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.

From face-to-face to virtual

Silke Hoersch on how to turn your event into a virtual experience. Just a few weeks ago, we were feeling optimistic about holding Ungerboeck’s yearly APAC and EMEA Unite conferences in March. What happened next was out of our hands, with the Covid-19 pandemic. We did not want to give up on Unite, so we worked on a virtual conference concept that would still cover the great content we were eager to...

Ad astram: IMEX launches new virtual experience

IMEX CEO Carina Bauer talks to CMW about the Frankfurt show cancellation and beyond to the launch on 6 May of PlanetIMEX. Was postponement of IMEX Frankfurt to another date possible? I assume the Messe and the GCB were supportive to the last? Firstly, Messe Frankfurt have been amazing partners to IMEX. First, in their rapid response as we began to look into the options available to us, as well as ...

Forward thinking with a mindful walk

After our recent gentle walk through the AXICA in Berlin with Mark Felstead (and you can still watch that video on this platform), Mark takes us now a second tour through the AXICA. This time it is a ‘mindful walk’, where we can learn, on our journey, about the venue’s actions and precautions to run save and secure events as soon as allowed to do so. AXICA is an ideal venue for events, even with e...

Are we ready for the next downturn?

Aloysius Arlando, President of AIPC, imparts some lessons learned during the financial crisis.   As most of the world seems to teeter on the edge of a growing expectation of economic downturn, if not recession, it is an interesting time to reflect on what we may have learned through the last cycle. We would certainly be coming off a high – recent industry surveys having shown some of the high...

Neringa: re-thinking business trips

It is time for CMW to delve deep into the sense-tingling experiences of an unexplored corner of the world as special as Lithuania’s Curonian Spit. This Baltic resort haven is now delivering a truly unforgettable business events and conference experience too. Global MICE opportunities have long moved on from the exclusive privilege of senior executives, to an accessible option for employees of all ...

Striking a chord

MPI’s European Meetings and Events Conference asked delegates to push their boundaries in the home of flamenco. Amilio, the old flamenco master, is sitting on stage in a loose suit jacket, his weather-beaten face almost concealed behind a straggly, grey beard. We’ve come to meet him at the headquarters of the Alala Foundation, an NGO based in the Poligono Sur district of Seville, Spain. He is teac...

Okinawa Gallery

Okinawa Key Facts

Okinawa, Japan ・ Location: Okinawa is Japan’s southernmost prefecture and sits between The East China Sea and The Pacific. ・ Climate: Subtropical. Average temperature is 22.3 Celsius/ 72.1 Fahrenheit ・ Population: 1,456,417 people (Jan . 2020) ・ Guestrooms: 49,560 rooms capacity: 132,445 people (2018) ・ MICE events: 1,238 events in 2018 (Meeting:170, Incentive: 674, Convention: 241, Event: 153) (O...

Okinawa

Okinawa – The subtropical paradise of Japan Okinawa sits in the southernmost tip of Japan and is known as one of the finest ocean resorts in Japan with year-around warm climate, world-class hotels, and remarkable experiences unlike any other cities. Naha airport is served by 38 flights from Tokyo with the standard time of 2 hours and 30 minutes, and well connected with 15 major cities in Asia. Oki...

Toronto – Let Yourself In

Canada’s largest and most-visited city, Toronto, attracts thousands of global business events annually – from executive meetings for a few, to high-end incentives, to citywide events for tens of thousands. Thanks to a reputation for openness, diversity, and inclusiveness, and leadership across a spectrum of Canadian innovation industries helping to attract some of the world’s best attended c...

Calgary: Canada’s transport of delight!

CMW runs the rule over Calgary’s transportation and logistics vertical   In November 2019, Canadian hosted the Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA) Annual Conference and Transit Show. It was a shining example of Alberta’s stampede city’s strong transportation and logistics vertical that is attracting increasing attention of event organisers keen to tap into the strong knowledge base. CUT...

The Italian National Tourist Board Experiential Workshop

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