Day: October 11, 2018

Fay Sharpe of Fast Forward 15 joins Women of the World mentoring scheme

Fay Sharpe, founder of award-winning female mentoring scheme Fast Forward 15, has been invited to join the Women of the World mentoring programme, in recognition of her work in the events and hospitality sector. The event, which takes place on October 11, will champion International Day of the Girl, a UN initiative designed to recognise girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the...

IMEX America launches new event app

IMEX America has launched a new event app, ahead of the shows running from 16-18 October at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Las Vegas. The app will allow delegates to view appointments with exhibitors, find a booth on the show floor, and stay up to date with the talks taking place on the show floor. The app is powered by eventreference.com, and is available offline, not requiring a wifi co...

IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific make big splash in Bangkok

Over 3,000 delegates and 360 exhibiting organisations attended the 26th Incentive Travel & Conventions, Meetings Asia (IT&CMA) and 21st Corporate Travel World (CTW) Asia-Pacific double bill event in Bangkok, Thailand. They were joined by 500 hosted buyers and media for the three-day event, 18-20 September 2018. The event hosted a record 29 networking functions and 21 knowledge sessions. IT...

GO Beyond Group announces three new DMC partnerships

Newly-created sales, marketing and representation company GO Beyond Group has announced new partnerships with three destination management companies: Destination Fabulous (Las Vegas), Insiders Tourism (UAE) and The Winners Group Southern Africa. Co-founded by Kate Moss and Michelle Lawrie in 2018, GO Beyond Group will help drive each DMC’s conference, meetings and incentive sales in the UK. Moss c...

FIRST appoints Jon Reid to manage all European operations

Global events agency FIRST has announced today that Jon Reid has been named regional general manager, Europe. In his new role, Reid will have overall accountability for both FIRST and Clive brands in Europe, and he will report to Maureen Ryan Fable, CEO-Group and CEO-Americas of FIRST. Reid has previously worked as managing director of agency Evoke, managing partner of Wolf Brand Experience and gl...

Dublin to host the European Congress of Immunology in 2024

The Convention Centre Dublin (CCD) will host the European Congress of Immunology (ECI) in Dublin in 2024. The Irish Society for Immunology (ISI) has a proud tradition of immunology research and helped the city beat off competition from Madrid, Florence, Prague and Geneva to win the conference. This will be the 7th ECI, and takes place, 1-4 September 2024. The ISI committee submitted the winning bi...

Emerging Talent Programme to debut at CINZ Conference 2018

Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) is launching a young business event professionals talent programme at its upcoming annual conference in Auckland. The Emerging Talent Professional Development Programme is aimed at those starting their careers and will sit alongside the main conference in a half-day event on 1 November. CINZ Chief Executive Sue Sullivan says CINZ has developed the prog...

New ICC at the forefront of Business of Events in Wales

The inaugural Business of Events Wales forum ran from 4-5 October at Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, Wales. The event provided a forum for senior figures in the UK business events community to meet, learn and share ideas about the future of sector. A key focus was on the opening of new venue ICC Wales inside the Celtic Manor grounds, and how it can act as a catalyst for business. Speakers included...

Melbourne show overhaul AIMEing to deliver big returns for 2019

New Australia-based organisers of Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME) 2019 say they have overhauled all aspects of the event (formerly organised by Reed in collaboration with owners Melbourne CVB), with new key strategies focussing on a positive return on investment for buyers and exhibitors alike. New streamlined exhibitor packages guarantee 32 pre-scheduled appointments with buyers...