Events

Islands in the stream

In a new series concentrating on island destinations we look at Iceland and Ireland:   Iceland Meet in Reykjavik’s director of marketing, Sigurður Valur Sigurðsson shares some insights on how Iceland is planning its return to international MICE business: We have used the last year and a half to reorganise and focus on what makes Iceland unique as a MICE destination. Last year Meet in Reykjaví...

New PCMA appointments to lead expansion in APAC, EMEA and LATAM regions

Global industry association PCMA announced, 29 July, a new and expanded leadership structure designed to support business events communities throughout the APAC, EMEA and LATAM regions. President and CEO, Sherrif Karamat, said: “There has never been a greater need for people and communities everywhere to come together to confront our economic and social challenges.” With the intention of growing P...

NFTs in the digital age of events

Cameron Roberts explores how NFTs can be used to benefit events The events industry is emerging from an era of digital only events to return to the live setting. But there is no escaping that the online world is now tied to events businesses, and ground-breaking technology will shape the future of events. This symmetry between the digital and physical world is echoed in the use of a non-fungible t...

Ireland makes host shortlist for 2024 America’s Cup, although economic impact not plain sailing

Ireland has made it to a final list of potential host destinations for the America’s Cup sailing competition in 2024. The America’s Cup, which was first contested in 1851, has taken place in New Zealand on the past three occasions but is expected to be held elsewhere in 2024. It is hoped a decision on where to hold the 2024 event will be made in the second half of September. A confidential s...

Great Hotels of the World makes splash in Poland

Great Hotels of the World, the international hotel representation group, announced six new member hotels in Poland in July.  Its most recent addition to the collection, PURO Warsaw, has been a member since 2019. Now the remaining six properties that make up the design-led PURO group join the collection of independent hotels. PURO Wroclaw Located just outside the Old Town in Poland’s fourth largest...

ICCA gives its marketing award a makeover to celebrate creativity in a pandemic

During a year of lockdown, the meetings industry has opened many doors to creativity and the International Congress and Meetings Association (ICCA)’s 2021 ICCA Best Marketing Award will celebrate many of those achievements under the theme of ‘marketing through transformation’.  ICCA’s annual award has been given a makeover to reflect the challenges faced in marketing efforts during the pande...

Ottawa’s autonomous road to development

According to the CBRE 2020 Tech Talent Analyser report, Canada’s capital has the highest tech talent concentration in North America. Ottawa outperforms even San Francisco, with tech talent representing 11.3% of total employment. In the country’s capital, two technology sectors that stand out and have attracted major conferences include connected cars and autonomous vehicle (CAV) technology and sof...

Harrah’s Cherokee to complete $250m expansion

Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort in Cherokee, North Carolina, USA, is set to complete its four-year expansion project this autumn. The $250m development, which broke ground in June 2018, includes a new 725-room hotel tower, 83,000-square-foot (7,710sqm) of convention space, new food and beverage offerings and more. “We are thrilled to see this project come to completion and to be able to offer our ...

Glisser launches Hybrid Events Ignited

Glisser, a virtual and hybrid event platform, has announced the launch of Hybrid Events Ignited, designed to educate and inform in-house corporate event planners on how to run their own hybrid events. The event will take place in London, New York City and online on 13 July 2021. Across seven sessions, Hybrid Events Ignited will cover: The challenges of event design; Supplier requirements; Software...

Austria relaxes event restrictions

From 1 July 2021 almost all event restrictions are lifted across Austria. The vaccination programme and falling infection rates across the country have paved the way for a full return to in-person events. These relaxations, coupled with the Vienna Meeting Fund 2021-2023’s contribution of €4m in aid of national and international event organisers hosting meetings in the city, reflect a sustained eff...

International Confex statement: See you in September

Mash Media has confirmed that the UK events industry’s flagship show, International Confex, will move to 1-2 September 2021. The event’s organising team has released the following statement, which includes comment from venue partner ExCeL London. Statement in full As you know we have been rallying hard to run International Confex 2021 as soon as possible within safety considerations. We cannot tha...

  • 1
  • 2