Daily Archives: August 13, 2018


CWT research says 65% of business travellers are nervous about data

65% of business travellers are nervous about compromising their employer’s data safety when travelling, according to new research by Carlson Wagonlit Travel. The global travel management company conducted the CWT Safety & Security Study through Artemis Strategy Group, collecting data from more than 2,000 business travellers from the Americas, Europe, and Asia Pacific. Data showed…

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SIGGRAPH 2018 worth over C$37m to Vancouver

Vancouver is to welcome back thousands of computer graphics and digital effects specialists for SIGGRAPH 2018, a conference expected to deliver C$37.1m in direct spending to the local economy. The event will be the largest convention held at the Vancouver Convention Centre. The annual conference of the Association of Computer Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group on…


MPI Academy enlists the MPI Mexico Chapter as training partner

International industry association Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has engaged the MPI Mexico Chapter to serve as an authorised training partner for the MPI Academy, extending the association’s education capabilities in Mexico and other Spanish-speaking countries. The partnership is the first of its kind for MPI and will entail the delivery of both in-person and online educational offerings…


Vienna calling for European Petrochemical Association

The European Petrochemical Association (EPCA) comes to Vienna for its 52nd EPCA Annual Meeting, 7-10 October, 2018. The EPCA expects 3,000 participants from around the world to gather in Vienna. The theme of this years’ Annual Meeting: ‘Petrochemicals and the Low-Carbon Economy: Versatile Solutions for Greater Sustainability’ will look at how the petrochemical industry contributes to the transition towards…


Face to face with the entrepreneurial spirit

Having charted Reggie Aggarwal’s remarkable entrepreneurial career – we now dig a little deeper. The founder and CEO of Cvent talks to Sarah-Claire Picton about digital transformation and more. According to a February 2018 report, entitled Economic Significance of Meetings to the US Economy, from Oxford Economics, every dollar spent on face-to-face meetings and events generates…

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