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The importance of in-person events to drive industry forward

Competing for delegate attention has never been easy. Now, with the rise of virtual events, the power of connecting with audiences in-person is becoming clear.  Human connection, local resources, and emotionally resonant experiences are at the heart of any successful business event strategy. Now, after so many months of webinars, conference calls, and online meetings, we recognise — perhaps more t...

Green Haven Switzerland

With the current crisis, it becomes more and more apparent that attendees of business events require much more than a direct flight to the destination, a comfortable hotel bed and good catering. Safety, a focus on sustainability and space to breathe have become increasingly important. Can Switzerland offer these and be a viable option after the crisis? Efficiency and reliability are in the Swiss’ ...

Sustainable journeys: Melbourne Skyfarm and Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre forge new paths

A spectacular new space in Melbourne, alongside Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre’s renewed focus on sustainability, make Australia’s second largest city a strong choice for socially conscious event organisers. If you’ve visited Melbourne, Australia in the last two decades, there’s a good chance your experience of the city was positively influenced by the work of sustainability innovator ...

Host Special Events at Special Venues – Four of the Most Attractive Unique Venues in Busan

The MICE industry is a promising industry that is leading the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. As the MICE industry continues to grow each year, events packed with fresh ideas and witty concepts flood the industry, gaining much attention. Keeping in line with changing event characteristics and trends, even event attendees are increasingly expecting special experiences at locations that are...

Meet Out to Help Out goes global

Following the success of the UK’s Government scheme ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ whereby restaurant bills were subsidised by the government to help the industry in August, CMW’s sister UK publication, Conference News launched Meet Out to Help Out (MOTHO), a scheme created to support and promote venues and hotels across the UK that are open and ready for business but facing inevitable challenges connected...

Munich keeps event business running

CMW investigates how the Locations of Messe München are opening up safely again for its guest events.   As Germany is able to host major events and tradeshow again in selected destinations, we look at how the Locations Messe München have been preparing for event action again and how their venues and showgrounds have integrated their rebooted offer to dovetail with a holistic, city-wide approa...

The Sweet Busan Nightlife, Perfect for Business Travelers

Workaholic During the Day, Romantic Traveler at Night The atmosphere of an unfamiliar city can make your heart race, even if you’re just travelling to a new place because of a business trip. South Korea is the land of Samsung, BTS, Kim Yuna, and Bibimbap, and sitting at its southeast end is the metropolis of Busan. If the city of Busan is new to you and you don’t have time to search the internet t...

Ottawa’s innovative life sciences ecosystem: a backdrop to global business events

World-class R&D, leadership in cardiology, oncology and MedTech helps attract international business events organisers keen on tapping into Canadian ingenuity to attract and engage audiences to their global events. Canada’s capital has emerged as a thriving centre of discovery, development and commercialisation in the country’s expansive life sciences ecosystem. A key innovation hub with...

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...