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Carlson Wagonlit brings management services to Japan

Carlson Wagonlit’s Meetings & Events division has announced a new partnership with JTB Communication Design Co, which will see the company operating in Japan. CWT Meetings & Events will be providing strategic meetings management (SMM) services, aiming to increase efficiency across processes, suppliers and data. The key benefits are greater transparency of spend, cost reductions, improved c...

AlliedPRA appoints new global sales manager

International event management company AlliedPRA has appointed Mitch MacGregor (pictured) as global sales manager. He will work alongside Madelyn Marusa, vice-president, industry relations and global sales director, and will have a particular focus on third-party accounts in the Midwest region. MacGregor previously worked as a brand ambassador for Global Travel Alliance in the Midwest and has also...

ATPI appoints new global director of content

International travel and events management agency ATPI has appointed Clare Pereira as global director of content and customer platforms. It is a new role designed to bolster the company’s initiatives around the personalisation of its technology. Reporting into chief innovation and technology officer Ali Hussain, Pereira brings a wealth of experience in developing multi-channel content across air, ...

Tuckett joins Euromic as new executive director

Events marketing association Euromic has announced the appointment of Huw Tuckett to the position of executive director. Tuckett is an accomplished executive leader with over 20 years of global experience in the incentive travel and performance improvement industry. He has been a successful implementer of business plans and projects into new territories and thrives on nurturing teams and business,...

The Asia Pacific region will lead a global hotel rate rise in 2019

The Asia Pacific region is predicted to account for two-thirds of global growth in the hotel business, according to the newly released Hotel Monitor 2019 from American Express Global Business Travel. The report, which includes a 2019 pricing forecast for 150 key cities around the world, also shows that prices in London are expected to stay flat next year. The team behind the report is forecasting ...

IBTM Americas reveals 2018 Knowledge Programme

IBTM has announced details of its Knowledge Programme for its first-ever IBTM Americas event in Mexico City, 5–6 September 2018. As the newest event in IBTM’s global MICE portfolio, IBTM Americas’ Knowledge Program is aimed at event planners and buyers looking to stay ahead of trends and learn about the industry’s hot topics in the emerging South, Central and North American meetings and even...

IAPCO pledge to rid industry of single-use plastic by 2050

As part of the International Association of Professional Congress Organisers (IAPCO) 50th Anniversary legacy, the association has launched their ‘Not Just a Drop in the Ocean’ CSR campaign, with the aim to rid the meetings industry of single-use plastic by 2050 – the year more plastic will be in the sea than fish (World Economic Forum report). IAPCO will be doing this with the help of the campaign...

How independent hotels are closing the gap on chains for events

New data from Cvent suggests that independent hotels are closing the gap to large hotel chains as destinations for events. The 2018 Global Planner Sourcing Report included survey responses from nearly 3,000 event planners worldwide, including nearly 300 planners in the UK. It shows that there is a greater desire to deliver a more unique onsite experience for event attendees. Planners are actively ...

Respect Your Elder: Amanda Elder becomes new Kempinski chief

Kempinski Hotels has announced the promotion of Amanda Elder to the position of chief commercial officer. Kempinski is Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group, dating back to 1897. It comprises 75 five star hotels and residences across 33 countries. Elder joined Kempinski in 2014 as vice president of sales and marketing in China, where she oversaw all arms of business development. More recently, as sen...

Korea’s eSang Networks to run India’s largest CC for 20 years

A consortium led by Korea’s largest tradeshow/convention venue, KINTEX (www.kintex.com) has won a bid to operate the India International Convention and Exhibition Center (IICC) in New Delhi for 20 years, paving the way for Korean CC operators into overseas markets. The company said on 23 July that its consortium with E-Sang networks – one of Korea’s leading exhibition organisers – was ...

Cvent launches “Event Management Technology For Dummies”

Event technology company Cvent has announced the publication of a new book, Event Management Technology for Dummies. The book, produced in partnership with Wiley and its For Dummies brand, outlines how organisations can successfully plan and run great events using event management technology. Patrick Smith, chief marketing officer at Cvent, said: “Event management technology gives event profession...