Here's TTGmice's weekly round-up of MICE developments outside of Asia-Pacific.
First Middle Eastern property for Hampton by Hilton
Hampton by Hilton has made its debut in the Middle East with the opening of Hampton by Hilton Dubai Airport, also the largest property in Hamptonâ€™s global portfolio.
The 420-room hotel is located near the Dubai International Airport and the Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA). The hotel offers facilities such as a rooftop gym, large infinity bull, fully-licensed bar, and a 24/7 business centre. Guests will also enjoy a free hot breakfast, as well as complimentary Wi-Fi.
Vienna Convention Bureau has a new director
Christian Woronka will be succeeding Christian Mutschlechner as director of the Vienna Convention Bureau next year.
In his new role, Woronka will be responsible for the management and consolidation of the Convention Bureau and Market Management departments, and for the expansion of conventions and congresses, corporate meetings and incentives. He will also further develop the Vienna brand in the meetings industry.
At present, Woronka is the director of the Cologne Convention Bureau, where he has been since 2008. He was named director in 2012.
After 34 years of service to the Vienna Tourist Board, Mutschlechner will retire in February.
Security event to launch in Birmingham
The Security Event â€“ powered by Security Essen will be held from April 9-11, 2019 at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham. It will be co-located alongside three established exhibitions from the British company Western Business Exhibitions’s portfolio: The Health & Safety Event, The Fire Safety Event and The Facilities Event, and is expected to host over 100 of the world’s leading security brands.
This project aims to provide European security businesses a comprehensive platform for business operations in the UK.