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Take me back to Robinson Club Tropicana

Robinson Club surfed into London’s chilly weather on 14 March for a tropically themed party and showcase at the Tropicana Beach Club. The event was Robinson’s second sales event in London and the Club recreated a sample of the group’s special atmosphere in London. Around 60 MICE clients and 40 leisure clients attended the event, along with managers from many of the Club’s hotels and venues. Robins...

MIPIM in Cannes

The MIPIM international property conference returned to Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France, from 13-16 March bringing 26,000 real estate, city and political leaders, including 5,400 investors, from over 100 countries for four days of debate about property and investment trends. Representatives from 500 cities and local authorities from around the world promoted their properties to internationa...

Fast Forward 15 mentees raise money for charity

Celebrating International Women’s Day, Fast Forward 15 (a UK events industry mentoring scheme) mentees delivered an ’80s-themed charity event at Egg nightclub in London on 6 March. The event was developed to test the event organising prowess of the mentees. This year’s team exceeded their target and raised over £4,000 (US$5,543) on the night with all proceeds going to Smart Works (UK charity...

Celebrating AME in Istanbul

Over 15,000 event professionals, hailing from 40 countries, gathered in Istanbul, Turkey to celebrate the 5th ACE of M.I.C.E. Exhibition (AME) at the Istanbul Congress Center (ICC), from 21-23 February 2018. President of Tourism Media Group and TETKID, Volkan Ataman, commented: “A total of 617 international hosted buyers came to ACE of M.I.C.E.” The event brought 112 national and 57 international ...

EEAA 2018 celebrates the contribution women make to Australia’s business events industry

To mark International Women’s Day 2018, the Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) hosted the EEAA 2018 International Women’s Breakfast at Doltone House Hyde Park in Sydney on 8 March. The association’s annual event celebrated the contribution women make to the Australian business events industry. EEAA chief executive, Joyce DiMascio, said women fulfil many and varied roles across ...

New revenue discussed at UFI Asia-Pacific Conference in Malaysia

More than 280 delegates from over 20 countries and regions attended the 13th UFI Asia-Pacific Conference at the Shangri-La Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 1–2 March 2018, to discuss the future direction of the exhibition industry in Asia. The UFI Asia-Pacific Conference, UFI’s second largest event, featured two days of networking and learning as well as an Educational Forum, held on 28 Febru...

Drinks Industry Show 2018: Summer Launch Party snapshots

Following the Summer Launch Party on 5 March, excitement is building for the 2018 Drinks Industry Show, which will be held from 18-19 June at Sydney’s Darling Harbour. Following previous events, an extensive research project was undertaken and the redeveloped 2018 show will serve as a useful business event that captures the industry’s energy and forward focus. Looking ahead at the June show, exhib...

Capturing #Confex18

International Confex saw thousands of event professionals brave blizzards for Day One (28 February) and Day Two (1 March) at Olympia London. Despite London being easier to navigate than other parts of the country, many event professionals travelled from afar, using different modes of transport to get to the show come what may. “It was really impressive the lengths some of our visitors went through...

Sochi signatures: National convention bureau inks deals to help Russia’s regions attract major events

Russia’s new National Convention Bureau Association has signed a raft of agreements with individual Russian regional administrations to help drive events and investments to them. The agreements were signed at the Russian Investment Forum held 15-16 February in the Black Sea resort of Sochi. A session ‘Business Events: is there a new tool that could boost the investment attractiveness of Russ...

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...

Convene 2018

The sixth edition of Convene – the MICE industry trade show for the Baltic region – took place at Litexpo, Vilnius, 14-15 February. As Convene 2018 draws to a close, CMW brings you some behind-the-scenes snapshots from Convene and the social evening in Town Hall. Read more about the event, here.

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