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Lessons learned around the world

PCMA VP for Global Growth and Innovation, Michelle Crowley, passes on to CMW some crucial lessons learned from an international meetings career.

Reframing the perception of pregnancy in the workplace

Evie Rolfe, managing director at FullCircle, says event businesses need to think differently about pregnancy and maternity leave.

How to play it safe for the big event

As a top three global sporting event fast approaches, Howden’s Rob Barron offers some thoughts on why the Rugby World Cup 2019 will be built on insurance…

Why speakers don’t get asked back and how to make sure you do

Don’t say another word: Associations trainer and coach John Scarrott on being asked to come back

The rise of ‘fake’ conferences – and how we can fight them

The rise of predatory conferences jeopardises the future of legitimate research events. But could conference IDs be the solution? Paul Killoran, CEO of Ex Ordo, investigates.

Košice – Slovakia’s capital of creativity

Ramy Salameh visits Slovakia's second city, to find out how the city is capitalising on its cultural history.

How Abu Dhabi’s long-term vision is focusing on events

Simon George spends three days in Abu Dhabi, investigating Sheikh Zayed’s long-term vision for the UAE, and its growing focus on events.

Mapping the future of incentive travel

SITE CEO Didier Scalliet reflects on the organisation's annual conference, and the Bangkok Manifesto which will shape the future of incentive travel.

Business events and place making: the power of connections

ICC Sydney CEO Geoff Donaghy shares his take on the recent IMEX Policy Forum in Frankfurt.    I was delighted to join my global peers, policy makers and leading city academics at the IMEX Policy Forum in Frankfurt recent for a collaborative leadership panel to discuss the business of placemaking. Today, well planned business events and major venues play a significant role as the makers of a place ...

Why meditation is the key to business success

When it comes to our working lives, switching off has never been harder. We’re constantly being bombarded with so-called breaking news, swimming against the tsunami of emails flooding into our inboxes and updating our social media presence. For the corporate events sector, this tyranny of mobile communication means delegates often keep one eye on their phones, while trying to navigate the conferen...

People, planet & profit in Oslo

Oslo’s decision to address its infrastructure issues has been the catalyst for its growing MICE confidence. Simon George reports.

Making dietary requirements easy to digest

CEO of global conference venue association IACC Mark Cooper whets the appetite for a new standard in managing dietary requirements.