In pictures: Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral

On 19 September, global leaders and mourners lined the streets of London to watch Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral procession. In addition to the in-person spectators, the funeral and procession were viewed by many either via television or live-streaming. Below we have collated a gallery of pictures taken by Mash Media’s videographer, Finley Sampson, who attended the procession.

In pictures – SITE GB Leaders’ Retreat

At the SITE Leaders’ Retreat, held in July at Down Hall, Essex, 50 senior leaders from the incentive industry attended talks from a range of experts about the challenges facing the industry. They also discussed tactics to solve each of the following challenges: The recruitment crisis Changing priorities of event planners Make the most of mergers and acquisitions The impact of digital marketing Mor...

In pictures – What’s Up Day Paris

CMW attended the first edition of ‘What’s Up Day’, organised by the Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau alongside the Paris Region Tourism Board. From 1-3 July, visitors explored Paris’ MICE industry through presentations, experiential tours, and dinners. Louisa Daley, reporter, said about the event: “We had a great time in Paris, learning about what the city has to offer MICE industry R...

In pictures – 2022 Destination Victoria Conference

The 2022 Destination Victoria Conference, 20-21 June, brought together the state of Victoria’s tourism, events, and hospitality industries at CENTREPIECE at Melbourne Park, Australia. The event’s almost 700 delegates were presented with information and practical tools from industry leaders with the aim to ensure strong, sustainable growth for the Victorian visitor economy.

FIEXPO in photos

The 15th edition of FIEXPO Latin America, the region’s leading meetings industry trade fair, returned in person in Panama City 13-16 June. The show gathered over 2,500 participants who, you can see were only too pleased to meet in person once again.

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...

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