Cvent launches interactive floorplans

Hotels and venues featured on the Cvent Supplier Network now have the ability to feature an interactive floor plan for any space at their property.

Hospitality expo WHOLE to launch in Penang, Malaysia

The World Hospitality, Lifestyle & Entertainment Exhibition & Conference (WHOLE) is set to launch in Penang, Malaysia from 10-12 September.

New Congress Hall opens for business in Ekaterinburg

Ekaterinburg’s new Congress Hall at Ekaterinburg-EXPO International Exhibitio Center has held its first event – the General Meeting of the Russian Convention Bureau.

Former Grass Roots MD launches new agency

Des Mclaughlin, founder of HBI and former MD of Grass Roots Meetings & Events (now BCD M&E) has announced the launch of Meet, a venue sourcing and events agency based in Holland Park, London.

Red Bull launches new events space MK-7 at UK headquarters

Red Bull Racing has unveiled a new meeting and events space, MK-7, located alongside its Milton Keynes headquarters.

etc.venues to roll out three new venues in New York within a year

UK venue group etc.venues recently announced it is to break into the New York market with its urban day meeting venue template. With a first 4,200sqm venue revealed in Madison Avenue, etc.venues tells CMW it expects to announce a second venue contract within a month, with a third to follow, and have all three operational within 12 months. The move Stateside is on the back of a $35m investment, inc...

Aventri launches partnership with Uber and new Marketplace

Event tech company Aventri has launched a new partnership with Uber for Business, which will offer customers the opportunity to use Uber vouchers. This web-based tool allows organisers to give attendees to their events vouchers redeemable in Uber taxis. It aims to cut down logistics and time spent transporting attendees for organisers. The partnership is part of the company’s new platform Aventri ...

UK’s NewcastleGateshead to unveil plans for new £250m convention centre at Confex

The UK’s NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau and Gateshead Council will be unveiling plans for a £250m scheme to create an international convention and exhibition centre at this year’s International Confex, which will take place 26 – 27 February 2019 in Olympia London. Gateshead Council is working in partnership with award-winning property developer Ask Real Estate and leading development m...

Mash Media launches 2020Publishing Conference at International Confex

CMW publisher Mash media has today announced the launch of 2020Publishing – a new conference aimed at publishers looking to develop new revenue lines and products for their business. The conference will take place at International Confex 2019 on 27 February, at Olympia London. Confex is taking place alongside the Event Production Show and The PA Show. In a series of presentations from leading expe...

New publication:  Business Events, by Dr Rob Davidson

Business Events, a new book by Dr Rob Davidson, managing director of MICE Knowledge and professor of MICE Management in four European universities, was launched at IBTM World in Barcelona. The 450-page book brings together for the first time a complete analysis of all the principal sectors of the business events industry: corporate meetings, incentive travel, association conferences, political eve...

Encore Event technologies provide dramatic launch for ZEISS

Eyeglass lens manufacturers ZEISS recently launched their latest innovation, UVProtect, at a two-day event in Adelaide, Australia. Clients from around Australia experienced a first hand look at product conceptualisation and development from ZEISS headquarters, before managing director Mike Fitzsimons demonstrated UVProtect for the first time. Encore Event Technologies put the two-day event togethe...

Cvent launches “Event Management Technology For Dummies”

Event technology company Cvent has announced the publication of a new book, Event Management Technology for Dummies. The book, produced in partnership with Wiley and its For Dummies brand, outlines how organisations can successfully plan and run great events using event management technology. Patrick Smith, chief marketing officer at Cvent, said: “Event management technology gives event profession...