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UIA’s hybrid Round Table Europe draws 131 delegates in Prague

Union of International Associations’ (UIA) 14th Associations Round Table Europe took place at the Prague Congress Centre, Czech Republic between 18-19 November. Hosted by the Prague Convention Bureau (PCB), the event took place in a hybrid format with 131 delegates, representing 98 international organisations in total. Fifty-eight participants attended in-person. Plenary sessions were presented on...

ATPI bolsters global management team with internal appointments

ATPI, the global travel management and events specialist, is promoting two members of its UK-based management team as they aim to grow in the post-pandemic period. Kate Skitterall (pictured), member of the ATPI team for 20 years as director of sales and operations in the UK, steps up to a global role as group commercial director. Skitterall will retain her UK management team role and will take on ...

Simpleview to give ICCA technology boost

Simpleview, a global technology and software provider for the meetings and events industry, has announced a strategic alignment and long-term partnership with the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA). The phased plan will include an ICCA visual identity refresh, the design and implementation of a new ICCA website, a CRM platform to streamline the day-to-day operations, a new IC...

MCI hires new UK creative director

Global engagement and marketing agency, MCI, has appointed Mark Aldridge as its new creative director in the UK. Aldridge brings a range of expertise in events, advertising, marketing, theatre, film, television and experience design. His extensive agency experience includes WRG, INVNT, Imagination, Jack Morton and Wolff Olins. Client-wise, Aldridge has led on live, digital and advertising content ...

ADNEC announces pledge for Net Zero carbon emissions by 2050

The Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) has announced its pledge to Net Zero Carbon Events, promising to produce a net zero carbon footprint for events by 2050. This pledge is part of a global initiative from an organising task force initiated by leading events industry stakeholders through global industry trade associations. ADNEC’s pledge also supports the United Arab Emirates (UAE) N...

UAE to host COP28 in 2023

The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has officially announced that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will host the 28th Conference of the Parties (COP28) in 2023. The UNFCCC confirmation followed unanimous endorsement by the Asia Pacific Group of nations during COP26, where nearly 200 countries have gathered to take action to cap global greenhouse gas emissions and unite against cli...

FCM previews revamped travel management platform

Global travel management company, FCM has invited corporate travel managers to experience a preview of its new proprietary platform. The initiative, the company says, reflects its accelerated investment in next-generation technology to address the future requirements of a multi-national customer base that stretches over 100 countries. Marcus Eklund, managing director of FCM, said: “As the world ha...

Global events industry presents Net Zero Carbon Events pledge at COP26

The global events industry has presented a roadmap for a net zero carbon future for events. Industry leaders from venues, organisers, suppliers, and associations, were live on stage at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, 10 November, demonstrating the commitment of the events industry community to fight climate change. The Net Zero Carbon Events pledge At the time of the...

Annalisa Ponchia nominated to PCMA International Board

Annalisa Ponchia, innovation and customer experience director at AIM Group International, has been nominated a member of the International Board of Directors at the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA). An expert professional in the events industry for more than 30 years, Ponchia is the first Italian to take part in the highest governance level of PCMA and will join the Board from...

World ATM Congress lands safely in Madrid

The World Air Traffic Management (ATM) Congress returned to Madrid, Spain, at the end of October 2021. Kenes Group organised the event which attracted 6,000 delegates from 110 countries. More than 170 companies exhibited and there were 120 sessions with 200 speakers spread out in seven theatres. The three days, 26-28 October, included product demonstrations and launches, contract closures, and net...

Tourism Innovation Summit 2021 returns to Seville in person

The Tourism Innovation Summit (TIS) returns to Spain from 10-12 November and will be highlighting the role of tourism as a lever of economic wealth and employment worldwide. Organisers are expecting 6,000 participants from 60 countries to attend both on and offline, including representatives of travel leaders Ryanair, Accor, Vueling, LATAM Airlines, Hilton, Expedia, PATA and WTTC. The first editio...

Eventscase unveils new brand identity and pricing model

London-based event software company Eventscase this week unveils a new brand identity as the company grows, evolves and launches new products. The company describes new positioning as “a synthesis of a set of refinements and strategic reflections”. It says it is bringing a proprietary colour to the nine-year-old global startup and a minimalist and modern concept. In addition to the new brand, Even...