Day: April 30, 2018

Blockchain, the new currency for conferencing?

Ramy Salameh looks at the implications of this new technology made famous by cryptocurrency Bitcoin and says it could be a major driver for meetings, as featured in issue 93 of CMW. Blockchain is being perceived as the next ‘game changer’ since the arrival of the internet. Its technology facilitates and underpins digital currencies such as Bitcoin and Ether. The phenomenal upsurge in the value of ...

London City Selection claims rise in business as social media helps generate bookings

A survey by the UK’s City of London’s consortium of venues, London City Selection, has revealed business growth for more than 90% of respondents in 2017, 15% more than last year’s survey. Of those members questioned, 78% revealed that meeting and events bookings were the business area of greatest growth, up from 69% last year. Of these, 25% saw a rise between 6 and 10%, and almost 40% of responden...

WTC Las Vegas signs deal to co-market with Leewarden, Twente and Denver

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is continuing to expand its business partnerships through the World Trade Centers Association (WTCA) network, with three new MOUs signed. World Trade Center Las Vegas signed three Memorandums of Understanding at the 49th World Trade Center Association General Assembly in the Netherlands. WTC Las Vegas, host of the 48th General Assembly, inked...

Russia Open to the World at IMEX Frankfurt for first time

Russia will be represented at IMEX Frankfurt, for the first time, with a collective stand organised by the country’s National Convention Bureau Association (NCBA). Stand partners will gather under the ‘Russia Open to the World’ banner for the three-day show in Frankfurt in May. The NCBA was established in November 2017 with support of the Government of the Russian Federation with a brief to promot...