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.

Los Angeles Convention Centre becomes the first in the US with permanent 5G WiFi

The Los Angeles Convention Centre (LACC) has become the first convention centre in the United States to permanently install a 5G wireless network. The cutting-edge technology was deployed at the LACC in conjunction with the “GSMA Mobile World Congress Americas, in Partnership with CTIA” on September 12-14, 2018. Doane Liu, executive director of the City of Los Angeles Department of Convention and ...

The Convention Centre Dublin confirms its first conference for 2026

The Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD) has been chosen to host the International Conference on Coordination Chemistry (ICCC) in 2026. Organisers successfully bid against Moscow and Brisbane to bring the biennial conference to Dublin. It is expected to attract up to 1,500 delegates to the city. The conference is one of the longest standing and most prestigious on the international chemistry circuit...

Demand for meetings & events will rise by 5-10% in 2019

Demand for meetings & events will grow between 5-10% in 2019, and the average size of meetings will rise in nearly every region, according to a survey by CWT Meetings & Events. CWT is a division of Carlson Wagonlit Travel, and its report is titled the 2019 Meetings & Events Future Trends report. Kurt Ekert, president and CEO of Carlson Wagonlit Travel, said: “The global meetings and ev...

New interactive Exploratory Zone announced for IBTM World 2018

IBTM has announced the introduction of a new and immersive technology showcase at its forthcoming IBTM World event, which takes place in Barcelona from 27-29 November 2018. IBTM World 2018 will welcome around 3,000 exhibiting companies from over 150 countries, over 3,500 buyers and thousands of visitors for a packed schedule of meetings, networking and educational sessions. The Exploratory Zone wi...

Business Events Canada @ Mr Fogg’s Society of Exploration

Business Events Canada (BEC) hosted a drinks and networking event this past Thursday, 20 September, at the newly opened Mr Fogg’s Society of Exploration bar in Charing Cross, London. The event was part of BEC’s annual Canada Week programme, which also stopped off in Dusseldorf two days earlier on the 18 September. They were joined by a number of their Canadian partners, each promoting its incentiv...

New York skyline lights up green in preparation for Climate Week

New York’s skyline was lit up green this past Sunday, 23 September, to symbolically spotlight the need for global climate action. Various iconic landmarks and venues across the city including Madison Square Garden, the Empire State Building, and One World Trade Center took part. The 10th Climate Week NYC is supported by NYC & Company, New York’s official destination marketing organisation, and...

IBTM China on the cutting edge in Beijing

IBTM China 2018 recently concluded in Beijing, having run in the China National Convention Centre (CNCC) from 12-13 September. Over 300 exhibitors from 20 countries were joined by more than 280 hosted buyers and 3,400 visitors for two days in meetings, networking and educational sessions. Exhibitors were a mix of domestic and international companies including Accor hotels, Business Events Canada, ...

Miami MICE

It’s not just seaweed that has been on the rise in Miami this year, with visits and hotel occupation up, as well as room rates. CMW investigates. [hr gap=”30″] With 15.9m visitors in 2017, Greater Miami and the Beaches is one of the world’s most popular destinations. There may be an invasion of seaweed on the beaches in 2018 but The Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bur...

The Association of Association Executives launches Africa Congress 2018

The Association of Association Executives has launched a new event in its associations congress series. The Africa Associations Congress will take place 29-31 October 2018 at the CSIR International Convention Centre (CSIR ICC) in Pretoria, South Africa. The congress is designed for Pan-African, Regional and National associations in Africa, and also for International associations with members in Af...

Reed Exhibitions appoints new US president

Herve Sedky, President of Reed Exhibitions (RX) Americas, has announced a change to the company’s leadership structure in the US. Debbie Evans, currently the President of RX South East Asia and Australia, is moving to the US to take on the role of President, RX US. Debbie currently runs an RX business spanning 5 countries and over 50 events. Prior to this, she held the position of managing directo...

Prague Congress Centre holds Czech’s largest ever anti-terrorist exercise

The Prague Congress Centre (PCC) in the Czech Republic hosted the country’s largest ever anti-terrorism exercise on 10 and 11 September. It was coordinated alongside the Rapid Deployment Unit of the Czech Republic and the mayor of Prague Mgr. Adriana Krnacova. It served as an important test following the recent modernization of the building, which included new security systems. The drill saw 70 ar...

London ranked #1 for EMEA events in new Carlson Wagonlit survey

CWT Meetings & Events, a division of Carlson Wagonlit Travel, has unveiled its predictions for the top ten cities in Europe, Middle East & Africa for 2019 events. The ranking is based on proprietary and industry data in CWT’s 2019 Meetings & Events Future Trends report, to be published later this week. It features each city’s 2018/17 positions in brackets: London, UK (1/1) Moscow, Russ...