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IBTM World reveals details of Association Leaders’ Forum

IBTM World 2022, which will take place at Fira, Barcelona, from 29 November to 1 December, has revealed the first details of its Association Leaders’ Forum, which is scheduled for 28 November. The Association Leaders’ Forum, curated by Stylianos Filopoulos, international associations expert, will consider the role that associations can play in our changeable world. Through the sharing of case stud...

In pictures: Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral

On 19 September, global leaders and mourners lined the streets of London to watch Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral procession. In addition to the in-person spectators, the funeral and procession were viewed by many either via television or live-streaming. Below we have collated a gallery of pictures taken by Mash Media’s videographer, Finley Sampson, who attended the procession.

Big issues on the agenda for NZ business events industry conference

Experts on workforce training, sustainability, and future strategies are set to share their insights with Business Events Industry Aotearoa’s (BEIA) members at next month’s Ignite the Future conference. BEIA’s 46th AGM and Annual Conference will be held in Hawke’s Bay at Napier Conference Centre from 4 to 6 October, opened on Wednesday 5 October by minister for Tourism and Economic Development, Ho...

NEC Group introduces carbon labelling trial at NEC and ICC venues

UK-based NEC Group is taking the next step on its sustainability journey by trialling carbon labelling at its NEC and ICC venues, led by in-house caterer Amadeus. Introduced with the help of food technology and sustainability specialists Foodsteps, the trial is assessing the carbon impacts of 1,800 recipes sold at the venues by labelling dishes on its menus as low carbon footprint. The project com...

Sydney to host Vacuum Congress for the first time

Sydney has won a global bid to host the 23rd International Vacuum Congress (IVC-23) in 2025. The announcement was made to delegates gathered in Sapporo, Japan, for the IVC-22. The Congress is expected to attract approximately 1,300 global delegates to Sydney over its five days, generating an estimated AUD $7.5m (USD $5m) expenditure on the local economy. Taking place every three years since 1958, ...

Destinations International announces 10 European pathfinders

Destinations International, a resource for official destination organisations and convention and visitors bureaus (CVBs), has announced the 10 inaugural pathfinders for the Pathfinders Programme. The Pathfinders Programme, announced at 2022’s IMEX Frankfurt, is designed to help shape the future of engagement across Europe. The pathfinders will work with Destinations International to identify areas...

Australia shares event line-up following promising research results

Business Events Australia has released the 2022 Business Events Consumer Demand Project (CDP). The project’s research indicates a strong outlook for Australia’s business events industry. The research covered the factors influencing decision makers when choosing a destination for events. According to Business Events Australia, the research shows that decision-makers feel increasingly confident abou...

New education programme launches for IMEX America

IMEX Group has introduced a new education programme for IMEX America themed ‘Pathways to Clarity’. It will feature four tracks, which have been reduced from 10. “In creating our education program for IMEX America this year, we’ve aimed for radical simplicity,” Carina Bauer, CEO of IMEX Group. “We know that meeting and event industry professionals are overrun, overwhelmed and seeking clarity. This ...

IT&CM Asia and CTW Asia-Pacific 2022 reveal more content details

IT&CM Asia and CTW Asia-Pacific 2022 has released more details about the event’s programme, which will take place from 20-22 September in Bangkok, Thailand. Content is set to include sponsor-backed engagements such as the opening ceremony and welcome reception, brand engagements, in-booth activities, and lucky draws. The show is expecting 312 in-person and remote exhibitors from 132 companies,...

Keynote speakers revealed for Cvent CONNECT Europe 2022

Cvent, a meetings, events, and hospitality technology provider, has announced two keynote speakers for the 2022 edition of its annual Cvent CONNECT Europe event. Ashley Banjo, choreographer and founder of dance troupe Diversity, and Cally Beaton, media entrepreneur, writer, performer, and former senior VP at Viacom, will deliver keynote addresses at the event on 5 and 6 October. Cvent CEO and foun...

International leaders remember Queen Elizabeth II

Pictured above: Queen Elizabeth II addresses the guests at the Commonwealth Day Reception 11 March 2013 Copyright: Commonwealth Secretariat On 8 September 2022 Buckingham Palace announced the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, who celebrated her 70th year as the United Kingdom’s monarch in February of the same year. During her reign, Queen Elizabeth was also the monarch of 14 other countries...

Sydney wins three association bids

BESydney has announced three international association bid wins. The organisation has won CogSci 2023, the 67th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference 2024, and The Web Conference 2025. In addition to these events, BESydney has two incentive wins with Prudential Assurance Malaysia Berhad and Pru Life UK. CogSci 2023 CogSci 2023, The Cognitive Science Society conference, will run from 26-29 July and...

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