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Australian Tourism Export Council welcomes chance to work with new government

The Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) has welcomed the opportunity to work closely with new prime minister Anthony Albanese, 21 May, the victorious Labor candidate in the Australian federal election. Peter Shelley (pictured), managing director of ATEC, stated: “There is much to be done in helping Australia’s export tourism industry to get back to its full success and we are looking forward ...

ASM Global signs major venue cleaning and hygiene partnership

ASM Global, producer of live entertainment, and cleaning and disinfection specialists The Clorox Company, has announced a major cleaning collaboration project across its venues in the United States. A multi-year partnership spanning ASM Global’s facility portfolio of arenas, stadiums, theatres and convention centres will include a commitment of $1m in tickets thanking frontline responders and heal...

Malta launches new brand identity

Incentives and Meetings, part of Visit Malta, is the new brand being launched this month as Malta continues to develop the substantial MICE business opportunities that the islands have enjoyed over the years. The Visit Malta Incentives and Meetings brand, the bureau says, emerged partly from market research and replaces the Conventions Malta old branding. A new creative campaign will reflect the a...

New sustainable services on offer from visitBerlin

With a new Sustainable Meetings Berlin website, visitBerlin’s Berlin Convention Office (BCO) is ramping up its support to event planners who wish to make their events sustainable. The revamped website offers hotels, locations, and service providers that are certified sustainable, as well as the new Sustainable Event Guidelines Berlin in the ‘Sustainable planning’ section. The guidelines contain 65...

Greek PCO association appoints president at annual conference

The Hellenic Association of Professional Congress Organisers and Destination Events Specialists (HAPCO & DES) has appointed Sissi Lignou (pictured) as the president of its Board of Directors (BoD). The announcement was made at the recent 11th Panhellenic Conference of HAPCO & DES, entitled Reconnect to Accelerate, held at the Divani Caravel Hotel in Athens, Greece. The General Assembly of ...

Brussels appoints 14 new PCO Event Ambassadors at evening in Forest National

Fourteen congress and conference organisers became Brussels ambassadors at the Brussels Events Ambassadors Evening hosted at Forest National arena. The new ambassadors are organisations that have all helped put Brussels on the map as an international MICE destination over the past two years. The 18 May event was the fifth edition of the Brussels Events Ambassadors Evening. Brussels boasts over 900...

New committee charged with turning Sibu into an ‘event city’

Malaysia’s recently formed Sibu Business Events Committee (SBEC) has set itself the task of liaising and collaborating with industries and sectors in the State of Sarawak to further develop the city of Sibu’s business events reputation. The new committee’s target is to secure at least 33 business events by the end of the year. SBEC’s main role is to help association, government, academia, and indu...

PCMA announces keynote for Convening EMEA in Vienna

PCMA has announced Gerd Leonhard will keynote its Convening EMEA conference, at Vienna’s Messe Wien Exhibition and Congress Centre 28-30, September 2022. Leonhard is considered by PCMA to be one of the top 10 futurist keynote speakers worldwide. “I really look forward to sharing my thoughts on the future at the PCMA’s Convening EMEA event in beautiful Vienna. I believe that the future is bet...

Brisbane convention calendar hits a high in May, as business returns

Convention business returned to the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) in May in numbers not seen since pre-Covid days. The Centre reports it is set to host 16 conventions during the four weeks of May including two internationals. It is the highest number held over a four-week period since 2019. The majority of conventions are related to key scientific, medical and healthcare secto...

Crowdsol launches event technology platform

The event technology platform, Crowdsol has launched a virtual event platform for the global events community. Tülin Sipahiler (pictured), founder and managing director of Crowdsol, commented: “Having experience at the coalface, delivering global trade shows, conferences, and summits, has enabled us to build a solution that we know will save our clients time and easily create valuable experiences ...

Vienna announces United Cities of Tourism campaign

Vienna Tourist Board has launched a campaign to encourage the return of the city break. Running from the beginning of May until 30 June, ‘United Cities of Tourism,’ the new campaign, is born out of co-operation between six tourism authorities including London, Paris, Berlin, Milan and Barcelona. It has the support of Austrian Federal Railways ÖBB rail and Austrian Airlines. For every 100 tourists ...

Cvent to host Annual Travel Summit

Cvent is set to host its international Annual Travel Summit, taking place in a hybrid format on 24 May. The Annual Travel Summit is curated for travel buyers and managers, travel management companies and hoteliers. This year’s event will see eventprofs discuss the current state of travel and how the industry is charting a path forward as pandemic recovery continues. The opening keynote will featur...