Features

‘No road is too long with good company’

Oliver Thomas, CMW international reporter, takes a look at the technological innovation and expanding MICE sectors that are driving forward ambitious growth in Thailand. Click here to read the feature in the CMW May/June 2022 Magazine.  As global markets emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic and return to international events at their own pace, each are taking personalised paths towards their vision o...

Qatar’s today fuelling its tomorrow

Ramy James Salameh is on the ball in Qatar, reporting on the MICE goals to be netted as part of the world cup 2022 tournament’s legacy Unless you live on Mars, you will be aware that Qatar will host the first ever FIFA World Cup in the Middle East this year. The tournament will be a series of ‘firsts’: hosting the tournament in European winter (21 November-18 December) and being the most compact W...

Kenes Group delivers its largest hybrid event, AD/PD™ 2022

With more than 3,370 attendees, global PCO and event management specialists Kenes Group recently delivered the 16th International Conference on Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Diseases, simultaneously in Barcelona, Spain and virtually on the Kenes virtual platform VirtuOz. It was the largest hybrid event carried out to date by Kenes. On site delegates at the CCIB – International Barcelona Conven...

The metrics that matter most to marketers for market activation

Marketers differ on the metrics that matter for live events, according to new research from global staffing agency Elevate. The agency, which has offices in London, Paris, Berlin, Austria and Los Angeles, has published a survey it commissioned of 500 brand decision-makers across the UK, USA, Austria, France and Germany, to understand the metrics that matter to marketers around event activations, a...

Congress Center Hamburg ready to show off its new look

The new CCH – Congress Center Hamburg will be officially opened, 29 April, by Hamburg’s First Mayor, Dr Peter Tschentscher. The complex has been undergoing comprehensive remodelling since January 2017. Operator Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH (HMC) is confident the new design venue will compete with Europe’s finest convention centres. “The new CCH provides Hamburg with a state-of-the-art conventio...

Survey reveals stress factors of business travel

Results of a BCD Travel survey of 875 global business travellers show that while 89% say employee wellbeing is a priority at their company, only 51% feel that their company provides traveller wellbeing support. Mike Janssen, global chief operating officer and chief commercial officer at BCD, commented: “Air transaction levels are currently at over 50% of pre-Covid-19 levels and they continue to ri...

Buying a virtual event platform: questions to ask the salesperson

Buying or hiring use of a virtual event platform can be an overwhelming experience for many event organisers. The pandemic gave rise to hundreds of platforms with everyone claiming to provide the best product. Unfortunately, this meant that many event organisers found themselves rushed into deciding which either turned out to be the wrong one or presented hidden costs or unforeseen problems. There...

Expo2020 puts Dubai and events to the fore

Paul Colston visits Dubai Expo2020 and finds the emirate is positioning well to lever the legacy for events in its new knowledge economy. Click here to read the feature in the CMW March/ April 2022 Magazine.  The world’s Expo has been turning extra global attention on Dubai since it opened 1 October 2021. The so-called ‘greatest show on earth’ continues until 31 March 2022 and is no...

The metaverse: The future of events?

ICE, a global community of corporate event planners, brought together a group of industry experts to discuss the Metaverse and its impact on events. The session was hosted by CMW editorial director, Martin Fullard. Click here to read the feature in the CMW March/ April 2022 Magazine.  Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder and CEO of the company formerly known as Facebook, took the world by surprise after re...

Capital re-connecting

CMW’s Iain Stirling spent some time at the recent PCMA Convening Leaders event in Las Vegas with Destination DC president and CEO Elliott Ferguson (pictured).  Click here to read the feature in the CMW March/ April 2022 Magazine.  How challenging have the last couple of years been for you in DC? Any time you’re in an industry where you rely on numbers and historical data and you have trends tied t...

Aiming for a strong return

The CMW team sat down with Silke Calder (pictured), event director at AIME, to discuss the 2022 event’s role in leading the revitalisation of the MICE industry in the Asia-Pacific region. Click here to read the feature in the CMW March/ April 2022 Magazine.  CMW: What is the theme of this year’s show? Silke Calder: Reconnect; Revive; Thrive. After two years of cancelled events, fear-induced living...

WTM Africa

CMW talks with Megan Oberholzer, portfolio director at Reed Exhibitions, about the upcoming WTM Africa, 11-13 April 2022, and the current shape of the African MICE industry. Click here to read the feature in the CMW March/ April 2022 Magazine.  World Travel Market Africa (WTM Africa), 11-13 April 2022, is set to take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, South Africa, with the ob...

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