Beyond Asia: The Radisson Collection Hotel, Strand Stockholm, Barbican Business Events, and Association Leaders Getaway

Here's TTGmice's weekly round-up of MICE developments outside of Asia-Pacific.

Radisson Collection Hotel Strand Stockholm
Radisson Collection Hotel Strand Stockholm

New look for The Radisson Collection Hotel, Strand Stockholm
The Radisson Collection Hotel, Strand Stockholm opens its doors after an extensive renovation by Swedish Architectural Studio Wingårdhs.

For the refurbishment of the 170 guestrooms, Wingårdhs repurposed existing furniture and fittings such as the doors and floors, and used dark tones and wood.

Located on the top floor in the historic tower of the hotel, at the top of a spiral staircase – originally a public view point overlooking the city – the Tower Suite benefits from a private roof terrace and sweeping panoramic views of Stockholm.

As part of the renewal, the hotel also introduced an authentic Swedish brasserie The Strand, headed up by chef Richard Williamson. The Strand seats 200 guests and consists of an all-day restaurant, with a large bar separating two different seating spaces.

The hotel also offers four meeting rooms including the Harbour Suite, which can also be used as a private dining space for functions, dinners and events.

Barbican, Worldspan to deliver full event service
Barbican Business Events has teamed up with Worldspan to meet the growing need for full event services among the venues’ clients, particularly associations and smaller corporate events.

The partnership will see Worldspan deliver services under the Barbican Business Events brand including delegate registration and management, production, transport and accommodation. The technical support element will be supported by Anna Valley, a well-known creative AV supplier, specialising in corporate events.

Dubai plays host to first Association Leaders Getaway
The Dubai Association Centre (DAC), a joint initiative of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) and Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), will host the city’s first-ever Association Leaders Getaway.

Taking place from December 10-13, it follows on from the success of the first Dubai Association Conference, held in late 2017, which focused on building a strengthened community and robust ecosystem for associations in the region.

The Getaway is designed to offer a unique platform for networking, trials and discussions, all set amid immersive experiences and scenic settings around the city. Some of the confirmed sessions include: Association Insomnia: What Keeps Association Executives Up at Night?’, a workshop aimed at identifying workable solutions to overcome current challenges; Youth Integration, which looks at how associations are becoming more appealing to the next generation; and Working Together to Advance Humanity, a panel discussion led by the Dubai Future Foundation.

The four-day event will bring together 60 attendees representing local, regional and international associations, in addition to Dubai Government representatives, university students and academics, as well as association volunteer leaders. It will also help to curate curating themes and topics of interest for the next Dubai Association Conference in 2019.

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