Carlson Wagonlit Travel wins Siemens European business travel account

Global travel management company Carlson Wagonlit Travel, has announced it has won the tender to provide business travel services to global engineering and technology company Siemens. The agreement covers 32 countries. Siemens launched the tender process last March with the aim of consolidating business to a single travel management company. Following an eight-month RFP process,…

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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…


Australia CVBs call for business events to be included in foreign policy

The importance of business events to the Australian economy and the role they play in international diplomacy should be formally recognised in Australia’s Foreign Policy White Paper, according to the Association of Australian Convention Bureaux (AACB). In its presentation to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the AACB aligned the following recommendations with key…


Events sector marks International Women’s Day Down Under

Women and men from across the business events sector have celebrated International Women’s Day (8 March) together at the Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia’s (EEAA) special breakfast honouring the contribution of women to the sector. In a room of close to 100 attendees, EEAA chief executive, Joyce DiMascio, welcomed industry’s commitment to creating environments…


Weird and wonderful in Austin, TX

Paul Colston travels to the Lone Star State and sees PCMA bring movie stars, economists and space scientists into the convention collaboration “I could live anywhere I like in the world and I choose to live in Austin,” was the line delivered by Hollywood A-lister and local boy, Matthew McConaughey, at the opening ceremony on…

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