Stuart Wood

Stuart Wood is a news reporter across the Mash Media editorial portfolio. He writes for CMW alongside sister publications Conference News, Exhibition News, Access All Areas and Exhibition World.

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US Independence Day first for ICC Jerusalem

The ICC Jerusalem stepped up into a new role earlier this month when the US Embassy in Israel marked US Independence Day on 4 July with a festive event.

Suntec Singapore unveils its Essential Virtual Assistant – EVA

Meetings and conference centre Suntec Singapore is launching its Essential Virtual Assistant (EVA) on 6 August 2019.

Blitz and Manchester Central extend partnership

Manchester Central has announced the extension of its partnership with technical event production specialist, Blitz, a GES company.

Flight Centre coming home with 4,500-strong gathering in Brisbane

Brisbane has been selected to host one of the world’s largest travel industry conferences, with Flight Centre Travel Group set to bring its global conference to the region in July 2020.

Thailand’s focus on smart industries is key to event success

The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) hosted 22 international exhibitions certified by UFI in 2018-2019, more than any other ASEAN country.

MemberSuite acquires event engagement platform provider Event Farm

MemberSuite, a provider of cloud-based association management software (AMS) has announced the acquisition of US-based event engagement software company, Event Farm.

Intellectual property World Congress returns to London after 30 years

The international association for the protection of intellectual property, AIPPI, will be holding its 2019 World Congress at London’s QEII Centre from 15-18 September – 30 years after last being held in the country. The AIPPI is the world’s leading organisation dedicated to the development and improvement of laws for the protection of intellectual property. More than 1,800 delegates from 81 countr...

Setting the scene for small but beautifully formed meetings

Peter Sangster, Venue Director at De Vere Wokefield Estate UK, says high-end meetings and weddings have more in common than you think.   Many people overlook the impact the choice of a setting can have on the outcome of a meeting. If your aim is to impress, then the location, facilities and support will play a part in winning over your guests, as well as contributing to a successful meeting. ...

The secret to a successful international PR campaign

PR agency Davies Tanner’s Associate Director Ken Kelling offers his tips for initiating a successful international PR campaign.   Many venues and destinations face a familiar problem of getting their brand name in front of international event planners and buyers. One fool-proof way of promoting facilities, capabilities and services is via a strategic international PR programme. Here are four ...

Association of Event Venues hosts 15th anniversary conference

The Association of Event Venues welcomed over 200 venue professionals to the AEV Conference at Manchester Central on Thursday, 4 July.

London wins bid for world-leading robotics and AI conference

London has been selected ahead of other European cities to host IEEE Robotics and Automation Society’s (RAS) flagship International Conference on Robotics and Automations (ICRA) in 2023.