Events

How Canada’s finance and insurance hubs are prioritising the planet over profit

With the dust settling on COP 26, unfettered capitalism is now persona non grata, and, in the world of business, there is a refocusing on long-term, big picture thinking that melds the pursuit of profit with a desire to radically reduce environmental costs. When it comes to finance and insurance, this takes the form of “sustainable finance”. As an element of “responsible growth”, susta...

A Pleasure doing Business in Vienna – the Virtuoso Symposium

The Meeting Destination Vienna offers lots of unique advantages that are well worth talking about. The world’s most livable city sets the perfect stage for all kind of meetings. A welcoming, multicultural ambience in the heart of Europe that unlocks new synergies. A wonderful example of a meeting where guests, in this case leading travel experts, did not only care about the discussions and insight...

Malta: Your next Conference Destination

The Maltese Islands are a year round destination for conferences, meetings, exhibitions and product launches with the combination of 300 days of sunshine, amazing conference facilities, short transfer times and professional services, this  all makes the Maltese Islands the perfect place to host your next event. When looking for a larger space for groups, events and conferences The Maltese Isl...

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New venue launched as CENTREPIECE of Melbourne’s sporting hub

The spiritual home of Australia’s sporting and entertainment capital has announced the official launch of a new events and conference venue in Melbourne Park, named CENTREPIECE. Building on the experience offered by events like the Australian Open, the venue has the capabilities to host everything from large-scale conferences and awards nights, weddings and gala celebrations, including five-...

Calgary’s bright future – a billion reasons why

With an investment of more than CAD$1bn into events and hospitality over the next few years, Calgary is emerging from the Covid-19 pandemic with eyes set firmly on the future. Sharing that there are “a billion reasons to hold your event in Calgary”, the Western Canadian hub city is ready to welcome the world safely and in style. Here’s a roundup of some of the “billion reasons” and how they are co...

Messukeskus announces social distancing restrictions waived

The Regional State Administrative Agency of Southern Finland stated, 3 September, that the obligation to divide audiences into blocks and the two-metre safety distance obligation can be waived at public events in the Uusimaa region as well. In Finland, fairs have already been organised in Turku, Oulu and Tampere. Several public and professional events are being prepared for October-November 2021. ...

BEIA requests clarity from New Zealand government for event industry’s future

Business Events Industry Aotearoa (BEIA) suggests the move to a more restricted Level 2 for regions outside of Auckland will make additional support crucial for the country’s business events industry. Under Level 2 from 8 September, gatherings outside of Auckland will need to be under 50 persons in a defined space, down from 100 in previous guidelines. Mask-wearing will be mandatory and all ...

MyCEB says ‘Let’s Meet Now’ to its business events industry

The Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) has introduced, 6 September, another new component under the Meet in Malaysia campaign, ‘Let’s Meet Now’. This additional support package aims to complement the primary objective of the Meet In Malaysia campaign of stimulating the economy of the domestic business events industry. Targeting one-day meetings from local markets, the ‘Let’s Meet ...

Aventri and Brandlive produce new events production partnership

Aventri, an event management software company, and live video solutions platform, Brandlive, have announced, 24 August, a partnership between the two companies. The partnership combines Aventri’s virtual and hybrid event platform with Brandlive’s patent-pending video production software, Greenroom. Greenroom is intended to give event organisers a complete virtual video production studio in the clo...

ICCA statistics ‘reinvented’

It is no surprise that the annual ICCA destination rankings have changed in format, quite radically, due of course to the effects of Covid. All comparisons with previous years are pretty much redundant and the association went for the option of ‘reinventing’ its avidly awaited report on the international meetings market to show just how its members and associations had coped with the unprecedented...