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China National Convention Center successfully supported the CIFTIS 2020

Providing first-Class ‘China Service’ with high standards The 2020 China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS) was successfully held in Beijing 4-9 September. The CIFTIS  2020 covered comprehensive exhibition, special area for countries and provinces exhibition, and eight major thematic exhibition areas including cultural services, financial services, winter sports, tourism...

New normal opens up new worlds for Messe München

Since March, when the coronavirus pandemic brought a halt to events in Germany and across Europe, the team at Messe München’s complex of locations has been looking to the future and working tirelessly to acquire new customers. The Sales team reports that, despite the pandemic, interest in holding events at the venues continues to be strong and much of the initial discussions have been about altern...

A Booming tech sector helps Kelowna attract tech conferences

Booming: that’s the best way to describe the growth of the tech sector in Kelowna, the picturesque lakeside city in the heart of western Canada’s acclaimed wine region. Fuelled by entrepreneurial spirit, innovative ideas and a wealth of capital, tech is leading Kelowna’s fast-growing economy. A centre of excellence for gaming development, animation studios, medtech, agtech and software as a servic...

Thanks for the memories: Berlin’s Sleeping Beauties, Episode 11

In this, our final episode before a short summer break, our host Mark Felstead introduces us to Kieran Dennis – once a legend of Berlin’s event scene upped anchor and moved back to London where he now works as a DMC for Incentives and Cruise Ships. Kieran explains it is a business sub-sector that has been literally stranded over the last few months. Kieran believes these businesses were unfairly d...

Singapore thinking ahead of the game

Singapore is leveraging the fundamentals that have long established it as a world-leader for MICE business, and overlaying them with new innovative solutions as it moves at pace towards the new normal. Global accolades for a destination that doesn’t stand still In the recently published (2019) rankings from global meetings industry association ICCA Singapore has again topped the lists in Asia for ...

Meet the busy bees at PanUP, in episode 10 of Berlin’s Sleeping Beauties

    “If the bee disappeared off the face of the Earth, man would only have four years left to live.“ – Albert Einstein.   This week, in our AXICA/Mash Media podcast episode, you can hear about how one of Berlin’s leading DMC’s is coping with the current situation and how clients are slowly but surely moving towards online and hybrid events. And it seems that it could be the Fr...

Take your seat on the Cloud for Berlin’s Sleeping Beauties podcast, Episode 9

    AXICAA’s Mark Felstead this week talks to Sabine Reise, MD of AllSeated Germany, a digital company dedicated to supporting suppliers and buyers and bringing them together digitally and interactively on a virtual, cloud-based platform to sell or plan better their events. Turn to hear how to upgrade your floor plans/event plans simply, to make them comply with Covid-19 social dis...

Keeping the flame of inspiration alight: Berlin’s Sleeping Beauties, Episode 8

  In this episode AXICA’s Mark Felstead leads us to discover how Berlin’s hotel scene has been trying to cope with the corona crisis and we hear about some of the innovative ideas the city’s hotel managers have been dreaming up to raise both revenues and the spirits of their staff. Amid all the community spirit on show, we should remember there have been many heart rendering stories of lifelo...

Life’s a cabaret my friend: Berlin’s Sleeping Beauties, Episode 7

This week’s podcast is packed full of advice for speakers and explores how to command an audience without dying on stage; how to realise that failure is a MUST if you want know what really works. It also offers some great learnings from comedy greats Robin Williams and Whoopee Goldberg.     The lessons well illustrate just how important it is to tell your story and not be afraid of showi...

Meet three Australian women leading the way in health, science and technology

From fighting COVID-19 to developing social robots, these three Australian women are leading in their sectors and all have strong connections to the meetings industry:   Hailing from Melbourne, Professor Sharon Lewin AO is the inaugural Director of the Doherty Institute, a joint venture between the University of Melbourne and The Royal Melbourne Hospital. Professor Lewin has become a regular ...

PCO insights: Berlin’s Sleeping Beauties, Episode 6

  In this episode AXICA’s Mark Felstead interviews the MD of leading PCO K.I.T. Group, Merryn Scholz, on a range of topical issues, including how medical associations are being affected by the situation around Covid-19. She discusses navigating the process of finding new dates for their events in the coming years and also how they are fitting in re-bookings of cancelled conferences into the c...

Prepared for take off: Berlin’s Sleeping Beauties podcast, Episode 5

  The latest podcast episode from AXICA Berlin’s Mark Felstead, in conjunction with Mash Media, updates us on what events are currently allowed to be held in Berlin. Viewers will also get expert insights on how the next phases of the loosening of the restrictions might effect the process of hosting events in the city. There is also a new prognosis on that long running saga surrounding the cit...