2019

German Convention Bureau releases ‘Future Meetings Space’ research

The German Convention Bureau (GCB) presented the results of the second phase of its ‘Future Meetings Space’ research project recently, at the 2019 PCMA Convening Leaders conference. The research provides insights into attendee types and success factors, as well as recommendations for action. The core question in the report was ‘How to create successful events’. The answer, in a nutshell: to satisf...

Basel set for a record-breaking year in 2019

2019 is set to be a record-breaking year for the Congress Centre Basel (CCB) in Switzerland, which is expecting a greater number of events and attendees than ever before. In the first quarter of 2019, the city plays host to the 50th annual meeting of the International Association of Professional Conference Organisers (IAPCO). Following this is the annual meeting of the German and Austrian Society ...

The top three event trends due in 2019

Nele Aumann, head of the Hamburg Convention Bureau’s (HCB) Conventions unit, looks ahead to the three major trends she expects to see more from in the meetings and event sector in 2019:   Innovation: in other words, finding fresh ideas – an ongoing challenge for event planners who have to attract and engage delegates time and time again. Here’s where the host destination can offer a rea...

Why 2019 will be a breakthrough year for meetings & events

Demand for meetings & events will grow between 5-10% in 2019, and the average size of meetings will rise in nearly every region, according to a new survey by CWT Meetings & Events. CWT M&E is a division of Carlson Wagonlit Travel, and its 2019 Meetings & Events Future Trends report offers cost projections and a run-down on regional differences, as well as ranking the top M&E de...

Tel Aviv to host Eurovision 2019

The Eurovision Song Contest has announced that its 2019 edition will be held in Tel Aviv’s Aviv-Yafo municipality. The European Broadcasting Union and Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation selected Tel Aviv as the most suitable host city for the contest. It is Israel’s financial and cultural centre, an international hub of art, creativity, commerce, trade, media and academia. The decision was ma...