EventFlash: weekly news round up, with LiveBuzz

Your weekly news round up from the events industry, in partnership with LiveBuzz. Radiohead and Celine Dion among performances affected at Manchester Arena ICC Wales chief executive praises Welsh government for support The cash machine’s 50th birthday celebrated at Gibson Hall G20 Summit heads to Hamburg, Germany Brand Events’ Chris Hughes wins Outstanding Contribution Award…


MPI announces 2017 RISE Awards recipients

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has announced the recipients of this year’s RISE (Recognizing Industry Success and Excellence) Awards during the association’s 2017 World Education Congress (WEC) in Las Vegas. The recipients were selected for exceptional achievements in the meeting and event industry and honoured on 20 June at the annual MPI RISE Awards Presentation and…


ECM joins Global Destination Sustainability Index

European Cities Marketing (ECM) is the newest partner to join the Global Destination Sustainability Index (GDS-Index), a collaborative partnership between ICCA, ICCA’s Scandinavia Chapter, IMEX, MCI Group and now ECM. The Index’s stated aim is to promote the sustainable growth of international meeting destinations, highlighting best practices and responsible business tourism. ECM will support the…


The coming war on data

The data landscape is a digital minefield, says Paul Woodward, chairman at Paul Woodward Advisory A battle royal is brewing in the events industry. It doesn’t involve free Wi-Fi (well a bit actually). It doesn’t involve drayage for our friends in the US (more’s the pity). It doesn’t even involve security and travel bans (serious…


Mobile Technik holds airport exhibition

Mobile Technik was hired by Airside Safety Group to take a UK Airport Safety Week campaign to Heathrow Airport. Airside employees attended a week-long mobile exhibition, which Mobile Technik hopes to replicate internationally.  The Heathrow airside safety roadshow took place over five days across four terminals and cargo centres with exhibitors including British Airways, Virgin…

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