Daily Archives: January 23, 2018


$28k: the price of a ticket to meet in Davos

The 2018 World Economic Forum opened at the Davos Congress Centre, 23 January, with 3,000 delegates boosting the Swiss ski resort’s 11,000 population over five days.  Delegates, who this year include president Trump, prime minister May and India’s leader Narendra Modi, will hear speeches, discussions and seminars. Unofficial and informal events will take place in…


AIM Group to open Milan’s first tourist card to meeting delegates

International professional conference organiser AIM Group International, has signed an agreement allowing delegates to extend their stays and discover Milan more easily by using the city’s first tourist card, MilanoCard. AIM Group International organises more than 3,000 events and meetings every year and has offices in 11 countries, including Milan. The MilanoCard, available from smart devices via the…


New Sherrif in town

New PCMA chief executive officer Sherrif Karamat tells CMW about his vision for the future, having moved up to lead the association following Deborah Sexton stepping down after 12 years in charge. How did your career in the meetings and events industry begin?  In the hotel industry, with ITT Sheraton. In the early years of…


Innovating the nation

Rory Archibald, business development manager at VisitScotland, outlines how Scotland has kept itself in the international spotlight Scotland has always been a confident nation. Confident in our heritage, traditions and craftsmanship. Confident in the ideas that emerge from the collaboration that Scotland can generate thanks to the size of our country and our proximity to…


NewcastleGateshead to showcase England’s ‘biggest event’ in 2018 at International Confex

NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau will be shining a spotlight on England’s ‘biggest event’ for 2018, Great Exhibition of the North, at International Confex in February. The show, which is one of the UK’s leading trade exhibitions, takes place at London’s Olympia from 28 February – 1 March 2018, with this year’s event marking the 16th that…

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