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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...

AIM Communication acquires Gas Communication

AIM Communication, part of AIM Group, has acquired the majority stake in Gas Communication, a PR and media relations agency specialising in the health sector. AIM Communication takes over the management of Gas Communication and Gianluca Scavo, new CEO of AIM Communication said: “This additional investment in the area of communication and digital enhances our capacity to help our clients achieve th...

Dubai wins major business event bids

Dubai Business Events (DBE), the city’s official convention bureau, has worked with stakeholders across Dubai to host a number of new events all taking place in 2021. The new events include: International DIP Symposium on Diabetes, Hypertension, Metabolic Syndrome and Pregnancy; World Independent Advertising Award Conference; and Omnilife Latin America Incentive. Other events DBE will be bringing ...

KINTEX chalks up global marketing award double

KINTEX, the largest convention centre in South Korea, has become the first in the world to receive the marketing awards of both the global association of the exhibition industry, UFI, and now also from the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA). This year, KINTEX was one of five ICCA members recognised under the theme ‘Leadership in Changing Times’ during the 59th ICCA Congress h...

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...

Business Events Perth launches new event planning tool… and Alan

Business Events Perth has launched a new interactive business event planner for organisers to encourage conferences, exhibitions, and corporate and incentive events to the west coast of Australia. As Western Australia prepares to transition to a controlled open of its inter-state border on 14 November, the new online tool showcases the best of the state’s business event products by taking the user...

Dubai launches virtual working programme to attract remote workers

Dubai has launched a new programme that enables overseas remote working professionals to live in Dubai while continuing to serve their employers in their home country. The move aims to “offer remote workers the opportunity to re-locate, on an annual basis, to one of the world’s leading tourism and business destinations”. Dubai, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have been recognised fo...

More like the movies in Melbourne, as MCEC finds new uses for flagship venue spaces

The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) has been exploring new ways to use its unutilised spaces, including the filming of a Hollywood blockbuster starring Liam Neeson and the training of guide dogs, following the venue’s closure in March of this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Peter King, chief executive of MCEC, said: “Even with the impacts of the pandemic, we contributed ...

ICCA signs off record-breaking Congress with Kaohsiung Protocol

The 59th International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) Congress was a congress like no other, with a record attendance, albeit the majority in digital attendance. The ICCA family demonstrated a victory of the power of community and connectivity, with the official Congress days, 1-3 November in Kaohsiung and the other global hubs packing in valuable content and networking to add to the e...

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, ...

Entrada appoints new chief marketing officer

US-based Entrada Insights, creator of the Destination Intelligence Platform, has appointed Ted Sullivan as its chief marketing officer. Formerly VP of Adara’s destination analytics, Sullivan has experience in global travel marketing, data, analytics, branding and media. CEO Sarah Lehman said: “We are beyond thrilled to have someone of Ted’s calibre join our company. Throughout his career, Ted has ...