Day: July 13, 2018

ICCA presidential message says board ‘unanimous’ in agreeing CEO’s swift departure

ICCA president Nina Freysen-Pretorius (pictured) has issued the following statement (13 July), which attempts to shed more light on the sudden ousting of the organisation’s CEO Martin Sirk on 27 June. Dear ICCA Members, Partners and Industry Friends, On Wednesday 27 June 2018, we announced that Martin Sirk would be leaving ICCA at the end of July. Martin has provided a great service over the span ...

In pictures: A wellcome approach

The events team at London-based museum and library The Wellcome Collection has spent the last two weeks on community action, donating time to help charitable organisations and community projects across London. These include Poetry in Wood, Centre 404 and Awesome cic. The team also participated in the London PRIDE parade, promoting diversity and supporting the LGBTQ+ community. The Wellcome Collect...

Essential measurements

International Association of Conference Centres’ CEO Mark Cooper discusses some essential elements for measuring the meeting experience. Food and wellness-based trends can be fleeting by nature; however we’re seeing an unprecedented increase and they may be here to stay. In IACC’s recent Meeting Room of the Future report we found that 57% of venue operators said “experience creation” was an import...

Q&A: Brand storytelling is not an option anymore, it is who you are

By Geoff Andrews, CEO of WorldHotels People have been telling stories for thousands of years, and still they have a powerful effect on people. But how does successful storytelling work in the hospitality world? In this Q&A session, WorldHotels CEO Geoff Andrews explains why storytelling is particularly important for independent hotels, and which hotels he believes have already perfected storyt...

Cologne’s events sector steps out of the shadows

The Cologne Convention Bureau has commissioned an inventive new performance intended to promote the city’s events sector. Artists from the shadow theatre troupe Die Mobiles performed an acrobatic shadowplay at the most recent networking meeting of the Cologne Convention Bureau (CCB), intended to spark curiosity about events in Cologne. The performance was captured on video and can be viewed below....