Virtual reality – sideshow or main attraction?

CMW investigates how the market for virtual reality has evolved, and whether virtual conferencing has a future.

The rise of the Asian passport

The creators of the Henley Passport Index say Asia is leading the way in both global economic activity and global mobility, as the US and UK fall down the rankings.

Could the meetings industry unite North and South Korea?

Could the meetings industry be the catalyst for unification between North and South Korea? CMW’s Stuart Wood investigates.

Ready to take a sporting chance in the Urals?

CMW editor Paul Colston spoke at the recent MICE Day in the Urals event, in Ekaterinburg, and then explored the region’s particular sporting offer for events.

How Puerto Rico rebuilt its tourism industry in the wake of Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rico was devastated by Hurricane Maria in 2017 - the most powerful hurricane to hit the island in recorded history.

How UK suppliers are preparing for a no deal Brexit

Europa Showfreight has spent £2m and significant time preparing for a no deal Brexit, and walks us through the process

The $100m meeting man

Alastair Stewart and Nicholas Hoare, CEO and COO respectively of etc.venues, are to take their successful urban day venue model across the Atlantic.

All in a day’s work

CMW goes behind the scenes at ICC Sydney, to meet some of the key staff that make that magic happen.   Dewi Gutierrez, Event Planner My role is fast paced and hands-on. Each day, I work closely with clients as their main point of contact to ensure their event vision becomes a reality. Behind the scenes, I’m busy coordinating our teams to ensure we provide the best service, product and experie...

Russia’s Northern window on the meetings world

Paul Colston shines a Northern event light on Peter’s city

How associations are connecting with Africa

CMW talks to Damian Hutt, as his Africa Associations Congress returns to Pretoria in August for a second edition.   This year, the 2nd Africa Associations Congress (ACC), 18-20 August in Pretoria, South Africa, includes an exclusive Leaders’ Forum for Executive Heads & Non-Executive Heads and opportunities to network with Africa’s influential association executives. Delegates are promised...

The Big Interview: Fiexpo’s Sergio Baritussio

CMW travelled to Santiago, Chile to meet Sergio Baritussio, director of Fiexpo – a regional meetings show with ‘no competitors’.   How did you first come into the MICE industry? I started working in the industry in 1987, when I was in charge of the MICE department of one of the leading travel agencies in Uruguay. There I also started working with ICCA, as our agency was the ...

How to play it safe for the big event

As a top three global sporting event fast approaches, Howden’s Rob Barron offers some thoughts on why the Rugby World Cup 2019 will be built on insurance…

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