Joachim König: Reaching out

Joachim König, president of the Joint Meetings Industry Council (JMIC) tells CMW about tasks, trends and future plans for the industry’s umbrella association How many associations do you have represented now on the Joint Meetings Industry Council (JMIC)? JMIC has existed for more than 50 years, first as simply a forum for industry exchange and subsequently…


Agents on a roll in Switzerland

Eight teams competed for the Swiss Meeting Trophy 2016, a trip that saw booking agents from around the world discover ‘unconventional Switzerland’ and take part in a series of tasks along the way. The teams were hosted in Geneva, Valais and Lausanne and several other destinations and mountains in between. It was a memorable Grand…

Verladung von Envirotainer am Flughafen Frankfurt-Hahn; Luftfracht; Spezialbehälter; Dies sind spezielle Luftfracht-Kühlcontainer aus Schweden; weltweiter Einsatz und Standard für anspruchsvolle Kunden aus den Bereichen Healthcare und Pharma.

Logistically speaking

Charged with the physical movement of material to and from an event site, as well as for contractors providing customs clearance, lifting, handling, trucking and storage services on-site, the logistics industry is a competitive space with a focus on customer service. The exhibition logistics industry has seen many changes in the last decade, including a…


Lord Malloch-Brown speaks for Sydney in London

Lord Mark Malloch-Brown, former United Nations (UN) Deputy Secretary-General to Kofi Annan, was the main speaker at the annual International Sydney Speaker Series at Australia House in London on 24 November. He addressed an audience of leading international association CEOs on the topic of Collaborating Locally, Delivering Internationally – a perspective from within the United…


ibtm world: Barcelona bound

What were the main takeaways from last year’s show and how did it influence plans for engineering this year’s edition? After every edition, we conduct research to gauge the feedback from both buyers and suppliers. It’s imperative that the results are analysed and used to learn from the event and see how we can continue…


Posing the question

By Juraj Holub The moderator steps on stage and asks the audience ‘Are there any questions?’. Tumbleweed rolls by as delegates shuffle nervously in their chairs. Eventually, the moderator asks an obligatory question and the session ends on an anti-climax.Recognise the scene? During one of our recent events 50% of eventprofs cited a lack of…

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