Features

IBTM’s TechWatch winner

IBTM World Virtual crowned the winner of its TechWatch programme, which sees a series of event tech startups pitching to a panel of judges. The finalists were narrowed down to five, with Clipr being picked as the eventual winner. Clipr uses machine learning to analyse lengthy videos of recorded event content, breaking it down into more easily consumable chunks. It also creates ‘meeting recaps’ to ...

Virtual event KPIs to measure the success of online conferences

By Tanya Pinchuk, managing director of ExpoPlatform   With virtual shows opening doors to anyone with an internet connection, event KPIs have evolved from mere registration and attendance statistics to the real demonstrable value organisers can provide.  The success of virtual conferences depends on aligning the event’s goals with the business goals of participating speakers, sponsors and att...

Episode 5: Health and safety paramount – in any event

Our host Mark Felstead kicks off the first episode of the New Year in the company of Olaf Jastrob, (pictured) one of Germany’s leading experts in Health and Safety (including hygienic measures) for event venues and cultural establishments We will learn, in an episode packed full of sage advice: In the case of a worst case scenario e.g. a fire hazard, act of terrorism, Super Spreader attendin...

Berlin’s Awakening Beauties – Episode 4, Christmas Special

  A festive end of year welcome from Mark Felstead and his Merry Crowd that first brought Berlin`s Sleeping Beauties to life, as they deliver Christmas messages of hope from Berlin! Our host has done his best throughout the past year to take a positive spin on what has been, clearly as for many, a disastrous year for Berlin and its event industry. Let his Berlin Beauties – from event ve...

Corporate spotlight – Fiesta Americana Grand Meetings Mexico & Beyond

CMW heads down Mexico meetings way to find how one high-end incentives specialist resort group is recognising new routes back to market.   Fiesta Americana Grand Meetings Mexico & Beyond comprises a set of destination resorts and hotel brands with 50 years of heritage. It continues to grow, with recent new openings in Tulum, Riviera Maya and Punta Cana and Dominican Republic. The brand co...

Natural wonder – Cairns’ business events offering

CMW takes a deep dive into the Great Barrier Reef and checks out the improving offer in Cairns   As New Zealand and Australia opened up a travel bubble in October, maybe there is some Antipodean light emerging at the end of the dark corona tunnel. In normal times, Cairns & Great Barrier Reef presents meeting planners with a combination of sustainable, first-class facilities and operators ...

How Busan continues to market itself during the pandemic

In Busan, Korea’s second city and maritime powerhouse, the city tourism organisation continues to market to its maritime strengths for the long term, although, despite Korea’s track and trace efforts, international travel remains, as elsewhere a major barrier to resuming major conferencing business. The city’s flagship, venue, BEXCO, hosted one of the most successful medical events in the world, t...

Seoul extends its destination marketing to the virtual world

Instead of reining in its marketing activity, Seoul Tourism Organisation (STO) got out on the virtual front foot, pushing the innovation envelope in one of the most dynamic and technically advanced capitals in the world. In September I was invited to join STO’s world first – a virtual MICE destination marketing tour. The Virtual Seoul world constructed online offered a digital view of the city’s f...

How to build an inclusive and interactive digital conference

Evan Gappelberg looks at some best practices for building an inclusive and interactive global conference.   The Covid-19 pandemic changed the event landscape drastically, forcing conferences and meetings to digitalise for the health and safety of attendees. While born out of necessity, this trend will likely continue beyond 2020 as we see the cost and logistical benefits that virtual events o...

AG Group – Ready for the meeting renaissance in Italy

AG Group is an Italy-based group providing a comprehensive range of in-house services, including as a DMC, tour operator and event management provider, hotel consulting. Key business units providing a gateway into the Italian meetings  travel and hospitality market include: AG Hotels – 4 and 5 star hotels in the centre of Rome and Florence. AG Boutique Journey, a DMC, tour operator, event ma...

Destination focus: Cannes

Bold moves in the South of France have proven that rigorous health measures breed confidence for events.   Cannes positions itself as the premier business tourism city in France, after Paris, and the city’s leading venue, Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, is clearly leading in the effort to reassure conference clients to return with a vigorous approach to health security. The Palais des F...

Natural wonder

CMW takes a deep dive into the great barrier reef and checks out the improving offer in Cairns. As New Zealand and Australia opened up a travel bubble in October, maybe there is some Antipodean light emerging at the end of the dark corona tunnel. In normal times, Cairns & Great Barrier Reef present meeting planners with a combination of sustainable, first-class facilities and operators amid an...

  • 1
  • 2
  • 8