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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 ...

Leipzig and Saxony gives big MICE performance in London

Leipzig and Saxony conference bureaus presented their destinations to MICE professionals in London, 9 October, on the occasion of the first UK performance by the Gewandhaus Orchestra. The venue was London’s Southbank Centre and Saxony’s rich musical and cultural heritage was emphasised during a presentation before the concert. The State of Saxony prides itself on being not only Germany’s No. 1 cul...

The Big Reveal at UK’s NEC

On Wednesday 10 October event profs gathered at the NEC as the venue unveiled the results of a £4.5m transformation, nicknamed Project Facelift, and introduced the all-new Bear Grylls Adventure. Check out the video above and gallery below for more.

Brisbane Showgrounds go German for Oktoberfest

All things German are being celebrated this month at Oktoberfest Brisbane, Australia’s largest German Festival. The Brisbane Showgrounds has been the venue 5-7 October and a second weekend October 12-14 as the space transforms into a part of Bavaria. Schnitzels to pretzels and beer (of course) are back up by live entertainment including Bavarian Oompah band ‘Münchner Buam’, Heidi the Y...

In pictures: Cvent Connect Europe 2018

Cvent Connect Europe returned for its second incarnation last week, at the Business Design Centre in Islington. Senior figures in the event tech community met to network, do business and learn where the sector is going in the future. Cvent CEO Reggie Agarwal delivered a keynote on the ‘fourth industrial revolution’,which you can read more about here. There was also a charismatic keynot...

Business Events Canada @ Mr Fogg’s Society of Exploration

Business Events Canada (BEC) hosted a drinks and networking event this past Thursday, 20 September, at the newly opened Mr Fogg’s Society of Exploration bar in Charing Cross, London. The event was part of BEC’s annual Canada Week programme, which also stopped off in Dusseldorf two days earlier on the 18 September. They were joined by a number of their Canadian partners, each promoting its incentiv...