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June 2012 . www.conference-news.co.uk . 11 NEWSChelsea Football Club has made a bid to buy Battersea Power station in south-west London. The club plans to redevelop the site into a 60,000 capacity stadium, according to a statement on its website. The statement said: "Battersea Power Station is one of London's most famous buildings and has the potential to become one of the most iconic football stadiums in the world. "We are not the only interested party and there is no certainty that we will be successful. We also appreciate that we have many signifi cant hurdles to address if we are to build a new stadium on the site."Working with architects and planning experts, Chelsea has developed a plan to preserve all the signifi cant aspects of Battersea Power Station. The four iconic chimneys and wash towers, along with the Grade II listed west turbine hall and control room will be restored and retained in their original locations. "Our initial plans include a 15,000-all seated one-tier stand behind the south goal, likely to be the biggest one-tier stand in football," the statement added.Smart AV partners with Poken in the UK Event AV supplier, Smart AV, has partnered with Poken in the UK, a provider of solutions for events and location based marketing. Smart AV, the exclusive UK partner, will be joining partners from regions such as South Africa, Dubai, and the US where Poken has been utilised by several high-profi le clients including Coca Cola, Microsoft, Samsung, Adobe and BMW. Frankfurt to AberdeenAberdeen business leaders say new direct fl ights to the city from Frankfurt have opened up international business tourism opportunities. Air carrier Lufthansa has begun three daily fl ights between Frankfurt in Germany and Aberdeen in Scotland, opening up opportunities for European delegates to fl y to the north-east in just two hours. MPI turns 18 The Meeting Professionals International UK and Ireland Chapter celebrated its 18th anniversary on 24 April and to commemorate the occasion, it was agreed that Past Presidents will become the Advisory Board for the Chapter, supporting the President where needed.The Event management company Conference House is launching a new event targeting the work of charities and associations. The nfp events exhibition will take place on 25 September 2012 at the Business Design Centre and will run alongside the nfp technology show.The event will be geared towards event managers in the not-for-profi t sectors, and is looking to attract up to 500 delegates, and 30 exhibitors. A further 30 exhibitors are expected for the technology show and planned seminar topics include: generating revenue from your conference, setting up a sporting challenge, crowd control and compliance, negotiating with suppliers, social media events marketing and risk and insurance issues. Exhibitors will include charity challenge event suppliers, professional conference planning agencies, venues, caterers, signage contractors and insurance brokers. "Events are crucial to not-for-profi ts," said Conference House MD Michael Webb. New event for nfp sectorChelsea in Battersea venue bid Intuitive venue search and bookingwith 25,000 venues at home and abroad