ICCA launches the ICCA Association Community

The International Congress and Convention Assembly (ICCA) has announced it will be launching the ‘ICCA Association Community’ in January 2020.

International airlines sign up to new gender diversity pledge

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched a new campaign, 25by2025, which aims to promote gender diversity in the airline industry.

CWT Meetings & Events releases ‘The Future of Sustainable Events’

CWT Meetings & Events has released a bonus feature for its M&E 2020 Future Trends Report, titled The Future of Sustainable Events.

Marketing budgets drop for first time in seven years

Marketing budgets have reduced 0.5%, according to the latest Bellweather survey, released 17 October.

How we measure event performance is changing, says ICE research

Corporate event organisers are now prioritising non-event related metrics as part of event performance measurement, according to new research created by ICE.

RoomIt by CWT signs new strategic global partnerships

RoomIt by CWT, the global hotel distribution division of CWT, has announced a slew of new strategic partnerships with global hotel guest acquisition platforms, including SiteMinder, Vertical Booking, RateGain and RateTiger by eRevMax. Commenting on RoomIt’s growing channel manager programme, Shannon Hyland, Senior Vice-President of Global Supply at RoomIt by CWT, said: “Hotels want to ensure their...

Freeman acquires event registration and digital services provider CDS

Freeman, a provider of live events and brand experiences, has acquired Convention Data Services (CDS).

One Young World announces host city candidates

One Young World, a forum that connects young leaders and aims to accelerate social impact, has announced the candidate host cities competing to host its annual summits in 2022 and 2023.

AEG and SMG merge to create venue superpower ASM Global

AEG Facilities, the venue management affiliate of Anschutz Entertainment Group, and SMG, a portfolio company of Onex and its affiliated funds, today completed their business combination to create a new, standalone global facility management and venue services company, ASM Global (“ASM”).

Freeman appoints new Executive Vice President

International brand experience company Freeman has promoted Michelle Johnson – the company’s current senior vice president and chief information officer (CIO) – to Executive Vice President.

Three finalists heading to Houston to contest ICCA BMA award

Creative destination and venue marketing will take centre-stage at the 2019 ICCA Congress in Houston, USA, when three shortlisted ICCA Members compete live on 29 October for the 22nd ICCA Best Marketing Award. The three candidates shortlisted are: Estonian Convention Bureau for its ‘Go Wild, Choose Estonia!’, a storytelling destination marketing campaign carried out on a limited budget. The main c...

Thomas Cook ceases trading with 22,000 jobs set to go

Iconic British travel operator and airline Thomas Cook Group has entered compulsory liquidation after talks with a potential buyer collapsed.