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How the hospitality industry can get back on track in 2021

The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI)  suggests the 10 next steps for getting the hospitality business back on track in 2021.

BCD Travel launches global Life Sciences Center of Excellence

BCD Travel, 3 February, announced the establishment of a Life Sciences Center of Excellence. The group has  expertise in the sector, and BCD Meetings & Events has an existing Life Sciences Center of Excellence. The company says its new launch will strengthen BCD’s ability to provide integrated offerings specific to the life sciences sector. BCD says it provides agency services to 90% of the to...

NEC CEO Paul Thandi and ex-Apple chief join InspiredMinds board of advisors

The CEO of NEC Group in Birmingham, Paul Thandi, and ex Apple chief of staff, Chris Broad have joined global AI and health technology media company InspiredMinds’ board of directors. London-based InspiredMinds has a community of 200,000 users worldwide and announced four new advisors to its board altogether, as the media company readies for the launch of an AI omnichannel for its community called ...

Why you should forget about the digital platform, and focus on experience

Christopher Bo Shields, chief creative officer and co-founder, Totem, says we should forget about which digital platform we are using, and focus on what matters – the experience.   Perhaps one of the most unexpected outcomes of 2020 – a year that was full of them – is the fact that virtual event platforms have become a huge point of discussion. But I’m going to say this: for...

IACC announces Mark Cooper will chair Events Industry Council board

IACC has announced that its CEO, Mark Cooper, has been appointed 2021 Chair of the board of the Events Industry Council (EIC). The EIC is the global voice of the business events industry on advocacy, research, professional recognition and standards. The EIC board is comprised of nominated members of the overall EIC, including more than 30 organisations in the events industry. These leaders are the...

GES launches Global Event Tracker to map where in the world events can take place

GES has launched a new interactive Global Event Tracker, covering key trade show cities over the last 90 days. The tracker shows where events are taking place across the world, and is updated twice a month. It makes use of a traffic light system to show where events are and are not permitted as per Covid-19 restrictions. The tracker can be viewed at this link. Currently, cities showing green are S...

A date to remember

Nick Gold, MD of Speakers Corner and president of the International Association of Speaker Bureaus, discusses how to use special dates to bind teams and communities together in 2021.   The calendar is full of important dates to celebrate achievements, such as International Women’s Day (8 March), or to highlight key issues within society, such as World Mental Health Day (10 October). Pre-Covid...

CMW Sessions: Launching the Virtual Event Directory

CMW is launching a new series of short video interviews, the CMW Sessions, alongside our sister publication Exhibition World. Each week will see a new eventprof speaking to Conference & Meetings World’s Features Editor Stuart Wood. This week we spoke to Max Fellows, an eventprof who has co-founded a virtual event directory, set up his own consultancy and is also part of a mentoring scheme in t...

ICCA to host global hybrid event from Dubai in February

The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) is to host its first global hybrid event of 2021 in Dubai, 17 February. Titled ‘ICCA – from Resilience to Revival’, the event will run 10am-4pm (GST) and is designed to share knowledge of new business models, new technology and new strategies. The association says that as the world begins to recover from the pandemic, “we must be v...

New online event platform TeeVid launches

A new online event platform, TeeVid, has launched. The platform features a studio providing video production tools, multi-channel streaming across major platforms such as Facebook and YouTube, and chat rooms for delegates. TeeVid Events’ USP is its customisability, which its creators say allows users to “create, produce & broadcast immersive experiences.” Event planners can easily rebrand the ...

Aparthotels Adagio plans new venue, with ‘no slowdown’ in plans

Aparthotels Adagio has announced plans for a new aparthotel in Stuttgart, Germany. The hospitality venue is set to open in 2024. It will provides guests with the “services of a hotel but the freedom of an apartment”, according to the developers. The new property will also feature a co-working space called The Circle, where guests can cook and interact together. Guests can also make use of a so-cal...

How to deliver a successful virtual event 

By Erik Strömbäck, director of OnBrand and Bynder’s global events marketing manager.   Just as event professionals were getting up-to-speed with the latest developments in the experience economy – from building brand activations to creating immersive experiences – everything in the events playbook shifted. In the B2B world especially, physical was traded for virtual, exhibition bo...