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Eventprofs urged to get involved in #CSRshareDay

On 23 April, #CSRshareDay, a day that celebrates Corporate Social Responsibility, the event industry is being urged to seize the opportunity to share ideas. CSR and environmental campaigner Fiona Pelham, Positive Impact CEO, says: “I regularly hear industry professionals at high levels of influence say they do not have the time or budget to think about sustainability… are too fearful of criticism ...

AEG to merge with SMG to create new global venue behemoth

AEG has announced a merger of its venue management subsidiary AEG Facilities with SMG. The move creates a new standalone global facility management company – ASM Global. SMG is an Onex portfolio company and Onex and AEG’s subsidiary will each own 50% of the new entity, following the completion of the transaction. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. The new diversified portfolio include...

New President & CEO appointed at Metro Toronto Convention Centre

  The Board of Directors of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre Corporation (MTCC) has announced the appointment of General Manager Lorenz Hassenstein to the position of President & CEO. The move is part of succession planning as incumbent Barry Smith steps down on 1 February, 2019. Hassenstein joined as GM a year ago, and has more than 23 years of experience in general management, trade/...

New interactive Exploratory Zone announced for IBTM World 2018

IBTM has announced the introduction of a new and immersive technology showcase at its forthcoming IBTM World event, which takes place in Barcelona from 27-29 November 2018. IBTM World 2018 will welcome around 3,000 exhibiting companies from over 150 countries, over 3,500 buyers and thousands of visitors for a packed schedule of meetings, networking and educational sessions. The Exploratory Zone wi...

New research suggests millennials are the most cost-conscious travellers

New research conducted by Carlson Wagonlit Travel suggests that millennials are the most cost-conscious travellers. CWT Solutions Group – the consulting division of Carlson Wagonlit Travel – conducted research that says millennials saved an average of 22% more than baby boomers, and 17% more than generation X on the average flight ticket. Millennials are the generation born between 1980 and 1995, ...