Day: May 10, 2018

Water experts gather in Brisbane

Leading global experts on water have been meeting in the river city of Brisbane for the Australian Water Association’s Ozwater’18 Conference and Exhibition, 8-10 May. The three-day event attracted record delegate numbers, with 1,400 water professionals, including delegates from 16 countries, coming to the conference at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC). Brisbane and BCEC last ...

Singapore to head BestCities board

Jeannie Lim, executive director of conventions, meetings and incentive travel at the Singapore Exhibition and Convention Bureau™ (SECB), has been elected to the role of board chair for the BestCities Global Alliance. Lim will make her first appearance in her new position at the BestCities media breakfast during IMEX, 15 May. She will take over responsibility from Jonas Wilstrup of Copenhagen, who ...

AACB welcomes a A$17m federal budget increase for business events

The Association of Australian Convention Bureaux (AACB) welcomed, on  10 May, a A$17m (US$12.8m) increase in funding from the Australian federal government for national tourism board Tourism Australia. The association hopes the investment will assist it returning to the world top 10 of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) Country Rankings. AACB CEO, Andrew Hiebl, added that...

CWT’s RoomIt appoints new chief technology officer

RoomIt by CWT, the hotel distribution division of Carlson Wagonlit Travel, has appointed Jack Staehler as its new chief technology officer. Staehler will be based in RoomIt’s Chicago HQ and join both CWT’s Products & Technology and RoomIt leadership teams. “Jack has a wealth of experience in travel, retail, and marketing – and a proven record of successfully delivering multimillion-dollar init...