Beyond Asia: Pier 17; Reykjavík Convention Bureau; and Terraevents France

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

NYC’s Seaport District unveils new rooftop space
Event planners now have more function spaces available in New York City’s Lower Manhattan, where the re-envisioned Seaport District NYC has just declared its Pier 17 complex open.

The four-storey Pier 17 building is topped by a spacious open-air rooftop entertainment space with an innovative glass-and-carbon canopy, and offers panoramic views of New York City’s waterfront and skyline.

With over 6,000m2 of usable space, the crown jewel of the Seaport District is ideal for hosting health and wellness events, movie screenings and corporate outings. It can take 3,400 standing, or 2,400 seated.

Throughout the winter season, the rooftop will also be transformed into a Winterland offering ice skating and warming stations, making it a perfect setting for holiday parties, fashion shows and gala dinners.

Pier 17 also houses several other event venues, such as The Green Room, Seaport Square, and Skyline Hall.

Reykjavík Convention Bureau appoints new MD
Sigurjóna Sverrisdóttir has taken over as managing director of Meet in Reykjavík – Reykjavík Convention Bureau.

She succeeds Thorsteinn Orn Gudmundsson, who led the bureau from its foundation in 2012. Sigurjóna has been with Meet in Reykjavík since 2012, most recently as director of exhibitions and events.

“Last year, we welcomed an estimated 135,000 international MICE travellers. The number has been growing steadily since the opening of Harpa Conference Hall and Convention Centre in 2011, with a 14.4 per cent average annual growth. We have also been climbing the ICCA country and city rankings; this year, Reykjavík moved up 30 places on the worldwide ranking,” she noted.

Terraevents France joins the DMC Network
The DMC Network has announced the entry of Terraevents France as an Affiliate Partner.

The addition of Terraevents France to the DMC Network comes on the heels of Terraevents’ offices in Italy, Portugal and Spain. The French office is located in Paris, covering Central and Northern France.

Terraevents’ owner Lorenzo Pignatti, said in a statement: “Being able to offer destinations like Paris, Bordeaux and Lyon, along with hidden gems such as Calais, Lille and Amiens is beyond exciting for us. This is a part of Europe that our clients are constantly requesting, and we are thrilled that our goal to expand into these markets is now a reality.”

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