WWE Live to be held at brand new events venue TECA

WWE Live Tour returns to the North-East and for the first time at the brand new events venue, The Event Complex Aberdeen (TECA) on Sunday 10th November 2019.

WWE Live is a unique blend of sport and entertainment, combining in-ring match action with dramatic entertainment. Bursting with all the drama and energy of a rock concert, in a fun, lively and exciting environment, WWE Live is the ultimate in family entertainment!

See your favourite WWE Superstars featured on RAW including Seth Rollins, AJ Styles, Braun Strowman, The Miz, Alexa Bliss and many more.

Louise Stewart, Head of Entertainment at TECA commented: “We are thrilled to bring back WWE Live to Aberdeen, and for the first time at our brand new venue TECA, bringing an all new world-class experience to the North-East. Previously WWE has been a huge success, with such a strong fanbase here in Aberdeen, and we expect tickets to sell-out fast.” General tickets go on sale on Wednesday 22nd May at 10am from teca.co.uk, venue presale tickets available on Tuesday 21st May at 10am.

LEWIS CAPALDI ADDS ABERDEEN DATE TO SOLD OUT ARENA TOUR

Scottish singer-songwriter, Lewis Capaldi has added an Aberdeen date to his upcoming UK & Ireland arena tour.  Capaldi will play to crowds at the North-East’s brand new events venue, The Event Complex Aberdeen (TECA) on Sunday 15 March 2020.

Around two years on from his debut live performances and occupying the number one spot on the official UK Charts for seven weeks with his hit single ‘Someone You Loved’, Capaldi is one of the most popular musicians of the moment.

Louise Stewart, Head of Entertainment at TECA commented: “We’re so pleased to be welcoming Lewis Capaldi to Aberdeen at such a high point in his career.  It’s fantastic to be able to bring a Scottish success such as Capaldi to Aberdeen, he’s the hottest act in the UK today and we’re sure he’ll be well received by all on his debut Aberdeen arena performance!”

Lewis’ original tour dates sold out within 10 minutes, so we expect tickets to go fast for this one!

General tickets go on sale on Friday 10 May from teca.co.uk, venue presale tickets available from Thursday 9 May (sign up here to get exclusive access).

Disney on Ice to celebrate 100 years of magic at brand new TECA

Disney on Ice celebrates 100 years of magic in 2019, with a stop at Scotland’s brand new venue The Event Complex Aberdeen (TECA) from 31 October to 3 November.

Grab your Mickey ears and get ready for the celebration of the century as Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic. Mouse-ter of Ceremonies Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and pals take to the ice to honour the legacy of Walt Disney and welcome audiences on a magical journey through classic and modern Disney tales. Families will join the fun in an exciting opening number that salutes Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse as the original hosts of Disney On Ice

This fanfare production features more than 50 unforgettable Disney stars, a sing-along score of melodious masterpieces, stunning choreography, beautiful costumes and intricate sets. Audiences will travel to the heart of Africa with Disney’s The Lion King, come along for an adventure in friendship with the gang from Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story, and watch in amazement as Belle breaks the Beast’s curse in the tale of Beauty & The Beast. Fans will enter the magical kingdom of Arendelle from Disney’s Frozen and journey up the North Mountain with hilarious snowman Olaf and rugged mountain-man Kristoff, as they help royal sisters Anna and Elsa discover that true love conquers all.

This year’s Disney On Ice production celebrates some of Disney’s most beloved characters from 14 treasured stories. Audiences will find themselves dancing out of their seats as a collection of Disney melodies like “Hakuna Matata,” “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” and “Let It Go” fills the arena.”  Fans can rock out to “Turtle Rock” with Nemo, Dory, Squirt and his rambunctious turtle friends, and fall in love with a musical montage of dazzling prince and princess pairs skating to “At Last I See the Light,” “A Whole New World” and more.

Louise Stewart, Head of Entertainment at TECA commented: “We’re so pleased to be welcoming Mickey and his friends back to Aberdeen after their recent visit, especially to celebrate 100 years of Disney. It’s great to be able to bring such an iconic family event to the city and look forward to hosting it in our brand new state of the art arena!”

Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 10 May, available from www.teca.co.uk (get access to our exclusive venue presale on Friday 3 May by signing up here.)

Scotland’s biggest travel trade show will be held at TECA

VisitScotland Expo has hailed this year’s event as one of the biggest in its 40-year history and announced it is heading north in 2020 to the most sustainable event venue in the UK.

Scotland’s biggest travel trade show will be held at The Event Complex Aberdeen (TECA) next year following a stand-out 2019 event.

Held at Glasgow’s SEC on 10 and 11 April, the national tourism organisation’s annual tourism showcase saw 340 businesses exhibiting – the highest number ever including over 100 first-time exhibitors – to more than 550 tour operators, travel agents, wholesalers and airline vacation brands from 28 countries around the world.

VisitScotland facilitated a record 10,000 appointments between exhibitors and buyers and worked with airline partners, Delta, Hainan, Finnair and Jet2 to provide flights for international buyers from key markets.

In 2017/18 Scottish tourism businesses promoting their products and services experienced additional sales of £14.3million as a direct result of attending VisitiScotland Expo.

To give global tour operators the opportunity to experience what Scotland has to offer at first hand, VisitScotland organised familiarisation (fam) trips – from Dumfries and Galloway up to Shetland – before, during and after VisitScotland Expo.

The show also saw the Year of Coasts and Waters 2020 announce the first round of event funding and marked the 50th anniversary of VisitScotland.

Opening later this year, the £333 million TECA will replace the Aberdeen Exhibition Conference and Centre (AECC) with 48,000 square metres of multi-purpose event space, and will boast world-class conference and exhibition halls, an arena, spacious hospitality boxes and a high-end restaurant.

Nick Waight, Managing Director at TECA, said: “Both TECA and the Convention & Events Bureau teams are thrilled to secure such a prestigious event. I have no doubt that the venue will be highly complementary to the VisitScotland Expo as they both showcase the best in Scottish innovation and visitor experience.

“TECA will be the most sustainable event venue in the UK upon opening, which is a fitting tribute to Scotland’s dedication and commitment to sustainable development throughout the country.”

Chris Foy, CEO of VisitAberdeenshire, said: “We look forward to welcoming travel trade buyers from across the world to Aberdeen – and to our brand-new events complex TECA – in 2020. As demand to visit Scotland grows, the international travel trade will see first-hand that the North-east is a high-quality destination with great capacity for profitable growth within their programmes.

“The team at TECA alongside our Convention & Events Bureau put together an exceptional bid for this flagship event. Any major business event win for TECA among the region’s key sectors is a cause for celebration, but to secure Scotland’s premier event in our own tourism sector is especially pleasing”

Malcolm Roughead, Chief Executive of VisitScotland, said: “Without doubt, VisitScotland Expo 2019 was one of the best since the event began life as Scotland’s Travel Trade Fair back in 1980.

“The event had a great vibe and it was a unique opportunity for tourism businesses to meet face-to-face with hundreds of tour operators from all over the world – all under one roof.

“I would like to congratulate everyone involved in making this year’s event such a success and I look forward to welcoming buyers and exhibitors to the brand new TECA at VisitScotland Expo 2020.”

For more information, go to www.visitscotlandexpo.com

TECA enters Flagship Partnership with Dyce Academy

The Event Complex Aberdeen (TECA) enters into a flagship business partnership with Dyce Academy.

TECA is Scotland’s brand new, state-of-the-art events venue. Opening this summer, the £333 million development, being delivered by Aberdeen City Council in partnership with Henry Boot Developments, will replace the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) with 48,000 square metres of multi-purpose event space, and boasts world-class conference and exhibition halls, a superior arena, spacious hospitality boxes and a contemporary restaurant.

Lesley Adam, Head Teacher at Dyce Academy said “We hope to be able to work with TECA to widen business opportunities available to our staff and pupils through curriculum links and career opportunities.  Pupils engaging with an organisation as large as TECA and on our doorstep may allow us to give them bespoke work experience in a diverse range of areas within the organisation.  We would also like to develop leadership capacity in our young people through working with TECA.   We have identified a range of activities from mock interviews to site visits that we could work on together to benefit both organisations.”

The agreements outlines the initiatives proposed between the partners including work placement, modern apprenticeships and school leaver positions. TECA will also hold mock interviews, and work inspiration activities such as a career fair and site visits.

Louise Mackie, HR Manager at TECA commented “It is a great opportunity to be involved with Dyce Academy, and invest in the next generation. With opening TECA this summer, we will have a range of exciting new opportunities, and we hope to increase the development of enterprise in education with the support of professional and technical personnel resources. The importance and value of this relationship is vital in assisting pupils achievement, develop their interpersonal skills and gain real life working experiences.”

The sustainable relationship is part of DYWNE (Developing the Young Workforce of North East Scotland) who will provide support and assistance as and when required. DYWNE help build meaningful partnerships between employers and education to benefit young people.

Brand new venue TECA launches website

TECA (The Event Complex Aberdeen), Scotland’s brand new state-of-the-art events venue has just launched its website.

Opening in summer 2019, the £333 million development, being delivered by Aberdeen City Council in partnership with Henry Boot Developments, will replace the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) with 48,000 square metres of multi-purpose event space including world-class conference and exhibition halls, a superior arena, spacious hospitality boxes and a contemporary restaurant.

Louise Stewart, Head of Marketing at TECA said “It’s great to reach another milestone in the planning for TECA. Our new website has been developed with TECA’s various audiences in mind. Whether it’s planning a conference for 5000, a consumer or trade exhibition, a meeting, arena show or attending an event at TECA, the new website will have the information you need.”

TECA worked with local company FortyTwo Studio, to develop the website. It was a conscious decision to support an Aberdeen based business and was beneficial to be able to take advantage of the local knowledge the team demonstrated during the initial stages of selection.

Mark Kemp, Managing Director at FortyTwo Studio added “It’s an exciting time for Aberdeen and the wider region as we witness a raft of new inspiring and game-changing developments such as TECA. It was a pleasure to help support the team to create a standout digital platform that not only highlights the venues incredible offering, but also supports their long term ambition and vision for making Aberdeen a ‘must visit’ destination for all.”

The website will be further developed as we approach opening and finalise specific plans in areas such as transportation and food & beverage. More information is being added daily and announcements made regularly, make sure you don’t miss out on all the news as it happens by signing up to our newsletter.

Visit the site at www.teca.co.uk