Expert Opinion


IMEX Group CEO celebrates #GMID18

Carina Bauer, CEO of the IMEX Group joins the conversation as the industry celebrates today the Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID), 12 April. “The global meetings industry has taken great strides forward since 2001 when we launched the IMEX concept and I became totally involved,” says Bauer. “Looking back at the last decade I think there were four huge tipping points for the international meeting...

Suite flying at LAX

CMW’s international reporter Ramy Salameh finds a suite where LAX Airport meets ultimate luxury. Forget the crowded airport thoroughfares and lounges, the queues for immigration to boarding and waiting for baggage. Think: being delivered for departure directly to the aircraft steps and to be met on the tarmac on arrival by a chauffeur driven limousine… The City of Angels International Airport (LAX...

In with the new

Ian Edwards (pictured below), CEO ICC Wales and Celtic Manor Resort, shares his views on how to bring a new-build business events destination to market. The new International Convention Centre Wales (ICC Wales) is due to open at Celtic Manor, Newport Wales, in 2019. The venue will provide Wales with a purpose-built convention centre for the first time. It will also put Wales as a business events d...

Speaking the language of International Women’s Day

By Lara Bushell, director & MC member, Conference Interpreters UK (CIUK) As we mark International Women’s Day, there is at least one branch of industry where everything is hunky-dory on the equality side. This remarkable exception is called ‘conference interpreting’. Indeed, to paraphrase George Orwell, in our farmyard women are more equal than others. We are in overwhelming majority here. It...

Picasso on the Prairies … and much more

By Brad Peters – director of International Sales and Tradeshow Development at Tourism Saskatoon Saskatoon, a gem of a city on the South Saskatchewan River, has been chosen by the New York Times as one of the world’s best places to visit in 2018. And no wonder. A big attraction is the brand-new Remai Modern gallery which includes among its 8,000 works, the world’s largest collection of Picass...

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