New Viparis welcome adds in custom hotel services

Four major stakeholders in the Paris business tourism sector have signed a new partnership agreement aimed at boosting the quality of reception given to attendees of major events organised in the Greater Paris region.

Comexposium splits into three regional divisions, CEO Simon Foster to leave

French organiser Comexposium has announced it is splitting into three regional divisions – Comexposium Americas, APAC and EMEA.

GL events grows revenues 9% in 2019

Half-year financial results from global events company GL events report a 9% rise in revenues and a ‘significant’ improvement in profitability.

French Air Traffic Control strike causes new travel disruption across Europe

Air travellers in Europe have been facing delays and cancellations because of strike action by French air traffic controllers. The strike is part of a wider national protest by public servants in France against President Emmanuel Macron’s policies on working hours and conditions. British Airways, Ryanair and Easyjet all announced flight cancellations and airlines have been instructed to reduce fli...

Meeting in the French Alps of Megeve

CMW, in collaboration with Atout France (the French CVB), led a contingent of agencies to Megève in the French Alps for a taste of cheese, wine and sledging down a mountain in the dark. Martin Fullard reports.   Familiarisation trips can be quite par for the course, but ones that involve skiing always have an extra edge. Of course, there is no shortage of ski resorts which offer delegates the...

French start-up YourEventManager steps on the gas for Crédit Agricole accelerator

French start-up YourEventManager, specialist in Meetings and Events services, has been selected to integrate ‘The Village by CA’, the biggest accelerator in France run by Credit Agricole, the third largest bank in Europe. Since 2014, Crédit Agricole’s start-up accelerator has provided support and office services to nearly 700 start-ups in France, which have raised more than €200m in 2017. The Vill...

Viparis food co-op answers Mayor’s call for architectural projects 

Paris venue consortium Viparis has had a major project chosen by the city’s Mayor under the 2nd edition of ‘Reinventing Paris’ (Beneath the City) transformation scheme. Following a call for innovative urban projects to transform Paris’s underground spaces, ‘Peace&Log’, a sustainable architectural project, was chosen by the Mayor of Paris and a jury of urban planning experts and elected o...