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The world’s largest event venue

Shenzhen World in China is set to become the largest event venue in the world once completed. Paul Colston visited the venue and spoke to the masterminds who are helping make it a reality.

Sharing Singapore’s secrets of success

CMW meets Dr Edward Koh, Executive Director of Conventions, Meetings and Incentive Travel at Singapore Tourism Board.

Doing good and doing business in The Hague

CMW explores how event planners can address both societal commitment and economic success in the International City of Peace and Justice. In the MICE industry, it is increasingly important not to focus on business objectives only. Events need a message, a mission, should pay attention to sustainability and preferably contribute to the greater good. The city of The Hague, seat of government of The ...

Thailand: in the fast lane

Stuart Wood spends a week in Thailand, where the MICE industry is putting business into a higher gear.

A look inside COP25’s Green Zone

William Thomson, MD of Gallus Events, reports from The Green Zone (exhibition area) at the world Climate Change Conference COP25 in Madrid: Green in colour and in mindset, the UN have attempted to run a sustainable tradeshow at the hastily re-arranged Madrid COP25 UN Climate Change Conference. Attending the exhibition area at one of the most important global conferences this year should fill you w...

Calgary’s $500m meetings stampede

Calgary, a past Winter Olympics (1988) host, is fast gaining a reputation for conferencing and other big events – and not just in its strong suit sector of oil and gas. The city has two major venues to consider for large convention-style events – the BMO Centre at Stampede Park – currently undergoing a CAD$500m expansion – and the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre. Both are located downt...

The death of tourism?

In the Danish capital of Copenhagen, ‘hedonistic sustainability’ is attempting to stem the rising tide of overtourism and carbon emissions. Stuart Wood reports.

A marriage made in Switzerland

Ramy Salameh finds a sustainably strategic union at Lausanne Montreux Congress.

How to change the world

At the One Young World summit in London, future world leaders pooled their collective wisdom to take on some of the world’s most pressing issues.

Full-on 5G in Hanover

Deutsche Messe Hanover is the largest event venue in the world – at least until Shenzhen World completes construction. now it wants to be the smartest, too – the first venue to ensure a complete 5G supply on its open-air site: From a layman’s point of view, the event venues of the world differ essentially in their size, and the appearance of their halls. For the event expert, however, there ...

Leica Awards: inspiring photographers through events

Ramy Salameh offers this event snapshot from the 39th LOBA awards in Berlin:   The Leica Oskar Barnack Awards 2019 (LOBA), now in its 39th year, continues to inspire generations of photographers and is part of a series of experiential events and workshops, developed by the world-renowned camera manufacturer, to engage new audiences. There are some photographs that transcend age and epoch; a moment...

Houston’s giant ICCA leap

International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) President James Rees welcomed almost 1,000 attendees to the association’s 58th Congress in Houston, Texas – a record number for North American hosts. Delegates from 75 countries attended a four-day programme of education, networking and business opportunities. This year’s congress theme was ‘Innovation and Technology’, and the congress heard...

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