Europe under an African sun: The islands of the Knights of Malta are in season all the year round. Virtually anything goes thanks to ultra-flexible...

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Despite stricter entry regulations, the USA is trying to stay in the race for international events. Canada also looks forward to exciting projects and...

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The G20 Summit, 2020 Olympics and 2025 World Expo are coming. Japan is ready – with excellent infrastructure, high-precision logistics and impeccable...

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Porto is thriving and has hopes for a large convention centre. Braga, in the Minho region, is going international with the new Altice Forum Braga,...

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A new study by Loughborough University and Imago Venues has revealed the most and least effective ways to network. Conversation analysts Professor...

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Doreen Biskup, Vice-Chair of the VDVO, a German association of event organisers, on interactive events and the use of digital tools

How important is...

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Expectations of events are changing. Participants often, and increasingly, want to be actively involved in them. Digital tools facilitate...

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Venues are demonstrating creativity and versatility, combining modern design with tradition or industrial chic with a Mediterranean ambience – for new...

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Red Bull Racing has launched its new event space, MK-7, in Milton Keynes. The venue centres around a auditorium that houses the team’s collection of...

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  • Destination

    Meet like a knight

    Europe under an African sun: The islands of the Knights of Malta are in season all the year round. Virtually anything goes thanks to ultra-flexible Conventions Malta.

    Perspectives. Save for the long steel legs of oil rigs undergoing repair at the harbour, Malta‘s capital La Valletta looks as if the crusaders had only just left yesterday. Of course, modern yachts and cruise ships also remind us that time has not stood still at the Upper Barrakka Gardens. The sun casts its rays on the knights’ limestone fortresses...

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  • Destination

    Billions for meetings

    Despite stricter entry regulations, the USA is trying to stay in the race for international events. Canada also looks forward to exciting projects and a successful year.

    The US is mostly in the spotlight right now for its current political situation. Millions are being invested in meeting infrastructure at neuralgic locations such as New York or Las Vegas. The MICE industry, however, is struggling with disgruntled delegates who face difficulties entering the country. Paul Van Deventer, President and CEO of Meeting...

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  • Destination

    All set for mega-events

    The G20 Summit, 2020 Olympics and 2025 World Expo are coming. Japan is ready – with excellent infrastructure, high-precision logistics and impeccable hospitality.

     

    New ideas. Japan welcomed a record 31.19m visitors from abroad in 2018. The Japan National Tourism Organisation (JNTO) estimates revenues from international business events at around 4.2 bn euros. The global MICE branding strategy (tagline: “New ideas start here”) places the focus on Japanese inspiration and innovation. 40 m visitors are expected...

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  • Destination

    New centre for Porto?

    Porto is thriving and has hopes for a large convention centre. Braga, in the Minho region, is going international with the new Altice Forum Braga, Portugal’s second-largest venue.

    Portfolio expansion. “Our convention bureau has repositioned itself and now represents not just Porto but the entire north of the country,” explains Sandra Lorenz. The Director for International Promotion at the Porto Convention Bureau receives her guests at the Palácio do Freixo, an opulent Baroque palace by the Douro. It is now an elegant Pestana...

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    Interaction has to make sense

    Doreen Biskup, Vice-Chair of the VDVO, a German association of event organisers, on interactive events and the use of digital tools

    How important is it to make events more interactive?
    Interaction only makes sense if there is a good reason for it and it contributes to the purpose of the presentation. Interaction just because it is technically...

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    More interactive events

    Expectations of events are changing. Participants often, and increasingly, want to be actively involved in them. Digital tools facilitate communication and interaction.

    Processes. Digitalisation is opening up new ways of promoting interaction between those in the audience and those on the podium. Digital solutions fit in very well with what delegates want. XING Events’ 2018 study of how conventions and conferences are changing found that three out of four people think digital tools improve the experience of an...

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France's key industry fair, held in tandem with th e Heavent Awards, is increasingly international. The Palais des Festivals et des Congrès in Cannes...

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ICC Wales has launched a report into the positive impact that the natural environment can have on business events. 

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The second MeetGB in Windsor was very well organised and provided planners with insights into British traditions. The mood was optimistic and the “B”...

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Nic Balthazar, climate and environmental activist and TV/radio personality, will be keynote speaker at the 2019 IACC Europe Knowledge Festival. It...

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Palacongressi di Rimini, the Italian Exhibition Group (IEG) conference facility, has won the bid for the 28th congress of the Federation of the...

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A US-headquartered paediatric health symposium has chosen Brisbane as its first-ever Asia Pacific host city, with 500 global experts to meet in March...

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AIM Group International is a main partner of the 102th Lions Club International World Convention that takes place in Milan 5-9 July 2019. More than...

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The EVVC has appointed Carsten Müller to its Board and launched Phase 3 of the Future Meeting Room. Brain researcher and keynote speaker Dr....

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Veit Schröder, Manager Schleswig-Holstein Convention Bureau (SHCB), talks about incentive options, fields of expertise and North German serenity.

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Mathias Posch, President and Partner of International Conference Services (ICS) in Singapore and President of the International Associations of...

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Leipzig hosts the world’s largest hacker meeting: The 35th Congress of Chaos Computer Club with the motto “refreshing memories” was dedicated to...

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The 45th EBMT Annual Meeting took place in Frankfurt from 24 to 27 March. It was the result of close cooperation between the city, the venue and the...

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