conference

Olympic Games event organisers gather for Host City Asia conference

The second Host City Asia conference was recently held in Beijing, bringing together the organisers of the Olympic Games from across the region. The event, on 11 April, kicked off with insights from the hosts of the next three Olympic Games: Tokyo, Beijing and Paris. They all convened to share best practice, under a theme of “faster, stronger growth through event hosting”. The number of Chinese ci...

Scotland’s SEC submits planning application for £150-200m ‘global event campus’

The Scottish Event Campus (SEC) has applied for planning permission in principle (PPIP) for a major expansion of its facilities, with a vision to create a unique global event campus. The £150-£200m project focuses on developing the west end of the campus and includes a dedicated entrance, additional highly flexible meeting, exhibition and networking spaces, and panoramic views of the city and Rive...

TV host Karamo Brown to join PCMA Convening Leaders 2019

Cultural expert, television host of Queer Eye and activist Karamo Brown will speak at PCMA Convening Leaders 2019, which is taking place from 6-9 January 2019 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The event features 9 key themes to inspire attendees on industry issues, such as diversity, inclusion, event strategy and innovation, many of which Brown will speak abou...

The key to Barcelona’s conference success

CCIB general manager Marc Rodriguez says the key to Barcelona’s conference success is collaboration between the public and private sectors. [hr gap=”30″] In 2017, Barcelona headed the world ranks of the cities that host the most international congresses and conventions, according to the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA). This important statistic, reflecting...

Three international conference wins testify to Maastricht’s emergence as bio-hub

Maastricht in the Netherlands is proving its credentials as a major bio-hub thanks to three major international conferences targeting the sector and all due to be held at MECC Maastricht. These three events are the annual European Conference on Biomaterials (9-13 September), followed by the European Congress on Biotechnology in 2020 and finally, the Congress of the European Society of Biomechanics...

Brisbane alliance delivers trifecta of conference wins

The Brisbane Convention Bureau has partnered with The University of Queensland to secure a trifecta of conferences worth over $2.1m to the city’s economy. First is the 9thInternational Conference on Intercultural Pragmatics and Communication (INPRA) in June 2020. This is followed by the 6thBiennial COlloquim of the Languages and Cultures Network for Australian Universities in November 2021. Lastly...

Academy of Management chooses Copenhagen for first conference outside North America

Copenhagen has been chosen as the first destination outside North America to host the Academy of Management (AOM) annual meeting. Since 1936, the international member organization, Academy of Management, has held its annual meeting in North America. But, in 2025, Copenhagen will become the first overseas city to host the conference and welcome around 10,000 scholars, professors, PhD students and o...