Beyond Asia: NEST International Convention Centre; Pan Pacific Toronto; and EACS 2021

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

NEST International Convention Centre
NEST International Convention Centre

New event venue opens in Antalya
A new congress and exhibition centre has opened in Antalya, Turkey – the NEST International Convention Centre.

Situated along the Mediterranean coastline, the new-build offers 14,864m2 of indoor meeting space with another 5,017m2 outdoors. Both floors include foyers and main halls, as well as workshops accessible for trucks and heavy machinery. In addition, a 3GB fibre-optic connection runs throughout the building, as well as a kitchen which can serve 5,000 for a sit-down gala dinner.

NEST will also sport 2,973m2 of solar panels on the roof, as a step towards more sustainable meetings.

PPHG goes to Toronto
Pan Pacific Hotels Group (PPHG) has added a Toronto hotel to its list of properties, with the rebranding of The Westin Prince Hotel.

Located in North East Toronto, the hotel offers 409 guestrooms and suites, with many overlooking the six hectares of greenery surrounding the hotel and the cityscape.

Amenities on-site include Katsura Japanese restaurant; Seasons, the all-day diner; an outdoor heated pool; a tennis court; and a fitness centre with a whirlpool.

Pan Pacific Toronto also features more than 2,780m2 of meeting spaces including 18 meeting rooms and a ballroom which can hold up to 700 guests. Events are possible on the greens outdoors.

Pan Pacific Toronto is the fifth hotel for PPHG in North America, joining other hotels in Vancouver, Whistler in British Columbia and Seattle.

AIDS conference to meet in London in 2021
ExCeL London and the London Convention Bureau have announced that London has been selected as the host city for the 2021 European AIDS Conference (EACS).

Organised by the European AIDS Clinical Society, the 18th edition of the event will be held at ExCeL London, October 27-30 .

EACS is the latest medical association to have chosen London and ExCeL for events between 2021 and 2025. Others include the European Society of Cardiology, International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, and the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis.

Sanjay Bhagani, president-elect of the European AIDS Clinical Society and consultant physician at Royal Free Hospital in London, said: “We are delighted to be hosting the 18th European HIV Conference in London in 2021. The UK has made great progress in achieving and surpassing the UNAIDS targets for the Fast-track strategy for eliminating AIDS as a major Global Health threat by 2030. This will be a unique opportunity to share our experience and advances in science with partners and colleagues across Europe and globally and learn from each other. London will provide a truly multi-cultural experience for all our delegates.”

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