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Planning events that don’t cost the earth

Ingrid Guepin, special project manager at ATPI Corporate Events NL, shares tips on making events more sustainable in a post-Covid-19 world:   The opportunities presented by the return of events also brings with it a chance to re-think past approaches and ensure that sustainability is integrated into all aspects of planning. Events taking place after this hiatus can and should be redesigned in...

ATPI places Halo over its sustainability strategy

ATPI Group, the global travel management and events specialist, is adding a new ATPI Halo division to its portfolio. ATPI Halo, a carbon measurement, reduction and offset service, aligns with the organisation’s investment into sustainability, technology innovation, and future work forces. ATPI Halo says it will aim to leverage its consultancy expertise to assist businesses make inroads towards the...

New Sodexo Live! brand to leverage group’s sports, events and hospitality expertise

The Sodexo Group has sent a signal of its ambition to develop its business in the world of sports, events and hospitality by creating a new global brand -Sodexo Live! The group says the plan is to leverage all of its expertise across the world in this sector. The move illustrates Sodexo’s confidence in this market and its potential for rebound. The group points to a September 2021 study conducted ...

CWT and Tracker Software Technologies embark on new partnership

Business travel management platform, CWT, has signed a global referral agreement with Tracker Software Technologies (TST), a specialist in business traveller compliance management. This agreement will enable CWT to provide a data feed of travel bookings for mutual customers to the TST platform at customers’ request. This will automatically assess individual trip data and proactively alert nominate...

New head of consulting for EMEA appointed at American Express GBT

American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) has appointed Dan Beauchamp as new head of consulting for the EMEA region, 29 September. Beauchamp has more than 25 years of corporate travel experience with GBT and HRG. In his preceding role as GBT director of global clients management, Beauchamp was responsible for leading a global client management team and overseeing end-to-end ownership of key ac...

Healthcare professionals increasingly satisfied with virtual events, Kenes study finds

A study by global event management specialist Kenes Group has indicated that healthcare professionals (HCPs) are keener to exchange knowledge virtually now than one year ago. The comparative study was undertaken to understand HCPs’ preferences for virtual events between 2020 and 2021. The study was undertaken in July 2021 and had 1,015 participants. All have attended at least one virtual eve...

Julius Solaris joins Hopin

Event industry guru Julius Solaris, former head of engagement at Swapcard, has, 28 September, joined event technology platform Hopin as vice-president of marketing strategy, events. Hopin says Solaris will be focused on supporting the growth of Hopin’s all-in-one event management platform and guiding core marketing strategies, including content and partnerships across Hopin’s event solutions. Sola...

WTTC announces Net Zero Roadmap for Travel and Tourism Industry

The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) announces the launch of a Net Zero Roadmap for the Travel and Tourism sector to support the industry in combatting climate change during its virtual climate week event in New York, US. WTTC also announced the launch of new social and environmental research data, the first time such data will be produced across the whole sector. The project builds on the ...

EventsAIR wins big at the 2021 International Business Awards

EventsAIR was named the winner of five Stevie Awards in the recent 17th Annual International Business Awards. More than 3,700 nominations from a variety of organisations were submitted this year for consideration in a range of categories. This year’s competition also featured several categories to recognise organisations and individuals’ responses to the Covid-19 pandemic. Stevie Award winners wer...

Optimistic AIM: Event management group predicts ‘sharp restart’ to in-person events

The last part of 2021 is proving to be a restart period for international event management specialists AIM Group International, which is reporting a reboot of in-person events including international conferences with large audiences. From the end of August to December, AIM Group is managing 35 major events involving over 15,000 participants. Events are still taking place in virtual, but increasing...

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...