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Conventa Week

The last week of August marked by the return of south-east Europe meetings industry trade show Conventa and the Conventa Crossover conference. Organisers had moved Conventa 2021 back from January to August and both events were half the size of the pre-crisis period and shaped up as hybrid events. Nevertheless, organisers report 77 exhibitors, 113 international and 33 Slovenian hosted buyers conduc...

International Confex shows a lead back for industry

The UK meetings and events industry came out to International Confex, 1-2 September at ExCeL London, offering a creative display and demonstration of the industry’s resilience. Five theatres on the show floor delivered packed education sessions and friends, old and new, got busy networking and re-acquainting themselves with innovation and new products.

MPI’s WEC 2021 is first major in-person meeting at New Caesars Forum conference centre

The New Caesars Forum in Las Vegas, USA, hosted its first major in-person conference, WEC 2021 for Meeting Professionals International (MPI) 15-17 June. The conference was held in two of the largest pillarless ballrooms in the world. Caesars Entertainment, Inc. is the largest casino-entertainment company in the US and its  new 550,000-square-foot (51,096sqm) conference centre is in the center of t...

Destination South Australia making it happen

The Destination South Australia live event, 12-13 February was Australia’s first 2021 face-to-face business exchange event and made a successful start in reconnecting meetings industry planners and suppliers, as well as locking in some valuable future business. Much-needed business was transacted again at an event that was, just as importantly, an exercise in reassurance and confidence for those k...

Making a point on wellbeing in M&E

Sarah Mayo, (pictured top) co-founder of newly launched POINT3 Wellbeing (a UK company that supports people and businesses with health and wellbeing programmes) speaks to CMW and sheds some light on health and wellbeing within the international business events sector. Stress management and positive mental health are increasingly on the agenda of companies that recognise the urgent need to combat t...