Here's TTGmice's weekly round-up of MICE developments outside of Asia-Pacific.
Gateshead Quays conference centre slated for 2023 opening
ASM Global (a merger between SMG Europe and AEG Facilities) has been confirmed as the venue management provider for a new Â£260 million (US$341.5 million) arena, conference and exhibition centre on Gateshead Quays in England.
Set to open in 2023, the development includes a 12,500-pax arena; 6,300m2 of conference and exhibition space; two hotels, bars, restaurants and car park. Upon completion, it is estimated that up to 300,000 new visitors will be drawn into the region each year boosting the economy by up to Â£30 million annually.
Mandarin Oriental announces outpost in Dallas
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group will be managing a luxury hotel, as well as branded residences, in Dallas, Texas, once it opens in 2022.
The new development will comprise a 25-storey mixed-use tower located in the Turtle Creek neighbourhood, close to the CBD.
Mandarin Oriental, Dallas will have 176 guestrooms and suites, four restaurants and bars including an all-day dining option, a lobby lounge, MO Bar and speciality restaurant. There will also be meeting and function facilities, alongside other recreational facilities include a spa, fitness centre and an outdoor swimming pool.
Rimini clinches environmental conference
The Palacongressi di Rimini in Italy has won the bid to host the 26th Conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE).
Held from June 22-25, 2021, the European scientific association will bring together 1,200 experts â€“ the majority European â€“ who are active in environmental, climate and resource economics. The agenda will include the circular economy, low carbon transport systems, and the decarbonisation of buildings.
The associationâ€™s 2019 European Conference was held in Manchester, in June, the 2018 edition in Gothenburg and the previous year in Athens. In 2020 it will be Berlin that hosts the event.