Day: March 19, 2018

MIPIM in Cannes

The MIPIM international property conference returned to Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France, from 13-16 March bringing 26,000 real estate, city and political leaders, including 5,400 investors, from over 100 countries for four days of debate about property and investment trends. Representatives from 500 cities and local authorities from around the world promoted their properties to internationa...

BCD Meetings & Events awards get a touch of Disney dazzle

Global meetings and events industry BCD Meetings & Events recently gathered staff from 20 of its EMEA offices for an awards event recognising talent within the organisation. Nearly 300 of the agency’s global team gathered at Disneyland Paris for a full day conference and evening celebrations. The business sessions were designed to underline core values and reinforce BCD M&E brand culture, ...

‘Trailblazers’ win grants to win business events for Brisbane

Researchers into mobile robotics, stem cell medicine and children’s hearing loss were among the Brisbane scientific and technology pioneers recognised with support from Brisbane’s inaugural Lord Mayor’s Convention Trailblazer Grant. Seven successful applicants have been awarded a share of A$25,000 (US$19,255). They will be able to use the funding to attend international conferences and lobby for t...

Future Meeting Room

Ramy Salameh reports on how Germany is thinking ahead with its Future Meeting Space project. Three million meetings, conventions and events take place every year in Germany, attracting 380m participants, making it second only to the US for international association conferences. Germany’s latest Meeting & Event Barometer, 2016/2017, showed that the number of international visitors attending mee...

Fancy a festivalisation refresh?

Antony Reeve-Crook explores ‘festivalisation’ and the business of making the main event. The ultimate incarnation of an event, either industry or consumer, is the festival, and not just by virtue of their size. Festivals take a community and deliver an identity through shared experience. Whether industry specific such as the Cannes Film Festival, or more generic such as South-by-South-West (SXSW),...