Articles by Paul Colston

Paul Colston

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

Baselworld 2017

Baselworld marks 100 years of event time-keeping

Baselworld 2017, the trendsetting event for the global watch and jewellery industry, opened for its 100th edition, this week in the presence of Swiss Federal Councillor Alain Berset. Baselworld has grown over the years into the pre-eminent international platform for global key players from the world of watches and jewellery, diamonds, gemstones, pearls, machines and…


Associations World Congress unveils keynotes and new sessions for Vienna

The Associations World Congress has unveiled a number of high-profile association leaders in its speaker line-up for the forthcoming congress in Vienna, 2-4 May 2017. Keynote sessions to kick start the congress will be delivered by Cynthia Cherrey, president and CEO, International Leadership Association; Lodwijk Klootwijk, director, European Golf Course Owners Association, and Sarah Sadek, CEO of XYZ…


IAPCO to strike gold in Basel in 2019

International PCO association IAPCO has announced it is to take its Golden Anniversary Annual Meeting and General Assembly (AM&GA) to Switzerland in 2019. The conference will be held at the Congress Center Basel, 14-17 February, and will be organised by IAPCO member Congrex. News of Basel’s winning bid to host the 50th IAPCO AM&GA was…


CVB claims Republicans’ ‘Bathroom Bill’ could cost Texas millions in convention business

Texas Republicans in the US are reaping a convention backlash against their plans, unveiled back in January, for a ‘Bathroom Bill’ in the state senate, under which transgender people would need to use toilet facilities in public schools, government buildings and public universities based on their biological sex. Organisers of several large conventions have threatened to…

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