The $100m meeting man

Alastair Stewart and Nicholas Hoare, CEO and COO respectively of etc.venues, are to take their successful urban day venue model across the Atlantic.

All in a day’s work

CMW goes behind the scenes at ICC Sydney, to meet some of the key staff that make that magic happen.   Dewi Gutierrez, Event Planner My role is fast paced and hands-on. Each day, I work closely with clients as their main point of contact to ensure their event vision becomes a reality. Behind the scenes, I’m busy coordinating our teams to ensure we provide the best service, product and experie...

Russia’s Northern window on the meetings world

Paul Colston shines a Northern event light on Peter’s city

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’.  Main photo by Gabriel Aránguiz, Revista Eventos de Chile   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. Ther...

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.