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.

EventsAIR renews partnership with MEETINGS 2021

Event technology company EventsAIR has renewed its partnership with New Zealand’s MEETINGS 2021. MEETINGS is New Zealand’s largest business events trade exhibition, taking place at ASB Showgrounds in Auckland from 2-3 June. It will make use of EventsAIR technology throughout the event. MEETINGS 2021 event manager Jen Henshaw said: “This software streamlines the end-to-end attendee journey all in o...

Eventbrite launches new marketing service Eventbrite Boost

Eventbrite has launched a new marketing service aimed at event organisers, Eventbrite Boost. Eventbrite Boost provides tools for organisers to increase their following on social networks, create branded emails and marketing materials, promote their events on social media, track ticket sales, and optimise and automate their advertising. It features real-time dashboards which give recommendations on...

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre announces rebrand

The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre has announced a new rebrand, created by agency FutureBrand Australia. The venue’s new tagline is ‘home of the unconventional’, leaning into some of the more unusual events the venue has hosted over the past year. During 2020, the venue was used as a drive-in cinema and a training centre for guide dogs. It also partnered with food supplier Flinders &am...

Australia’s AACB CEO says health events will be pivotal in return of business

The CEO of the Association of Australian Convention Bureaux has said that health events will play a key role in the recovery of Australia’s business events industry. Andrew Hiebl (pictured left) presented insights from AACB’s ‘Forward Calendar of Business Events’ report during STR Insider, an event which took place in Adelaide this week. One finding of the report was that 115,000 Australian health...

EventsCase launches new ‘knowledge base’ support service

Event technology company EventsCase has released a new ‘knowledge base’ for eventprofs. The new service provides advice for event organisers, and is part of the platform’s support services. It is searchable and full of articles written by EventsCase experts: mainly project managers and product specialists, imparting practical information. Each article goes through a comprehensive audit process to ...

Delta and BCD Travel sign industry-first sustainable fuel agreement

Delta Air Lines and BCD Travel USA LLC have signed the first ever sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) agreement for a travel management company. The agreement helps address emissions from BCD employee travel and, as one of the largest travel management agencies in the world, bolsters the future of sustainability in the travel industry. Amelia DeLuca, Delta’s managing director of sustainability, said: ...

Computer modelling congress to meet in Brisbane 

Brisbane will be the host of the Asia Pacific Congress on Computational Machines (APCOM) in 2025. The event will be held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC). The team at BCEC collaborated with the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), supported by Tourism & Events Queensland and Brisbane Economic Development Agency (Brisbane EDA) to secure the event for Brisbane. BCE...

Australia’s ‘Get Local’ expo to help reboot the industry in July

The Business Events Council of Australia has announced it is partnering with Get Local, an upcoming MICE industry tradeshow in ICC Sydney. Get Local is taking place from 29-30 July, and its aim is to “reconnect, reengage and reboot the meetings and event industry”. The event is exclusively focused on the Australasian MICE market. Get Local is expected to attract event managers, PCOs, meeting plann...

New Zealand – the first mover

New Zealand, which took quick steps to close its international borders and rigorously track and trace any Covid cases, has been held up as a shining example of how to deal with the pandemic. The approach has resulted in just 2,365 cases of Covid in the country and 26 deaths (as of 24 February). Of course, the country’s unique geography has been a big advantage, but it is positioned well to welcome...

Virtual map of the Seoul

Ramy Salameh talks to Mr Jaesung Rhee, CEO of the Seoul Tourism Organisation.

City of Vienna provides €4m of funding to meeting organisers

The City of Vienna is providing the Vienna Tourist Board and Vienna Convention Bureau with €4m of financial support for meeting organisers in the city. The Vienna Meeting Fund 2021-2023 will also extend funding to corporate conferences and hybrid events, which it previously had not. Funding is provided for business events that strengthen Vienna as a location for business and innovation, and which ...

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre launches new virtual tour

The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre in Malaysia has launched a new virtual tour of the venue. Meeting and event organisers and visitors can now visit the Centre virtually, from anywhere in the world. The virtual tour is the latest addition to the Centre’s new website. It also features a digital concierge called Skye, a chatbot which welcomes users and help them navigate, as well as an interactive f...