In pictures: HUNGEXPO and Budapest event spaces

Mash Media editor Tom Hall embarked on a tour of Budapest with Hungarian venue and organiser HUNGEXPO.

Mexico’s Maya Riviera opens new congress centre by the sea

A new Barceló Maya Riviera is set to open before the end of the year. It will be an all-inclusive resort with a convention centre at its heart offering more than 17,650sqm and capacity for 8,000 delegates.

IMPACT educating the new kids on the Thai MICE block

Thailand attracted 38.27m tourists in 2018, according to the national Tourism Ministry, with Chinese travellers being the number one source of visitors.

Ashfield remixes its meetings chemistry at The Lab

International event management agency Ashfield Meetings & Events and its sister brand SPARK THINKING (part of UDG Healthcare plc) held its annual staff interactive conference – The Lab – at The Hilton Birmingham Metropole.

US Government meeting professionals awarded

The US Society of Government Meeting Professionals recently celebrated its distinguished award winners, the Sam Gilmer Planner of the Year and Sam Gilmer Supplier of the Year.

Association of Event Venues hosts 15th anniversary conference

The Association of Event Venues welcomed over 200 venue professionals to the AEV Conference at Manchester Central on Thursday, 4 July.

In pictures: CMW in South Korea

CMW was recently invited by the Korea Tourism Organisation for a week-long familiarisation trip around South Korea.

MICEberg force of nature FIEXPO grows in Chile

CMW was an official Media Partner of FIEXPO, the Latin American and Caribbean specialist MICE industry leading show, which completed its three-year cycle in Chile this June.

London’s BMA House and HeadBox host Summer Social

London venue BMA House hosted a reception with drinks and entertainment, 6 June, in partnership with venue-finding platform HeadBox. More than 150 corporate buyers were in attendance, including clients from Facebook, DC Advisory, Dentsu Aegis and WPP. Throughout the event BMA House demonstrated its rich selection of meeting spaces, high quality catering, focus on sustainability and dedicated appro...

IMEX Frankfurt 2019: in pictures

IMEX Chairman Ray Bloom described the 2019 show in Frankfurt, which drew to a close on 23 May, as “an outstanding week of business, learning and experiences to stir the imagination”. The IMEX Chairman claimed the show as the largest ever IMEX, taking into account Hall 9. There had been approximately 4,500 exhibitors and 3,800 hosted buyers, he said. EduMonday, on the day before the show proper, ha...

In pictures: Blitz Connection in London

Blitz, a GES company, held its annual AV showcase Blitz Connection on 7 May at The Brewery, London. The event saw a number of high-profile companies in attendance including Barclays, Facebook and Samsung. The event was moderated by BBC journalist and presenter Helen Fospero, and headlined by keynote speaker Caryn Franklin MBE. Franklin is a fashion industry journalist, broadcaster and activist. Ot...

Spain’s first outdoor skydiving simulator opens in Malaga

Spain’s first outdoor skydiving simulator opens in Malaga province on the 1 May 2019, and its management expects it to provide an interesting option for companies looking for fun and exciting activities as part of a conference or event in Andalucia. The equipment was used by Tom Cruise to prepare for his skydiving stunts on Mission Impossible: Fallout, before being brought over to Spain. A skydivi...

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