Sochi signatures: National convention bureau inks deals to help Russia’s regions attract major events

Russia’s new National Convention Bureau Association has signed a raft of agreements with individual Russian regional administrations to help drive events and investments to them. The agreements were signed at the Russian Investment Forum held 15-16 February in the Black Sea resort of Sochi. A session ‘Business Events: is there a new tool that could…


Inside IBTM Arabia

On stage and behind the scenes, CMW takes you on a visual tour inside IBTM Arabia 2018, which took place at Jumeirah at Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi, 5-7 February. Rohit Talwar, global futurist and CEO of Fast Future, headlined the event as keynote speaker. Talwar provided insight on how the MICE industry can anticipate, respond and benefit…


Globes spin out major business conference at ICC Jerusalem

The International Convention Centre (ICC) Jerusalem hosted one of the country’s most prestigious business event – the Israel Business Conference (IBC) of Globes, which took place from 10-11 January 2018. For two decades, Globes, Israel’s business newspaper, has been hosting the Israel Business Conference (IBC) For this year’s event, thousands of business people, government officials,…


SITE + MPI pioneer Global Forum in Rome

Global industry associations the Society for Incentive Travel Executives (SITE) and Meeting Professionals International (MPI) partnered in Rome, 12-14 January, for their SITE + MPI Global Forum. The forum, designed to share industry trends, offer education and networking attracted 540 delegates and raised US$19,000 for the MPI Foundation. Didier Scaillet was named as new SITE chief excellence…


Trend Micro: aiding & embracing digital transformation

Cyber security solutions provider, Trend Micro, visited Vancouver 8-10 January 2018 for their annual sales meeting at the Vancouver Convention Centre. CAD$65,000 (US$52,260) cash donation to two schools – a significant difference that puts a spotlight on Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Social Giving. According to Carrie Leung, Tourism Vancouver’s client manager, Convention Services, Midwest…

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