IFEMA Madrid has launched its new strategy and brand image in an event that took place at IFEMA's Palacio Municipal headquarters. With a legacy of...

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The IMEX Group announces the launch of a new digital platform, IMEX BuzzHub on 12 May.

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Global DMC Partners’ Network is strengthening its presence in the U.S. and internationally. The global network of independent destination management...

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International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) has expanded it‘s audio visual product with the launch of its Media Studio – a dedicated permanent...

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International business events association PCMA and AC Forum, Europe’s networking platform for associations, have partnered to launch a new research...

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BestCities and the International Association of Professional Congress Organisers (IAPCO) have come together to help associations articulate their new...

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Ottawa Tourism has launched Virtually Ottawa, an interactive experience which aims to inspire conference planners to consider Canada’s capital for...

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With strict Covid-19 control and prevention measures, Expo 2021 Yangzhou opened on 8 April in the ecological garden park of the Zaolinwan Tourist...

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GainingEdge, specializing in providing advice to the business events industry, will be offering its first round of instructor-led, online courses as...

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    Five questions for Iwe Siems

    CIM: The DGHO conference was held online for the first time. How well was it received by the participants?
    Iwe Siems: Very well. Many of them were thankful that this important German-language educational oncology conference was able to take place at all. We managed to switch the scientific programme to a virtual format in a relatively short space...

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    Under new circumstances

    What will trade fairs look like in future – and how can distancing and hygiene rules be incorporated into cutting-edge modern design?

    Vision. What will trade fairs look like in future – and how can distancing and hygiene rules be incorporated into cutting-edge modern design? The experts at the Neuss-based interior design agency Heilight, which has a particular focus on designing rooms for trade fairs, events and hotels, have been giving this question a lot of attention. They have...

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    Hybrid events are here to stay

    This is quite a turnaround. A previously hollow term has now become reality. Hybrid events work, they are popular, and they cover the majority of ‧participants’ requirements. A plea.

    Hybrid at last. At the beginning of the pandemic, when we were transferring all our events online, we spent a lot of time on the phone to others in the industry. One call in particular sticks in my mind: “David, when the pandemic is over, it will have had hardly any influence on the conventions we stage. They will continue pretty much unchanged.”...

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    The Meetings Show 2020 virtual is hailed a success

    Guest contribution by Jack Marczewski, Event Director, The Meetings Show

    Going virtual. The first virtual The Meetings Show has been hailed a success, with 83% of buyers ‘likely’ or ‘extremely likely’ to recommend the event to industry colleagues. The Meetings Show – the leading event for the meetings and events community – took place as a virtual show from 19–21 October. More than 4,000 event professionals from around...

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    Systematic lobbying needed

    Tom Koperek, managing director of Grand Hall Zollverein and initiator of #AlarmstufeRot, is ‧finally giving the ‧industry a clear voice through a concerted campaign.

    CIM: The #AlarmstufeRot initiative you launched organised its third major protest on 28 October 2020 with the aim of rescuing the event industry. How were you able to ensure that the hygiene requirements were met?


    Tom Koperek: The German event industry’s workforce is the best qualified in the world. It goes without saying that we met the hygiene...

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    Light and shadow

    Social distancing rules reinforce the need for networking. Industry associations, virtual events and apps strengthen bonds within the events industry.

    In this together. “No one is safe until we are all safe,” was the résumé of the 12th World Health Summit (WHS), which mobilised more than 6,000 participants from over 100 countries taking part online from 25 to 27 October 2020. “Only by working closely together, we will be able to come out of this crisis and only together we will be able to improve...

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The inaugural ITB India 2021 took place as an entirely virtual event, hosted on the ITB Community in Asia platform. from 7-9 April. With more than 400...

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Budding entrepreneurs who want inspiration to turn their idea into the next big thing in travel and MICE sectors are invited to sign up to a marketing...

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The Palais des congrès de Montréal and Tourisme Montréal have announced the city will be hosting the One Young World Summit in 2024. This is a major...

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 A temporary joint venture formed by Triumph Group International, Ega Worldwide congresses & events and Studio 80 Group will plan the G20 Summit in...

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The crisis sparked by the Covid-19 emergency has had a devastating impact on the conference and events industry. According to an Italian Survey of...

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Arabian Travel Market in Dubai, organised by Reed Exhibitions, will be held as live event from 16 – 19 May 2021. Following the physical event, there...

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This March, Kobe’s Japanese garden Sorakuen played host to a night fair as part of a Kobe city project to support and promote museums and culturally...

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Jean-François Rial has been elected new Chairman of the Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau. He will take over from Pierre Schapira, who is coming to...

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IBTM Wired will take place from 28 June – 1 July 2021 and is a permanent addition to IBTM’s global portfolio of B2B events and intelligence for the...

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British brand communications agency Davies Tanner has launched its Global Destinations Marketing Report in partnership with IBTM Events on the IBTM...

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The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) has announced that ESC Congress, the world’s biggest gathering of heart specialists, will return to London in...

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UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, and the Virtual Events Institute (VEI) have announced a strategic partnership. This will see...

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