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Tech summit in UK triumphs with two days of talks

Two days of discussion, networking and one-to-one meetings between technology providers and event planners concluded, 24 November, with delegates declaring The Digital Event News Tech Summit a debut success. Held at Hanbury Manor in the Hertfordshire countryside, UK, planners from companies such as News UK, Ernst & Young, Clarion Events, Forum Events, The RSPB, 73 Media and Lexus met with supp...

Utrecht to host the 2022 Health Technology Assessment international

The 2022 Health Technology Assessment international (HTAi) annual meeting is set to be held in Utrecht, the Netherlands, as a hybrid event at the Jaarbeurs exhibition and convention centre. This international conference will bring together various agencies and more than 1,000 researchers, policy makers, health professionals and patients from around the world. The conference is estimated to have an...

Australian Tourism Export Council welcomes industry report 

The Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) has welcomed the release of the expert panel report: ‘Reimagining the Visitor Economy.’ Led by chair, Martin Ferguson, the report aims to provide a comprehensive review of Australian tourism as it emerges from the pandemic and enters a new world of international travel. Peter Shelley, managing director of ATEC, said: “We are pleased to see the report ha...

Dubai’s departments of Economy and Tourism merge

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai, vice-president, and prime minister of the UAE has decreed the merger of the Dubai Economy and Dubai Tourism into one entity under the name of ‘Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism’. The move is part of a plan to enhance government efficiency and resilience, while ensuring the competitiveness of the business and tourism sectors. Al Maktoum...

Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau holds upskilling event

Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) recently hosted the 7th Bid Workshop, 10-11 November, entitled ‘MyBE Knowledge: Innovative Bid 2021’. The workshop targets industry players who are actively involved in securing business events through lead generation and bidding process. The event was attended by over 100 delegates during the two-day virtual programme. Noor Ahmad Hamid, chief op...

UIA’s hybrid Round Table Europe draws 131 delegates in Prague

Union of International Associations’ (UIA) 14th Associations Round Table Europe took place at the Prague Congress Centre, Czech Republic between 18-19 November. Hosted by the Prague Convention Bureau (PCB), the event took place in a hybrid format with 131 delegates, representing 98 international organisations in total. Fifty-eight participants attended in-person. Plenary sessions were presented on...

TTM Maldives 2021 ready to roll, hybrid style, with 3,000 meetings

TTM Maldives, the largest international travel trade show event in Maldives, returns this year in hybrid format, 28-30 November 2021 and organisers are expecting over 3,000 meetings to take place during the three days. The show, now in its fifth year, will involve over 100 hotelier exhibitors this edition. Over 2,000 of the meetings are pre-scheduled, with 500 travel trade professionals expected t...

Dubai to host world’s largest conference on museums in 2025

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has won the bid to host the 27th International Council of Museums (ICOM) General Conference 2025 in Dubai. It will be held under the theme: ‘The Future of Museums in Rapidly Changing Communities’. The UAE won the bid vote in a final round with bids from Stockholm (Sweden) and from Kazan (Russia). Dubai will become the first city in the Middle East and North Africa to...

Corporate Traveller re-launches AI-fuelled ‘SAM’ app

Global business travel booking and management agency, Corporate Traveller, has re-launched its ‘Smart Assistant for Mobile’ (SAM) app. This platform has the ability to book flights and hotels direct, and comes on the back of a survey showing that travellers seek real-time information and updates in the new travel environment. The survey of 535 Australian businesses revealed that three in five trav...

ATPI bolsters global management team with internal appointments

ATPI, the global travel management and events specialist, is promoting two members of its UK-based management team as they aim to grow in the post-pandemic period. Kate Skitterall (pictured), member of the ATPI team for 20 years as director of sales and operations in the UK, steps up to a global role as group commercial director. Skitterall will retain her UK management team role and will take on ...

Northern Ireland Ambassador Circle to target international business events

A new initiative, the Ambassador Circle, has been launched to target and grow the number of international business events hosted in Northern Ireland and promote Northern Ireland as a business and events destination. The Ambassador Circle aims to bring together business and academic leaders in advanced manufacturing, technology, life and health sciences, food and drink and financial, professional a...

ASM Global to expand operations in Asia Pacific via new regional HQ in Singapore

In a move that reflects southeast Asia’s importance to the live experience sector, ASM Global APAC has announced it is increasing its footprint in the Asia Pacific region and setting up a new regional headquarters in Singapore. The move is part of a plan to grow its overall operations in the region, the live entertainment specialist group said. ASM Global CEO and president Ron Bension said: “We be...