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Atta boy Riga! Latvians open big new venue with plans for more

Atta Centre, the largest convention centre in the Baltics, is set to open early in 2020.

IBTM World 2019: in pictures

CMW was in attendance at IBTM World in Fira Gran Via, Barcelona, from 19-21 November.

‘Italy at Hand’ gives cultural welcome to international buyers

CBItalia staged the latest edition of its buyers event ‘Italy at Hand’ in Rome from 7-9 November.

Planners from across Europe experience Future Hamburg

Event planners from the UK, Czech Republic, Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands, Germany, Spain & Israel experienced ‘Future Hamburg’ as part of an Educational Trip hosted by the Hamburg Convention Bureau.

Focus on smart tourism at World Travel Market

CMW dropped in on World Travel Market, 5 November, where destinations around the world showcased their latest campaigns and news.

UK venues compete in catering awards challenge

Eleven event venues from across the UK went head-to-head at the Venues of Excellence Cook and Serve Challenge 2019.

In pictures: CventCONNECT Europe

InterContinental London, The O2 was the host venue for this year's CventCONNECT Europe, which took place from 15-16 October.

Robots on show as Hiroshima CVB hosts technical tour

The Hiroshima Convention Visitors Bureau (HCVB) recently hosted a technical visit tour, showcasing the city’s unique high-tech experiences to international delegates.

In pictures: CMW in Copenhagen

CMW recently visited the Danish capital of Copenhagen for a three-day media tour, encompassing sustainable tourism conference Tomorrow's Urban Travel (TUT).

DRPG launches in Ireland with Leadership Live 2019

International agency DRPG celebrated the launch of its new Ireland office with the Leadership Live 2019 event, held in the ICC Belfast.

Open Russia with Three Cultures

Russia’s National Convention Bureau continues to up the pace in its efforts to open the biggest country in the world to the global meetings market. CMW Managing Editor Paul Colston was invited to join the latest inbound media tour, ‘Open Russia with Three Cultures’ in early October. A busy programme showcased some shining examples of Moscow, Tatar and Bashkir culture and as well as their conferenc...

PITE 2019 returns for a second year

Malaysia’s Penang International Travel Exchange (PITE), a programme owned by Penang Convention & Exhibition Bureau (PCEB), opened on 9 October at the Setia SPICE Convention Centre. In addition to the two-day B2B sessions and half-day forums at Setia SPICE Convention Centre there will be gala events held across various Penang attractions. PITE this year, say organisers Penang-based Professional...