Day: March 14, 2018

Hamburg CVB Conventions unit gets new chief

Germany’s happening port city for events Hamburg has a new chief of its Conventions unit. Nele Aumann has taken on the role of head of the Hamburg Convention Bureau’s (HCB) Conventions unit and will coordinate the unit’s team of six in charge of marketing Hamburg as a MICE destination. The appointment brings HCB’s executive tier up to full complement. A graduate business economist, Aumann has many...

Las Vegas celebrates Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) 2018

Las Vegas will celebrate the Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) on 12 April 2018. In honour of GMID, meetings and events professionals from around the world will come together to showcase the real impact that business meetings, conferences, conventions, incentive travel, trade shows and exhibitions have on businesses, economies and communities. The meetings industry in Las Vegas supports approxim...

Meetings & Events Australia (MEA) announces date for national awards ceremony

Meetings & Events Australia (MEA), Australia’s national events industry association, announced, 14 March, the dates and venues for its State and Territory award ceremonies in Australia throughout April 2018. The announcement comes as 26 industry judges finalise their confidential scores for the 2017 MEA National Awards. The venues and dates announced for the state awards are: New South W...

Focus and flexibility

AIPC president Aloysius Arlando says flexibility is key to taking advantage of opportunities in the year ahead. Was 2017 a good year for the 186 AIPC members? In most performance terms, 2017 was in fact a very good year as a continuation of a growth pattern, since the global financial crisis in 2008, at a rate that has even exceeded growth in global GDP. However, it was also a time of many challen...

South Africa signals room to grow

South Africa’s business events industry catapults into a new era of growth and synergy, writes Sarah-Claire Picton. In the eve of a new era, South Africa ranks among the top ten long-haul destinations for hosting international and regional meetings and conferences. Thirsty to understand more about the country’s meetings industry push, CMW traverses the African continent to talk facts, forecasts an...