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ITB Berlin cancelled, France bans all large events due to coronavirus

ITB Berlin, MIPIM and the Paris Book Fair have all announced their cancellation or postponement, as the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus continues to cause disruption.

Spacebase acquires MICE Service GmbH

Berlin-based Venue rental platform Spacebase has acquired Mice Service GmbH, a German full-service agency for events.

Cologne Convention Bureau announces ‘realignment’

The Cologne Convention Bureau (CCB), which is part of the Cologne Tourist Board, got a new leader at the turn of the year, with Filiz Ük appointed to head the unit.

Berlin Convention Office appoints new head

Marco Oelschlegel has been appointed as the new head of the Berlin Convention Office (BCO) of visitBerlin.

Change of director at Braehler ICS Konferenztechnik AG

The CEO of Braehler ICS Konferenztechnik AG, Christophe Permantier, will hand over his executive role to managers Tobias Maier and Rene Fassbender, effective 1 January 2020.

New CEO for Cologne Tourist Board

Dr. Jürgen Martin Amann will become Chief Executive Officer of KölnTourismus GmbH (Cologne Tourist Board), at the beginning of 2020.

Booking platform Spacebase acquires Okanda

Spacebase, a booking platform for meeting and event spaces, has acquired Okanda, an online portal for hotel meeting rooms.

German Convention Bureau launches ‘Future Meeting Space’

The German Convention Bureau has launched the third phase of its Future Meetings Space research project, which will explore the value of meetings and events in a changing business environment.

DVV to acquire RBI’s aviation conferences

German-owned, Surrey-based DVV Media International (DVV) has announced its intention to acquire the publishing activities and conferences in the aviation sector from Reed Business Information.

Event tech company Crystal Interactive expands into Germany

Event tech specialist Crystal Interactive has opened its first office outside the UK, in Düsseldorf, Germany. Crystal Interactive provide smart badges that can connect delegates at events by touching their devices. Their details are then shared to an easy-to-access app with the delegates name, email and other information. Since acquiring IML Interactive in 2017 the company has continued to grow an...

IMEX fires the imagination in Frankfurt and announces date change for 2020

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”. Bloom reported a high level of engagement between exhibitors and buyers, with 70,000 individual and group appointments, 72% of which had a mini RFP attached. The IMEX Chairman claimed the show as the largest ever IMEX...

IMEX Frankfurt 2019 is live!

IMEX 2019 is officially under way in Germany, where the MICE industry has gathered under the roof of the enormous Messe Frankfurt to network, learn and do business. CMW will be providing live updates throughout the three-day event, so keep your eyes peeled for relevant content from keynotes, panels, the show floor and beyond. Auf geht’s!

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