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BVEP goes international as it updates terms of reference

The UK’s Business Visits and Events Partnership (BVEP) has  opened itself up to international organisations active on the UK market, as it updates its terms of reference and steps up its advocacy efforts on behalf of the UK Events Industry. The new terms, which were agreed at a recent member meeting in NewcastleGateshead, outlined a revised vision, mission and objectives. BVEP confirmed its coordi...

PCMA Foundation elects 2020 trustees, announces board officers

Global meetings industry association PCMA’s Leadership Committee has elected its PCMA Foundation 2020 Board of Trustees. Officers and trustees will take office immediately following the association’s Convening Leaders annual meeting 5-8 January in San Francisco’s Moscone Center.   The list of PCMA Foundation 2020/21 Trustees is: Chair: Valerie Sumner Principal, VRS Meetings and Events Inc. &n...

Hong Kong violence forces cancellation of major airline conference

Street violence in Hong Kong has led to the biggest regional business conference for airline executives being cancelled. Due to be hosted by the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines and Cathay Pacific Airways, 21-22 November, the annual gathering of the leadership of 15 airlines was pulled as a new round of violence erupted on the streets of Hong Kong in the second week of November. “This was a ve...

9/10 business travellers have no control over cancellations

According to research by travel management platform CWT, the vast majority of business trip cancellations escape business travellers’ control. Travellers mainly abort their trips because their appointments have been rescheduled (42%), the survey found. Meeting cancellations (13%), weather issues (11%), safety concerns (9%), and flight cancellations or delays (9%) are other external causes. Persona...

Andaz Macau to integrate with Galaxy

Macau, Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China, is set to welcome the opening of an Andaz Macau luxury lifestyle hotel in the Galaxy Integrated Resorts precinct. Scheduled for the first half of 2021 alongside an advanced MICE destination which includes the Galaxy International Convention Center (GICC) and the 16,000-seat Galaxy Arena, the Andaz Macau will feature a dedicate...

Slido launches Slido Quizzes

Event tech company Slido, which offers live polling and audience interaction, has launched a new ‘quizzes’ feature.

Vegas first for Fraternal Order of Police Conference & Expo in 2023

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA), in partnership with MGM Resorts International, has announced that it will host the 2023 Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Conference & Expo will take place at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino.

LACC appoints new VP of Security & Guest Services and Levy GM

The Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC), owned by the City of Los Angeles and managed by ASM Global, has appointed Scott Banks as its new Vice-President of Security & Guest Services and Patrick Smart as the new General Manager of Taste of LA by Levy at the LACC.

Business events gearing up in Penang

Penang Convention & Exhibition Bureau (PCEB) will next month be organising Malaysia’s biggest business events conference – BE @ Penang for a 4th edition.

UK’s ACC Liverpool confirms new association conferences

ACC Liverpool is set to host a number of new association conferences which will come to the city for the first time.

South Korea’s Coex hosts world’s largest computer vision conference

Coex Convention & Exhibition Center (CCEC) has successfully hosted the International Conference on Computer Vision 2019 (ICCV 2019), the world’s largest international conference in the field of visual and artificial intelligence.

WeWork set to call in T-Mobile US boss

The We Company is reported by the Wall Street Journal to be in talks with John Leger, Chief Executive of mobile operator T-Mobile US, about taking on the lead at the troubled office-sharing business Wework’s owner.