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Episode 5: Health and safety paramount – in any event

Our host Mark Felstead kicks off the first episode of the New Year in the company of Olaf Jastrob, (pictured) one of Germany’s leading experts in Health and Safety (including hygienic measures) for event venues and cultural establishments We will learn, in an episode packed full of sage advice: In the case of a worst case scenario e.g. a fire hazard, act of terrorism, Super Spreader attendin...

Berlin’s Awakening Beauties – Episode 4, Christmas Special

  A festive end of year welcome from Mark Felstead and his Merry Crowd that first brought Berlin`s Sleeping Beauties to life, as they deliver Christmas messages of hope from Berlin! Our host has done his best throughout the past year to take a positive spin on what has been, clearly as for many, a disastrous year for Berlin and its event industry. Let his Berlin Beauties – from event ve...

Smart Badge: The Australian innovation for events in the Covid era

What started as an idea for a simple social distancing alert system developed by an Australian production company to help restart events in the wake of a global pandemic has evolved into a dynamic, automated safety device being adopted by multiple industries navigating the challenges of Covid-19. “Harry the hirer was looking for something to try and help the events industry get back up on its feet...

A conversation with…Tourism Australia

In the new CMW series of destination discussions, Iain Stirling Zooms Down Under to speak with Penny Lion, executive general manager events at Tourism Australia. Penny describes how Australia’s events industry has coped with the Covid-19 situation over the past nine months, and shares some ideas on the strategy for recovery in 2021 and beyond. We hear about the current regulations – with...

The Prepared, Hybrid MICE City of Busan

In 2020, with the unexpected outbreak and spread of the COVID-19 virus, the global MICE industry completely froze. However, even the worst crisis can encourage people to face new challenges and can be used as an opportunity for development and success. Much like other global MICE cities, Busan, Asia’s No. 5 MICE city (2019, UIA), has been experiencing difficulties amid the pandemic. Yet, despite i...

Warm up to winter ski incentives

While travel may be paused at the moment, that doesn’t mean we can’t all dream of the day when we can reward top achievers for their valiant efforts with the ultimate winter perk: a trip to Canada where deep powder skiing, adventure activities, a rollicking aprés ski scene and wide array of luxurious accommodations await. When the time is right to travel again, Canada will be ready. Here are the c...

Berlin’s Awakening Beauties

Berlin’s Awakening Beauties Episode 5: Health and safety paramount – in any event Our host Mark Felstead kicks off the first episode of the New Year in the company of Olaf Jastrob, one of Germany’s leading experts in Health and Safety (including hygienic measures) for event venues and cultural establishments. Episode 4: Christmas Special A festive end of year welcome from Mark Felstead...

Eco – Friendly City of Busan Builds ‘Sustainability’

Where should we start with the sustainability of the MICE industry? Beyond delivering the economic benefits of the MICE events, it is important to consider ways to bring a bright future to the next generations as well as to benefit contemporaries. Indeed, with the people interconnected and interdependent on the ‘global community,’ it is incumbent on all of us in the MICE industry to op...

Central America

Central America If you’re a venue or hotel looking to sign up for this scheme, please contact one of the Conference and Meetings World team  at nhattingh@mashmedia.net or call 020 8481 1124. For any venue or hotel looking to list their venue or hotel in the UK, please contact the Conference News team at conferencenews@mashmedia.net or call 020 8481 1124.

The Caribbean

The Caribbean If you’re a venue or hotel looking to sign up for this scheme, please contact one of the Conference and Meetings World team  at nhattingh@mashmedia.net or call 020 8481 1124. For any venue or hotel looking to list their venue or hotel in the UK, please contact the Conference News team at conferencenews@mashmedia.net or call 020 8481 1124.

Europe

Europe If you’re a venue or hotel looking to sign up for this scheme, please contact one of the Conference and Meetings World team  at nhattingh@mashmedia.net or call 020 8481 1124. For any venue or hotel looking to list their venue or hotel in the UK, please contact the Conference News team at conferencenews@mashmedia.net or call 020 8481 1124. IAKW-AG – Austria Center Vi...

Natural wonder

CMW takes a deep dive into the great barrier reef and checks out the improving offer in Cairns. As New Zealand and Australia opened up a travel bubble in October, maybe there is some Antipodean light emerging at the end of the dark corona tunnel. In normal times, Cairns & Great Barrier Reef present meeting planners with a combination of sustainable, first-class facilities and operators amid an...