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Facebook enters video conference platform market

Facebook has introduced a new video conference tool and expanded its live streaming features in an update rolled out 24 April. The video conference tool, Messenger Rooms, will enable as many as 50 people to participate in a call, the company said in a statement. It will display a tiled layout of participant videos, up to 16 on desktop and 8 on mobile, resembling the design offered by competitor Zo...

Here comes Colombia

CMW’s Ramy Salameh talks to Gilberto Salcedo Ribero, Vice-President of Tourism for national tourism board, ProColombia. Latin American meetings show Fiexpo is set to begin in June, starting a three-year tenancy in Colombia. With the country’s overall popularity as a tourism destination growing year-on-year, I asked ProColombia’s Vice-President of Tourism, Gilberto Salcedo Ribero, about the country...

New Samsung launch demonstrates broadcast grade livestream

Samsung tells CMW how it leveraged the new Galaxy S20 to livestream for its first Unpacked of the decade. In a world-first, global electronics brand Samsung used its own Galaxy S20 mobile devices to livestream an entire launch. Seoul-based marketing agency Cheil Worldwide brought the Galaxy Unpacked launch to San Francisco’s Palace of Fine Arts, 11 February, where the brand unveiled its Galaxy S20...

Bushfires to coronavirus: An Australian perspective on the challenges of 2020

By Penny Lion, Executive General Manager Events at Tourism Australia It has been a challenging start to the year for the Australian business events industry, first with the bushfires and now with the coronavirus pandemic unfolding around the world. It’s at times like these, especially, that national tourism organisations, like the team at Tourism Australia, are here to support our industry and, in...

Dealing with the now and preparing for the future

ICC Sydney CEO Geoff Donaghy says we must keep one eye on the future, and make sure we're ready for the end of the COVID-19 crisis.

Coping with the Covid-19 challenge

Jason Megson, Managing Director VP at George P. Johnson (GPJ) Experience Marketing UK, on how his business is adapting to the coronavirus crisis.

Prague – a quiet revolution

Thirty years on from the Velvet Revolution, Simon George visits Prague to find a quiet MICE revolution a work in progress.

Do you know where you’re going to?

Mash Media MD Julian Agostini underlines the power of exhibitions to deliver inspiration and says there will be plenty of that on show at ExCeL London this week with the arrival of International Confex 2020.

Going places?

Mash Media MD Julian Agostini calls time on those that are ‘tight’ with their events time.

Reporting from the Green Zone at COP25

William Thomson, MD Gallus Events, reports from The Green Zone exhibition area at the recent world Climate Change Conference COP25 in Madrid.

How to choose the right speaker for your event

Leo Von Bülow-Quirk says choosing a speaker is one of the most crucial parts of event planning, so it’s important to get it right.

Democratic hospitality

Vitali Vitaliev visits an old Scottish treasure and finds it offers a uniquely democratic kind of hospitality.