Features

How associations are connecting with Africa

CMW talks to Damian Hutt, as his Africa Associations Congress returns to Pretoria in August for a second edition.   This year, the 2nd Africa Associations Congress (ACC), 18-20 August in Pretoria, South Africa, includes an exclusive Leaders’ Forum for Executive Heads & Non-Executive Heads and opportunities to network with Africa’s influential association executives. Delegates are promised...

The Big Interview: Fiexpo’s Sergio Baritussio

CMW travelled to Santiago, Chile to meet Sergio Baritussio, director of Fiexpo – a regional meetings show with ‘no competitors’.   How did you first come into the MICE industry? I started working in the industry in 1987, when I was in charge of the MICE department of one of the leading travel agencies in Uruguay. There I also started working with ICCA, as our agency was the ...

How to play it safe for the big event

As a top three global sporting event fast approaches, Howden’s Rob Barron offers some thoughts on why the Rugby World Cup 2019 will be built on insurance…

Leaving the nest

Event tech company Crystal Interactive is taking the first steps outside of its UK home. But at this crucial stage, how does it plan to manage its international expansion?

How sustainable is IMEX?

Paul Colston stays on in Frankfurt to witness first-hand the sustained green approach by IMEX and its venue partners, in the breakdown of the Lord Mayor’s show.

Košice – Slovakia’s capital of creativity

Ramy Salameh visits Slovakia's second city, to find out how the city is capitalising on its cultural history.

E-Formula for success

CMW hears about glamour and graft, as well as digitalisation and influencer marketing from Sandrine Camia, Deputy General Director of the Monaco Government Tourist and Convention Authority.   How did you first come into the meetings industry? I have made a 22-year career in sales and marketing in deluxe hospitality, starting in Paris in 1989 with Concorde Hotels Group then owned and managed b...

In conversation: AIME’s new management

Talk2 Media took over the running of AIME 2019 for the first edition in March. CEO Matt Pearce spoke to CMW in Melbourne about the huge effort involved.

How Abu Dhabi’s long-term vision is focusing on events

Simon George spends three days in Abu Dhabi, investigating Sheikh Zayed’s long-term vision for the UAE, and its growing focus on events.

Top tips for perfect event photography

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

The world’s smartest conference venues

CMW embarks on a globetrotting tour of some of the world’s smartest conference venues to find out what sets them apart, and how they stay on the cutting-edge. Stuart Wood reports.   What makes a venue ‘smart’? In this modern age, there are many ways we could define the innovations taking place in conference and congress centres around the globe. One thing is certain, however – venues are adap...

Inside the dream event pitches of MPI’s University Challenge

The MPI Future Leaders Forum held the finals of its 2019 university challenge scheme at IMEX Frankfurt, where six students pitched their dream event for a chance to win a scholarship and a trip to MPI’s World Education Congress in June. The winning pitch came from South Africa’s Emile Coetzee, who picked up her award at IMEX’ gala dinner and awards ceremony on 22 May. Coetzee is ...

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