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South African Tourism appoints MMGY Hills Balfour for PR strategy in UK and Ireland

South African Tourism (SAT) has appointed MMGY Hills Balfour as its new PR agency for the UK and Ireland with a three-year contract. London-based MMGY Hills Balfour is an integrated communications agency specialising in travel and tourism. The agency will aim to implement a creative PR strategy for South Africa focused on storytelling, profiling the people of South Africa, and implementing campaig...

New Tourism NI strategy targets lucrative Republic of Ireland visitor market

Tourism NI and industry partners have published a new Republic of Ireland Market Strategy to chart a growth plan for Northern Ireland’s closest out of state tourism market, with a revenue target of £193m (US$254.5m), 10% of the value of all trips made by Republic of Ireland residents on the island, by 2026.  The Market Strategy Taskforce, an independent and industry led group, was chaired by Judit...

Ivo Ferriani elected SportAccord president

SportAccord, an international event for sports federations and organisations, has confirmed Ivo Ferriani as its newly elected president. Ferriani succeeds Dr. Raffaele Chiulli as president of SportAccord and the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) following the conclusion of the latter’s term. Ferriani has served as the president of the International Bobsleigh and Skelet...

CMW Sessions – Jasmine Kestens

Oliver Thomas speaks to Jasmine Kestens, Sales Manager at Visit Bruges Convention Bureau, to discuss the UNWTO Forum on Gastronomy Tourism held in Bruges, and the opening of the Bruges Meeting & Convention Centre set for the start of 2022.

Convention Centre Dublin secures Event Sustainability Management Systems accreditation

The Convention Centre Dublin (CCD), Ireland, announced that it has secured accreditation in Event Sustainability Management Systems – ISO 20121. The CCD is one of only three venues in Ireland to hold this accreditation. Management says its vision is to make CCD Ireland’s most sustainable venue and a leading expert in sustainable event delivery in Europe. The CCD has identified four ambitions to ac...

Dubai to host world’s largest conference on museums in 2025

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has won the bid to host the 27th International Council of Museums (ICOM) General Conference 2025 in Dubai. It will be held under the theme: ‘The Future of Museums in Rapidly Changing Communities’. The UAE won the bid vote in a final round with bids from Stockholm (Sweden) and from Kazan (Russia). Dubai will become the first city in the Middle East and North Africa to...

Zurich by the Congress Team of Zürich Tourism

The Congress Team of Zürich Tourism presents their favourite spots in Zurich. Learn why the city by the Limmat is the perfect destination is ideal for your next business meeting or conference. Get in touch for support: www.meeting.zuerich.com #meetinzurich

IBTM World Barcelona polishes its safety protocol ahead of in-person event

IBTM World Barcelona organisers have revealed the health and safety measures for their show’s return, 30 November-2 December, at Fira Barcelona. IBTM World will be reconnecting the industry in-person in the Catalonian capital for three days of education, one-to-one business meetings and networking. Inside the venue, attendees this year will be required to wear masks and maintain a 1.5 metre ...

Northern Ireland unveils £1m conference support scheme

Northern Ireland’s Department for Economy has confirmed a £1m (USD$1.37m) conference support scheme to help secure more business events in Belfast, Derry and the region. The scheme will provide conference organisers with £50 for each out-of-state delegate to bring their association conference to the region, with awards ranging between £5,000 and £100,000 for all eligible events. Open to not-for-pr...

International Wheat Congress comes to Adelaide in 2024

Adelaide, Australia has been chosen as the host city for the International Wheat Congress 2024. Agtech is one of the South Australian government’s key economic growth pillars and the win is important as an economic driver for the state. The event will attract around 1,000 delegates to South Australia over its five-day programme and provide an economic benefit in excess of $5 million. SA Premier Ho...

Berlin’s Awakening Beauties, episode 11: Futurehain

In this, the final edition of BAB series 2, our host Mark Felstead channels his inner starship Enterprise as he is clearly inspired and extra enthused by two exceptional members of the Berlin ‘events intelligentsia’, the co-founders of the Futurehain agency. As Mark, in a typical flight of fancy puts it: Berlin, the final frontier This is the podcast of the digital agency Futurehain Their 10-year ...