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SportAccord launches host city application process for its world and regional summits

SportAccord has launched the host city application processes for future editions of its SportAccord World Sport & Business Summit from 2023 and the Regional SportAccord from 2022. Cities interested in hosting the SportAccord World Sport & Business Summit have been invited to submit a Bid City Application Form. The next edition of the event will take place, 15-20 May 2022 in Ekaterinburg, R...

‘Events Reimagined’ – Hubilo goes behind the scenes to offer organisers tips and advice

Hubilo Technologies Inc, a virtual and hybrid event management company, announced, 1 September, that they hosted a special event, ‘Behind the Scenes of Events Reimagined,’  with speakers offering solutions and tips for relieving some of the anxieties that event organisers experience. Speakers offered advice on how organisations could create engaging experiences where attendees actively participate...

AIPC awards Shaw Centre with its World’s Best Convention Centre APEX accolade

The Shaw Centre, in Ottawa has been awarded the International Association of Conference Centres’ (AIPC) APEX award for ‘World’s Best Convention Centre’. The award is granted every two years in recognition of the highest rating on client surveys received by a convention centre. An independent ‘blind’ evaluation process carried out by Ipsos international market research company, an...

Proof of vaccination to be required for entry to IMEX America in Vegas in November

The IMEX Group has published, 7 September, its full Covid-safety plans and entry requirements for the 10th edition of its IMEX America show in November at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas. The organisers have confirmed participants must provide proof of full vaccination against Covid-19 to gain entry to the show. IMEX will be using the CLEAR Health Pass app for all North American attendees. The CLEAR app o...

CWT launches Amadeus ‘follow the sun’ servicing

Business travel management platform CWT has announced the integration of the Amadeus booking and fulfilment platform, Selling Platform Connect, into its European global servicing hubs. This integration arms CWT counsellors with 24/7access to web-based tools and content. “Bringing Amadeus always-on capabilities to our clients is a tribute to CWTs continued commitment to impeccable servicing of our ...

The power of data

International Confex’s Let’s Do London Theatre’s final session, 2 September, was a discussion on ‘The Power of Data’. The panel analysed how data will play a role in helping event venues and bookings build for the future. Speakers included Lily Lubowitz, group sales manager at CH&CO Venues; Peter Heath, owner and founder of Venue Performance; Luis Desouza, CEO of NFS Technology Group; Le...

AIPC announces first 15 successful applicants to its Future Shapers programme

The Association of International Convention Centres (AIPC) has announced 15 successful applicants into its inaugural Future Shapers programme, which kicks off 15 September 2021. The 12 month programme has been designed to support venue managers to develop their high performers, accelerate their leadership skills and provide them with a platform to influence outcomes and improve the industry. AIPC ...

Hybrid events – New technology, new opportunity

International Confex 21’s Let’s Do London Theatre, 2 September, hosted a session on the final afternoon, ‘Hybrid Events- New technology, new opportunity’. It was a panel discussion of how event planners can use new forms of technology in their future event programmes. Speakers included Edward Poland, co-founder of Hire Space; Vanessa Lovatt, chief evangelist at Glisser; Simon Burton, co-founder of...

Launching under lockdown

International Confex 21’s Let’s Do London Theatre’s ‘Launching during Lockdown’ session, 2 September, drew a panel of fresh talent from recent start-ups, who reviewed their stories of creating new businesses during the pandemic and explained how they dealt with the unfolding chaos. Speakers for the event included Maya Mhatre, co-founder and MD of Reset Connect; Anna-Marie Trzebin...

Designing the future of brand experience

International Confex 21’s Brand Experience Theatre, 2 September, was host to a session on the question of ‘Designing the future of brand experience’. The discussion was hosted by Kim Myhre, managing partner at Experience designed. Myhre offered insight into how brand experiences could be most engaging for the audience. Part of this focused on how audiences were no longer happy to be one of the cro...

In conversation with… TikTok

International Confex 21’s Brand Experience Theatre, 2 September, Mike Fletcher, editor of Digital Event News, Mash Media, hosted a conversation with Siri Brudevold, event coordinator at TikTok. She discussed the mobile video platforms’ approach to virtual events and where hybrid fits into the future. Brudevold suggested also that the current state of events involves an “era of experimentatio...

International Confex: How UK venues are demonstrating real action on sustainability

International Confex 21’s Let’s Do London Theatre kicked off its second day at ExCel London with a discussion titled ‘Stepping Forward on CSR: How UK venues are demonstrating real action on sustainability’. The panel explored the practical measures taken by venues to help them stand out on sustainability, as they quickly look to re-brand and refine their product in the post-pandemic world. Speaker...