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Innovation events continue to take centre stage in Canada: Collision and World AI Summit

When the time comes to meet again internationally, conference-goers that choose to meet in Canada’s tech hubs, tap into a world-class brain trust. Connecting with some of Canada’s brightest minds and thought leaders, organisations can preview made-in-Canada solutions to the world’s greatest challenges, and explore Canadian technologies powering the future during tech festivals, B2B exchanges, tech...

Destination Focus 2021: Sarawak

“If an opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door – and that’s what we’ve done. It’s time to move forward together and collaborate; it’s the key to growth and accelerated recovery.” – Amelia Roziman, Acting CEO, BESarawak. Amid the lingering pandemic, collaboration is proving to be a key strategy to get the cogs moving for Sarawak. Various initiatives are rolled out and ready to give planners extra s...

Seoul’s Transformation Development

Bringing destination marketing into an online environment is one of the goals the Seoul Convention Bureau (SCB) had in mind when creating a digital resource for event organizers. SCB has digitally transformed the charm of Seoul, a global MICE destination, starting with a platform called Virtual Seoul for hosting online MICE events such as conferences, summits, and round tables. The beloved promoti...

Widening accessibility with virtual networking events

By Paul Scholey, Senior VP International and GM, BlueJeans by Verizon As restrictions ease over the summer, I’m certainly eager to get back into live events and networking. This past year, however, many events managers learned a valuable lesson: for some people virtual is the best – or only – option. Virtual events give access to people who too often get left behind, including those ex...

Top 3 trends in Business Events for 2021

Over the past last year there’s been a major transformation in the business events industry where event planners have had to become adaptable, flexible and more imaginative in the ways events are brought to life. Melbourne business event suppliers are at the forefront of this every changing industry, and setting the pace with the latest trends to delivery outside-the-box-thinking and fresh perspec...

EVENTalytics: the event analytics tool to clearly measure success

Post virtual or hybrid event data has traditionally been indigestible or difficult to understand or use in any meaningful way. Not now, thanks to Showcase’s event-specific software EVENTalytics, which works alongside their online platform to provide data that is easy to read and accessible. Ben Collings, Showcase’s founder and managing director comments: “Event data and statistics are nothing new,...

Canada’s tech innovators supercharge meaningful events

World-class R&D and leadership in AI, fintech and digital media helps attract international business events with organisers keen on tapping into Canadian ingenuity to attract and engage audiences to their global events. Credit: Hiroaki Fukuda / Tourism Toronto From the software and platforms we rely on day-to-day, to the ones that go unseen yet keep us safe, Canada’s Information and Communicat...

How MCB can help get you started with bringing your future event to life

Brimming with a vibrant multicultural population, live music and arts scene, incredible culinary dining experiences, and inspired hidden alleyways, Melbourne, Australia has much to offer conference organisers and delegates alike. Crowned ‘Oceania’s Leading Meetings and Conference Destination’ at 2020’s World Travel Awards, for the seventh year running, Melbourne offers international associations a...

Smart Badge: The Australian innovation for events in the Covid era

What started as an idea for a simple social distancing alert system developed by an Australian production company to help restart events in the wake of a global pandemic has evolved into a dynamic, automated safety device being adopted by multiple industries navigating the challenges of Covid-19. “Harry the hirer was looking for something to try and help the events industry get back up on its feet...

The Prepared, Hybrid MICE City of Busan

In 2020, with the unexpected outbreak and spread of the COVID-19 virus, the global MICE industry completely froze. However, even the worst crisis can encourage people to face new challenges and can be used as an opportunity for development and success. Much like other global MICE cities, Busan, Asia’s No. 5 MICE city (2019, UIA), has been experiencing difficulties amid the pandemic. Yet, despite i...

Warm up to winter ski incentives

While travel may be paused at the moment, that doesn’t mean we can’t all dream of the day when we can reward top achievers for their valiant efforts with the ultimate winter perk: a trip to Canada where deep powder skiing, adventure activities, a rollicking aprés ski scene and wide array of luxurious accommodations await. When the time is right to travel again, Canada will be ready. Here are the c...

Eco – Friendly City of Busan Builds ‘Sustainability’

Where should we start with the sustainability of the MICE industry? Beyond delivering the economic benefits of the MICE events, it is important to consider ways to bring a bright future to the next generations as well as to benefit contemporaries. Indeed, with the people interconnected and interdependent on the ‘global community,’ it is incumbent on all of us in the MICE industry to op...

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