Hereâ€™s TTGmiceâ€™s weekly round up of MICE developments outside of Asia.
Minor Hotels to debut Oaks brand in Lebanon
Minor Hotels will debut its Oaks brand in Lebanon in mid-2018 with the opening of the 110-key Oaks Beirut.
The property will provide modern guestrooms and suites, with facilities including an all-day dining restaurant, a Lounge Bar & cafÃ©, a rooftop pool and bar, plus dedicated conference facilities.
It will be located in Sodeco, a commercial area of Beirut, approximately five minutesâ€™ drive from the central downtown area, and 15 minutes from Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport.
UFI strengthens Latin American presence
UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, has opened a regional office in Bogota, Colombia.
The new office is located at Corferias venue, and will serve the growing number of UFI members across Latin America. It will also be the base for collaborations with national and region industry associations. The position of the UFI Regional Manager for Latin America will be filled by Ana Maria Arango.
Since it was established in 2014 at the UFI Global Congress in Bogota under the leadership of then UFI President AndrÃ©s LÃ³pez Valderrama, UFIâ€™s Latin America Chapter has grown from 17 to more than 40 members.
New hall for Eurexpo Lyon
Eurexpo Lyon, France, is building a new 9,400m2 exhibition hall to support the growth of its leading trade fairs and shows.
Designed by the AIA Architectes agency, the new Hall 7 will give Eurexpo Lyon a total exhibition area of 140,000m2. It is managed by GL events.