Articles by Paul Colston

Paul Colston

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


Australian government minister bolsters country’s business events message

The Association of Australian Convention Bureau (AACB) has welcomed the federal government’s support of the business events industry, embodied by the attendance of the minister for trade, tourism and investment at IMEX America last week. Steven Ciobo MP (pictured), visited the show to help promote Australia as a premier business events destination. It was the first…

Gianluca Buongiorno President AIM Group International and Gianluca Scavo Group's MD-CNEW

AIM Group revenues grow 7% to €107m

International PCO and meetings specialist AIM Group has announced revenues of €107m for the year 2016 with EBITDA of over €3m. The new financial results represent a €7m boost in revenues compared to 2015 due mainly to the growth in assets reported by all of the Group’s companies and offices. Gianluca Buongiorno, president of AIM…

Deborah Sexton Water Tower-CNEW2

PCMA announces city for 2021 Convening Leaders

The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) is to return to Texas for its Convening Leaders 2021. Having held the 2017 event in Austin, the association goes to the United States’ fourth-largest city, Houston, 10-13 January. The event continues to grow and now attracts 4,200 global professionals over three days for senior-level education, community building and…

Janet Sperstad

Smart Monday curtain raiser for IMEX America, as industry rallies post terror attack in Vegas

IMEX America 2017 opens today (10 October) in Las Vegas, following the eve of show traditional Smart Monday programme. This year 1,000 delegates attended Smart Monday, which witnessed 43 sessions. MPI Keynote Janet Sperstand (pictured) revealed the results of an IMEX and PSAV sponsored White Paper on Purposeful Meetings, the overarching theme of the day. On…


Fresh thinking promised at IMEX America

IMEX America returns to Las Vegas, 10-12 October, bringing meeting strategists from across the world to share innovation, business opportunities and knowledge. Smart Monday powered by MPI kicks off the free education programme the day before the show proper brings a new workshop: Event Design Certificate Programme Level 1 of Mastery. It will introduce the…

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