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In pictures: IMEX 2018

IMEX in Frankfurt started with EduMonday, 14 May, at Kap Europa Congress Centre. The business exhibition took place at Messe Frankfurt – Halls 8 and 9, 15–17 May. At the opening ceremony of the 16th Frankfurt show, 14 May, Bloom said: “This is our largest ever IMEX. It has around 3,500 exhibitors representing well over 150 countries.”  Bloom added that the 2018 show had brought in 40 new stands fr...

On board with FF15’s female talent

Mentees from female talent programme, Fast Forward 15, graduated on 11 May after their year-long mentorships. CMW joined more than 150 top travel and event industry personnel for the graduation lunch and ceremony on board the Silver Sturgeon in London. Embarking from Savoy Pier, central London, the day gave the mentees a platform to share their experiences, individual growth and newly defined pers...

Brisbane announced as host city of 2019 MEA National Conference

Brisbane will be the host destination of the 2019 Meetings & Events Australia (MEA) National Conference, as announced at the 2018 MEA National Conference at Adelaide Convention Centre, 8 May. The Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC), which will host the 2019 MEA National Conference between 31 March and 2 April of next year, was awarded top accolade for catering at the 2017 MEA Na...

UFI elects its first female president for 2019/20

Global exhibition industry association UFI’s Board of Directors has elected Mary Larkin as its next president for 2020. She will be the first woman to hold the post in the association’s history. The decision was made at the board meeting during the UFI European Conference in Verona (Italy). The UFI presidential trio for the 2018/19 term will, therefore comprise of: Craig Newman (Johannesburg...

All aboard the danubeSAIL

Mash Media attended an evening presentation of Vienna’s latest landmark – the danubeSAIL – at the Austrian Embassy in London, 26 April. The event took place a few weeks following the Austria Center Vienna’s recent unveiling of the largest construction project since its opening around 30 years ago. An iconic canopy – or the danubeSAIL – will be added to the square outside the Austria Center Vienna,...

IACC Americas Connect conference saw strongest attendance in 10 years

With its strongest attendance in 10 years, the 37th edition of the IACC Americas Connect conference took place at Chubb Hotel & Conference Center and The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, 16-18 April. Overall attendance at the event was 293. Sean Anderson, IACC Americas president, commented: “We saw record attendance at this years’ annual Connect conference, a 33% rise on last year.” The three...

Mexico waves the flag for wedding planners worldwide

Los Cabos Convention Center in Mexico welcomed wedding planners from 70 countries at the 5th Annual Destination Wedding Planners (DWP) Congress, 10-12 April. The programme for the three-day congress included 4,000 meetings between international destination wedding planners and key tourism and convention bureaus, DMC’s, production companies and more. Previous years’ destination hosts are Athe...

18th CONFEC Red rocks in Marrakech

The 18th CONFEC Red event saw UK buyers meet with suppliers from 20 countries in early February at the Mövenpick Hotel Mansour Eddahbi & Palais des Congrès Marrakech. The agents and corporate planners participated in a full programme of B2B meetings, teambuilding and hospitality. CONFEC Red is aimed solely at UK buyers, and draws both established agencies, corporate organisers, as well as star...