GALLERYJune 2012 . www.conference-news.co.uk . 63 Manchester Live Representatives from 37 venues across Manchester met in London for 'Manchester Live'. MD of Visit Manchester, Paul Simpson, said: "The Roof Gardens in Kensington is an incredible venue and our guests were able to enjoy the surroundings while networking with the city's hotels, venues and service providers."Summer Eventia 2012Industry association Eventia delivered two days of content, debate and networking for 200 delegates at Kings Place recently.The event was brought forward by three months to avoid a clash with the Olympics. It saw 39 speakers participate in 18 sessions including on the impact of the London 2012 Games.Conference and Hospitality Show 2012The show signed off its third annual event with what the organiser claims is the "UK's fi rst meetings industry fl ashmob". The one-day exhibition, held at Leeds United Football Club, enlisted exhibitors and venue staff to partake in joint singing and dancing for its 'hospitality hour'.
GALLERY64 . www.conference-news.co.uk . June 2012June TWC Spring ShowcaseThe Westminster Collection (TWC) kicked off a 100-day countdown to the 2012 Olympics with a venue showcase, held at The Law Society on Chancery Lane, London. The showcase was a free networking event for all buyers of venue facilities.MPI UK&I's Young Achievers AwardThe third Young Achievers Award was held on 30 April at The Barbican. The winner, Leeds Metropolitan University, representing Montreux, was announced after the fi nalists pitched a conference to a jury of event industry professionals.IMAGO welcomes Olympic TorchDuring the practice run, the Olympic torch relay followed its offi cial route which passes imago's conference centre and hotel Burleigh Court and its conference centre Holywell Park, which is the offi cial preparation camp for Team GB.