meetings

CINZ MEETINGS kicks off in New Zealand

New Zealand’s biggest events industry showcase, CINZ MEETINGS 2019, starts in Auckland tomorrow, 29 May. The event will run for two days, finishing on Thursday 30 May. It is organised by Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ). It will bring together over 190 suppliers and 500 conference, event and incentive organisers under one roof for two days at ASB Showgrounds. CINZ Chief Executive Sue ...

Dubai targets larger events and reports $330m meetings impact

Dubai is targeting larger-scale business events and says its 2018 wins are set to deliver AED1.2bn (US$330m) in economic impact over the coming years. The emirate’s CVB, Dubai Business Events (DBE), says that 153,000 delegates will visit the emirate as a result of business event wins in 2018. The bureau also reports growth in winning bids last year when it helped secure a total of 261 successful b...

Caesars to open Jimmy Kimmel Comedy Club ahead of new meetings venue

Caesars Entertainment has announced it will be partnering with comedian Jimmy Kimmel to open Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club, which will be connected via skybridge to the upcoming meetings venue Caesars Forum. Caesars Forum is a $375m development which will expand Caesars meetings offering in Las Vegas, and is scheduled to be completed by 2020. The new comedy club will offer a unique form of entertainm...

Airbnb joins the meetings scene

Airbnb has announced on its website that it has started offering online tools to find meetings spaces and teambuilding activities. The online service, which began trading in the US in 2008, says it has seen “exponential growth” in companies using Airbnb for Work. It goes on to say that, to date, 700,000 companies have had employees sign up and book with Airbnb for Work. More than 300,000 are engag...