Create impactful engagement

Ensuring your audience interacts at your show’s sessions is key to generating content that grabs the attention of future delegates, explains Stefania Conti-Vecchi Event planners spend most of their time trying to engage people, both before and during the events they create. But in this digitally enabled age, where content can be created and captured at…


Where history meets modern

Emily king visits old & new in the central european jewel in the conference crown that is Prague A compact city with reams of historical venues, convenient transport systems, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere, Prague is a conference and meetings hub that could be a breath of fresh air for international delegates keen to explore a…


Standing secure together

Good security demands a joint effort, says Geoff Donaghy After a year like we’ve just experienced, it’s hard to think of major public events like conventions and exhibitions without also thinking about security. On the one hand, these are activities that depend for their success on attracting large numbers of people who may be more…


Bear Grylls Survival Academy

Emily King used her inner survival instincts for a Bear Grylls corporate teambuilding day Throughout corporations worldwide the suggestion to go ‘teambuilding’ can be met with sighs of dread by some staff. Companies rightly want more from their away days. They want their staff to be tested by activities they would never normally have the…


ICCA Forum attracts 180 to Sofitel Downtown Dubai

The recent International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) Middle East International Meetings Forum attracted 180 regional and global meeting experts, as well as association meeting planners. The new event marked the start of an annual education programme leading up to the 2018 ICCA Congress in Dubai. Dubai Business Events (DBE), the city’s official convention bureau, hosted the two-day…


Fuel for economic growth

John Keenan looks at the relationship between economic growth, knowledge transfer and energy conferences in some of the oil and gas hotspots The oil and gas sector is arguably the most crucial influence on any nation’s economy. Event organisers in this field are attentive to the short-term shock waves generated by political machinations but they keep…

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