In pictures: IMEX 2018

IMEX in Frankfurt started with EduMonday, 14 May, at Kap Europa Congress Centre. The business exhibition took place at Messe Frankfurt – Halls 8 and 9, 15–17 May. At the opening ceremony of the 16th Frankfurt show, 14 May, Bloom said: “This is our largest ever IMEX. It has around 3,500 exhibitors representing well over 150 countries.”…


On board with FF15’s female talent

Mentees from female talent programme, Fast Forward 15, graduated on 11 May after their year-long mentorships. CMW joined more than 150 top travel and event industry personnel for the graduation lunch and ceremony on board the Silver Sturgeon in London. Embarking from Savoy Pier, central London, the day gave the mentees a platform to share their experiences,…


All aboard the danubeSAIL

Mash Media attended an evening presentation of Vienna’s latest landmark – the danubeSAIL – at the Austrian Embassy in London, 26 April. The event took place a few weeks following the Austria Center Vienna’s recent unveiling of the largest construction project since its opening around 30 years ago. An iconic canopy – or the danubeSAIL –…


Insider Gathering for MICE-in-the-bag on the Danube

Thirty-two buyers and suppliers attended marketing agency MICE-in-the-bag’s latest Insider Gathering, held at Spoon the Boat in Budapest. The tailored B2B gathering and workshop saw 17 buyers and 15 suppliers come from around Europe and, for the first time, also from the Emirates. The format followed previous MICE-in-the-bag events held in London, Stockholm and Florence, creating a one-stop…


IACC Americas Connect conference saw strongest attendance in 10 years

With its strongest attendance in 10 years, the 37th edition of the IACC Americas Connect conference took place at Chubb Hotel & Conference Center and The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, 16-18 April. Overall attendance at the event was 293. Sean Anderson, IACC Americas president, commented: “We saw record attendance at this years’ annual Connect conference, a 33% rise on last…


Mexico waves the flag for wedding planners worldwide

Los Cabos Convention Center in Mexico welcomed wedding planners from 70 countries at the 5th Annual Destination Wedding Planners (DWP) Congress, 10-12 April. The programme for the three-day congress included 4,000 meetings between international destination wedding planners and key tourism and convention bureaus, DMC’s, production companies and more. Previous years’ destination hosts are Athens, Mauritius,…


CultureSummit 2018 showcases connection between heritage and innovation 

A global gathering of over 400 delegates from more than 80 countries recently attended the CultureSummit 2018 at Manarat Al Saadiyat in Abu Dhabi to discuss the role that culture plays in addressing global challenges including poverty, extremism, climate change and heritage preservation. Under the theme of Unexpected Collaborations: Forging New Connections Between Heritage and Innovation, Near and Far,…

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