Articles by Paul Colston

Paul Colston

Managing Editor, Conference News & Conference & Meetings World. Write Paul an E-mail


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Informa close to sealing deal for merger with UBM to create $12.5bn events giant

PUBLISHED: 16:55 16/01/18 UPDATED: 09:17 19/01/18 Shares in international event organiser Informa dropped 8% on 17 January, the day after a statement was released by UBM’s group company secretary Mark Peters announcing that two of the world’s largest events organisers, UBM and Informa, were in merger discussions. It is understood Informa had made a £3.8bn ($US5.29bn) offer…

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Ready to jet in to Davos for WEF?

One of the world’s most prestigious meetings in the global conference calendar returns to Davos in Switzerland 23-26 January 2018. The annual World Economic Forum (WEF) will bring business leaders from around the world to the Swiss resort, and Air Charter Service (ACS) jet hire company is predicting the event will see at least 1,000…

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Knowledge Programme to deliver six sessions at AIME 2018 in Melbourne

Australia’s industry tradeshow AIME has launched its new Knowledge Programme for 2018 with six major sessions planned over two days.  The Knowledge Programme promises an in-depth look at event technology, regional and global industry trends and forecasts, and case studies on techniques to enhance pop culture, destinations, and live events. AIME project manager Angela Sciacca…

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SITE + MPI pioneer Global Forum in Rome

Global industry associations the Society for Incentive Travel Executives (SITE) and Meeting Professionals International (MPI) partnered in Rome, 12-14 January, for their SITE + MPI Global Forum. The forum, designed to share industry trends, offer education and networking attracted 540 delegates and raised US$19,000 for the MPI Foundation. Didier Scaillet was named as new SITE chief excellence…

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When in Rome…

The SITE + MPI Global Forum, held 12 -14 January 2018 in Rome, marked the first time the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) and Meeting Professionals International (MPI) had partnered to host a global event to share industry trends, offer education and provide a collaborative environment for networking. There were 540 registered attendees at…

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Crating difference: Conventa at 10

South-East Europe MICE industry trade show Conventa – the show with eco-friendly wooden crates for stands – marks its 10th anniversary in Ljubljana 24-25 January 2018.  Over the decade since its launch by the Ljubljana city authorites, Conventa has brought over 2,500 organisers to the region from 48 countries, as well as 1,300 exhibitors from 18 countries….

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IACC elects new trio to its European board

The International Association of Conference Centres (IACC) has bolstered its European board with three newly elected members and a vice-president to its European chapter. The association claims to have created the youngest and most gender equal board in its history. Joining the European Board as directors are: Clotilde Gay, director of sales at Dolce Chantilly,…

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