Conference & Meetings World

Conference & Meetings World is published for the international conference and meetings industry. It tackles the issues facing organisers of international events. The editorial is independent, fresh and news driven, with a global reach.

Prague

Prague The City of a Hundred Spires on the Vltava River is known to people from all over the world and ranks among the most beautiful cities in Europe and is also one of the most popular meeting destinations in the world. Every year, more than half a million people visit Prague to attend MICE events. Let yourself be tempted by historical, leisure and meeting offer of Prague. Sense the living herit...

Event insurance: time to adjust the equation?

Paul Cook asks whether it is the beginning of the end of unreasonable legal clauses. Covid-19 has impacted people and businesses in many ways. While there have been some positives, such as dolphins appearing in the Bosphorous and pollution levels decreasing, for most, the impact has been adverse. Event delegates, planners and event service providers of all types have been affected. Large or small,...

‘Nobody told me there’d be days like these’

I took the reins as CEO of SITE at the beginning of 2019 and, as you do when you start a new job, I expected the usual roller coaster ride with upswings and downswings. But, to quote John Lennon, “Nobody told me there’d be days like these”. Following two full years of upswings at SITE, during which we reached historically high membership numbers and retention percentages, our entire industry is no...

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Learning to speak with one voice

CMW reports on the Joint Meetings Industry Council’s global webinar series that has been driving the soon-to-be-published Manifesto for Economic Recovery Using Business Events. These unprecedented times have brought about an unprecedented collaboration. On 2 July, the Joint Meetings Industry Council (JMIC) and its Iceberg project, with the support of four global industry trade events – AIME, IBTM,...

Paris good to go from September

Pablo Nakhlé Cerruti, CEO of Viparis, announced that, on 1 September 2020, Viparis would reopen its doors to tradefairs, exhibitions, congresses and other major events. The venue will be making up for lost time with 300 of its events having been affected by the Covid-19 crisis. Viparis is operator of nine major event venues in the Île-de-France region, including Paris-Expo Porte de Versailles and ...

Singapore thinking ahead of the game

Singapore is leveraging the fundamentals that have long established it as a world-leader for MICE business, and overlaying them with new innovative solutions as it moves at pace towards the new normal. Global accolades for a destination that doesn’t stand still In the recently published (2019) rankings from global meetings industry association ICCA Singapore has again topped the lists in Asia for ...

Dreaming of a future destination

Dreaming of a future destination Because dreams can eventually come true… Many of our prominent destinations have not cancelled the flow of their creative juices and have produced some stunning videos to remind us all that there will be a time to meet again and remind us of what we’re missing…   Abu Dhabi During such unprecedented times, our imagination allows us to stay together, to stay adv...

Meet three Australian women leading the way in health, science and technology

From fighting COVID-19 to developing social robots, these three Australian women are leading in their sectors and all have strong connections to the meetings industry:   Hailing from Melbourne, Professor Sharon Lewin AO is the inaugural Director of the Doherty Institute, a joint venture between the University of Melbourne and The Royal Melbourne Hospital. Professor Lewin has become a regular ...