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Event Horizon: We will live forever

Event Horizon is a series of blogs by CMWs Stuart Wood. In this latest edition, he ponders the demise of Thomas Cook, the enduring appeal of face-to-face events, and the future of retail.

AIPC, ICCA and UFI launch of Global Alliance in new collaboration effort

Three global meetings industry associations have agreed to launch a Global Alliance designed to facilitate closer co-operation. AIPC (The International Association of Convention Centres), ICCA (The International Congress and Convention Association), and UFI (The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry) agreed to launch the initiative, which they hope will generate more comprehensive and bett...

Technology for smart events and festivalisation top agenda for HKECIA Conference

The increasing importance of technology in creating smart events and the festivalisation of events are the two issues at the head of the agenda of the Hong Kong Exhibition & Convention Industry Association (HKECIA) Conference on 6 June 2019. The annual conference will be followed by the association’s 29th Annual Dinner at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre. Earlier this year the ...

UFI’s European Conference comes to Birmingham, UK

UFI’s 2019 European Conference is taking place 15-17 May in Birmingham, UK. The theme of the event is ‘The Organisers’ Future’, and will focus on what’s in store for organisers in Europe and beyond. It will cover global opportunities from a European perspective, as well as focusing on the USA, China and Russia. The opening keynote session will feature prominent broadcaster Robert Peston, and forme...

New Year, new look and new strategy for JMIC

The Joint Meetings Industry Council (JMIC) has set a new course for the New Year, including a new Charter, revised constitution and streamlined Strategic Plan. The new approach was agreed at JMIC’s final meeting of 2018, where members reached a consensus on a number of key structural changes intended to guide the ongoing development of the industry representation body. The new Charter sets out the...