Emily King

Bear Grylls Survival Academy

Emily King used her inner survival instincts for a Bear Grylls corporate teambuilding day Throughout corporations worldwide the suggestion to go ‘teambuilding’ can be met with sighs of dread by some staff. Companies rightly want more from their away days. They want their staff to be tested by activities they would never normally have the chance to try. They want something unique and active. The Be...

International Festival for Business 2016 kicks off

Chancellor George Osborne opened The International Festival for Business 2016 (IFB2016) today (13 June) at Exhibition Centre Liverpool. IFB2016 will last for three weeks, including conferences and an exhibition that will showcase British innovation and expertise to a global audience.

ICCA Forum attracts 180 to Sofitel Downtown Dubai

The recent International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) Middle East International Meetings Forum attracted 180 regional and global meeting experts, as well as association meeting planners. The new event marked the start of an annual education programme leading up to the 2018 ICCA Congress in Dubai. Dubai Business Events (DBE), the city’s official convention bureau, hosted the two-day F...

Copenhagen to call back the global emergency services

1,100 doctors, paramedics, nurses and experts from around the world gathered (30 May – 1 June) in Copenhagen for Europe’s first congress for emergency medical service, the European Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Congress held at the Tivoli Hotel & Congress Center. It was the Capital Region Prehospital Services – emergency response, Tryg Foundation, Laerdal Foundation and Wonderful Cope...

Perth bureau recognises industry aspiration with annual awards

The Perth Convention Bureau’s (PCB) Aspire Programme concluded for the year with the Aspire Awards Ceremony, held on 2 June at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre (PCEC). There were 55 applications and 11 awards. The awards give winners professional development funding to attend and attract conferences to Western Australia. University of Western Australia lecturer, Peter Carr, was the...

6,000 Rotarians Walk for Peace in Seoul

6,000 Rotarians from 160 countries, many dressed in the traditional dress of their home countries, gathered in Seoul’s City Hall Plaza on the early morning of 28 May to kick off the 2016 Rotary International Seoul Convention’s 3K Walk for Peace. The walk brought participants to Gwanghwamun Square before returning to Seoul Plaza in a cheerful procession. It was organised as a way for Rotarians to i...

Visitor surge for World Travel Market 2016 events

Reed Exhibitions’ World Travel Market portfolio of events for 2016 has received a 35% increase in travel trade visitors – totalling 37,651 – attending its array of events around the globe, compared to 2015. The fourth WTM Latin America, Brazil took place at the end of March and had 5,900 attendees, which was a 5.4% increase on 2015 and a 26% increase on 2014. The largest attendance gro...

FreemanXP bolsters client services team with new recruit

Freeman today (24 May) announced that its brand experience agency FreemanXP has appointed Jo Warne (pictured) to the newly created position of senior client services manager in the UK. Warne joins FreemanXP from George P. Johnson, where she was operations manager, overseeing the IBM UK account. Throughout her 15-year tenure at the agency, Warne also worked across brands such as Magento, Cisco, Hew...

American Express GBT acquires travel management agency

American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) today (23 May) announced it has signed an agreement to acquire SMT, a travel management company (TMC) based in Helsinki, Finland, and a subsidiary of Finnair. SMT has been a partner within the GBT network for 27 years. The transaction is expected to complete later this year, with the staff formally joining the GBT family. Elyes Mrad, GBT’s managing dir...

Rome wins the bid to host ICSES 2022

Rome has won the bid to host the International Congress of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery (ICSES) 2022 at La Nuvola Congress Centre (pictured, under construction). Held every three years, ICSES represents a top-level meeting for surgeons who specialise in shoulder and elbow surgery. The congress is expected to welcome more than 3,000 international participants. Rome’s win over Boston USA, was announce...

EICC targets US market with North America association partnership deal

The Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) is making a renewed push into the lucrative North American association market with an exclusive partnership deal with Sarah Fleming Associates (SFA). EICC chief executive Marshall Dallas hopes the new deal will drive growth and bring more international business to the venue. International association business totals over half of all association ...

Cereal scientists pick Christchurch for international conference

Christchurch, New Zealand, will host the 16th World Cereal and Bread Congress in 2020. The event is expected to bring more than 600 international delegates to the new Christchurch Convention and Exhibition Centre in mid-2020. The 67th Australasian Grain Association Conference is another win for the city, set to bring 200 delegates in September 2017. Christchurch and Canterbury Convention Bureau ma...