Stuart Wood

Malaysia Business Events Week is focusing on the future

The Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau has unveiled the fourth edition of the Malaysia Business Events Week. It will take place from 12-14 August 2018 at the Genting International Convention Centre in Pahang, and is scheduled to attract over 200 prominent business event professionals. MBEW is a platform for industry stakeholders to converge, communication and debate issues that impact the...

Amex M&E are ensuring booming business in China remains compliant

American Express Meetings & Events (Amex M&E) has launched an enhanced solution designed to protect meetings and events organisers against risk in China. Major fines and penalties accrued by multinational organisations conducting meetings and events in China have attracted negative headlines in recent years. Amex M&E’s new solution is designed to maximise control throughout the end-to-...

hotel republic adds Denihan Hospitality to UK MICE portfolio

Denihan Hospitality, the family-owned full-service American hotel management company, with head office in New York City, has hired hotel republic to represent the group in the UK MICE and leisure market. hotel republic MD Kai Schomann, said: “New York is one of the key destinations for UK conference and incentive organisers and hotel republic has valuable experience of the US market. We are deligh...

Carlson Wagonlit brings management services to Japan

Carlson Wagonlit’s Meetings & Events division has announced a new partnership with JTB Communication Design Co, which will see the company operating in Japan. CWT Meetings & Events will be providing strategic meetings management (SMM) services, aiming to increase efficiency across processes, suppliers and data. The key benefits are greater transparency of spend, cost reductions, improved c...

AlliedPRA appoints new global sales manager

International event management company AlliedPRA has appointed Mitch MacGregor (pictured) as global sales manager. He will work alongside Madelyn Marusa, vice-president, industry relations and global sales director, and will have a particular focus on third-party accounts in the Midwest region. MacGregor previously worked as a brand ambassador for Global Travel Alliance in the Midwest and has also...

ATPI appoints new global director of content

International travel and events management agency ATPI has appointed Clare Pereira as global director of content and customer platforms. It is a new role designed to bolster the company’s initiatives around the personalisation of its technology. Reporting into chief innovation and technology officer Ali Hussain, Pereira brings a wealth of experience in developing multi-channel content across air, ...

Tuckett joins Euromic as new executive director

Events marketing association Euromic has announced the appointment of Huw Tuckett to the position of executive director. Tuckett is an accomplished executive leader with over 20 years of global experience in the incentive travel and performance improvement industry. He has been a successful implementer of business plans and projects into new territories and thrives on nurturing teams and business,...

Global TED Summit picks Scotland as 2019 destination

Scotland has been named as the destination of next year’s TED Summit, which will take place from 21 – 25 July 2019. The event will be held at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC), and will bring together up to 1,300 members of the international TED community. TED is a not for profit organisation devoted to spreading relevant and potentially impactful ideas. It began in 1984 and has...

Collaboration is key to business events growth in Sarawak

The Sarawak Convention Bureau (SCB) has announced the launch of a new platform, BESarawak Alliance, which will launch at its upcoming TriBE 2018 show. Sarawak is Malaysia’s largest state, and TriBE is its inaugural business events meet. It is being overseen by SCB, non-profit state agency whose role is to promote Sarawak as a destination for international meetings. The new platform aims to further...

How independent hotels are closing the gap on chains for events

New data from Cvent suggests that independent hotels are closing the gap to large hotel chains as destinations for events. The 2018 Global Planner Sourcing Report included survey responses from nearly 3,000 event planners worldwide, including nearly 300 planners in the UK. It shows that there is a greater desire to deliver a more unique onsite experience for event attendees. Planners are actively ...

Respect Your Elder: Amanda Elder becomes new Kempinski chief

Kempinski Hotels has announced the promotion of Amanda Elder to the position of chief commercial officer. Kempinski is Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group, dating back to 1897. It comprises 75 five star hotels and residences across 33 countries. Elder joined Kempinski in 2014 as vice president of sales and marketing in China, where she oversaw all arms of business development. More recently, as sen...

How did this Hamburg convention reach 15,000 pre-registrations?

More than 15,000 people have pre-registered for 2019’s Rotary International Convention in Hamburg. The event is one of the world’s most prestigious international congresses, and will take place from 1 – 5 June next year at Hamburg Messe. The large pre-registered numbers are the result of Hamburg’s Host Organisation Committee (HOC) announcing they were hosting next year’s event at the 2018 Rotary I...