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Meetings nhow

Ramy Salameh goes to Milan and Berlin to check out funky lifestyle hotel brand, nhow. NH Hotel Group’s lifestyle brand ‘nhow’ has rapid expansion plans, with properties opening in Marseille, Santiago de Chile, London, Amsterdam, Lima and Frankfurt over the next four years. CMW went to nhow Milan & Berlin to experience the concept and…

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Essential measurements

International Association of Conference Centres’ CEO Mark Cooper discusses some essential elements for measuring the meeting experience. Food and wellness-based trends can be fleeting by nature; however we’re seeing an unprecedented increase and they may be here to stay. In IACC’s recent Meeting Room of the Future report we found that 57% of venue operators said “experience creation”…

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Montréal: Making room for robotics

Generating CAD$1.8m (US$137.5m) in tourism revenue for Montréal and Québec, the Palais des congrès de Montréal Convention & Exhibition Centre is set to host the international final of the World Robot Olympiad (WRO), 13-15 November 2020. Organised by Zone01, the event will draw 2,000 participants to Montréal. This international competition attracts students between the ages of seven and 25 from…

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In pictures: Visit USA Independence Ball

CMW attended the Visit USA Independence Ball held at London Hilton Bankside, 5 July. The event kicked off with a Welcome Reception, followed by a formal dinner at the Las Vegas table – and, as they do every year, Visit USA organised a Charity Raffle in aid of “Just a Drop”. For more information about Las Vegas, read the feature published in CMW’s issue…

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Essentially speaking…

etouches, a cloud event management software company, brings a visual component to CMW’s new event tech section. The featured infographic includes data collected from a 2016 etouches global survey of 239 event planners. Taking you through the before, during and after of an event, etouches reveals key points in an event’s lifecycle and the steps to…

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The Flanders effect

Ramy Salameh says Flanders’ recent hosting of the Associations World Congress will have impressed these influential meeting planners who experienced the region’s ease of access and depth of heritage first-hand. The new Flanders Meeting & Convention Centre Antwerp (FMCCA) played host to the Associations World Congress (AWC) in March, with some 500 association professionals stepping through…

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A taste of Tangier

Stephanie Ackland’s Morocco MICE tour takes us to Tangier The North African city of Tangier is enjoying a resurgence. Situated at the northern tip of Morocco and Africa, it lies 20 miles (32.1km) from Spain and is raising its business profile and MICE offering. Tangier is a melting pot of cultures, but with a firm…

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Talking ’bout digitalisation

CMW embraces digital transformation, and gives room to event tech’s growing presence within the global events industry. Proceeds from global tech IPOs amounted to US$25.1bn in 2017, with 168% growth from 2016 (PwC, Global Technology IPO Review). The present-day digital dialogue is anchored in transformation and growth; and, as our event tech section reveals, advancements…

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Driving innovation in the digital economy

London Technology Week (LTW) returns this June to showcase the UK capital as a global tech powerhouse, Sarah-Claire Picton reports London, Europe’s ‘technology capital’, becomes a nucleus of digital innovation as London Tech Week enters its fifth edition, 11-17 June. Co-founded by promotional agency London & Partners in 2014, LTW is London’s largest crowd-sourced festival…

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Thabethe’s targets

South Africa’s deputy minister of tourism, Elizabeth Thabethe, tells CMW about a big new ZAR110m bidding fund, a delegate boosting initiative and other new business event strategies. What is the biggest challenge today for South Africa in marketing itself as an international conference and events destination? The major challenge is probably financial constraints. South African Tourism is…

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