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BCD Travel’s new expense management system takes off

BCD Travel, the corporate travel management company based in Utrecht, Netherlands, announced, 16 September, their latest development, BCD Pay™. It aims to create solutions that use artificial intelligence, machine learning and open APIs to simplify corporate travel payment, reconciliation and invoice management for clients. BCD Travel hopes to fulfil the demand for simplicity by travellers through...

IBTM World reveals details of 2021 Association Programme

The much anticipated live, in-person return of IBTM World Barcelona, is set to take place at the Fira de Barcelona, Spain, 30 November-2 December 2021. The Association Programme, scheduled for the first day of the event, has been created, for the first time, with the support of the four main global organisations for association professionals: European Society of Association Executives (ESAE), Amer...

A taste of association events to come

The Global PCO Kenes Group shares some insights on running association conferences again after the Covid-19 enforced hiatus. These events were held in Europe and the US, with proof of vaccination and negative PCR test results required in Paris, and attestation forms in Baltimore:   The first hybrid annual conference of the American Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology (A...

EIC opens submissions for annual Global Recognition Awards

The Events Industry Council (EIC) has opened submissions for its annual Global Recognition Awards. The awards celebrate and honour exemplary achievements and focus on leadership at all levels and areas of focus within the global business events industry. This year’s categories are: Hall of Leaders, recognising lifetime achievement for those that have had a legacy impact on the global business even...

ICCA and BestCities honour Incredible Impacts

The Incredible Impacts Programme, a joint initiative by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) and BestCities Global Alliance, an international network of convention destinations, has honoured three associations who have left lasting legacies of social change. They are: The European AIDS Clinical Society, a non-profit which promotes excellence in standards of care, research a...

IBTM World reveals first details of its Barcelona plans

Organisers of IBTM World, a global event for the MICE industry, have revealed the first details for the show, due to take place in-person at Fira Barcelona, 30 November-2 December 2021. Under the theme of ‘New Business, New Tech, New World’, IBTM World Barcelona will focus on quality one-to-one business meetings, inspiring educational content and rewarding networking opportunities to help attendee...

International Confex shows a lead back for industry

The UK meetings and events industry came out to International Confex, 1-2 September at ExCeL London, offering a creative display and demonstration of the industry’s resilience. Five theatres on the show floor delivered packed education sessions and friends, old and new, got busy networking and re-acquainting themselves with innovation and new products.

International Confex: Why protect your intangible asset?

During last week’s International Confex 21 in London, the show’s Brand Experience Theatre hosted a discussion under the title ‘Why protect your intangible asset?’. The debate was led by Mark Ford, director of Whitespace XPO and WE Create at Whitespace Group, and explored how for most businesses the most intangible asset is a positive brand identity. Ford suggested that intangible asset...

CWT awarded Platinum EcoVadis status for a second consecutive year

Travel management platform CWT has been awarded Platinum status by EcoVadis, an independent corporate social responsibility (CSR) rating agency. This is the fifth consecutive year CWT has been rated in the top category for its responsible business practices and the agency remains in the top 1% of over 75,000 companies rated worldwide. EcoVadis’ ratings evaluate companies against 21 CSR criteria, g...

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...