Europe

New Cvent research shows what European event planners will be demanding of venues in 2021

Over half (58%) of event planners across the UK and Europe are struggling to reschedule in-person events in 2021 because of “insufficient health and safety protocols at venues”. The data comes from Cvent’s 2020 Planner Sentiment and Sourcing Report: Europe Edition, which also shows that planners now expect venues to provide a clean, sanitised environment, offer daily temperature checks...

Nordic MICE Summit 2020 moved to November 2021

Denmark-based Congress Consulting Management Group (CCMG), organiser of The Nordic MICE Summit 2021, has announced it is moving the event from March to the end of next year’s calendar, 4-6 November. The Nordic MICE Summit 2021 will be hosted at a new venue, too, the Hotel Ottilia in Carlsberg City District, a new urban and cultural district between Frederiksberg, Valby and Vesterbro. Carlsberg cit...

The Berlin boys are back in town!

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/berlinssleepingbeauties/BSB-S2-001.mp3   We welcome back our Berlin correspondent, Mark Felstead, who informs and entertains us again with Episode 1, Series 2 of Berlin’s Awakening Beauties. Mark returns to the events ether fresh from his own summer challenges to open a brand new podcast series in conjunction with Conference & Meetings World. Despite the ...

Mash Media launches The Digital Event Awards

Mash Media, publisher of Conference & Meetings World and organiser of International Confex, has announced a new set of awards aimed to recognise excellence in online events – The Digital Event Awards. The awards, launching online in November 2020, will be an opportunity for the industry to recognise the hard work and excellence from an industry that has had no choice but to pivot to online or ...

Cvent CONNECT Europe virtual reports 6,000 event and hospitality professionals registrations

Cvent reports that 6,000 MICE, hospitality and event professionals from across the UK and Europe are registered for its annual industry conference, Cvent CONNECT Europe, which takes place in digital form only this year, 10-11 November 2020. Cvent reported record-breaking numbers for its virtual North America event in August, and now anticipates record  numbers for the free, two-day European virtua...

EventsCase lands £3.5m to accelerate growth of virtual and hybrid solutions

All-in-one event management platform, EventsCase, has reported raising £3.5m (US$4.56m) in Series A funds. The fresh financial backing comes from a mix of new and existing investors, including Haibun Partners and Neil MacDougall, chairman of the British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association, and will help the London-headquartered company expand its virtual and hybrid event solutions. Foun...

CVB shares its Copenhagen Legacy Lab processes

While it has received much attention, there is little knowledge of how to work strategically and systematically with congress legacy. Hoping to change this, Copenhagen CVB has been sharing insights from its Copenhagen Legacy Lab initiative with the ICCA community and the wider global meetings industry. Congresses of the future need to have a long-lasting, positive impact at heart, not solely as a ...

Great Hotels of the World forms hybrid event partnership with PSAV

European-based hotel representation company, Great Hotels of the World (GHOTW), has announced a new partnership in the EMEA region with PSAV, a series of event production companies. Through the partnership, GHOTW hotel members will gain access to PSAV’s event technology, allowing them to facilitate face-to-face meetings with remote delegates and deliver hybrid events. The partnership, says GHOTW, ...

Industry draws big endorsement from Luxembourg prime minister speaking at ICCA Congress

ICCA’s multi-hub, hybrid 59th Congress continued the process of ‘Transforming Together’ and, on its second day, 2 November, attracted a message of support delivered in person by Luxembourg prime minister Hon. Xavier Bettel (pictured), who showed that some politicians really do get our industry. Speaking at the European hub in Luxembourg, 2 November, he greeted ICCA delegates and acknowledged the v...

525,000 UK jobs at risk as business events industry campaigns for roadmap to recovery

More than 525,000 jobs are at risk in the UK’s £84bn (US$108bn) events and experiences industry and three out of four companies could fail to survive beyond next February, the Government has been warned. The new warning comes after prime minister Boris Johnson confirmed England will enter a new national lockdown between 5 November and 2 December 2020. The UK business events sector is operating und...

RAI Amsterdam adds to Supervisory Board

RAI Amsterdam has announced that CEO of VIA Outlets, Otto Ambagtsheer (pictured), and finance director for Uber, Michiel Boere, have joined its supervisory board. Ambagtsheer joined VIA Outlets in 2018, and previously worked as regional managing director Benelux at Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield. Boere has held various positions at Uber since 2016, where he is finance director for Uber Eats. Previously...

#WeCreateExperiences campaign brand launches in UK

One Industry One Voice, the UK coalition of events industry associations and businesses supporting the coordination of individual sector campaigns, is now planning a national and regional media campaign #WeCreateExperiences, aimed at the public and corporate buyers. The campaign planning work started in September and is aiming to launch before the end of the year, subject to the prevailing nationa...