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Video: A Conversation with… Dubai Tourism

In the latest of CMW’s series of destination discussions, Iain Stirling speaks with Steen Jakobsen, vice president at Dubai Tourism. Steen describes how Dubai’s events industry has coped with the Covid-19 situation over the past twelve months, Dubai’s current position and shares some ideas on the strategy for recovery in 2021 and beyond.

CMW Sessions: EMEC 2021 preview with executive producer Paul Cook

For the latest in our video series of CMW Sessions, Stuart Wood spoke to Paul Cook, executive producer of MPI’s upcoming virtual European Meetings and Events Conference. Cook gave us a run through of what to expect from the programme, and the challenges involved in moving a hands-on globetrotting event to a virtual format.

Video: a conversation with Melbourne Convention Bureau

In the latest of CMW’s series of destination discussions, Iain Stirling Zooms down under to speak with Julia Swanson, CEO of the Melbourne Convention Bureau. Julia describes how Melbourne’s events industry has coped with the Covid-19 situation over the past twelve months, and shares some ideas on the strategy for recovery in 2021 and beyond. We hear about the cancellation of AIME, MCB’...

CMW Sessions: The longevity of digital event platforms

For the latest in CMW’s new Sessions series of short video interviews, International Features Editor Stuart Wood spoke to EventsAIR’s Paul Martin. Martin is executive director of strategic business at the digital event platform, and spoke about how the company adapted its digital offering to meet the pandemic head on. He also weighs in on the longevity of the many new businesses that h...

CMW Sessions: Launching the Virtual Event Directory

CMW is launching a new series of short video interviews, the CMW Sessions, alongside our sister publication Exhibition World. Each week will see a new eventprof speaking to Conference & Meetings World’s Features Editor Stuart Wood. This week we spoke to Max Fellows, an eventprof who has co-founded a virtual event directory, set up his own consultancy and is also part of a mentoring scheme in t...

UK’s #WeCreateExperiences campaign launches with celebrities voicing support for industry

A new campaign is being launched in the UK today, 7 December, to promote the country’s £84bn events and experiences industry, which employs more than 1.5m across all disciplines people but has effectively been mothballed since March. The #WeCreateExperiences campaign will raise awareness of the unique power of business events to educate, inspire, celebrate, support society and add value. The...