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In pictures: EMEC 2019 in The Hague

CMW was at the World Forum in The Hague this week to attend the European Meetings & Events Conference (EMEC), which took place from 8-12 February. The event featured keynotes from Dutch artist and environmentalist Daan Roosegarde, MCI Experience managing director Kim Myhre, and Irfan Van Erwijk, of Mysteryland founders ID&T. It gathered together over 400 eventprofs from across the industry...

AAE publishes progressive programme for Associations World Congress

Organisers of the Associations World Congress, the Association of Association Executives (AAE) has today published the complete progressive Programme of educational content and prominent keynote speakers. The event will take place 7-9 April 2019 at the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre in Gothenburg, Sweden. You can download the programme here: https://sforce.co/2EbQVj5. AAE has arranged tw...

Will Young confirmed as Day 1 Confex keynote

Singer and songwriter Will Young has been confirmed as a keynote speaker at International Confex, which takes place 26-27 February at Olympia London. CMW sister title Conference News recently had the opportunity to interview the Evergreen singer about mental health, which can be read here. The news comes days after former director of communications to Tony Blair, Alastair Campbell, was confirmed a...

Alastair Campbell confirmed as International Confex keynote

Writer, commentator and political strategist Alastair Campbell has been announced as a speaker at International Confex, taking place on 26-27 February at Olympia London. Perhaps most famous for his role as former PM Tony Blair’s spokesman, press secretary and director of communications and strategy, Campbell will be tackling two subjects that have been making headlines in the events industry and b...

GL events UK releases ‘Good Event Guide’

GL events UK has launched ‘Good Event Guide’, offering organisers tips on how to improve their event. The guide emphasises the importance of sustainability, CSR and health & wellbeing in the industry today. It can be viewed here. Contributors include We are the Fair’s Nick Morgan, The Bulb’s Selina Donald, and A Greener Festival’s Claire O’Neill. They discuss tips for improving sustainability,...

Darwin to host world neuroscience congress for nurses

Neuroscience nurses from around the world will be coming to the Top End of Australia in July 2021 to attend the 13th World Federation of Neuroscience Nurses (WFNN) Congress. The Darwin Convention Centre will host the international event in a territory that considers itself an emerging destination for health research. Vicki Evans, WFNN Vice-President and Scientific Chair, said the Congress will fea...

Edinburgh’s Disgrace: City’s global promotion in jeopardy as Europe’s top destination marketeers descend on the Capital

Leaders from one of Europe’s most prestigious gatherings of Destination Marketing Management Organisations (DMMOs) have voiced their disbelief at the ‘short-sighted’ and ‘embarrassing’ consequences for Edinburgh, if proposed council budget cuts go ahead next week, which would likely see the end of Marketing Edinburgh. More than 200 leading international experts and event owners from over 80 Europe...

FUTR Group sells ‘significant’ stake

MP International, part of the Pico Group, today announced the acquisition of ‘a significant stake’ in FUTR Group (formerly Millennial 20/20), the global trends, innovation and summit business. The move comes after three-years of growth for FUTR Group. FUTR will continue to be led by the co-founders Rupa Ganatra and Simon Berger. FUTR Group is a global platform covering the future trend...

New Las Vegas partnership announced to drive business growth

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) and the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) have announced a partnership with the Las Vegas Metro Chamber that marks the next major step in demonstrating to the world that ‘Vegas Means Business’.  During the February 12 LVCVA Board of Directors meeting, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreement was signed that designates the Las Vegas M...

IAPCO heads to Basel

The International Association of Professional Congress Organizers (IAPCO) will be hosting a conference at the Congress Center Ba­sel for 130 delegates, 14-17 February. The non-profit organisation aims to raise the standards of service in the congress industry. And this is also the motto for its annual meeting, which will be celebrating its 50th anniversary when it is staged in Basel. “Since our co...

GL events completes new €130m bond issue

Event industry group, GL events has announced the completion of a new €130m private placement bond issue for private institutional investors. The bond follows private placements of €50m in 2013 and €100m in 2016. The latest issue was oversubscribed by French institutional investors and the settlement date will be 26 February 2019. The issue consists of two tranches: a €64m seven-year tranche with ...

Comexposium appoints new Chief Strategy Officer and new Director of M&A

Comexposium has announced that Severine Dubarry-Bardon will become the Chief Strategy Officer for the Group. Currently, she is Chief Development Officer for Comexposium. Driss Tazi, will becomes Director of Mergers & Acquisitions for the Group, succeeding Severine, as she steps into her new strategy role. In both new roles, Severine and Driss will work closely with Renaud Hamaide, President of...