Day: January 23, 2018

Governor honours LACC with Environmental and Economic Leadership Award

The Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC) has won the Governor Brown’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award (GEELA) for its waste reduction efforts. The venue is owned by the City of Los Angeles and managed by AEG Facilities, whose team picked up the award, 17 January, at the California Environmental Protection Agency HQ in Sacramento, California. The LACC won the award for its sustainabilit...

$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 the resort’s hotels, principally t...

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...

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 my career, I wanted to be in sports marketing and I felt the ultimate role ...

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 each other. We’ve always b...

New leadership team in Adelaide looks to drive New Year opportunities

Adelaide Venue Management has announced the promotion of Simon Burgess to general manager of its Adelaide Convention Centre (ACC). For the past five years, Burgess has worked as director – convention and exhibition sales at the ACC. He has been instrumental in increasing levels of business to match the new capacity of the ACC throughout its two-stage A$397m (US$316m) redevelopment. Burgess h...

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 the Bureau has attended. This year, visitors...

Life sciences generate four conferences for Québec City

Québec City’s booming life sciences industry is a major driver for the area’s economy and city leaders are celebrating the confirmation of four new major life sciences conferences. The four conferences announced are: 10th Canadian Conference on Dementia, 3-5 October 2019 Canadian Veterinary Medical Association Convention, 18-21 June 2020 Canadian Society of Internal Medicine Annual Meeting, 14-17 ...