Acrotrend MD says new data legislation will change the events industry as we know it

Acrotrend, a globally-operating customer insight and analytics consultancy with clients including UBM, Reed Exhibitions, BNP Paribas, Nuffield Health and Cancer Research UK, says new data legislation coming into force in 2018 means event companies must change the way they manage internal and third-party data or face tough penalties for non-compliance. The General Data Protection Regulation…

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Eccentric Edinburgh

CMW visited Edinburgh and discovered event spots bursting with tradition, character and a sense of fun Scotland’s weathered landscapes provide a formidable event backdrop, and visitors are prepared to travel great distances to marvel at such milieu. Indeed, the country’s top ten visiting nations include the USA, Australia, Italy and Canada. While Scotland’s natural and…


CCH reveals pyramid room for planners

The CCH – Congress Center Hamburg has been undergoing modernisation and remodelling since January 2017. A new CCH Showroom in Hall A is now open to provide a preview of the new CCH, offering digital visualisations, sample furnishings and more. The opening of the CCH Showroom took place on 30 May in the presence of…


Dresden gets ready for ECM Summer School

This year’s European Cities Marketing (ECM) Summer School will take place in Dresden, Germany, 26-30 August 2017. Organisers of this 31st edition of the industry educational programme say they expect 50 new delegates to come to Dresden. The 30th ECM Summer School was held in Zagreb last year. Since 1987, the ECM Summer School has…

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G20 set to boost Hamburg’s meetings image

On 7 and 8 July, Hamburg, Germany, will host heads of state and government of the world’s leading 20 industrialised and emerging economies and their delegations for what will also be a major showcase opportunity for the northern city’s meetings and events potential. The G20 summit is set to attract 10,000 delegates and journalists. Following the opening…


AIM Group helps highlight emergency medicine issues with conference on Lampedusa

The SIAARTI Academy (Italian Society of Anaesthesia, Analgesia and Intensive Care) took over 160 delegates for a four-day training event on the island of Lampedusa recently. Issues of emergency medicine were also under discussion. For this first edition of the SIAARTI Academy, the association and global PCO AIM Group International considered the destination of Lampedusa, one of…


IAPCO gets the EDGE in The Hague

The International Association of Congress Organisers (IAPCO) has announced that it will take its EDGE Seminar to The Hague in January 2019. It will be the fourth EDGE Seminar organised in Europe, but the first to be held in The Hague. The two-day event will take place at the Hilton Hotel and will aim to…

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Ferguson moves from VisitScotland to head Marketing Edinburgh’s business tourism department

Marketing Edinburgh, the official promotional organisation for Scotland’s capital city, has appointed Amanda Ferguson as its new head of business tourism. She replaces Lesley Williams, who will move on to pursue other projects. Williams will continue to work with the Convention Edinburgh team one day a week to support the transition ahead of Ferguson’s move to…


UKinbound members demand new Government priorities for tourism during Brexit negotiations

UKinbound has called for a review of the new Government’s approach to the upcoming Brexit negotiations after the General Election results verified the electorate’s hard Brexit fears, which are shared by the association. UKinbound has surveyed its members regarding the new Government’s tourism priorities and is calling on the Conservatives and DUP to implement a…

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