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In pictures: EMEC 2019 in The Hague

CMW was at the World Forum in The Hague this week to attend the European Meetings & Events Conference (EMEC), which took place from 8-12 February. The event featured keynotes from Dutch artist and environmentalist Daan Roosegarde, MCI Experience managing director Kim Myhre, and Irfan Van Erwijk, of Mysteryland founders ID&T. It gathered together over 400 eventprofs from across the industry...

Conventa: in pictures

Conventa, the trade show for meetings, events and incentive travel, for the 11th year in a row gathered the representatives of the meetings industry of New Europe and event organizers from around the world. From the 23rd to the 24th of January, Slovenia’s capital was transformed into the hub of the New Europe’s meetings industry. Conventa, this year welcomed 132 exhibitors from 15 coun...

A night to honour Brussels Ambassadors

City marketing bureau visit.brussels appointed 18 partners as Ambassadors for the destination on 30 January at a gala evening in the Belgian capital. The 18 new ambassadors received their awards before an audience of 150 that included academics, doctors, European commissioners, university rectors, chairs and directors of international associations established in Brussels, scientists, hospital dire...

Association for conference interpreters doubles delegates

The international association of conference interpreters (AIIC) Private Market Sector (PRIMS) meeting doubled its delegate numbers when the conference came to London’s IMO earlier this month. With remote/distant interpreting an area of great concern for the profession, the London conference drew 170 members and meant organisers had to find a larger venue than initially envisaged. The IMO venue on ...

Convening Leaders in Pittsburgh

Do work that matters for people who care. Create change. That’s the role of business events professionals, according to marketing guru Seth Godin who gave the keynote address to PCMA’s Convening Leaders convention in Pittsburgh, 7 January. Godin reminded the audience of what’s at the core of their work: “What you do is make stories, make a difference,” he said. The delegates celebrated the power o...

In pictures: IBTM World 2018

IBTM World wrapped up in Gran Via, Barcelona, at the end of 2018. The show saw more meetings than ever and destinations and venues brought colour and interaction to the show floor. A selection photographs from the event can be found below:

#DigiDay18 uses the human factor to make digital heroes in Frankfurt

The German Convention Bureau (GCB)’s ‘Digital & Innovation Day’ in Frankfurt, 11 December, offered more than 100 participants a platform to network, inspire and be inspired by the digital transformation in the meetings industry. Under the motto ‘How to be become a Digital Hero’, the GCB developed a Fitness Program 4.0 for #DigiDay18, enabling participants to put together their own agenda from ...

In pictures: SITE in Rwanda

Rwanda hosted this year’s Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) Executive Summit, 1-4 December. The annual event takes members of the SITE Board of Directors and SITE Foundation Board of Trustees to new and emerging destinations that can leverage the experience and knowledge of global industry leaders to grow its incentive travel business. The 2018 event was sponsored by Rwanda Convention...

Melbourne putting new venue gloss on Olympic legacy

Melbourne & Olympic Parks (M&OP) has been showcasing its refurbished venues across its events precinct as the AUD$1bn redevelopment moves into its third stage. Located on the edge of Melbourne’s vibrant CBD, the precinct has seen the Rod Laver Arena and Margaret Court Arena redeveloped to offer new event options and, combined with AAMI Park and Melbourne Arena, an enhanced experience for b...

Korea on the ball with early London festive celebration

Over 100 event professionals, Korean DMCs, hotels, airlines and media representatives joined the London office of the Korea Tourism Organisation and their appointed representatives, Moulden Marketing on 22 November, for a traditional end of year party – Korean style, at the Croc Bowling Alley in the Ham Yard Hotel, London. The KTO team reminded guests of their latest initiative: Korea Unique Venue...

In pictures: the 57th ICCA Congress in Dubai

The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) helds its 57th Congress in Dubai 10-14 November. A new President, Interim CEO and 10 awards to leading women in the sector were highlights, as well as four days of content-driven sessions and keynotes. The social highlight was the gala evening in the desert.

Maktoum bin Mohammed attends 5th World Green Economy Summit 2018 in Dubai

His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai attended the inauguration ceremony of the fifth World Green Economy Summit (WGES) 2018 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre under the theme ‘Driving innovation, leading change’. HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy in Dubai, Managing Director and ...