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Vancouver Convention Centre celebrates 10th anniversary

Vancouver Convention Centre (VCC) is marking the 10th anniversary since it opened the doors to its West building; 5,561 events later, the facility has become an icon for the city. The addition of the West building tripled the facility’s capacity, with the Convention Centre welcoming over nine million guests from around the world and generating over CAD$2.4bn (US$1.8bn) in direct spending for Briti...

Belfast launches its largest ever dedicated business tourism campaign

Belfast’s official tourism marketing agency, Visit Belfast, has launched a brand new marketing campaign designed to rapidly accelerate the volume of inbound business conferences and events taking place in the city. Emphasising the importance of business tourism to Belfast and Northern Ireland, and developed by Visit Belfast with 13 major partners from the city’s thriving tourism industry – Belfast...

Faroe Islands to close for weekend of ‘maintenance’

If you were thinking of taking a meeting or incentive to the tiny Nordic nation of Faroe Islands in April, then think again, as the country is set on restricting tourism for one weekend because, according to visitfaroeislands.com, “The Faroese people are keen to keep their green islands unspoiled”. The 18-island archipelago in the North Atlantic, halfway between Iceland and Norway, welcomes around...

One night in Bangkok: SITE Crystal Awards

At a ceremony earlier this month in Bangkok, CWT Meetings & Events and Ovation Switzerland were among the agency winners at the SITE Crystal Awards. The award for CWT M&E stemmed from a CSR opportunity that the company organised for client 3M, in Maui in March 2018, while Ovation worked with Michelin USA to deliver a top driving incentive. A video of Ovation and Michelin’s ‘Gra...

L.A celebrates 50m visitors… with a hologram of Kobe Bryant

Los Angeles welcomed 50m visitors in 2018, according to the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board (LATCB). The Board celebrated the milestone, which was achieved two years ahead of target, by enlisting LA-based VNTANA to create a hologram of basketball superstar Kobe Bryant, delivering a message about LA being the ‘sports capital of the world’. A video of the hologram can be viewed above. Thi...

Drone shows the new black?

Drone shows, for long a future industry trend, are becoming more popular as event organisers look for new ways to amaze their customers, explains Janis Kuze, Sales Director at SPH Engineering.   Impressive drone displays have already been seen at the Olympics, the Super Bowl, Coachella festival, Cirque du Soleil performances and many other landmark events, both corporate and private. But how ...

Arinex and Australia’s IMC collaboration recognised with IAPCO award

Arinex and The Australian Microscopy and Microanalysis Society (IMC) picked up the International Association of Professional Conference Organisers (IAPCO)’s Driving Excellence Collaboration Award, which was announced at the IBTM Leaders’ Summit in Barcelona last week. The award entry emphasised the importance of a collaborative approach between the PCO, client and all the sponsors and stakeholders...

Olympia transformation plans revealed

The chairman of investor YOO Capital and the MD of Olympia London unveil initial plans for the £700m (US$924,560,000) transformation of the venue site. In early 2017, Olympia London made headlines when it was acquired through a joint venture comprised of YOO Capital and Deustche Finance International in a deal worth £296m. Now, the venue and its investors have announced initial plans to convert th...

Why you can’t afford to miss Confex Future Focus

Taking place this week (4-5 July) at Manchester’s Victoria Warehouse, Confex Future Focus is a new two-day exhibition focusing on the future of the events industry. Delegates will be able to join thought-provoking educational seminars and debates. Check out the latest video from Mash TV on why you can’t afford to miss CFF. Register HERE.

In pictures: London Tech Week 2018

London Tech Week (LTW) 2018 showcased the best of the capital’s tech sector to the rest of the world, 11-17 June. Kicking off the tech festivities was this year’s headliner event, LeadersIn Tech Summit from 11-12 June; the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, formally opened the festival on 11 June. Co-founded by promotional agency London & Partners in 2014, LTW is London’s largest crowd-sourced...

Kate Thornton announced as Confex Future Focus keynote

Mash Media, organiser of the inaugural UK-based Confex Future Focus (CFF), has announced TV presenter Kate Thornton as the keynote speaker for the spin-off exhibition of International Confex. Thornton, who has presented high profile programmes including The X Factor, Top of the Pops, Loose Women and The Brit Awards, will take to the stage on Thursday 5 July, day two of the show. “We are thrilled t...

St. Petersburg to host the 85th UFI Global Congress

Under the theme ‘The Dynamics of Transition – Our Industry’s Complex Future’, the 85th UFI Global Congress is set to take place at Expoforum in St. Petersburg, 31 October-3 November 2018. There will be a post-Congress tour and two unique Russian evening networking events. What is your role in our industry’s complex future? Join UFI at the 85th UFI Global Congress to discuss these developments from...