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Calgary: Canada’s transport of delight!

CMW runs the rule over Calgary’s transportation and logistics vertical   In November 2019, Canadian hosted the Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA) Annual Conference and Transit Show. It was a shining example of Alberta’s stampede city’s strong transportation and logistics vertical that is attracting increasing attention of event organisers keen to tap into the strong knowledge base. CUT...

Doing good and doing business in The Hague

CMW explores how event planners can address both societal commitment and economic success in the International City of Peace and Justice. In the MICE industry, it is increasingly important not to focus on business objectives only. Events need a message, a mission, should pay attention to sustainability and preferably contribute to the greater good. The city of The Hague, seat of government of The ...

Malta on the move for MICE

The next few years will see Malta opening several hotels and experiences that cater to the MICE clients. The Malta Marriott Hotel and Spa will open in 2020, a year that will see the launch of the Hard Rock Café; a MICE ‘epicenter’ complete with 3,437sqm of planned function space and the largest convention centre on the island. This year marks the 40th Anniversary of Malta’s flagship conference ven...

Hyatt Place Taghazout Bay – Welcome to a different place

Stay a quick drive from Agadir Taghazout Bay is a small fishing village turned eco-friendly resort enclave. Visitors hail from all over the world to surf these famous waters off the western coast of Morocco, and to enjoy the temperate climate year-round. Nestled along the west coast is Hyatt Place Taghazout Bay, a seaside hotel with ocean and mountain views at every turn. About the hotel The Atlas...

Strong winds in Calgary’s meetings sails

Calgary is famous for its oil and gas and, of course, its annual rodeo festival. Now it is dealing with a stampede for renewable energy meetings and events based on a growing appreciation of the deep local experience, innovation and knowhow. Two big events in this sector stand testament to these strong running winds in Calgary’s conference sails: the recent 35th Annual CanWEA Conference and Exhibi...

Australia innovates: War on waste

The knowledge economy is integral to tomorrow’s business events. Here CMW offers the story of the world’s first microfactory – up and running in an Australian university basement. Its creator, Veena Sahajwalla is set to integrate the idea into the commercial world and revolutionise the war on waste.  Change maker In the 1990s, Mumbai-born scientist and engineer Veena Sahajwalla moved to Aust...

Saskatoon: It’s all here waiting for you

There’s room to breathe in Saskatoon, Canada’s Science City. We value nature here. The untouched, wild beauty of the South Saskatchewan River is our playground and will quickly become yours, too. Perhaps it is all that natural beauty or the lure of friendly locals that helps attract some of the world’s finest minds. Saskatoon is a veritable hotspot for development, innovation and research. If you’...

Québec City sets the world of life sciences’ pulse racing

Québec City’s life sciences industry is currently the image of health and one of Canada’s rising economic stars. It’s a driving force in ahead-of-the-curve research and innovation, which is renowned around the world, in many advanced fields, including vaccines, infectiology, development of new medications, clinical research, neurobiology of language, telehealth and artificial intelligence, functio...

‘All-in Edmonton’: Global Centre for Excellence in AI and Machine Learning

Barb Stuhl-Smith (pictured), business development account manager at Edmonton Tourism, explores Edmonton’s artificial intelligence and machine learning industry and it’s rising position as a globally recognised hub.   As one of the youngest and fastest growing major cities in Canada, Edmonton, Alberta’s capital, is home to makers and risk takers who are ready to bring their ideas to life. Our...

Calgary lighting a big conference flame in the fall

The Alberta city is busy highlighting a big natural resource for drawing in major events Calgary’s natural resources (energy) vertical is a big pull for event organisers, including for The Society of Petroleum Engineers which is hosting its Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition in Calgary 30 September – 2 October, 2019. It will be the first time the SPE has hosted the ATCE in Canada and org...

Living the life (science) in Ottawa

By Lesley Mackay, Vice-President Meetings and Major Events, Ottawa Tourism.   Twenty-five major conferences devoted to life sciences will be held in Ottawa, Canada’s capital, between 2019 and 2022.  Their delegates will feel right at home and in good company: Ottawa has emerged as a true leader in life sciences, with close to 4,000 people employed and 140 companies active in the sector – plus...

Montréal: An innovative leader in the pharmaceutical sector

Guy-Joffroy Lord, Director of Business Sales at Tourisme Montréal, explores the role of the pharmaceutical sector in Montréal’s dynamic life sciences and health technology (LSHT) ecosystem.   The life sciences and health technology (LSHT) sector is thriving in the Greater Montréal area, with 56,000 industry jobs in over 600 organiaations and 10,000 students graduating yearly from health-relat...