Day: February 20, 2018

Heavent Awards in Cannes attracts record entries

Organisers say they have recorded a record 144 entries from event, experiential and live marketing agencies, corporates and event organisers for the Heavent Awards 2018. The awards ceremony, organised by the We You Group, takes place on 29 March 2018 and they expected 1,000 guests to attend the ceremony in the Palais des Festivals de Cannes. The awards run during the Heavent Meetings MICE trade fa...

AIME 2018 kicks off in Australia’s host city, Melbourne

The Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo (AIME) officially opened in Melbourne, 20 February, welcoming event professionals and exhibitors from over 20 countries to connect, learn and be inspired over two days of networking, exhibition and meetings. Held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC), AIME claims to be the largest show of its kind in the Asia-Pacific region. The show...

SITE appoints new head of events

Following the recent appointments of Didier Scaillet as CEO and Pádraic Gilligan as chief marketing officer, the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) has announced that Tina Gaccetta (pictured) will join the leadership team as head of events effective 1 March. In this new position for the association, Gaccetta will be responsible for both strategy and execution of events hosted by SITE a...

Janet Street Porter confirmed as Confex keynote

Janet Street Porter CBE has been confirmed as the keynote speaker for day two of International Confex. The popular media commentator, journalist and broadcaster will take to the stage for the keynote session of the day, however there will also be an additional visual element to her speech with 3D and holographic experts Musion adding theatre to the stage throughout the two-day show. Street Porter ...

Exposition Universelle

CMW attended the historic opening of Paris’ new convention centre, the largest conference centre in Europe. Despite a spate of tragic terror incidents in recent years, Paris is looking towards a dynamic future, with the 2024 Olympic Games on the horizon, and events including the Art Paris Art Fair 2018 billed to be bigger than ever. There’s also the prospect of the city holding the World Expo 2025...

Sochi signatures: National convention bureau inks deals to help Russia’s regions attract major events

Russia’s new National Convention Bureau Association has signed a raft of agreements with individual Russian regional administrations to help drive events and investments to them. The agreements were signed at the Russian Investment Forum held 15-16 February in the Black Sea resort of Sochi. A session ‘Business Events: is there a new tool that could boost the investment attractiveness of Russ...