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.

Widening accessibility with virtual networking events

By Paul Scholey, Senior VP International and GM, BlueJeans by Verizon As restrictions ease over the summer, I’m certainly eager to get back into live events and networking. This past year, however, many events managers learned a valuable lesson: for some people virtual is the best – or only – option. Virtual events give access to people who too often get left behind, including those ex...

Welcome to Zürich, Switzerland

On the way to sustainable events – a few simple steps!Zurich is one of the most sustainable convention destinations in the world, ranking third in the Global Destination Sustainability Index (GDS) 2019, so how can your next event benefit from our expertise? Start simpleAs with all changes, you should bring things in one step at a time.It is possible to increase the positive environmental and socia...

Madrid, Making safe business a pleasure

Welcoming, lively, cosmopolitan, sustainable, reliable, and safe, Madrid is a leading city in the business tourism sector.  And the international awards it has received, including the Best MICE Destination 2020 at the World MICE Awards and Europe’s Leading Meetings & Conference Destination, only serve to reinforce this fact.These recognitions are proof that the Spanish capital has been wo...

In Person Events Versus The Reality of the Events Today

Événements en personne par rapport à la réalité des événements d’aujourd’hui  « Les événements physiques face à la réalité des événements d’aujourd’hui. Quelle est la véritable force des événements virtuels ? Quelques résultats de sondages et études • Les événements virtuels et hybrides devraient jouer un rôle beaucoup plus important à l’avenir : les décideurs anticipe...

BlueJeans Webinar

In-Person Events versus the Reality of Events Today. With the pandemic bringing the global events industry to a halt, event organisers had to pivot and think outside the box to deliver successful events for their clients. Digital events became the perfect solution for bringing delegates and allowing for people to connect across the world whilst following their relative restrictions in place to ens...

CMW Sessions Visits Far North Queensland

In the latest of CMW’s series of destination discussions, Iain Stirling speaks with Janet Hamilton, general manager, Cairns Convention Centre and Rosie Douglas, general manager partnerships & events, Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ). Together they describe how Far North Queensland and in particular Cairns has coped with the Covid-19 situation over the past 15 months, Cairns’ curre...

Vienna – A Pleasure Doing Business

The Meeting Destination Vienna offers lots of unique advantages that are well worth talking about. The world’s most livable city sets the perfect stage for your meeting. A welcoming, multicultural ambience in the heart of Europe that unlocks new synergies. As a meeting planner, you can take your cue from the typically Viennese blend of efficiency and enjoyment, while seeing for yourself how unpara...

Video: A Conversation with… Dubai Tourism

In the latest of CMW’s series of destination discussions, Iain Stirling speaks with Steen Jakobsen, vice president at Dubai Tourism. Steen describes how Dubai’s events industry has coped with the Covid-19 situation over the past twelve months, Dubai’s current position and shares some ideas on the strategy for recovery in 2021 and beyond.

Innovation events continue to take centre stage in Canada: Collision and World AI Summit

When the time comes to meet again internationally, conference-goers that choose to meet in Canada’s tech hubs, tap into a world-class brain trust. Connecting with some of Canada’s brightest minds and thought leaders, organisations can preview made-in-Canada solutions to the world’s greatest challenges, and explore Canadian technologies powering the future during tech festivals, B2B exchanges, tech...

Destination Focus 2021: Sarawak

“If an opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door – and that’s what we’ve done. It’s time to move forward together and collaborate; it’s the key to growth and accelerated recovery.” – Amelia Roziman, Acting CEO, BESarawak. Amid the lingering pandemic, collaboration is proving to be a key strategy to get the cogs moving for Sarawak. Various initiatives are rolled out and ready to give planners extra s...

Seoul’s Transformation Development

Bringing destination marketing into an online environment is one of the goals the Seoul Convention Bureau (SCB) had in mind when creating a digital resource for event organizers. SCB has digitally transformed the charm of Seoul, a global MICE destination, starting with a platform called Virtual Seoul for hosting online MICE events such as conferences, summits, and round tables. The beloved promoti...