IBTM World has announced that first-stage appointments for exhibitors are up seven per cent against last year, with over 3,500 more business meetings...

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Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) has finalized preparations to host the 21st edition of the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Conference...

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The answer is Stuttgart - or to be more precise: Reutlingen. Stadthalle Reutlingen hosts completely carbon-free events - certified, of course. To this...

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“Connecting Dots” will be the new motto of the sixth Istanbul’s B2B Event ACE of MICE Exhibition by Turkish Airlines, that will take place on February...

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Simpleview has been named the exclusive "ROI Champion" of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA). The designation distinguishes...

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Korea has won a bid to host a large-scale conference, the 31st World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. The event will take place in...

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FITUR 2019 will add a new B2B area focusing on MICE tourism. FITUR MITM – MICE & BUSINESS will be organised in collaboration with the MITM Events...

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Carlson Wagonlit Travel, the global travel management company, has appointed Derek Sharp as Managing Director of CWT Meetings & Events. Effective 1...

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IBTM World has announced a shortlist of nine finalists for its World Tech Watch Award. The winner will be announced on 28 November at IBTM World 2018,...

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  • Industry

    Classroom by the sea

    In Thessaloniki, 62 students from 18 nations came together at the ECM Summer School to talk about destination marketing with seasoned pros from the meetings industry.

    #ECMSS18. The 32nd European Cities Marketing Summer School (ECMSS) took place in Greece from 25 to 29 August 2018. After Dresden in 2017, the event was hosted for the first time in the harbour city of Thessaloniki. Being new to the industry, I didn’t know what to expect. But I liked the agenda: lectures on destination marketing with Heike Mahmoud,...

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  • Industry

    PFF gets more international

    Data protection, the pricing of medical conventions and cooperation between all industry stakeholders were on the agenda at the Pharma Fortbildungs-Forum in Constance.

    Insights by the Rhine. The 34th Pharma Fortbildungs-Forum (PFF) took place on 3 and 4 July 2018 at the Bodenseeforum in Constance. Besides light-filled rooms in Constance, host Jochen A. Lohmar was able to offer the 60 delegates committed expertise in the field of event planning. “Our team has just completed Event Canvas training to enable us to...

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  • Spotlight

    Experience and passion for IBTM world

    Mandy Torrens, Senior Exhibitions Director at IBTM, about the trade show’s home base in Barcelona.

    CIM: Shane Hannam is the new IBTM Portfolio Director and new Executive in your team – what are his strategic goals?
    Mandy Torrens: Having been with IBTM for over ten years and worked across all the Reed portfolio, Shane is fantastic for this role as he brings experience and passion for the customer, as well as a strong ROI for our customers.

    When...

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  • Spotlight

    Tough for intermediaries

    Intermediaries for conference hotels are expecting difficult times in the US and Canada. Europe’s hotels are not planning to cut commissions for the time being.

    Reduced commissions. Marriott International announced in January 2018 that it would be cutting the commission rate for group business in the US and Canada from 10 to 7 per cent with effect from 31 March 2018. The world’s largest hotel group, which now has 5,700 hotels since its takeover of the Starwood group, blames increased costs for maintenance...

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  • Spotlight

    Global solutions are gaining importance

    Margit Zöller, Experiential Marketing Lead at Microsoft Germany, about the future potential of events, the smart DPK app, and how to make people live and feel digitisation.

    CIM: You are currently organising #Impulse18 and #DPK18, which take place in October in Leipzig. What is your task as Experiential Marketing Lead? Margit Zöller: Digitisation has enabled IT to jump its boundaries and enter more and more areas of daily life. It now offers possibilities that were undreamt of 20 years ago. This is more than an...

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  • Focus

    Many options – but no “musts”

    Algorithms are shaking up the event industry. Technology provides almost boundless investment opportunities. But it’s the people who decide, and the technology should serve them.

    Artificial intelligence (AI) offers the clients of Dr. Michael Liebmann’s company “doo” an edge on competition. The key to this is the ability to personalise events. Doo’s “Smart Event Automation” comprises invitation management, online registration, entrance and tracking, as well as apps and feedback. Personalisation is based on a self-learning...

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Cemil Hakan Kilic (Ph.D.) has been appointed as the new General Manager of the Istanbul CVB on October, 22nd 2018. Mr. Kilic graduated in Business...

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The Third International Symposium on Rice Science in Global Health (ISRGH) takes place 29 to 30 November 2018 at the Kyoto International Conference...

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International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) has staged Sibos, the world’s premier financial services event, welcoming more than 7,600 business...

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Following the success in 2017, Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre (OCEC) has announced the second edition of the Ahlain Winter Village 2018, which...

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RAI Amsterdam is organising the first Event Industry Hackathon on 31 October. Fifty hackers, divided into eight teams, will have 24 hours to find a...

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The ICCA Board has selected Brussels based European Affairs Recruitment Specialists (EARS) as the agency that will be assisting in the selection and...

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