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IMEX buyers breakfast as Westminster venues come together

| May 20, 2015

Hosted buyers joined key London venues for breakfast at IMEX today to see how events can seamlessly come together in the heart of Westminster.

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The 5th Global Forum for Combating Anti-Semitism in ICC JERUSALEM

| May 20, 2015
The 5th Global Forum for Combating Anti-Semitism in ICC JERUSALEM

70 years after the victory over Nazi Germany Unfortunately we are witnessing to increase of renewed strengthening of anti-Semitism and of voices that deny the Holocaust.

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Politicians learn how to attract more meetings business at IMEX Politicians Forum

| May 20, 2015
Politicians learn how to attract more meetings business at IMEX Politicians Forum

“How Do I Attract More Meetings and Events to My Destination?” was the engaging theme that drew more than 120 participants including ministers, senior government representatives, policy makers and meetings industry leaders representing 34 destinations to the 13th IMEX Politicians Forum on Tuesday 19 May 2015.

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SITE GB hosts industry debate at Church House Conference Centre

| May 19, 2015

Incentive travel professionals gathered at Church House Conference Centre this week (Tuesday, May 12) to discuss the changing face of incentive travel and reward programmes.

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Aegean’s Miles+Bonus program was awarded as the “Up and coming / Program of the year”

| May 19, 2015
Aegean’s Miles+Bonus program was awarded as the “Up and coming / Program of the year”

Aegean’s Miles+Bonus program was awarded as the “Up and coming / Program of the year” in the geographical area of Europe-Africa, at the Freddie Awards 2015 ceremony, which was held on 30 April 2015 in Atlanta, USA. Every year, members of travel industry loyalty programs around the world participate in this vote. In this year’s […]

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Cologne improves its standing in international conference market ranking

| May 19, 2015

The cathedral city has significantly improved its position in the ICCA ranking — It offers optimal conditions for organizers and participants

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IMEX15 expansion set to deliver more business opportunities

| May 19, 2015
IMEX15 expansion set to deliver more business opportunities

Bill McDermott, CEO of SAP, delivers keynote speech at opening ceremony Frankfurt, Tuesday 19 May 2015 The largest ever IMEX in Frankfurt opened earlier today. 55 new stands including exhibitors from every continent and from every meetings market sector are amongst the 3,500 exhibiting companies who represent over 150 countries. In addition, 20% of existing […]

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ICCA Regional HQ registers in Dubai Association Centre

| May 19, 2015
ICCA Regional HQ registers in Dubai Association Centre

ICCA has joined the pioneering ranks of international associations aiming to establish a stronger presence in the Middle East after today receiving the formal approval to register and establish an official presence in the Dubai Association Centre.

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Germany’s international meeting guests reach 25.6 million

| May 19, 2015

Germany meeting delegates increase for the sixth year, international participants grow nine percent as industry expertise and other compelling factors resonate for meeting planners

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India to Host PATA Travel Mart 2015

| May 19, 2015

BANGKOK, May 19, 2015 — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) will hold the 38th PATA Travel Mart 2015 in Bangalore, Karnataka, India on September 6-8, 2015 at the Bangalore International Exhibition Center (BIEC). The Mart is being generously hosted by the Department of Tourism, Government of Karnataka.

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WTM 2014 accelerates sales for Affordable Car Hire

| May 19, 2015
WTM 2014 accelerates sales for Affordable Car Hire

Affordable Car Hire estimates deals worth £4.5 million were agreed or put in motion at World Travel Market 2014, the leading global event for the travel industry.

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Engagement, technology and negotiation enthral corporate buyers at Exclusively Corporate @IMEX

| May 19, 2015
Engagement, technology and negotiation enthral corporate buyers at Exclusively Corporate @IMEX

With a combined annual meetings and events spend of over $270 million, the 80 corporate buyers who came together for the third Exclusively Corporate @IMEX created the most influential gathering yet in this successful yearly series of dedicated education and networking events specifically for corporate meeting and event planners.

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Highly interactive Association Day helps delegates to respond to change and measure positive impacts

| May 19, 2015
Highly interactive Association Day helps delegates to respond to change and measure positive impacts

Hundreds of association professionals from across the world gathered to attend a highly interactive and insightful Association Day at IMEX in Frankfurt. Held at Kap Europa, Messe Frankfurt’s new congress centre, the day before the show, this popular annual event is designed specifically for all levels of association executives. Facilitation Partner IAF (International Association of […]

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“Creta Maris’ 40 years” celebration week!

| May 18, 2015
“Creta Maris’ 40 years” celebration week!

One week, 20 events, precious moments and smiles

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Award-winning industry buzz celebrates 1-year anniversary

| May 18, 2015
Award-winning industry buzz celebrates 1-year anniversary

It’s been one year since Wonderful Copenhagen Convention Bureau launched the #BeeSustain initiative to encourage sustainable actions and sharing of best practices in the meetings industry. Today, the prize-winning initiative has a tweetreach close to eight million, and the buzz continues to grow. We celebrate it with a prize draw of sweet gifts, including a […]

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Call for Speakers: IBTM Events adopts cultural approach for global Education Programme

| May 15, 2015
Call for Speakers: IBTM Events adopts cultural approach for global Education Programme

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Worldchefs Congress Shifts to Thessaloniki, Greece – New Location Boasts Better Accessibility And Savings For Members

| May 15, 2015
Worldchefs Congress Shifts to Thessaloniki, Greece – New Location Boasts Better Accessibility And Savings For Members

The Worldchefs Congress Committee has confirmed the change in location of the upcoming Worldchefs Congress 2016 from the original location of Athens to Thessaloniki, Greece.

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PATA ATM 2015: Half a Billion International Visitor Arrivals and Still Growing Strong

| May 14, 2015
PATA ATM 2015: Half a Billion International Visitor Arrivals and Still Growing Strong

BANGKOK, May 14, 2015 — International visitor arrivals into the Asia Pacific region exceeded 550 million during calendar year 2014, an annual increase of close to six percent.

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Capital Markets Day for analysts: TUI Group sets out roadmap for growth

| May 14, 2015

Underlying EBITA CAGR is expected to grow by at least 10 per cent over next three years1 Profitable top line growth of at least 3 per cent per annum over next three years Focus on TUI master brand / Rebranding to be launched in the Netherlands from the autumn of 2015 Digitisation: Entry into new […]

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Emirates Skywards and Heathrow Announce New Partnership

| May 14, 2015
Emirates Skywards and Heathrow Announce New Partnership

DUBAI, U.A.E.,12 May 2015: Emirates and Heathrow have announced the launch of a new strategic partnership that will bring increased earning and redemption options for members of their customer loyalty programmes, Emirates Skywards and Heathrow Rewards.

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Sydney to shine at IMEX Frankfurt

| May 14, 2015

Business Events Sydney (BESydney) will bring a little Sydney sunshine to Europe, exhibiting alongside International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) and Business Events Australia at this year’s IMEX tradeshow, 19-21 May in Frankfurt.

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Post Show Feedback confirms new Meeting Pod Format delivers maximum ROI

| May 13, 2015
Post Show Feedback confirms new Meeting Pod Format delivers maximum ROI

96% of exhibitors were satisfied with their overall ibtm arabia experience

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IACC REPORTS HIGHEST SINGLE YEAR GROWTH IN MEMBERSHIP GLOBALLY

| May 13, 2015

58 New Conference Venues Join, Raising Total Membership to 355 Worldwide Following on from an 18-month restructure, the International Association of Conference Centres (www.iacconline.org) has recently reported its highest single year growth in membership globally, with 58 new members joining the only global professional association representing small to medium sized venues focused on meetings, training […]

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Royal ICC hosts budget heavyweights

| May 13, 2015

Australia’s leading financial experts and political heavyweights descended on the Royal International Convention Centre (Royal ICC) in Brisbane today for the traditional Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC) post federal budget breakfast.

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Paris earns the distinction “world’s number one destination for international congresses”

| May 13, 2015

The ICCA, the international organization that is a reference for the market, has just declared Paris the “world’s number one city for hosting international congresses”. A distinction that testifies once again to the appeal of Paris and the quality of its expertise in hosting major events.

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VisitBritain Welcomes new DCMS Appointments

| May 13, 2015
VisitBritain Welcomes new DCMS Appointments

VisitBritain’s Chief Executive, Sally Balcombe, comments on the appointment of new Secretary of State and DCMS minister.

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International star rating launches for conference, meeting and event venues

| May 13, 2015

The Venue Standard provides meetings and event buyers with a clear indication of the quality of both product and service offered by any given venue using the 1-5 star rating system that has become the standard in the hotel industry.

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ACC Liverpool to unveil plus Liverpool at IMEX

| May 12, 2015
ACC Liverpool to unveil plus Liverpool at IMEX

Destination Liverpool is set to unveil its new initiative aimed at international conference organisers during IMEX Frankfurt.

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IMEX Frankfurt will be biggest ever

| May 12, 2015
IMEX Frankfurt will be biggest ever

IMEX in Frankfurt 2015, the worldwide exhibition for incentive travel, meetings and events, will be the biggest since its launch in 2003 when it opens its doors next week.   55 new stands from every continent and from every meetings market sector will be among the 3,500 exhibiting companies who represent over 150 countries at […]

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E-commerce software specialist Frosmo to sponsor Travel Tech Theatre at WTM 2015

| May 12, 2015
E-commerce software specialist Frosmo to sponsor Travel Tech Theatre at WTM 2015

World Travel Market 2015, the leading global event for the travel industry, has announced e-commerce specialist Frosmo is to sponsor the Travel Tech Theatre, part of the Travel Tech Show at WTM 2015.

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ibtm world confirms high level of rebooks following 2014 post show business success

| May 12, 2015
ibtm world confirms high level of rebooks following 2014 post show business success

Major MICE suppliers including Accor, Corinthia Hotels International, Finland Convention Bureau, Iberostar, Kempinski, Monaco and Visit England set to attend   ibtm world (formerly EIBTM) has confirmed an impressive number of rebooks following the success of the show which took place in Fira Gran Via Barcelona last year. The rebranded event (www.ibtmworld.com) is set to […]

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Outstanding year for Amsterdam RAI

| May 12, 2015
Outstanding year for Amsterdam RAI

RAI spin-off value calculated at half a billion euros The year 2014 was a highly successful one for Amsterdam RAI in a variety of ways. The international exhibition and convention company had its best operating profit in the last 15 years, and welcomed a record number of exhibitors. The continued growth in international events made […]

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World PCO Alliance sees turnover grow in 2014

| May 12, 2015

Per Ankaer, from ICS – International Conference Services in Denmark, the President of the Alliance says: “Our Alliance’s members’ – consisting of 19 Professional Congress Organizers worldwide – total turnover has grown 10% over the last year.

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UNWTO and ATM Ministerial Forum address intra-Arab tourism

| May 11, 2015

Visa facilitation, open skies, the need to adapt to market needs and the role of events in the promotion of intra-regional tourism in the MENA region were the focus of the debate at the 2015 UNWTO & ATM Ministerial Forum on Intra-Arab Tourism: Addressing the challenges and seizing the opportunities (Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 5 […]

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Forte Village, Sardinia revealed as host for World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony 2015

| May 11, 2015
Forte Village, Sardinia revealed as host for World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony 2015

London, 11th May 2015 World Travel Awards has revealed Forte Village, situated on the south coast of Sardinia, has been selected to host the prestigious Europe Gala Ceremony 2015.

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Etihad Airways leads World Travel Awards winners in Middle East

| May 11, 2015
Etihad Airways leads World Travel Awards winners in Middle East

Dubai, May 5th 2015 Etihad Airways has retained its title as the Middle East’s Leading Airline for an incredible ninth consecutive year at the World Travel Awards. The United Arab Emirates’ flag-carrier was recognised during a red carpet awards presentation evening at the Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach in front of hundreds of […]

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ART OF FOOD: Culture and Food Diversity

| May 11, 2015
ART OF FOOD: Culture and Food Diversity

The 2nd Art of Food: Culture and Food Diversity will take place on 1-3 July 2015 in Barcelona. This edition will look at the challenges posed by widening market.

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Catalonia 2016 European Region of Gastronomy – Stakeholder Group Meeting

| May 11, 2015
Catalonia 2016 European Region of Gastronomy – Stakeholder Group Meeting

On Tuesday 5th May 2015, a first meeting of prominent stakeholders took place to discuss and share ideas for Catalonia’s year as European Region of Gastronomy in 2016.

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DWC propelled into world’s 20 busiest international cargo hubs

| May 11, 2015

Cargo volumes rise 177.3 per cent to 213,006 tonnes in Q1 2015 Dubai, UAE – May 11, 2015 – Cargo volumes at Al Maktoum International at Dubai World Central continued to rise sharply in the first three months of 2015, propelling the airport into the world’s 20 busiest international cargo hubs for the first time*. […]

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ICS has invented a new historic dinner concept at the Danish National #Museum #eventprofs

| May 11, 2015
ICS has invented a new historic dinner concept at the Danish National #Museum #eventprofs

ICS has developed a Murder Mystery – exclusively for your group: A brilliant murderer, a clueless victim (who had it coming), a shrewd detective, a gang of unforgettable suspects. One hour of mystery and fun presented by professional actors in the antiquities collection and build into a story from our list of ready-to-go mysteries.

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