Galleries

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...

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...

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...