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Undiscovered Italy tour sees 20 event planners explore Calabria

The latest Undiscovered Italy Tour recently took place in Calabria from 21-24 September. The tour was conceived and created by Daniela Corti Events with the patronage of the Italian tourism board (Enit), in collaboration with Canadian tour operator Susan Barone of Luxury Weddings A group of 20 wedding and meeting planners as well as Italy-based journalists took part in the tour, which aimed to sho...

Heavent Meetings: the first major MICE event held in France since coronavirus hit

The French MICE event Heavent Meetings was able to open its doors in the Palais des Festivals Cannes at the beginning of September. (A)LIVE, the outdoor conferences which involved speakers from the event industry and the mayor of Cannes, was an integral part of an event that attracted 350 exhibitors, 500 speakers and 1,850 participants in person. In order to comply with French government health co...

Hypercube open for events in Moscow’s Skolkovo technopark

In a week that has seen Moscow’s Mayor decree that exhibitions can restart in the Russian capital, Moscow’s Skolkovo Scientific and Innovation Centre has opened a new Hypercube venue space. Designed by Boris Bernasconi, the space, which can hold up to 500 people, combines unique architecture, atmosphere and an advanced platform for events. The Hypercube’s glass design allows the interior hal...

In pictures: Thousands turn out for #WeMakeEvents Red Alert protest

Thousands of event professionals gathered along Southbank in London, UK on Tuesday 11 August, to demonstrate the critical condition of the UK events industry. Eventprofs in red shirts lined the entire Southbank from Westminster to the Tate Modern, as part of the #WeMakeEvents ‘Red Alert’ campaign. They came from all corners of the events industry, including the live music, festival, exhibition and...

On the Newcastle:Gateshead waterfront – big reveal

New images have been revealed showing the green and public open spaces which will be created on the Newcastle:Gateshead waterfront, in the North East of England, as part of Gateshead Council’s arena-led regeneration scheme, Newcastle Gateshead Quays. The 7,4000sqm scheme includes a 12,500-seat arena, a conference and exhibition centre, two hotels, bars, restaurants and car parking all linked by ov...

Osaka stages Japan’s first large-scale exhibition since state of emergency lifted

The 12th Kansai Hotel & Restaurant Show and five other co-locating events took over the entire INTEX Osaka facility, 29 July, as the exhibition industry returns following a national state of emergency due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The 12th Kansai show is running until 31 July at INTEX Osaka, along with five other exhibitions which are involving a total of 460 companies at 830 stands throughout...

CENTREPIECE venue design captures ‘Melbourness’

CENTREPIECE at Melbourne Park has revealed insights into the venue’s design by Melbourne-based architects NH Architecture. The venue is located next to the central business district and adjacent parklands and design lead and NH Architecture director, Hamish Lyon says: “CENTREPIECE celebrates all that we love about our city and truly captures ‘Melbourness’ at its most marvellous – including its com...

Designs unveiled for Calgary’s BMO Convention Centre expansion

Calgary Stampede and Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC) have revealed the renderings for the expanded Calgary BMO Centre. CEO of Tourism Calgary, Cindy Ady, said: “The addition of the BMO Centre expansion to the Culture and Entertainment District is critical to developing Calgary as a destination for visitors and meeting planners, and a great place to live for Calgarians.” “We are proud of ...

China hosts international webinar and shares strategy of staging Hunan Auto Show

CMW Managing Editor Paul Colston was one of the speakers taking part in a webinar organised 30 May by the China Convention/Exhibition/Event Society (CCEES). International ‘virtual’ panelists also included: David Zhong, UFI Global Vice-Chairman and Chairman of its Asia-Pacific Chapter  Noor Ahmad Hamid, Regional Director, Asia Pacific, International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) Michae...

Sands SafeStay initiative in Macao

Sands Resorts Macao hotel complex has announced the launch of Sands SafeStay, a health and safety initiative to combat Covid-19 and keep guests safe. The Sands SafeStay strategy focuses on three key areas – sanitisation, prevention and contactless services, with protocols going beyond the hygiene programme currently in place. A number of precautions have been implemented, through collaborati...

Las Vegas goes red for hospitality workers and the spirit of travel

On 5 May, Las Vegas was lit up in red on as resorts, landmarks and attractions honoured hospitality workers during National Travel & Tourism Week (NTTW). The annual celebration is a national initiative of the US Travel Association, and aims to recognise the contributions of the US travel industry. The venues and establishments that participated in the Red Takeover were: Welcome to Fabulous Las...

The CCIB to provide 5,000 meals per day for those in need

The Barcelona International Convention Centre (CCIB) has teamed up with World Central Kitchen (WCK) to produce and serve up to 5,000 meals per day for the most vulnerable groups in the Barcelona area affected by the Covid-19 crisis. The CCIB reopened its 3,300sqm of kitchens last week and began distributing the first meals through the local Food Bank on 29 April. The team at Diagonal Food (the CCI...