In agreement with ‘game-changing’ tech

Event management software solutions provider etouches and Meeting Planners Unite have partnered to provide independent planners with what they claim is ‘game-changing’ tech that supports the full event lifecycle. etouches developed a complete, end-to-end meetings sourcing and management solution for third-party and independent planners. The platform combines sourcing, booking and negotiating technology with business analytics and…


Execs make room for tech at ECEF 2018

A new technology and networking experience (TechDemo) debuts at the 17th edition of the Exhibition and Convention Executives Forum (ECEF) in Washington, DC on 30 May 2018. Sam Lippman, producer of ECEF and president of Lippman Connects, said that ECEF’s growing technology profile is represented in the programme, where executives exchange top-level insights. TechDemo will…


Revamped Congress Center Hamburg set to open in 2020

The Congress Center Hamburg (CCH) in Germany has been modernising and remodelling since 2017, and, from 2020, the new venue (totalling 36,000sqm) will be among Europe’s largest convention centres. Heike Mahmoud, chief operating officer, CCH, comments: “While the construction work progresses, our CCHange Campaign focuses on a digital marketing strategy.” At the upcoming IMEX in Frankfurt, clients…


Etihad Airways trials VR technology in ‘future’ airport lounge

Etihad Airways has started trialing SkyLights Aero Virtual Reality (VR) entertainment technology at its flagship First Class Lounge and Spa and Business Class Premium Lounge, at Abu Dhabi International Airport’s Terminal 3. The month-long trial by the United Arab Emirates’ flag carrier will gather customer feedback to determine the airline’s future lounge entertainment offering at…


Las Vegas launches first permanent esports venue 

Las Vegas steps up on the global gaming stage with the launch of the first permanent electronic sports venue, Esports Arena, opening on The Strip at Luxor Hotel and Casino. The 2,787sqm multilevel arena gives local and international visitors access to over 100 gaming stations housing PCs and consoles. “We opened Esports Arena Las Vegas to be the championship destination…


Cvent partners with big brands

Event technology specialists Cvent has announced several notable organisations have chosen its Event and Hospitality Cloud platforms to run their meetings and events, and increase their revenue. These organisations join more than 25,000 Cvent customers based in over 100 countries. Cvent’s Event Cloud More than 80% of the Fortune 100 use Cvent to manage their…

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