MPI Hosts Women in Leadership Series
Women in Leadership Berlin
Meetings Industry
Meeting Professionals International  in collaboration with Hilton, is hosting a series of MPI Women in Leadership Afterwork Meetups in Germany.   READ MORE

Bringing People together for Climate
Events Industry Council leads panel at COP25
Meetings Industry
Events Industry Council leads panel of industry experts highlighting efforts to deliver sustainable events. Representatives from the EIC, IACC, MGM Resorts International and the Spanish Ministry for the Ecological Transition participated in a session held during the UN Climate Change Conference COP 25.   READ MORE

ASAE names future host cities for 2022 through 2027
Asae Annual Meeting & Exposition
Meetings Industry
Following a competitive bidding process, asae announces the host cities for the 2022 through 2027 asae Annual Meeting & Exposition. When selecting host cities asae takes into consideration the convention center facilities, hotel packages, and venue options for the evening events. Other factors include the geographic location, the commitment of the city to deliver new experiences for our attendees, the backing of the local hospitality industry, city leaders and volunteers, in addition to the engagement of the city with asae.   READ MORE

BestCities Global Alliance
BestCities: Lesley Williams takes over Managing Director role
Meetings Industry | Destinations
BestCities Global Alliance announced the appointment of new Managing Director, Lesley Williams, as of January 1, 2020. Lesley has been serving as Market Development Director for the past two years. This move follows the recent decision of BestCities to award extending the management contract to GainingEdge.   READ MORE

IBTM World has crowned Canvas Planner as winner
Canvas Planner wins “Event Business Accelerator”
Meetings Industry
IBTM World has crowned Canvas Planner the winner of its event incubator, ‘Event Business Accelerator’, a newly launched business mentorship and investment programme for young entrepreneurs. The winner was announced at a graduation ceremony following two days of live pitching to potential investors at IBTM World 2019, taking place at Fira Gran Via Barcelona from 19-21 November.   READ MORE

Survey on the impact of mentoring
Fast Forward 15: “Your input will make a difference!”
Meetings Industry
Being mentored is something that can have a huge impact on growing one’s talent and carving out a real developmental route in our exciting industry. These were the reasons, five years ago, that prompted Fay Sharpe, now Vice-President BCD Meetings & Events, to launch the Fast Forward 15 mentoring programme, a not-for-profit initiative for women in the events and hospitality industry.   READ MORE

IBTM World 2019 closed
Business Booms in Barcelona
Meetings Industry
IBTM World 2019 closed last week with over 74,000 pre-scheduled business meetings having taken place and a 3% increase in the number of visitors attending the three-day event compared with 2018. 62% of Hosted Buyers participated in IBTM World for the first time this year and 51% of them were completely new to the entire IBTM portfolio. Over 2,600 exhibitors from 150 countries attended, including over double the number of first-time exhibitors compared to 2018, and a 450% increase in net space for exhibitors from China.   READ MORE

UFI strengthens its commitment to sustainable development
New guiding mission statement
Meetings Industry
As the issue of sustainable development continues to gain momentum worldwide, it has become increasingly important for businesses and industries to play their part in contributing to the global Sustainable Development Goals. To support this, UFI is pleased to announce a new range of assets, initiatives and activities to support and guide the sustainable development efforts of UFI members and the exhibition industry globally. These were presented to members at the 86th UFI Global Congress in Bangkok.   READ MORE

‘20 in their Twenties’
PCMA announces Class of 2020
Meetings Industry
PCMA has identified 20 of the brightest and most talented global professionals from the next generation of business events leaders for its annual “20 in Their Twenties” class. The class of 2020 represents strategists, suppliers and destinations from the Asia Pacific region, North America and Europe.   READ MORE

Denmark launches new report
How to strengthen legacy of international congresses
Destinations | Meetings Industry
Denmark’s four largest meeting destinations have launched a new report on how to make international conventions more impactful for both associations and destinations. The report is the result of a large outreach study, which has been instrumental in securing a DKK 2.2 million grant from the Danish Ministry of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs to strengthen Denmark’s know-how and efforts on outreach and legacy.   READ MORE