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Thanks for the memories: Berlin’s Sleeping Beauties, Episode 11

In this, our final episode before a short summer break, our host Mark Felstead introduces us to Kieran Dennis – once a legend of Berlin’s event scene upped anchor and moved back to London where he now works as a DMC for Incentives and Cruise Ships. Kieran explains it is a business sub-sector that has been literally stranded over the last few months. Kieran believes these businesses were unfairly d...

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 ...

Take your seat on the Cloud for Berlin’s Sleeping Beauties podcast, Episode 9

    AXICAA’s Mark Felstead this week talks to Sabine Reise, MD of AllSeated Germany, a digital company dedicated to supporting suppliers and buyers and bringing them together digitally and interactively on a virtual, cloud-based platform to sell or plan better their events. Turn to hear how to upgrade your floor plans/event plans simply, to make them comply with Covid-19 social dis...

Keeping the flame of inspiration alight: Berlin’s Sleeping Beauties, Episode 8

  In this episode AXICA’s Mark Felstead leads us to discover how Berlin’s hotel scene has been trying to cope with the corona crisis and we hear about some of the innovative ideas the city’s hotel managers have been dreaming up to raise both revenues and the spirits of their staff. Amid all the community spirit on show, we should remember there have been many heart rendering stories of lifelo...

Life’s a cabaret my friend: Berlin’s Sleeping Beauties, Episode 7

This week’s podcast is packed full of advice for speakers and explores how to command an audience without dying on stage; how to realise that failure is a MUST if you want know what really works. It also offers some great learnings from comedy greats Robin Williams and Whoopee Goldberg.     The lessons well illustrate just how important it is to tell your story and not be afraid of showi...

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 ...

PCO insights: Berlin’s Sleeping Beauties, Episode 6

  In this episode AXICA’s Mark Felstead interviews the MD of leading PCO K.I.T. Group, Merryn Scholz, on a range of topical issues, including how medical associations are being affected by the situation around Covid-19. She discusses navigating the process of finding new dates for their events in the coming years and also how they are fitting in re-bookings of cancelled conferences into the c...

Prepared for take off: Berlin’s Sleeping Beauties podcast, Episode 5

  The latest podcast episode from AXICA Berlin’s Mark Felstead, in conjunction with Mash Media, updates us on what events are currently allowed to be held in Berlin. Viewers will also get expert insights on how the next phases of the loosening of the restrictions might effect the process of hosting events in the city. There is also a new prognosis on that long running saga surrounding the cit...

Okinawa Japan – where inspiration meets

The islands’ tagline for MICE is ‘Okinawa Japan – where inspiration meets’, and that inspiration certainly attracts a business events wave: 1,238 MICE events were held in 2018. Okinawa Prefecture is located in the southern most region of Japan and represents a group of 160 islands, 47 of which are inhabited by around 1.4m people. The Main island offers the main business events opportunities and th...

Berlin’s Sleeping Beauties, Episode 4

    In Berlin you can contribute to your local environment and upcycle art all as part of your teambuilding event! Albert Einstein once said: “If the bee disappeared off the face of the Earth, man would only have four years left to live”. Now there’s a thought with a full force of sustainable gravity to consider for your next teambuilding event.  In Mark Felstead’s latest episode of Berl...

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 adventurous, indulgent, enlightened,...

The AXICA/CMW Podcast, Episode 3: Berlin’s Sleeping Beauties

Our roving Berlin Prince Charming, Mark Felstead moves out his AXICA comfort zone to deliver an exclusive interview for CMW with Ivor Cummins, a leading bio chemical engineer and globally respected thought leader on Covid-19. He is also author of Eat Rich Live Long. This podcast is essential listening, especially for those over 40 and, in the course of the talk, Ivor Cummins reveals to Mark the mo...

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