Last year threw the international meetings industry a few curve balls with new venues launched, companies going into liquidation and the fall of corporate meetings. Sarah Oâ€™Donnell asks a selection of industry leaders what they see in 2011â€™s crystal ball.
The Maltese Islands sit at the very heart of the Mediterranean â€˜cradle of civilisationâ€™. They are also at the heart of European conferencing and incentive meetings.
The Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo (AIME) in Melbourne, Australia, has a new Event Director as well as some new initiatives for 2011. CMW caught up with Sally de Swart.
Mike Trudeau visits Krakow and investigates its conference and meetings offering.
As Taiwan and Beijing build on the June 2010 ECFA accord which eased trading conditions, Paul Colston finds Taipei is reaching out for meetings business with a new sense of confidence.
Sarah Oâ€™Donnell finds Copenhagen is turning meetings on their head in order to see a return on meeting investment.
The Canadian Tourism Commissionâ€™s Greg Klassen tells CMW why the country is concentrating marketing efforts on Europe and the UK and shares experience of the Winter Olympics and the G20.
Vikki Carley heads to the so-called â€˜birthplace of democracyâ€™, Athens, to see how the cityâ€™s MICE market is holding up in what has been an extremely challenging year for the Greek economy.
AIPC President, Edgar Hirt says we can all shape the convention centres of the future.