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…


New network for young #eventprofs launched

A new network aimed at young professionals in the business events industry has been launched. Called Meetings + Millennials, the network aims to be the place where young professionals from the meeting, incentive travel, conference, event and exhibition sectors can gather to learn, connect and advocate. The network will operate as an on-line community with…

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Messe Frankfurt to organise German presence at its worldwide events

The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) has commissioned Messe Frankfurt to organise German joint stands at around a fifth of its 100-plus events outside Germany. As Wolfgang Marzin, president and chief executive officer of Messe Frankfurt, said: “For our customers, Messe Frankfurt’s foreign events have been important communication and sales platforms for…

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