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IBTM China reveals first details of its 2019 event

IBTM China, part of Reed’s IBTM’s global portfolio of meetings and events industry trade shows, is to expand its  hosted buyer programme for 2019. Organisers have published the first details of its plans for the 2019 edition, which will take place at China National Convention Centre (CNCC) in Beijing, 28-29 August. The organiser anticipates that over 380 international and domestic exhibitors will ...

IAPCO appoints new CEO

The International Association of PCOs (IAPCO) has announced the appointment of Martin Boyle (pictured) as its new CEO. The appointment will become effective 1 April 2019. Boyle goes to IAPCO with a wealth of experience across a number of countries in the events and meetings industry. He has launched start-ups in Canada, driven sales at an international convention centre, worked with international ...

CTICC posts record revenues

The Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) has reported record-breaking revenues and healthy operating profits. CTICC Chief Executive Officer Julie-May Ellingson, announcing the centre’s 2017/18 Annual Financial Results on 11 December, noted the figures included a R4.5bn contribution to the national GDP and R3.1bn to the GGP of the Western Cape. The CTICC grew its revenues over the fina...

CWT says Predictive Analytics can save 10% on client spend

Global travel management company Carlson Wagonlit Travel has introduced Predictive Analytics capabilities, designed to improve the accuracy of forecasts and provide better visibility over key travel metrics and give clients new opportunities to control travel spend. CWT Solutions Group, CWT’s consulting division, says it has built an advanced data model that sifts through large historic travel dat...

Food and medicine feature big in eventful December start for ADNEC

The Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) has been hosting four major events in early December at its ADNEC centre in the Emirati capital. The 13th International Society of Hemodialysis Congress closed on 8 December, having showcased the latest technologies in the field of hemodialysis and nephrology, in addition to advancements in research and clinical practices. Under the patronage of H...

PCMA sets economic progress and social prosperity as goals for first Leadership Summit

Civic and corporate leaders from four continents will gather January 2019 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, for a two-day forum on how business events can create diversified and sustainable opportunities for economic and social prosperity. The 6 and 7 January programme was created by Chicago-based PCMA to bring together a core international group of association CEOs, corporate leaders and municipal lea...

Season three of Elevate mentoring programme launches

The team behind the UK’s Elevate mentoring programme has announced the launch of its third season and intake for new mentees and mentors. Registrations are open until 18 January with all partnerships to be announced by the first week in February. Elevate has run for two seasons and created over 120 mentoring pairs with people from across the events industry. The next intake is to be capped at 50 a...

I’m a celebrity, get me to… Evolve 2019

The Meetings and Events Australia (MEA) annual conference, Evolve 2019, is to feature the newly-launched Associated Celebrity Booking Platform, (ACTA). Organisers claim it is new technology that can be a game-changer for the events and entertainment industry with its ability to simplify the process of searching for and booking celebrities and entertainers for events. Robyn Johnson, CEO of MEA, com...

In pictures: SITE in Rwanda

Rwanda hosted this year’s Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) Executive Summit, 1-4 December. The annual event takes members of the SITE Board of Directors and SITE Foundation Board of Trustees to new and emerging destinations that can leverage the experience and knowledge of global industry leaders to grow its incentive travel business. The 2018 event was sponsored by Rwanda Convention...

Raven swoops on £65k investment from Scottish EDGE final

A software brand whose technology has been used at the Ryder Cup and 2018 European Championships, has scooped £65,000 from the latest Scottish EDGE funding round. UK-based Raven, which provides crisis management software for digital integrated command and control of events, joins a range of enterprising small businesses as Sottish EDGE alumni, including Brewgooder, Gin Bothy and MiAlgae. With the ...

IMEX expects to see more asset leveraging

2018 has been the year when interest in live events, experiential activities, women in leadership, mental wellbeing and robots skyrocketed. In 2019, IMEX Group expects all these trends to continue; but what other trends does the international exhibition organiser see on the horizon? According to IMEX, there’s one unifying storyline that can help us all make sense of 2019 before it arrives: how to ...

SITE in Rwanda for Executive Summit 2018

Rwanda hosted this year’s Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) Executive Summit, 1-4 December. The annual event takes members of the SITE Board of Directors and SITE Foundation Board of Trustees to new and emerging destinations that can leverage the experience and knowledge of global industry leaders to grow its incentive travel business. The 2018 event was sponsored by Rwanda Convention...