A selection of food and drink packages to choose from, it’s an ideal location for hosting events. Exclusive to...
  • AI powered event networking platform Swapcard announces expansion to UK market
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    29 January 2019

    AI powered event networking platform Swapcard announces expansion to UK market

    The First Event Networking Platform Powered by Artificial Intelligence in France Announces its Expansion to the UK market at Confex Since its inception in 2014, Swapcard has been the event and matchmaking app of choice for over 1,000 conferences, trade shows and events in France. They’ve worked...
  • Erasmus Joins City Cruises’ London Fleet Today
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    24 January 2019

    Erasmus Joins City Cruises’ London Fleet Today

    City Cruises, a leading operator of river services in London, acquired today, 16th January 2019, a new vessel named the Erasmus. The 300-capacity boat is City Cruises first dedicated private-hire corporate and leisure event venue in the Capital. The 38-metre vessel has a number of versatile indoor and...
  • Stunning new floating event space by Tower Bridge launched.
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    17 January 2019

    Stunning new floating event space by Tower Bridge launched.

    Thames Luxury Charters launch stunning new floating event space by Tower Bridge. Capturing the attention of clients, guests and the general public is vital to any large-scale promotional event. With the launch of Thames Luxury Charters’ new floating event space, this can now be achieved in...
  • Paris Luxury comes to International Confex
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    17 January 2019

    Paris Luxury comes to International Confex

    OMYAGUE PARIS brings it luxury B2B gifting fair to London at this years International Confex. THE OMYAGUE LONDON Luxury B2B Gifting Pavilion will showcase top quality British, French and international brands offering their unique corporate and bespoke gifting collections to help visitors find gift...
  • Turn your iconic logo into prestigious 3D wors of art
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    17 January 2019

    Turn your iconic logo into prestigious 3D wors of art

    The UK’s leading Awards & Trophies manufacturer Special EFX , creators of ABB FIA Formula E Podium Trophies, will be presenting their incredible creations and capabilities at this year’s International Confex. Showcasing their latest 3D design technology and production processes that allow them to...
  • WIN A STAY AT DORSETT HOTEL, Shepherd’s Bush
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    17 January 2019

    WIN A STAY AT DORSETT HOTEL, Shepherd’s Bush

    Our accommodation partner for International Confex, Office and The Event Production Show are offering a one night, Bed and Breakfast stay for at the Dorsett hotel, Shepherd’s Bush.    To enter, simply book your accommodation for International Confex through Event Express and you will be automatically...
  • CSR-focussed record-breaking activities on the rise
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    06 December 2018

    CSR-focussed record-breaking activities on the rise

    GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS see rise in CSR-focussed record-breaking activities. Over the past few years we’ve seen a huge rise in brands being driven by purpose. We see it in their advertising and in surveys from the likes of Deloitte, Channel 4 and EY confirming that an organisation’s ethics and...
  • International Confex launches Smart Venue Summit
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    13 November 2018

    International Confex launches Smart Venue Summit

    International Confex has announced the launch of the Smart Venue Summit, a networking and knowledge-sharing event set to take place on the eve of the show on 25 February 2019, 2pm-7pm. The new event will look at the changing venue landscape as new technology and innovations increasingly become a...
  • Using social media to create a buzz around your exhibition stand
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    19 October 2018

    Using social media to create a buzz around your exhibition stand

    After investing thousands of pounds, sometimes even hundreds of thousands, some companies make the fatal mistake of concentrating ALL of their efforts and resources on the stand itself. Of course your stand needs to knock the socks off visitors, but if your customers and potential customers have...
  • Mash Media welcomes Graeme Barnett in new Confex consultancy role
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    18 October 2018

    Mash Media welcomes Graeme Barnett in new Confex consultancy role

    In line with ongoing overall investment in the International Confex proposition and the growth of the sales, marketing and operations teams, Mash Media is delighted to welcome Graeme Barnett to the Confex team in a consultant advisory role. As Senior Exhibition Director for Reed Travel Exhibitions...
  • Holographic technology for conferences & events
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    17 October 2018

    Holographic technology for conferences & events

    Organizations use their annual conference as their key platform for introducing new products, motivating employees, engaging with partners and communicating with press and customers. These represent a large investment and so getting the key messages over in an engaging way is very important...
  • Using technology to engage delegates
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    17 October 2018

    Using technology to engage delegates

    In a world with an everchanging digital landscape and a booming experience economy, attendees are demanding more from events than ever before. If you’re looking to provide a powerful and engaging event experience, no matter what your budget, embracing the latest technology is key. With AV tech...
  • The return of the Association Event Forum at International Confex 2019
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    09 October 2018

    The return of the Association Event Forum at International Confex 2019

    Now a well-established date in the diary, the Association Event Forum (AEF) will again take place on day one of International Confex, 26th February 2019. Inhouse Association Event Planners demonstrated their resilience and tenacity at the event in 2018 where, despite the most challenging of...
  • ODEON undergoes luxury redesign: Introducing ODEON LUXE
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    07 September 2018

    ODEON undergoes luxury redesign: Introducing ODEON LUXE

    Last year ODEON completely redesigned a number of screens and entire cinemas, across the UK and Ireland, transforming them into brand new ODEON LUXE venues. With 9 sites fully refurbished including, East Kilbride, Edinburgh West, Glasgow Quay, Leeds Bradford, Putney, Haymarket, Swiss Cottage,...
  • Artifax partner with LW Theatres
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    07 September 2018

    Artifax partner with LW Theatres

    Artifax partner with LW Theatres to provide venue management and programming software to their portfolio of London theatres. LW Theatres, owned by Andrew Lloyd Webber, are the largest operator of musical theatres in London with one in three audience members at a London musical walking through the...
  • CONFEX NEWS: Top venues for the perfect summer Soiree
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    08 August 2018

    CONFEX NEWS: Top venues for the perfect summer Soiree

    Looking for somewhere fun to host your summer soiree? Miss London Concierge, Emily Morbey, shows us the top venues.
  • Janet Street Porter confirmed as Confex keynote
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    20 February 2018

    Janet Street Porter confirmed as Confex keynote

    Janet Street Porter CBE has been confirmed as the keynote speaker for day two of International Confex. The popular media commentator, journalist and broadcaster will take to the stage for the keynote session of the day, however there will also be an additional visual element to her speech with 3D and...
  • Confex and Venu-IQ Partnership Continues
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    02 January 2018

    Confex and Venu-IQ Partnership Continues

    International Confex will once again work with Venu-IQ at next year’s show. The partnership will enter its 3rd year and will see the company provide event management analytics to the event, supporting the organisers with real-time crowd management data and assisting them in proactively encouraging...
  • Confex to partner with Musion for holographic keynotes
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    06 November 2017

    Confex to partner with Musion for holographic keynotes

    Mash Media has announced a partnership with holographic event specialists Musion to deliver the keynote theatre at International Confex 2018. The agreement will see the company bring speakers from within the UK and further afield to the show using Musion’s very latest technology. International...
  • North Wales Adds to Destination Options at International Confex
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    10 October 2017

    North Wales Adds to Destination Options at International Confex

     International Confex has announced a partnership with North Wales Tourism that will see the destination add to an already extensive range of premium venues and regions represented at the show next year. The destination will be supported by a series of meeting, event and incentive travel companies that...
  • ILEA to 'Fuel' Brands, Businesses & Agencies at Confex
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    10 October 2017

    ILEA to 'Fuel' Brands, Businesses & Agencies at Confex

      International Confex has agreed a partnership with the International Live Events Association UK Chapter (ILEA) that will see the organisation curate content at the show targeted towards both corporate visitors and event agency staff. Last year the association bought views from brands including...
  • EventTech 17 Promises, Products, Presentations and a Playroom
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    19 July 2017

    EventTech 17 Promises, Products, Presentations and a Playroom

    EventTech 17 is set to become the UK’s largest event technology exhibition when it opens within International Confex next week. The area will include a number of innovations, from products to companies, in the dynamic event tech space, and will include features demonstrating new and existing event...
  • Jason Allan Scott takes to the Keynote stage on Day 2
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    19 July 2017

    Jason Allan Scott takes to the Keynote stage on Day 2

    Jason Allan Scott is an award winning event professional, speaker, influencer, entrepreneurial consultant, start up impresario. Believing that an entrepreneur exists deep-down inside each one of us, Jason brings to the stage 12 ways to conceive the business of living and becoming entrepreneurial...