Conference & Meetings World

Conference & Meetings World is published for the international conference and meetings industry. It tackles the issues facing organisers of international events. The editorial is independent, fresh and news driven, with a global reach.

Restrictions on indoor events in Scotland to be lifted

Restrictions on indoor events in Scotland will be lifted from 24 January, Nicola Sturgeon has announced. The Scottish First Minister described a “much more positive” situation in Scotland in an update to Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) at Holyrood on Tuesday 18 January, pointing to a reduction in case numbers and hospitalisations which mean the Omicron wave is past its peak. The Scottish...

Getting the Maldives meeting message across

The Maldives has been picking up the MICE pace in recent months, showcasing to meetings and events buyers all there is to offer in the islands Everybody wants to go to a place where they feel safe and 98% of our resort employees are fully vaccinated against coronavirus. You can even have your own island for your meeting,” Visit Maldives CEO and MD Thoyib Mohammed told CMW when he brought the islan...

Africa adapts for awakening

CMW looks at a continent with an event eye very much on the future Africa’s almost 1.3 billion people have, of course, been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic like the rest of the world. The fact that the continent’s people are remarkably young – 40% of them are under 15 – has saved them from some of the worst ravages, but vaccination rates remain low in many countries. So, re-opening, including fo...

Business travel trends for 2022

Travel management company BCD Travel has identified eight trends that aims to resonate with travel managers and travellers in 2022 and compiled them in a new report ‘Business Travel Trends for 2022’. The value of business travel is a moving target Coming out of a sustained period with little or no travel, companies are reviewing the value of sending employees on business trips. Employe...

Melbourne hotels and experiences – What’s new for 2022

This article is brought to you in partnership with the Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) and Business Events Australia. As a premier destination for delegates and event planners, Melbourne is ever-changing its offering providing an array of new reasons to host business events in the city. As we bring in the new year, CMW spoke with Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) chief executive Julia Swanson ab...

IBTM’s Trends watching brief

CMW presents an edited section of IBTM World’s Trends Watch Report 2022 which collated key studies on the Meetings and Events industry performance over 2021 Corporate Events ‘Ensuring the sustainability of events’ has risen to become the key challenge corporate organisers are looking to tackle between now and 2024, according to the 2021 ICE Annual Benchmarking Research Report. ICE, which stands fo...

Changing tides

“Halifax, a global leader in the knowledge-based ocean economy, is home to Canada’s ocean supercluster as well as leading institutions in the domain of offshore energy, aquaculture and ocean research. With direct and easy air access from both Europe and the US, a new state-of-the-art convention centre, plenty of hotels and a culturally vibrant city, many international organisations have chosen Hal...

Mussel power

Charlottetown is the largest city on Prince Edward Island (PEI) and boasts a vibrant and growing economy. Despite having a population of roughly 40,000, which is relatively small compared to other Canadian hubs, this city is still able to pack a punch.PEI is Canada’s smallest province in size, and agriculture and fisheries are still the backbone of the economy. The region provides 25% of Cana...

Fish and Chips

Here’s a few things you probably never knew about Victoria, the capital city of British Columbia in Canada.It is one of the sunniest places in the country; the population of Greater Victoria is 367,000, and Condé Nast named Victoria as ‘Canada’s Best City to Live in for Women’. The location on the southern tip of Vancouver Island makes it Western Canada’s most southern city, and a popular tourist ...

‘Busan HAEVENUE’, the best MICE destination in the post-pandemic era

One of the world-renowned convention cities, Busan where the daily life of citizens harmonises with five-star luxury beach hotels, exhibition and convention infrastructure, and commercial facilities for recreation and leisure, is busy leaping towards becoming a ‘Global Top 10 MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences, & exhibitions) City’ in the post-pandemic era. Busan has successfully hosted A...

Brussels open for business

Organising an event in Brussels is all about making connections. Connecting with the right suppliers, sponsors and speakers, as well as connecting with experts who understand your field of activity and connecting with all the advantages that the capital of Europe can offer you. Even in this challenging time the official Brussels Convention & Association Bureau is there to support your project ...

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