Day: January 30, 2018

4 ways the meeting industry is changing and how hotels can capitalise

By Matthew Stubbs, CEO, BookingTek The meetings and events industry is thriving, says Issa Jouaneh, general manager of American Express Meetings & Events. In fact, the industry is set to grow in all regions of the world in 2018, according to the company’s latest research. But growth doesn’t mean the industry will stand still. Technology and demographics mean that 2018 is likely to be a y...

What’s your Chicago, Chicago?

It’s high-rise and shine in the windy city. Briony Key reports from ‘the heart of it’, at the city’s convention and event hub, McCormick Square. The Collection is an inter-connected development cluster that includes North America’s largest convention space – McCormick Place, the new 10,000-seater Wintrust Arena, the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place and the newly opened Marriott Marquis Chicago....

Corporate Travel Management secures NDC deal

Corporate Travel Management (CTM) has signed a pan-European agreement with British Airways and Iberia that will see the partners work together on the implementation of New Distribution Capability (NDC). With immediate effect, and whilst NDC collaboration takes place, this new agreement will also allow British Airways and Iberia bookings to be made via CTM without customers incurring the Distributi...

UBM keeps taking the events medicine as pharma portfolio posts record results

Global conference and event organiser UBM’s pharmaceuticals portfolio has posted its most successful year to date. The UBM pharma brands – including the largest dedicated pharma exhibition series in the world, CPhI – have reported the launch of CPhI North America, as well as record figures for the eponymous Worldwide edition. In 2018, UBM will expand its offerings, with the relocation of CPhI Ista...