Emily King

Next generation show for the MICE industry – REVEAL

REVEAL, North America and the Caribbean, launched on 15 October takes place in Miami Florida at 1 Hotel South Beach. It is an appointment show designed to highlight new and renovated properties for planners, buyers and suppliers. The appointment show will take place 6-9 December 2015 and aims for buyers and suppliers to build relationships through three days of one-on-one appointments, networking ...

Asia’s travel and tourism week returns to Singapore

TravelRave, Asia’s travel and tourism week, returns for a 6th time to Singapore as a platform for business and industry professionals to exchange travel insights and expand networks. Asia’s travel and tourism week comes after hotel research specialists STR Global released (19 October) September data for Singapore which indicated decreases in several key performance metrics; a 0.1% decrease in occu...

Croke Park unveils renovation of meetings and events spaces

Croke Park in Dublin unveiled its renovated meeting and event spaces on 7 October with what head of stadium business, Mark Dorman, described as a “big show”. The 650 guests enjoyed 120 different live performances, as well as canapés, and whiskey cocktails.

Eventbrite extends platform with RFID technology

Eventbrite, the self-service ticketing platform, has started to offer, in the US initially, Radio-frequency identification (RFID) solutions, designed to help festivals and events streamline entry-management operations, enhance revenue streams, and reduce fraud. CEO and co-founder, Kevin Hartz, said: “We are committed to providing our partners with the most innovative products so attendees can have...

Make It NYC campaign launched at IMEX 2015

NYC & Company, New York City’s (NYC) official destination marketing organisation, today (14 October) unveiled a new version of its Make It NYC meetings and conventions marketing campaign. The updated version of the campaign and its refreshed imagery was unveiled at IMEX America, in Las Vegas, and includes the new tagline: ‘Meet Where You Want to Be’. In 2014 NYC welcomed 6m delegat...

European Cities Marketing benchmarking 4.2m city cards

Product managers from 28 European cities met in Barcelona recently to discuss how their city card programmes are working. There are 40 cities involved in the ‘We Love City Cards’ branding campaign, an initiative of the European Cities Marketing (ECM) consortium. The City Cards Expert Meeting was a lunch-to-lunch meeting available to the 100 ECM members. This year’s event assessed the b...

Location Awards Berlin

CMW representatives joined 600 guests at sixth edition of the Location Awards in Andel’s Hotel Berlin, 28 September. The annual event is organised by locationportale GmbH to showcase the best of the German meeting venues landscape. Award winners include the Hotel Atlantic Kempinski Hamburg, the Estrel Congress & Convention Centre Berlin and the Schloss Herrenhausen Conference Centre Hann...

Smart Monday opening for IMEX America in Vegas

Smart Monday, powered by Meeting Professionals International (MPI), the curtain raiser to the IMEX America 2015 show in Las Vegas, opened 12 October at Sands Expo, with educational sessions delivered by the international meeting industry’s main associations.

New KTO promotion offers MICE professionals prizes for feedback

International meeting professionals are being offered the chance to win a trip to South Korea as well as other prizes through Korea Tourism’s new online survey of the country’s top attractions. The survey aims to give the KTO valuable insights into global perceptions of South Korea’s attractiveness as an events destination. It asks participants to selected their preferred Korean travel desti...

Brisbane’s appeal for scientific, healthcare and research sectors

Following the G20 year, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (BCEC) has confirmed new conferences with a value of $153 million to Brisbane’s economy.   The 2014/15 financial year saw 147 convention bid wins for BCEC representing a 35% increase in the number of wins over the previous period. The healthcare, medical, scientific and education sectors dominate these convention wins.   S...

Poken and CONNECTA 2015 link 400 event professionals in Catalunya

The Catalunya Convention Bureau staged the CONNECTA 2015 event focussing on innovation and co-creation in the MICE sector. The bureau used Poken’s 360° event technology platform for business match-making, networking, and exhibitor lead-generation at the event.