Day: March 13, 2018

ICC Sydney launches AV Graduate Programme

International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) is supporting the next generation of technical professionals with the launch of its paid Audio Visual (AV) Graduate Programme, designed to provide vocational training and development opportunities. As part of the initiative, five graduates will gain exposure to a year of conventions and events, working across all areas of ICC Sydney’s AV and prod...

Reward more than revenue gains

Antony Reeve-Crook looks at applying a digital strategy to organisational culture. One of the big questions to arise from the merger between event giants Informa and UBM is the impact that the resulting entity will have on their combined ability to offer a personalised service. With the formation of such as large company, the ability to provide a personal touch is often seen as diminished, however...

ECM survey shows ‘solid growth’ in long-haul arrivals to Europe

The latest results from the Air Travellers’ Traffic Barometer*, produced by European Cities Marketing (ECM) and ForwardKeys, consolidated a year of solid growth for long-haul inbound tourism in Europe. The results came despite terror attacks targeting tourists in some major destinations earlier in 2017, as markets showed more resilience and relatively fast recovery to these tragic events. Th...

In with the new

Ian Edwards (pictured below), CEO ICC Wales and Celtic Manor Resort, shares his views on how to bring a new-build business events destination to market. The new International Convention Centre Wales (ICC Wales) is due to open at Celtic Manor, Newport Wales, in 2019. The venue will provide Wales with a purpose-built convention centre for the first time. It will also put Wales as a business events d...