Europe

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 ...

RendezVerse launches into the metaverse at m&i Europe

Metaverse platform for the events and hotel sector, RendezVerse has launched at the m&i Europe Spring forum in Seville, Spain, showcasing its platform with over 300 demo trips while launching its initial product, the RV360. Founded in October 2021, RendezVerse comes from the team behind Worldwide Events and m&i. The event launch marks the first time RendezVerse will be shared with a public...

Agency secures client partnership with One Young World

Global events agency The Fresh Group has commenced on a new client partnership with One Young World after a competitive pitch process. One Young World is a global community for young leaders. Its mission is to create a fair, sustainable future for all, by developing young leaders who are taking action to solve the world’s big challenges. It also builds young leaders’ expertise, elevates their prof...

In pictures – 8th Travel Trade Athens 2022

The 8th Travel Trade Athens 2022, 9-10 May, saw more than 160 Greek and international representatives hold meetings and learn about what the Greek capital has to offer the global MICE community. More than 60 representatives of foreign companies in the tourism and events industry came to Athens for the two-day event, connecting Athens to key markets in Europe, the UK, US, and the Middle East. The e...

Kenes Group delivers its largest hybrid event, AD/PD™ 2022

With more than 3,370 attendees, global PCO and event management specialists Kenes Group recently delivered the 16th International Conference on Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Diseases, simultaneously in Barcelona, Spain and virtually on the Kenes virtual platform VirtuOz. It was the largest hybrid event carried out to date by Kenes. On site delegates at the CCIB – International Barcelona Conven...

Business leaders to meet in Belfast for All-Ireland Sustainability Summit

Business leaders and officials from across the Island of Ireland will be gathering at the ICC Belfast, 9 June, for the first All-Ireland Sustainability Summit. The event aims to raise the profile of the wider sustainability agenda and help companies create positive change within their own organisations. Danielle McCormick, owner and lead consultant at Triterra, co-organiser of the Summit, commente...

Athenian MICE adventures

CMW international reporter, Oliver Thomas, and international director, Mercedes Alonso, attended the 8th Travel Trade Athens event, 9-10 May, hosted by the City of Athens and This is Athens. The two-day event brought together suppliers, buyers and media to experience what Athens has to offer the international MICE community. On the first day, buyers and supplies had a packed day of B2B meetings at...

UK’s One Industry One Voice lobby rebrands to The Power of Events

One Industry One Voice (OIOV), the UK coalition of associations and businesses created to champion the country’s events industry, has been expanded and rebranded The Power of Events (UK). The recently formed collaborative not-for-profit organisation has been built on the back of OIOV, which was launched in July 2020 to represent seven core event industry sectors, including outdoor events and...

Bruges Meetings & Convention Centre opens for business

CMW was on the ground at the official opening of the Bruges Meetings & Convention Centre (BMCC), 3-4 May 2022. The BMCC includes a 514-seat auditorium, 12 flexible meeting rooms and a 4,500sqm Expo Hall. The centre aims to provide organisers with flexibility, where it can facilitate a board meeting with 10 colleagues, a conference with 500 participants and an event for 2,500 visitors. The cent...

German EventBarometer highlights movement towards hybrid and sustainability

The German National Tourist Board (GNTB), the European Association of Event Centres (EVVC) and the German Convention Bureau (GCB) have released the results of their Meeting- & EventBarometer 2021/2022. The key figures for the meetings, congresses and event market in Germany during 2021 confirm that hybrid/virtual formats and sustainable event planning are here to stay. The research suggests th...

Pizzuti back to the future at Ega Worldwide

Italy-based events management company Ega Worldwide has announced that the chair of industry association ICCA’s Mediterranean Chapter, Riccardo Pizzuti (pictured) has re-joined the company on 1 May. He will support the expansion of its international association congress business. Founded in 1965 by Emma Aru, Ega specialises in association conferences, institutional, governmental, corporate sport e...

Tevent launches ‘affordable’ event technology platform

A UK-based event technology startup, Tevent has launched an event management platform, which it says is “10 times more affordable than industry giants Hopin and Runtheworld”. Tevent aims to provide an affordable virtual event experience that allows anyone to host gatherings on its platform. The company is offering a free plan for a one-hour online event with up to 100 attendees and is ...