Articles by Paul Colston

Paul Colston

Managing Editor, Conference News & Conference & Meetings World. Write Paul an E-mail


US start-up event to LAUNCH in Sydney

Business Events Sydney (BESydney) CEO Lyn Lewis-Smith (pictured) has welcomed New South Wales (NSW) Premier Gladys Berejiklian’s announcement that Sydney will host the first LAUNCH Festival outside San Francisco as part of New South Wales’s broader innovation and start-up growth agenda. “Hosting LAUNCH Festival in 2018 and 2019 will boost entrepreneurship and innovation by profiling…


Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre appoints John Burke as deputy GM

The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre has announced the appointment of John Burke (pictured) as its new deputy general manager. Burke is a senior venue operations professional with 25 years’ experience working across all areas of venue and event management, including leadership, commercial management, construction liaison, vendor management, programme management, facility operations and engineering, and audio…


New Fine team forms on the DMO bloc

International MICE industry expert Harry Fine, former agency professional and hotelier Richard Fine, and award-winning DMC owner from Turkey Birgül Özden and digital marketing and CRM specialist Eda Özden have come together to create a new sales and marketing hub, MEP. The new venture is to offer tools, strategies and projects designed to help companies…


International and European Association Awards announces shortlist for Vienna awards ceremony

The Association of Association Executives (AAE) has announced the shortlist for its 2017 International and European Association Awards designed to recognise excellence in leadership, development and service across international and European associations. The awards ceremony and gala dinner will take place on 3 May 2017 in Vienna, Austria, at the grand imperial palace of the…

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