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Melbourne secures two future technology conferences

Melbourne, Australia, has secured two of the world’s leading technology conferences expected to attract 1,200 global blockchain experts and technology players to the city over the next two years. Melbourne is set to host The World Block Chain Summit (WBS) 2022 and The ACM International Conference on Multimedia (ACM MM 2024) in 2024. Both events will be hosted at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibi...

FCM previews revamped travel management platform

Global travel management company, FCM has invited corporate travel managers to experience a preview of its new proprietary platform. The initiative, the company says, reflects its accelerated investment in next-generation technology to address the future requirements of a multi-national customer base that stretches over 100 countries. Marcus Eklund, managing director of FCM, said: “As the world ha...

What Seoul learned from digital transformation

It’s been about a year since the first event was successfully hosted on Virtual Seoul. After 28,000 visitors, what we have learned is that digital resources are the property of people who make use of it. In early 2021, Seoul Convention Bureau introduced a variety of digital resources that virtually changed physical attractions, such as 48 360-degree VR videos in addition to 13 previously produced,...

How Calgary’s dynamic natural resources sector lures major industry events

Long hailed as an energy city with the highest concentration of headquarters per capita, Calgary has now become the logical base for new and established renewable energy companies. With many major companies throughout the energy-value chain calling Calgary home, the city is attracting major conferences of natural resources organizations hoping to leverage the city’s vibrant energy t...

Tech leadership in Toronto and the ‘Godfather of AI’

The Toronto–Waterloo Region Corridor is a global centre of talent, growth, innovation and discovery. This 100km stretch is the second largest technology cluster in North America. With 15,000 tech companies, 200,0000 workers and 5,200 start-ups, the second highest density in the world, it’s no surprise that Toronto ranks among the top five cities for venture capital (VC) and angel investments...

Montréal Leads ‘Gold Rush’ in machine learning

There are a few facts about Montréal that surprise people. John Lennon and Yoko Ono wrote ‘Give Peace a Chance’ in the city during a 1969 week-long stay in the Queen Elizabeth Hotel; during Prohibition, Americans would hop over the border to enjoy a drink or two; and the UNESCO named Montréal a ‘city of design,’ part of its ‘Creative Cities’ network. However, that creativity is now taking off in a...

Canada’s Fintech industry paying off for business events

There’s something about Canada that inspires images of size and grandeur; whether it’s the expanses of beautiful lakes, the vista of stunning mountain ranges, or the jaw-dropping emptiness of its national parks. “Big” is also word that comes to mind with the Finance and Insurance (F&I) sector. Payments Canada, who operate the banking ‘clearing houses,’ calculated business transactio...

Hopin launches live show

Event management platform Hopin has launched a series of integrated hybrid events. The first of this series, dubbed Illuminate, will take place 7 July 2021. The shows aim to bring together thousands of event professionals globally to shape the future of in-person and digital events. The first event in the series will specifically focus on new and emerging technologies, hybrid events and Hopin’s ow...

A driving force for innovation

Paul Colston looks at how Canada’s surging innovative technology sectors are also driving business events and providing deep value in knowledge exchange. Canada’s commitment to technological advancements is driving growth across the sector, the country and the globe through business events. “Canada’s technology sector is booming,” Virginie De Visscher, senior director of business development at De...

How to monetise your virtual event

By Swapcard CEO Baptiste Boulard New research conducted by Swapcard provides some crucial tips for monetising virtual exhibitions and conferences and seizing that ‘golden moment’ Online event platform Swapcard published a new report, ‘The Business of Virtual Events’, to mark Global Meetings Industry Day on 8 April. The guide provides detailed advice and takeaways on how to monetise virtual events,...