politics

How Pennsylvania’s new labour deal will impact meetings

Pennsylvania Convention Center management has announced a 10-year labour agreement extension that means customers can now erect and breakdown their own exhibition stands regardless of size.

CMW’s delegate reporter on Hong Kong mob violence

Unchecked mob violence in Hong Kong over the weekend could put into jeopardy the city’s reputation as a safe and efficient meetings and events destination, at least in the short term.

Boris Johnson elected UK’s next Prime Minister at QEII Centre

Boris Johnson has been named the UK’s next Prime Minister, during a Conservative Party conference at London’s QEII Centre.

G20 world leader’s summit takes place in Osaka, Japan

The G20 summit begins in Osaka, Japan today, with much of the focus on the meeting between Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Confex keynote: Alastair Campbell on Brexit, Trump and mental health

Politician and journalist Alastair Campbell made an appearance on the main stage of Confex 2019, providing a ‘state of the nation’ update on Brexit and other issues. He began by speculating about the reasons Brexit appealed to so many during the referendum, commenting: “I don’t think Brexit was even about the EU. I think it was to do with the financial crash. “The people who were hit hardest by it...

EEAA pursues Labor of business events love in Canberra

The Exhibition & Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) continued its representation work in the Federal Parliament when it joined the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) to discuss business events with the Members of Parliament who are part of Labor Friends of Tourism. EEAA Chief Executive, Joyce DiMascio was onstage at the event with Shadow Minister for Tourism and Shadow Min...

BECA targets federal MPs in fresh advocacy campaign for business events

Members of the Business Events Council of Australia (BECA) launched a pre-election campaign at Parliament House in Canberra last week, calling on MPs to unequivocally support policy and funding of the sector. A delegation of business events industry leaders met with 12 key MPs and their advisors, from all sides of politics, with a united message about the need for a strong policy for business even...

ICC Wales praised by economy secretary ahead of completion

The ICC Wales has moved one step closer to completion, with the last struts of steel set to be slotted into place this week. The venue will accommodate 5,000 delegates within a 26,000sqm area when complete, making it the largest centre of its kind in Wales and South West England. It will open next summer, with the UK Space Agency Conference taking place there from 9-11 July. The £84million develop...

Singapore hosts key ASEAN political summit

The heads of state from the 10 member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are currently gathered in Singapore for the 33rd ASEAN summit. The summit runs from 11-15 November, and will see influential leaders from Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam in attendance. The collective population of these countri...