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Las Vegas celebrates evolving impact of meetings

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) joined leaders from across the Las Vegas meeting and convention industry including Caesars Entertainment, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, MGM Resorts International, The Venetian and The Palazzo and Wynn Las Vegas to celebrate Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) on 12 April, 2018. The day is especially important for Las Vegas as the meetings, c...

BestCities announces Power to the People

The BestCities Global Alliance has announced a new communications strategy that it says will showcase the Power of People. Led by the Greater Bogotá Convention Bureau, which will host the BestCities 2018 Global Forum, 9-12 December, the campaign aims to celebrate the unique role people play in making significant changes and progressions in the meetings and events industry. Together with the 11 oth...

IMEX Group CEO celebrates #GMID18

Carina Bauer, CEO of the IMEX Group joins the conversation as the industry celebrates today the Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID), 12 April. “The global meetings industry has taken great strides forward since 2001 when we launched the IMEX concept and I became totally involved,” says Bauer. “Looking back at the last decade I think there were four huge tipping points for the international meeting...

Australian voices get behind GMID

Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) has leant its support to Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID18), uniting with the meeting industry across the globe to highlight the legacy impact of business events on communities, businesses and economies. MCB CEO Karen Bolinger, Dr Kapila Gupta, international president of Inner Wheel, Val Corva, Inner Wheel convention coordinator, Alannah Gottschalk, general man...

Celebrating Global Meetings Industry Day!

Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID), 12 April, is a campaign to recognise and unite the entire business events industry across the world, bringing leaders and eventprofs together to showcase the real impact that fact-to-face meetings have on people, business and communities. This international day of advocacy saw more than 120 events held across six continents in 2017. The tagline for 2018 is ‘Rea...

SITE calls for speakers for Global Conference 2019

The Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) is accepting speaker applications for its Global Conference 2019, which takes place 11-13 January in Bangkok, Thailand. Organisers of the association’s signature event hope to gather 500 incentive travel professionals for a conference of learning, networking and celebration. SITE is encouraging interested parties to share their stories, best pract...

Texas to hold ‘em for MPI World Education Congress in 2020

International association Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has selected Grapevine, Texas, as the destination for its World Education Congress (WEC) in 2020. The association will collaborate with the Grapevine Convention and Visitors Bureau to host the conference, which is scheduled for 6-9 June, 2020, at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center (pictured). Grapevine is centrally loc...

London launch of Kensington Palace Pavilion

Costumed actors dressed as Henry VIII, Charles I and Queen Victoria, welcomed over 300 guests to Kensington Palace, London, 21 March, to the exclusive launch event of the new Kensington Palace Pavilion. The venue is one of six venues cared for by independent charity Historic Royal Palaces. Situated on the palace lawns, the new space overlooks the sunken garden and will be available to host an excl...

Changi lands No.1 world airport spot for the 6th year in a row

Singapore has again grabbed the top spot in the Skytrax annual best airports in the world list. It is the sixth year in a row it has won the accolade. All top five spots were taken by Asian airports. No US airport figured in the top 25. Denver was the highest ranked at No.29. The list was revealed at the consumer-aviation website’s annual World Airport Awards, held at the Passenger Terminal Expo i...

BCD Meetings & Events awards get a touch of Disney dazzle

Global meetings and events industry BCD Meetings & Events recently gathered staff from 20 of its EMEA offices for an awards event recognising talent within the organisation. Nearly 300 of the agency’s global team gathered at Disneyland Paris for a full day conference and evening celebrations. The business sessions were designed to underline core values and reinforce BCD M&E brand culture, ...

New Zealand regions to the fore for CINZ MEETINGS in Auckland

Australian hosted buyers will be offered a pre-touring programme for CINZ MEETINGS 2018, in May, with a choice of eight different regions. The show is one of New Zealand’s largest business tourism trade exhibitions and takes place at ASB Showgrounds in Auckland, from 30-31 May.  Organised by Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ), the CINZ MEETINGS 2018 pre-touring programme starts on 25 Ma...

Pacific World report lists destinations in special demand

Global destination and event management company Pacific World has named Spain, the UK and France in Europe, and China, Hong Kong and Indonesia in Asia as particularly attractive destinations for international meetings planners. The DMC’s 2018 Special Destinations Report, profiles top destinations and explores why they are attracting so much interest. In many cases, the growing demand for compellin...