Day: 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 that travelle...

Feeling the need for speed…in Bratislava

CMW joined a select group of European meetings and events buyers for an educational MICE immersion in the Slovak capital Bratislava, covering some amazing ground…and water at breakneck speed. The thrill of the ride included a rafting experience on a Danube canal where the Slovak national kayakers train, followed by a speedboat race that would wake any delegate up for meeting challenge. The group v...

Strong first quarter for The Indian Hotels Company

The Indian Hotels Company Ltd (IHCL) has announced strong first quarter profit of £1.7m after tax and signed a deal for a new 108-room hotel opening at London Heathrow Airport. The Heathrow deal is with the developer Hayre Group and will see a Vivanta brand hotel open opposite terminals 1, 2 &3. The company also announced it had won the bid for The Connaught in Lutyens’ New Delhi. IHCL is Indi...

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 Computer Graphics and Interact...

ITB Asia focusing on $180bn Muslim travel market

Asian travel trade show ITB Asia is set to focus on the US$180bn Muslim travel market for its 2018 edition. The show has partnered with CrescentRating and Halal Trip for the Halal in Travel summit, which is now in its third year. Its key theme will be ‘Innovation & Technology in the Muslim Travel Space’. ITB Asia will also be launching a newly dedicated Muslim Travel Hub and Pavilion, hosting ...

Free IMEX Policy Forum summary report released

What is the biggest challenge for the meetings and events industry? How can an event leave a positive legacy? How can the industry balance concerns around globalisation with local concerns? How can the industry achieve sustainability and support city resilience? These were all questions discussed by a panel of industry leaders during the Open Forum that concluded this year’s IMEX Policy Forum in F...

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 offeri...

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 transitio...

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 an additional $1.60...