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Crowdsol launches event technology platform

The event technology platform, Crowdsol has launched a virtual event platform for the global events community. Tülin Sipahiler (pictured), founder and managing director of Crowdsol, commented: “Having experience at the coalface, delivering global trade shows, conferences, and summits, has enabled us to build a solution that we know will save our clients time and easily create valuable experiences ...

Cvent to host Annual Travel Summit

Cvent is set to host its international Annual Travel Summit, taking place in a hybrid format on 24 May. The Annual Travel Summit is curated for travel buyers and managers, travel management companies and hoteliers. This year’s event will see eventprofs discuss the current state of travel and how the industry is charting a path forward as pandemic recovery continues. The opening keynote will featur...

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...

World PCO Alliance confirms academic partnership with Morressier

A leadership organisation for meetings management, the World PCO Alliance, has confirmed an agreement with Morressier, a global scientific platform for conferences. Based in Europe and the US, Morressier offers solutions that help academic organisations increase their impact before, during, and after conferences. Comprised of peer review workflows, conference hubs and research libraries, Morressie...

Submissions open for Events Industry Council’s Global Awards

The Events Industry Council (EIC), a global voice of the business events industry on advocacy, research, professional recognition, and standards, has announced submissions have opened for its annual Global Awards. The awards, in partnership with Cvent, celebrates and honours achievements focusing on leadership at all levels within the global business events industry. This year’s categories are: Ha...

CWT makes raft of key appointments to Executive Leadership Team

International B2B travel management platform CWT has announced several new appointments to its Executive Leadership Team, including Belinda Hindmarsh as chief growth officer and Brian Mogler as chief partnership officer. They, together with Julia Kou, CWT’s chief strategy officer, will report to Patrick Andersen, CWT’s president and CEO. They also become members of the company’s Executive Leadersh...

VOK DAMS sets up metaverse consultancy with ROOVER

International events communications agency, VOK DAMS, has announced a new link up – Metaverse Consulting – in conjunction with ROOVER, saying it is bringing in consulting expertise to serve an increasing demand for metaverse consulting and workshops from clients. The aim of the new consultancy, VOK DAMS says, is to position clients in the metaverse to best benefit from the Web 3.0 deve...

Choosing private aircraft charter: key considerations

Planning fast, safe event travel can be highly challenging. Glenn Hogben (pictured), chief executive of The Air Charter Association, provides answers to critical questions:   We all want our teams to arrive at conferences, exhibitions and meetings fresh and buzzing to work. Easier said than done? Absolutely, but armed with the right knowledge, choosing the perfect private aircraft charter fli...

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...

Carina Bauer honoured with SITE Richard Ross Past Presidents’ Award

Carina Bauer (pictured), CEO of the IMEX Group, is this year’s recipient of SITE’s Richard Ross Past Presidents’ Award, an award created in memory of SITE past president and long-time member Richard Ross, who died in the 11 September terrorist attacks in New York City. The award recognises an individual or organisation who has furthered the vision, ideals and ethics of SITE. The most recent Past P...

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...

Christian Mutschlechner joins Board of jwc consultancy

Christian Mutschlechner (pictured), former CEO of the Vienna Convention Bureau and ICCA president, has joined international trade fair and conference industry consultancy jwc as a Board member and senior advisor. In his role as CEO of the Vienna Convention Bureau from 1991 to 2019 Mutschlechner was instrumental in developing Vienna to one of the leading conference destinations globally. From 2009 ...