Beyond Asia: The Competitive Edge, Waldorf Astoria Chicago, and UNICEO 2018 European Congress

Here’s TTGmice’s weekly round up of MICE developments outside of Asia.

The Competitive Edge expands offerings to other UK locations
The Competitive Edge (TCE), which runs both London.DMC and Manchester.DMC, has expanded its incentive and events activities to other key UK destinations including Oxford, Bath and Liverpool.

“In the South we are expanding our London-based operation up to Oxford and across the Cotswolds to Bath, while our Manchester team is developing their offering in Liverpool. We have chosen these particular areas for growth as they are particularly popular with groups looking to combine London or Manchester with other contrasting yet nearby destinations,” said Bill Prosser, TCE’s managing director.

Waldorf Astoria Chicago’s reveals new outdoor venue
The Waldorf Astoria Chicago has added a 557m2 Parisian-style outdoor courtyard to the hotel’s collection of meeting and event spaces.

Designed by renowned French architect Lucien Lagrange, the Waldorf Astoria Chicago courtyard can accommodate up to 250 guests for receptions and dinners. Guests will have the option to book a full buy-out or a portion of the space depending on the size of the event.

Within the courtyard also lies the patio of Petit Margeaux, a classic French patisserie from James Beard award-winning chef Michael Mina, which can accommodate more intimate events.

In addition to the courtyard, the property also has meeting and event spaces on the third and fifth floors.

UNICEO announces dates for next year’s European Congress
The United Networks of International Corporate Event Organizers (UNICEO) has announced that its 2018 European Congress will take place in Budapest from June 28 to 29 at the Kempinski Corvinus Hotel.

Members of the association – from more than 20 countries will come together – and focus on the congress theme, Leading Events to the Future.

Conferences and debates will focus on three major elements: technological innovations and digital, the KPIs that help evaluate ROI, and the keys to motivating and engaging participants.

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