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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.

VisitScotland launches Legends Legacy Network

VisitScotland Business Events has launched its new marketing campaign, “Legends Legacy Network”

Sustainability a top priority in ‘Meeting Room of the Future’ report

Ethical operations, experiences, food waste and cyber security were among key topics in the report.

Award-winning journalist to host Confex North showcase

Clive Myrie will be hosting the Speakers Corner Showcase, taking place at 3pm on 3rd July

Event apps are struggling to measure ROI, says new research

A new research study has found that engaging attendees is the top reason 81% of organisations are using event apps, but difficulties in measuring ROI, low adoption rates and the complexity of launching apps are still limiting efforts. The study by Eventsforce also found that despite a 50-75% attendee adoption rate for most event apps, 67% of organisers don’t see any value in using apps once the ev...

Austria Center Vienna Sails into the future on the back of record returns

Austria’s largest congress centre has posted a record year (2018) for the third time, while 2019 will be marked by the venue’s major danubeSAIL modernisation project.

IBTM China unveils new Technology Zone for 2019 show

IBTM China has revealed details of its brand new Technology Zone, which will be in place for the 2019 show from 28-29 August in Beijing. The Zone will see IBTM China partnering with DAHLIA+ Agency to deliver an interactive educational experience for exhibitors, hosted buyers and visitors. The Technology Zone will feature a stage for event technology and design experts to share their latest concept...

Top tips for perfect event photography

Event photographer Maria Zhytnikova provides CMW with some top tips for shooting the perfect event photographs.

London’s BMA House and HeadBox host Summer Social

London venue BMA House hosted a reception with drinks and entertainment, 6 June, in partnership with venue-finding platform HeadBox. More than 150 corporate buyers were in attendance, including clients from Facebook, DC Advisory, Dentsu Aegis and WPP. Throughout the event BMA House demonstrated its rich selection of meeting spaces, high quality catering, focus on sustainability and dedicated appro...

South Korea launches new meetings package PLUS SEOUL

The South Korean city of Seoul is offering new meetings and incentives packages, with the aim of attracting more international delegates. PLUS SEOUL will include a range of expanded options to customise locally-hosted events with more personal branding and experiences. The added incentives reflect Seoul’s strong government-level commitment to boosting the Korean capital’s meetings industry, in res...

Messe Frankfurt acquires stake in nmedia GmbH

Messe Frankfurt has acquired a stake in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) company nmedia GmbH. The acquisition is part of a plan to set up its “nextrade” digital B2B marketplace, which will provide standardised ordering and data services for both suppliers and retailers. Philipp Ferger (pictured) has also been appointed second managing director of nmedia GmbH effective 1 June 2019, and will share ...

Messukeskus Helsinki pledges to be 110% carbon neutral by 2029

Messukeskus Helsinki Expo and Convention Centre has pledged that it will be 110% carbon neutral by the year 2029.

Scottish Event Campus records best ever financial year

The Scottish Event Campus has recorded its most successful financial year ever for 2018/19. Trading turnover at the venue increased by 21% to £35.1m, and EBITDA increased by 27% to £4.9m. The economic impact of the campus generated net additional expenditure of over £1.25m per day in the Glasgow area, a total of £457m for the year. Conferences enjoyed a record year with 55% growth in turnover driv...