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Convention king of Queensland

Bob O’Keefe AM, General Manager of Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (BCEC), tells CMW about his illustrious career.

Sharing Singapore’s secrets of success

CMW meets Dr Edward Koh, Executive Director of Conventions, Meetings and Incentive Travel at Singapore Tourism Board.

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.

How to engage the younger generation

Lesley Williams, Market Development Director of BestCities, discusses how to engage the younger generation ahead of the BestCities Global Forum 2019 in Copenhagen.

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 ...

Brexit and events: Nick de Bois weighs in

Nick de Bois, former MP for Enfield North, former chief of staff to Dominic Raab, Secretary of State for Exiting the EU, and former MD of Rapier Group, talks through what the latest Brexit news might mean for companies operating in the events industry. Interview by EN editor Nicola McDonald   What is your advice for events businesses at this point? I think businesses that are taking steps to ...

A new paradigm in Calgary

Paul Colston meets Clark Grue, president and CEO of Calgary Telus Convention Centre, a key figure offering direction at Alberta’s Conference Crossroads   Clark Grue is the man in charge of the the first purpose-built convention centre in Canada, the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre (CTCC).  No time for resting on laurels, however, and Grue is the first to acknowledge the age of the facility and the...