Cannes callout

Cannes is calling all live communication agencies worldwide to compete for the Heavent Awards 2018, taking place 29 March 2018 at the Palais des Festivals de Cannes, during the tradeshow Heavent Meetings, 28-29 March. Brands forming the corporate jury include: L’Oreal; Nike; Coca Cola (France); Royal Dutch Shell (Netherlands); Beiersdorf; and Continental (Germany). Agencies can enter…


A whole lotta love for Mother Nature in KL

The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre aka ‘the Centre’ held its seventh Environment Day and also achieved its eleventh consecutive EarthCheck certificate, 19 January 2018. Alan Pryor, the Centre’s general manager said: “We are delighted to contribute to positive environmental initiatives that assist to protect Mother Nature and the sustainability of our environment. “It was great to see our team…

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Informa close to sealing deal for merger with UBM to create $12.5bn events giant

PUBLISHED: 16:55 16/01/18 UPDATED: 09:17 19/01/18 Shares in international event organiser Informa dropped 8% on 17 January, the day after a statement was released by UBM’s group company secretary Mark Peters announcing that two of the world’s largest events organisers, UBM and Informa, were in merger discussions. It is understood Informa had made a £3.8bn ($US5.29bn) offer…


Ready to jet in to Davos for WEF?

One of the world’s most prestigious meetings in the global conference calendar returns to Davos in Switzerland 23-26 January 2018. The annual World Economic Forum (WEF) will bring business leaders from around the world to the Swiss resort, and Air Charter Service (ACS) jet hire company is predicting the event will see at least 1,000…


AIME: influential Saxton Speakers raising the right questions

The upcoming Melbourne-based Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo (AIME), has announced its line-up of speakers from Saxton Speakers Bureau for four Up Close and Personal sessions. Recognised as Australia’s largest and longest running business events conference, AIME will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 20-21 February. The speakers will cover important themes, including how…


Knowledge Programme to deliver six sessions at AIME 2018 in Melbourne

Australia’s industry tradeshow AIME has launched its new Knowledge Programme for 2018 with six major sessions planned over two days.  The Knowledge Programme promises an in-depth look at event technology, regional and global industry trends and forecasts, and case studies on techniques to enhance pop culture, destinations, and live events. AIME project manager Angela Sciacca…


inVOYAGE partners with 5-star hotel in Ras Al Khaimah

inVOYAGE, a leading international event for the luxury MICE sector, has partnered with Waldorf Astoria in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE and the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority to bring inVOYAGE 2018 to the destination. Just 45-minutes from Dubai International Airport (DXB), Ras Al Khaimah featured a mixed topography, combining the jagged Al Hajar Mountains, pristine coastlines desert planes…

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When in Rome…

The SITE + MPI Global Forum, held 12 -14 January 2018 in Rome, marked the first time the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) and Meeting Professionals International (MPI) had partnered to host a global event to share industry trends, offer education and provide a collaborative environment for networking. There were 540 registered attendees at…

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