Europe

CWT shakes up EMEA leadership structure, as Country Directors depart

Global travel management company Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) has shaken up its European management structure, abolishing the roles of Country Director for Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Benelux, UK & Ireland, France, and Spain. As a result, the following people have left the company: Peter Ashworth (Senior VP, Central & Eastern Europe), Antonio Calegari (VP & Country Director,...

Mining Indaba celebrates London Stock Exchange market opening ceremony

Mark Shashoua, CEO of Mining Indaba owners ITE Group plc, ceremonially opened trading on the London Stock Exchange, 11 January. The event, attended by partners including the World Gold Council, Memery Crystal, ICMM, The World Platinum Investment Council, Brunswick and Thor Exploration, celebrated the upcoming 25th edition of the largest mining investment event in the world. Mark Shashoua, CEO of I...

Trio of senior hires kick starts 2019 for BCD Meetings & Events

Katie Knight, Mark Scales and Arran Cruickshanks are among 20 new starters in January for BCD Meetings & Events across the EMEA region. The agency’s new hires are part of the company’s expansion plans. BCD has recently integrated Grass Roots M&E in to one single business entity, and has also set its ambitions to double its size in the next two years. David Taylor, VP of Sales & Marketi...

Eventist Group appoints Fiona Churchill to sales director

The UK’s Eventist Group has announced the appointment of Fiona Churchill to sales director. Churchill joins the team following Eventist’s recent acquisition of award-winning event caterer Zafferano and a wealth of large-scale events on the horizon for 2019, including Glastonbury Festival and Paris Air Show. Churchill will be responsible for the delivery of revenue targets and new business le...

Switzerland Tourism’s London chief heading Down Under

Livio Goetz, the current Head of the Switzerland Convention and Incentive Bureau (SCIB) in London, is heading for Sydney to take up the post of new Market Manager Australia/New Zealand for Switzerland Tourism (ST). Goetz will assume his new position in July. Although the Australia, New Zealand and Oceania Region is small for Switzerland Tourism, it is nevertheless a key market with major potential...

Mash Media partners with See Tickets

CMW publisher Mash Media has unveiled an exciting new partnership with See Tickets, which will be providing ticketing services for six events in 2019 including the EN Awards, CN Agency Awards and the EN Indy Awards. See Tickets is the largest independent ticketing company in the UK, selling more than 11 million tickets each year and working with companies including Media 10, Brand Events, Insomnia...

UK’s Harrogate Convention Centre announces new director

The UK’s Harrogate Convention Centre has revealed exclusively to CMW‘s sister title CN that Paula Lorimer will take over as the company’s new director in early 2019. Lorimer brings more than two decades of high-level event industry experience to the Harrogate job, including the role of deputy CEO at Manchester Central and Sales Director for International Confex, one of Europe’s biggest...

Travel Leaders Group acquires UK event management business YES

Travel Leaders Group has acquired UK-based YES (Your Event Solutions), a MICE business with global meetings and event expertise. The addition of YES complements Travel Leaders Group’s growing presence in the meetings & incentive marketplace, and will provide both firms with additional geographic reach and industry expertise. A full-service event provider, YES provides a range of corporate even...

New Connections for Euromonitor International

London-based event organiser Connections has announced it is to partner with the market research company, Euromonitor International for its 2019 events. Under the collaboration, Euromonitor will present industry insight and analysis at the following events over the course of 2019: Connections Luxury in Costa del Sol (February 2019), Connections California (March 2019), Connections Wellbeing in Slo...

German Convention Bureau releases ‘Future Meetings Space’ research

The German Convention Bureau (GCB) presented the results of the second phase of its ‘Future Meetings Space’ research project recently, at the 2019 PCMA Convening Leaders conference. The research provides insights into attendee types and success factors, as well as recommendations for action. The core question in the report was ‘How to create successful events’. The answer, in a nutshell: to satisf...

International Confex partners with Meeting Needs charity

The UK’s leading MICE industry trade show International Confex has confirmed it will be partnering with the Meeting Needs charity in 2019. The event industry charity was founded by leading figures in the meetings and events industry. Meeting Needs aspires to raise funds for charitable causes relevant to the events industry. Liz Agostini, event director of International Confex, which is owned by Ma...

inVOYAGE 2019 heads to Monaco

Monaco has been announced as the host destination for the 6th annual luxury incentives and events forum, inVOYAGE, which will come to the Principality 6-9 October 2019. inVOYAGE partnered with the Monaco Government Tourist & Convention Authority and its local partners to bring its 2019 event to Monaco. The forum will take place at the 278-room five-star Hotel Hermitage Monte-Carlo and its new ...