Day: September 25, 2018

New interactive Exploratory Zone announced for IBTM World 2018

IBTM has announced the introduction of a new and immersive technology showcase at its forthcoming IBTM World event, which takes place in Barcelona from 27-29 November 2018. IBTM World 2018 will welcome around 3,000 exhibiting companies from over 150 countries, over 3,500 buyers and thousands of visitors for a packed schedule of meetings, networking and educational sessions. The Exploratory Zone wi...

Business Events Canada @ Mr Fogg’s Society of Exploration

Business Events Canada (BEC) hosted a drinks and networking event this past Thursday, 20 September, at the newly opened Mr Fogg’s Society of Exploration bar in Charing Cross, London. The event was part of BEC’s annual Canada Week programme, which also stopped off in Dusseldorf two days earlier on the 18 September. They were joined by a number of their Canadian partners, each promoting its incentiv...

New York skyline lights up green in preparation for Climate Week

New York’s skyline was lit up green this past Sunday, 23 September, to symbolically spotlight the need for global climate action. Various iconic landmarks and venues across the city including Madison Square Garden, the Empire State Building, and One World Trade Center took part. The 10th Climate Week NYC is supported by NYC & Company, New York’s official destination marketing organisation, and...

IBTM China on the cutting edge in Beijing

IBTM China 2018 recently concluded in Beijing, having run in the China National Convention Centre (CNCC) from 12-13 September. Over 300 exhibitors from 20 countries were joined by more than 280 hosted buyers and 3,400 visitors for two days in meetings, networking and educational sessions. Exhibitors were a mix of domestic and international companies including Accor hotels, Business Events Canada, ...

TIME for Thailand

CMW’s Richard John joins some key M&I planners for the twin centre delights of Bangkok and Koh Samui.   TIME – The Thailand Incentive and Meetings Exchange – recently brought planners from across the globe to experience what the country had to offer. It was a trip of extremes; from the frenetic stimulation of Bangkok, to the sensual relaxation of Koh Samui, just an hour’s flight away. The...

Miami MICE

It’s not just seaweed that has been on the rise in Miami this year, with visits and hotel occupation up, as well as room rates. CMW investigates. [hr gap=”30″] With 15.9m visitors in 2017, Greater Miami and the Beaches is one of the world’s most popular destinations. There may be an invasion of seaweed on the beaches in 2018 but The Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bur...

All aboard for the Eurostar experiences

Ramy Salameh gets aboard a perfectly ‘MICE’ experience on Eurostar. [hr gap=”30″] The announcement that Eurostar has recently launched exclusive ‘on-board experiences’ is a realisation of an initiative that the train operator has been working towards for some time to create. In the last few years Eurostar has brought on track new and refurbished stock; introduced technology innovations...