Day: July 2, 2018

Adelaide sets sights on the future of medicine at key conference

Adelaide, Australia has been named as the host city for the 2024 World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering. The event, which is held once every three years, is one of the largest international gatherings of medical physicists, biomedical engineers and specialists from related fields. The 2024 event will see 2,500 delegates from 89 countries converge on Adelaide, 12-18 October. T...

Radisson Blu Antwerp undergoes €9m renovation

The Radisson Blu in Antwerp has recently finished work on an extensive programme of refurbishment, with total investment reaching over €9m (US$10,5m). The project began in early 2017, and has now concluded with completely new bedrooms, two new restaurants, enhanced meetings and events offerings and an upgraded leisure centre. General manager Jacqueline Struik commented: “We’re delighted to be able...

Las Vegas: Times they are a-changin’

Simon George immerses himself in the glitz of Las Vegas and says change is a gamble probably worth taking for the city’s MICE industry. The self-proclaimed ‘entertainment’ (and some would add ‘events’) capital of the world is in a state of constant flux. As Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) acknowledges, key to the city’s success is the ability to reinvent itself. Change is the o...

Pacifico Yokohama is Japan’s top MICE tourism facility, says JNTO stats

Pacifico Yokohama has been ranked as the top MICE tourism facility in Japan for the year 2016, according to statistics published by the Japan National Tourism Association (JNTO). The facility was number one for number of conferences held, number of attendees, and number of overseas attendees. The facility featured almost twice as many attendees and participants as the second place finishers Osaka ...

Dubai Association Centre growth brings more associations to the emirate

The Dubai Association Centre (DAC) has this week released its registration figures for the first half of 2018, showing a 38% increase in the number of registered associations since the start of the year. The DAC is a part of Dubai’s chamber of commerce, and was established to bring a greater number of international associations to the city. The DAC now has a total of 58 licensed associations, 16 o...

MCEC appoints director of Information Technology

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) has announced the appointment of Celeste Johnston as director of Information Technology, commencing 6 August 2018. Johnston joins MCEC from AGL where she was head of Digital Technology Quality Assurance Digital Transformation Capability leader. Prior to joining AGL, Johnston was head of Quality Assurance, Project Governance and Release Management a...

Why you can’t afford to miss Confex Future Focus

Taking place this week (4-5 July) at Manchester’s Victoria Warehouse, Confex Future Focus is a new two-day exhibition focusing on the future of the events industry. Delegates will be able to join thought-provoking educational seminars and debates. Check out the latest video from Mash TV on why you can’t afford to miss CFF. Register HERE.