Italian Exhibition Group (IEG) has published its results as at 30th September 2018. The figures, regarding the Group’s consolidated financial...

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Australian congress organizer Arinex and The Australian Microscopy and Microanalysis Society (IMC) were the celebrated winners of the IAPCO Driving...

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On November 22 Lviv Convention Bureau held a solemn ceremony to nominate Honorary Ambassadors of Lviv for 2018-2020. The Mayor congratulated 8...

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More than 60% of waste was saved at the first completely sustainable event which took place at the Prague Congress Centre (PCC) to the occasion of...

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Gothenburg will be hosting the Associations World Congress & Expo (AWC) in April 2019. On 7 to 9 April 2019, Sweden’s second city welcomes the AWC to...

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IBTM World 2018 closed with records both for the number of pre-scheduled meetings and across its Hosted Buyer programme. Over 77,650 pre-scheduled...

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IBTM World announced Zenus and Fielddrive as joint winners of its Tech Watch Award and Kubify as the new ‘Tech Watch People’s Choice Award’ winner...

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The answer is Stuttgart. Since 28 November, one of Europe’s largest and oldest Christmas markets has been welcoming visitors in the heart of...

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Event planners worldwide are most commonly driven by a sense of adventure, according to recent Cvent research conducted amongst 4,000 event...

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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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International meeting planners have noted a significant increase in conference delegates expressing dietary and allergen requirements during event...

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The short film informs about the meetings destination Stuttgart with a focus on downtown locations, culture and the diverse region as well as...

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According to Focus Money, the district of Böblingen is Germany's economically strongest region. It is part of the Stuttgart region with its strong...

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The 21st edition of the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC 2018) attracted 2,200 exhibiting companies and 145,000...

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Imex America has changed dates. For 2019 and 2020 the exhibition for incentive travel, meetings & events, will be held in September instead of...

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Toronto is the only one of two North American cities to host Microsoft’s community-building event for developers and tech professionals, Microsoft...

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