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VOK DAMS PUTS ON VW/SKODA 20TH ANNIVERSARY CEREMONY posted on: 8/6/2011 11:56:17
WORLD - Skoda commissioned international communications agency VOK DAMS to produce its 20th anniversary ceremony for the Volkswagen group’s original investment in the Czech carmaker. (Skoda went on to become a fully owned VW subsidiary in 2000.)
Six hundred guests, including Czech President Vaclav Klaus, came to Mlada Boleslav, birthplace of the brand, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of VW’s investment.
VOK DAMS put the ceremony together with partners Jangled Nerves from Stuttgart and KMS Team and comsense from Munich.
President of Volkswagen Dr Martin Winterkorn was also in the audience to witness a 270° media presentation showing historic pictures, innovations and an outlook for the future. All speakers drove on stage by car.
AFRICA - The Calabar International Convention Centre in Nigeria, which is currently under construction, has appointed conference industry specialist Paul D'Arcy as its first Chief Executive Officer, effective from January 2015.
ASIA - The Global Business Travel Association Foundation's Global BTI Outlook - India report has revealed that the country's total business travel spend is expected to grow 8.6 per cent in 2014 to US$26.2bn.
EUROPE - This year's edition of EIBTM closed having attracted over 15,500 industry professionals onsite for the three days of the show, an eight per cent increase on 2013 figures, according to organisers.
EUROPE - Moscow's Crocus Expo Convention Centre has recently added a shopping and entertainment mall which is expected to help generate up to a million visitors to the complex each week, James Willsher reports.