In pictures: HUNGEXPO and Budapest event spaces

Mash Media editor Tom Hall embarked on a tour of Budapest with Hungarian venue and organiser HUNGEXPO.

Mexico’s Maya Riviera opens new congress centre by the sea

A new Barceló Maya Riviera is set to open before the end of the year. It will be an all-inclusive resort with a convention centre at its heart offering more than 17,650sqm and capacity for 8,000 delegates.

US Government meeting professionals awarded

The US Society of Government Meeting Professionals recently celebrated its distinguished award winners, the Sam Gilmer Planner of the Year and Sam Gilmer Supplier of the Year.

In pictures: CMW in South Korea

CMW was recently invited by the Korea Tourism Organisation for a week-long familiarisation trip around South Korea.

MICEberg force of nature FIEXPO grows in Chile

CMW was an official Media Partner of FIEXPO, the Latin American and Caribbean specialist MICE industry leading show, which completed its three-year cycle in Chile this June.

All the highlights from ECEF in Washington

With event organisers increasingly needing to seek new ways to convert growth strategies into reality, 220 industry leaders came to hear and take part in debate on the issue at the 2019 Exhibition and Convention Executives Forum (ECEF) in Washington this week. Co-founder and CEO of Marijuana Business Daily Cassandra Farrington, spoke about how she had navigated some unusual political and business ...

IMEX Frankfurt 2019: in pictures

IMEX Chairman Ray Bloom described the 2019 show in Frankfurt, which drew to a close on 23 May, as “an outstanding week of business, learning and experiences to stir the imagination”. The IMEX Chairman claimed the show as the largest ever IMEX, taking into account Hall 9. There had been approximately 4,500 exhibitors and 3,800 hosted buyers, he said. EduMonday, on the day before the show proper, ha...

In pictures: Blitz Connection in London

Blitz, a GES company, held its annual AV showcase Blitz Connection on 7 May at The Brewery, London. The event saw a number of high-profile companies in attendance including Barclays, Facebook and Samsung. The event was moderated by BBC journalist and presenter Helen Fospero, and headlined by keynote speaker Caryn Franklin MBE. Franklin is a fashion industry journalist, broadcaster and activist. Ot...

Special Olympics World Games comes to ADNEC

Abu Dhabi’s ADNEC venue was proud to host the Special Olympics World Games 14-21 March, an event that drew 7,500 athletes from 200 nations. The athletes competed in 24 individual and team sports, and were backed up by 3,000 coaches. As gold venue partner, the venue played host to 11 indoor categories – the highest number of all venues this year – including badminton, basketball, judo, table tennis...

ZSL London Zoo hosts ‘Into the Wild’ Summer Showcase

London Zoo hosted an ‘Into the Wild’ summer showcase on 6 March, to familiarise attendees with the venue and promote it as a host of conferences and events. The evening featured glass bear costumes, circus performers, a variety of animals including an armadillo and a llama, a carousel, photo booth and plenty of food and drink. The Prince Albert Suite has been refurbished by CH&CO, and has capa...

In pictures: International Confex 2019

International Confex, the Event Production Show and PA Show drew to a close on 27 February, after two days of inspiring panels and industry networking. The three shows were the most successful to date, with a buzzing atmosphere filling a show floor which was bathed in February sunshine through the glass windows of Olympia London. For our full online write-up containing all the highlights, click he...

In pictures: EMEC 2019 in The Hague

CMW was at the World Forum in The Hague this week to attend the European Meetings & Events Conference (EMEC), which took place from 8-12 February. The event featured keynotes from Dutch artist and environmentalist Daan Roosegarde, MCI Experience managing director Kim Myhre, and Irfan Van Erwijk, of Mysteryland founders ID&T. It gathered together over 400 eventprofs from across the industry...