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Germany to host reconstruction conference for Ukraine

In October, Germany will host an international conference in Berlin which will cover the organisation of Ukraine’s reconstruction following Russia’s invasion, according to a spokesperson. The conference will focus on rebuilding large parts of Ukraine’s infrastructure. Officials, who requested anonymity, spoke to Bloomberg about the event’s details. The event will be co-hosted by chancellor Olaf Sc...

Caesars Entertainment celebrates new venue’s construction

Caesars Entertainment, Inc. (Caesars), hosted an event on 11 August attended by local dignitaries, executives, and state and local officials, to celebrate the construction of Caesars Virginia – set to open in 2024. At the event Caesars Virginia, an entertainment facility, was predicted to create a large quantity of construction and operational jobs that would benefit the local area of Danville, VA...

Medical conferences return to the Gold Coast

More than 80 interventional neuro-radiologists from Australia, New Zealand, and the United States attended Friday’s NeuroExchange conference to discuss the latest in treatments for stroke and brain aneurysms. A further six medical conferences on the Gold Coast, attracting more than 4,600 delegates, have already been scheduled for 2022 and 2023. Pre-pandemic, major international conferences were wo...

The 2022 International Travel Show reveals programme

The International Travel Show (ITS), a trade show for the business and leisure travel industry, has revealed its programme themed ‘The Future of Travel.’ The show will take place from 28 – 30 October 2022 in New York. The 2022 show is the successor of The New York Times Travel Show, last held in 2020, and will include content covering critical changes in technology, sustainability, and responsible...

Oceania Summit to discuss future of agri-food-tech

Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland will host the 2035 Oceania Summit, an agri-food-tech industry event, from 10-11 October 2022 at Aotea Centre. Delegates from multiple continents will collaborate on how agritech can support farmers and growers to reduce emissions to net zero and build more resilient growing systems. Summit convenor Peter Wren-Hilton elaborated on the summit’s driving force, saying: “By bri...

Business travellers to see industry-wide fare rises in 2023

Global travel prices are predicted to continue to increase in Q3 and Q4 of 2022 and throughout 2023, according to the 2023 Global Business Travel Forecast. Published on 10 August by CWT, a B2B4E travel management platform, and the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the Forecast covers the drivers behind the increasing prices. According to the report, these are rising fuel prices, labour sh...

‘Healthier’ events industry boosts Cvent’s revenue

Cvent, a US-based event management platform, saw Q2 revenue exceed expectations due to a ‘quick’ recovery of in-person meetings following Covid-19. Cvent announced Q2 revenue of $161m, which is a quarterly record for the company and an increase of 31.1% from Q2 of 2021. Additionally, the revenue was also $6.8 million above Cvent’s previous expectations. Although it received an increase in re...

U.S. Travel coalition sets out to build a sustainable industry

The U.S. Travel Association has launched the Sustainable Travel Coalition to advance the travel industry’s strategies for sustainability. The coalition has begun with almost 60 member entities from various sectors of travel, which include major DMOs, hotel groups, MICE venues, and industry organisations such as the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA). As an advisory body to infor...

Virtuoso launches first Travel Tech Summit

Virtuoso, a US-based global network specialising in luxury and experiential travel, is hosting its inaugural Travel Tech Summit during the Virtuoso Travel Week event on 14 August. The summit will consist of three components: A ‘Big Ideas Session’ where speakers will address the industry’s tech strategies that are driving the industry forward. A ‘VC Panel’ centred on the innovations and longer-term...

EICC security team awarded for Covid-19 support

The Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC)’s security team, sub-contracted from Croma Vigilant, has been recognised for its role when the conference venue doubled as the city’s main vaccination centre in 2021. The Scotland-based team, which provided four guards on site each day during the period and ensured security of vaccination stocks, has won the ‘Outstanding Event Securi...

IMEX’s new addition to redevelop shows’ content

The IMEX Group has appointed former SITE head of events Tahira Endean (pictured left) as head of programme, to remodel the group’s trade show content (IMEX Frankfurt and IMEX America). Based in Vancouver, Endean will spearhead a three-year education strategy behind the group’s content redesign – working with IMEX Marcomms and Knowledge and Education teams. The IMEX education programme was develope...

SITE GB reveals industry leaders’ insights

SITE GB has shared insights from its inaugural Leaders’ Retreat, held in July at Down Hall, Essex. At the Leaders’ Retreat, 50 senior leaders from the incentive industry attended talks from a range of experts about the challenges facing the industry. They also discussed tactics to solve each of the challenges, as outlined below: The recruitment crisis A panel of experts shared their perspectives a...