Day: August 6, 2018

Amex M&E are ensuring booming business in China remains compliant

American Express Meetings & Events (Amex M&E) has launched an enhanced solution designed to protect meetings and events organisers against risk in China. Major fines and penalties accrued by multinational organisations conducting meetings and events in China have attracted negative headlines in recent years. Amex M&E’s new solution is designed to maximise control throughout the end-to-...

hotel republic adds Denihan Hospitality to UK MICE portfolio

Denihan Hospitality, the family-owned full-service American hotel management company, with head office in New York City, has hired hotel republic to represent the group in the UK MICE and leisure market. hotel republic MD Kai Schomann, said: “New York is one of the key destinations for UK conference and incentive organisers and hotel republic has valuable experience of the US market. We are deligh...

Acronyms rule as Wyrley-Birch promoted from COO to CEO at TRO

Global brand experience agency TRO has announced the promotion of its chief operating officer Michael Wyrley-Birch to the post of chief executive officer. The new CEO will be responsible for all TRO offices and play a vital role in the wider strategy and leadership of the global agency, collaborating with Omnicom Group agencies internationally. Wyrley-Birch was also one of the three co-founders of...

Industry stalwarts launch new Matcher platform in Brazil

Up to 150 tour operators, including representatives from major airlines operating in Brazil, will be among the first business travel professionals to experience the new Matcher networking platform, which will launch its first edition next year. The initiative is a result of the union of three industry veterans: Jeanine Pires (ex-Embratur and director at Pires e Associados), Ana Maria Donato (ex-Di...

Innovating IMEX

Creativity and experiences were at the centre of content at the latest edition of IMEX in Frankfurt. From new events at EduMonday to the spectacular and sensational Learning Labs and Live Zone, there were major initiatives and experiences throughout the 2018 IMEX Frankfurt show, extending the borders of the industry into new areas. In addition, new activities around legacy focussed minds on the in...

Safety in numbers

CMW turns attention to innovation in the field of event tech security, exploring topics like GDPR and facial recognition. Geoff Revill (pictured), Krowdthink’s MD and CEO, shines light on GDPR in event tech security. The GDPR has caused great concern in the events industry, especially in event technology. When an event organiser utilises a 3rd party product to obtain or process visitor information...