MEETINGS 2022 – In pictures

New Zealand’s flagship events industry exhibition, MEETINGS, a two-day event, 15-16 June 2022, rallied the industry at the Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre. Organisers reported the event was sold out, with 211 stands from 18 New Zealand regions and over 500 buyers, including 110 from Australia.

Las Vegas celebrates anniversary with iconic photo collection

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) Archive Collection, which has documented Las Vegas’ history since 1947, will mark its 75th anniversary of its Las Vegas News Bureau collection by curating and presenting some of the most iconic photos of the collection to the public for the first time. The collection began as part of the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce in 1947 with the goal of ...

In pictures – Grimaldi Forum Monaco expansion

The Grimaldi Forum Monaco is set to construct an extension of its building, increasing its exhibition capacity by 50% with an additional 6,000sqm of indoor space. For more details, please read CMW‘s article ‘The Grimaldi Forum outlines big anniversary plans to expand 50%’

IMEX Frankfurt 2022 – In pictures

IMEX Frankfurt, 31 May- 2 June, is well under way at the Fair Frankfurt in Germany and the international MICE community is finally re-united in Europe. Take a look at the photos below to get a slice of the action:

In pictures – 8th Travel Trade Athens 2022

The 8th Travel Trade Athens 2022, 9-10 May, saw more than 160 Greek and international representatives hold meetings and learn about what the Greek capital has to offer the global MICE community. More than 60 representatives of foreign companies in the tourism and events industry came to Athens for the two-day event, connecting Athens to key markets in Europe, the UK, US, and the Middle East. The e...

In pictures – Bruges Meetings & Convention Centre

CMW’s Oliver Thomas was one of the privileged guests at the official opening of the €6m (US$6.3m) Bruges Meetings & Convention Centre. The venue is destined to propel the city known for its trade, fishing, beer and architecture heritage into the premier league for congresses. With its port to the Northern Sea, Bruges is already a historic meetings place, where for centuries travellers have use...

Melbourne SportNXT summit in pictures

The inaugural SportNXT summit took place at the CENTREPIECE at Melbourne Park, 6-8 April, where over 50 global thought leaders representing the sporting world were brought together for a three-day conference.  The conference aimed to probe issues and opportunities that will shape the future of sport, with speakers including NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, US women’s national soccer team captain Mega...

Witnessing Thailand’s MICE re-opening

CMW  joined the March 2022 Thailand MICE Familiarisation Trip, courtesy of the Thailand Conference and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB). The trip’s theme was Thailand NOW: Refresh – Restyle – Reconnect. CMW experienced a slice of Thailand’s culture, people, and MICE infrastructure. Take a look at the photos below for a taster of the week’s action and watch out for our special reports, to...

Swiss summit provides a taster for SITE ahead of Dublin Global Conference

The Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) held a second annual Incentive Summit Europe (ICE), when it gathered over 50 incentive travel professionals from 18 countries in Geneva/Montreux, 13-16 March. The ICE event offered a deep immersion in contrasting Swiss locations, Geneva and Montreux. Destination experiences included a three-hour watch making workshop and a wine listening experienc...

AIME Welcome Night in pictures

The newly constructed conferences and events venue, CENTREPIECE at Melbourne Park has welcomed the opening of Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME 2022), 21 March with a night of entertainment and gourmet hospitality for 800 guests. Three hundred hosted buyers attended the Welcome event, joining many of the 200 new exhibitors confirmed for the two-day trade show. Silke Calder, event di...

International Confex 2022: In pictures

International Confex 2022 on 8-9 March saw the events industry gather in their thousands at ExCeL London, UK with two days of inspiring talks and networking. Co-located with the Event Production Show, the PA Show and the Publishing Show, the event hosted a packed conference programme, featuring both experienced industry figures and young talent. Pictures by Jonathan ‘JT’ Taylor, Aniseed Photo

IAPCO…when in Rome

International PCO association IAPCO’s 2022 Annual Meeting and General Assembly took place for the first time in a hybrid format 10-13 February, rallying 126 members and partners in Rome, as well as 46 attendees online from 34 countries. It was the first time IAPCO members had met in person since the Annual Meeting in Vancouver, two years ago.  

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