Trump and Greta Thunberg to speak at World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum 2020 is coming to Davos, Switzerland from 21-24 January.

Event tech company Feathr raises $11m in funding

Feathr, a provider of marketing technology for associations and event organisers, has raised more than $11m in a new round of funding.

Clareville PR acquired by CI Group

International B2B and consumer PR consultancy Clareville, which boasts the IMEX Group and the German and Thailand Convention Bureaux among its industry clients, has been acquired by the CI Group.

Italy’s Ega joins World PCO Alliance

Italy-based Ega worldwide congresses & events has has been announced as the latest member of The World PCO Alliance.

Kim Myhre leaves MCI to start new venture

MCI UK and MCI Experience managing director Kim Mhyre has left the business to start a new company, Experience Designed.

Aventri appoints new CEO

Event technology company Aventri has announced the appointment of Jim Sharpe as its new CEO.

CWT appoints new VP, Supply Chain Partners

Travel management platform CWT has named Dale Eastlund (pictured) as Vice-President, Supply Chain Partners.

Edge by Ascential chosen as the real thing for Coca-Cola

Global information and event company Ascential has announced that, following a formal global review, its e-commerce and advisory firm, Edge by Ascential, has been selected as the strategic partner to Coca-Cola for its global ecommerce operations.

How Instagram has changed the way we travel

InterContinental Hotels has put together a survey looking at how social media has impacted travel, on the tenth anniversary of Instagram.

Local and Public Events module launched for Event Impact Calculator

Destinations International, the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) and Tourism Economics have announced the launch of the Local and Public Events Module of its Event Impact Calculator (EIC). The new tool is designed to provide destination organisations with a way to quantify the economic value of all events occurring at a convention centre. The EIC is currently used by nearly 300 d...

Aeroflot most punctual airline, according to new global survey

Travel data and analytics company Cirium has revealed Russian airline Aeroflot as the world’s most on-time airline. The Cirium analysis showed 86.7% of Aeroflot’s flights operated on time in 2019. Cirium’s On-Time Performance (OTP) Review 2019 awarded All Nippon Airways (ANA) as runners-up with 86.3% of its flights on time. Last year’s winner, Delta Air Lines, took third place with 85.7% of its fl...

Season’s Greetings to all our global readers!

The CMW  team wishes all our readers, industry colleagues and friends a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We will resume our news coverage after the holiday break on 2 January 2020. We wish you all health, happiness and business success. Let’s meet again in 2020!