The Eastside Rooms hosted its official cross-industry launch party earlier this week under the theme; The Great Big Take Off. Over 450 event professionals attended the event, which saw international food stations, a full gala reception, and even a plane in the main halls of the venue.

Leading creatives, commentators, event designers and brands will headline the educational programme at this years’ inaugural CHS Birmingham Show, taking place 26th October at the ICC Birmingham.

The Meetings Show has launched a new certification for event and meeting planners, who are looking to drive their organisation’s sustainability strategy. The online six-week Complete Sustainable Events Course, which is curated and delivered by isla’s co-founder Anna Abdelnoor as well as other sustainability experts, covers key areas from purpose-driven events, supply chains and stakeholders, carbon footprint and food to waste management and storytelling.

CHS Birmingham has agreed a strategic partnership with the West Midlands Growth Company (WMGC), which will see the region’s investment and tourism promotion agency support the show’s hosted buyer programme, accommodation hub and Welcome Reception, and provide hosting for media at the event.

Events are back! Taking place on the 1st and 2nd of September 2021 at ExCeL London, come and meet our team at International Confex. Our Stand number is E10CC and we will be demonstrating the UK’s Premier Venue finding service to Venue Bookers and Event Organisers. We will also show Venues how we can help generate event bookings and market your Venue to attract more Events.

Ric Salmon, co-founder and CEO of Driift, the company that produced Glastonbury Festival’s Live At Worthy Farm livestream, has been revealed as The Meetings Show’s keynote speaker.

Birmingham’s Unique Network (BUN) hosted its first business networking event in Birmingham.

The CHS Group, in partnership with the wider West Midland meetings and events industry, has launched a celebratory week for event professionals. The week coincides with the inaugural CHS Birmingham Show (26 th October), and will be made up of satellite networking, educational and entertainment sessions across the region.

Inaugural show to inject more life into meetings & events industry; 26 th October 2021 -

As the UK government this week announced the delay of easing of most existing lockdown restrictions in England until mid-July, Confex has been re-scheduled to 1st / 2nd September, at Excel London.