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In pictures: the 57th ICCA Congress in Dubai

The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) helds its 57th Congress in Dubai 10-14 November. A new President, Interim CEO and 10 awards to leading women in the sector were highlights, as well as four days of content-driven sessions and keynotes. The social highlight was the gala evening in the desert.

Maktoum bin Mohammed attends 5th World Green Economy Summit 2018 in Dubai

His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai attended the inauguration ceremony of the fifth World Green Economy Summit (WGES) 2018 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre under the theme ‘Driving innovation, leading change’. HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy in Dubai, Managing Director and ...

Leipzig and Saxony gives big MICE performance in London

Leipzig and Saxony conference bureaus presented their destinations to MICE professionals in London, 9 October, on the occasion of the first UK performance by the Gewandhaus Orchestra. The venue was London’s Southbank Centre and Saxony’s rich musical and cultural heritage was emphasised during a presentation before the concert. The State of Saxony prides itself on being not only Germany’s No. 1 cul...

The Big Reveal at UK’s NEC

On Wednesday 10 October event profs gathered at the NEC as the venue unveiled the results of a £4.5m transformation, nicknamed Project Facelift, and introduced the all-new Bear Grylls Adventure. Check out the video above and gallery below for more.

Brisbane Showgrounds go German for Oktoberfest

All things German are being celebrated this month at Oktoberfest Brisbane, Australia’s largest German Festival. The Brisbane Showgrounds has been the venue 5-7 October and a second weekend October 12-14 as the space transforms into a part of Bavaria. Schnitzels to pretzels and beer (of course) are back up by live entertainment including Bavarian Oompah band ‘Münchner Buam’, Heidi the Y...

In pictures: Cvent Connect Europe 2018

Cvent Connect Europe returned for its second incarnation last week, at the Business Design Centre in Islington. Senior figures in the event tech community met to network, do business and learn where the sector is going in the future. Cvent CEO Reggie Agarwal delivered a keynote on the ‘fourth industrial revolution’,which you can read more about here. There was also a charismatic keynot...

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...

Apollo now officially part of the Fattal family after €160m deal completes

The €160m takeover of 13 Apollo Hotels first agreed at the end of June is now officially complete. Israel-based Fattal Hotel Group, which operates 150 hotels in 85 destinations, has named Alexander Kluit, former area manager of Apollo Hotels, as managing director, the Netherlands & Belgium. In Europe, the Fattal Hotel Group operates under the flag of Leonardo Hotels. As a result of the takeove...

In pictures: Adelaide’s largest ever incentive group visit

The Adelaide Convention Bureau’s incentive marketing drive into China has paid dividends, with a 5-day/4-night visit by 750 employees of Joymain, one of China’s largest Science/tech and direct selling companies. The 750 delegates in one wave was Adelaide’s largest single incentive group visit and is the second time the company has visited Australia, with the first being to Sydney in 2015. Joymain ...

Maritz Global Events meets Malaysia at the KLCC

The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) recently hosted Ben Goedegebuure, general manager at Maritz Global Events, and senior vice president Nancy DeBrosse for an educational visit. Maritz Global Events brings together the industry-leading power of Maritz Travel – specialists in corporate conferences, meetings and incentive travel – with Experient, an association meetings, live events and ...

Encore Event technologies provide dramatic launch for ZEISS

Eyeglass lens manufacturers ZEISS recently launched their latest innovation, UVProtect, at a two-day event in Adelaide, Australia. Clients from around Australia experienced a first hand look at product conceptualisation and development from ZEISS headquarters, before managing director Mike Fitzsimons demonstrated UVProtect for the first time. Encore Event Technologies put the two-day event togethe...

Melbourne ambassador programme recognises industry excellence

The Club Melbourne Ambassador Programme celebrated its 13thanniversary and another outstanding year at its annual dinner on Monday 13 August. The evening saw the induction of five new ambassadors and the award of its annual fellowship. Since the Programme’s inception in 2005, Club Melbourne has secured 131 international conferences that have delivered an economic impact of more than $840m, with su...