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Marina Bay Sands wins ‘Exceptional Achievement’ award at Singapore Tourism Awards Asia

Marina Bay Sands became the first hospitality and MICE venue in Singapore to be conferred the ‘Exceptional Achievement’ award at the Singapore Tourism Board’s (STB) annual Singapore Tourism Awards, 9 May. Oliver Chong, executive director, Communications and Marketing Capability, Singapore Tourism Board, said: “We are pleased to recognise Marina Bay Sands for their exceptional achievement in consistently delivering outstanding experiences for business events and visitors....

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Water experts gather in Brisbane Australasia

Leading global experts on water met in the river city of Brisbane for the Australian Water Association’s Ozwater’18 Conference and Exhibition, 8-10 May. The three-day event attracted record delegate numbers, with 1,400 water professionals, including delegates from 16 countries, coming to the conference at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC). Brisbane and BCEC last hosted the conference in 2014 and were the host venue for the IWA World...

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Barcelona leapfrogs Paris to head new ICCA rankings city list EuropeRegionWorld

Barcelona has claimed first place in the latest, 2017 ICCA city rankings for the first time since 2004. The city overtook Paris and Vienna to claim the first spot. The top five cities remain the same, albeit in a different order. Berlin (4th) and London (5th) make up the others in the top five. The association meetings market continues to show robust growth, according to the...

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Oliver Kinross partners with ASP World

Organiser Oliver Kinross has signed a deal with event website specialist ASP for the Oliver Kinross portfolio of international construction exhibitions. Oliver Kinross has recently launched a global portfolio of construction exhibitions (the ‘BUILD’ portfolio) in London, New York, Australia, Scotland and New Zealand. BUILD portfolio director James McKenzie said: ‘The last couple of years has been all about launching our ambitious portfolio of global...

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Second Event Safety & Security Summit launches Europe

Organisers of the International Live Music Conference (ILMC) have announced the second edition of the Event Safety & Security Summit (E3S), a one-day meeting that brings together leading international venue, festival, touring, sport and security professionals. Following last year’s sold out first edition, the 30 October event will take place at Congress Centre in central London, with an increased capacity for 400 delegates. “Last year’s...

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Informa’s KNect365 partners with BrightTALK World

BrightTALK, a technology media company that provides professional webinar and video solutions to a variety of industries, has announced a new global partnership with Informa’s KNect365. KNect365 plans to leverage BrightTALK’s technology and online presence to further extend its in-person events business into digital forums. BrightTALK has an online community of seven million professionals and hosts more than 75,000 talks by trusted experts, as well...

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CEIR releases part two in its ‘How to grow attendance’ series Americas

The Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) announced the release of the second report in its newest series for attendee marketers, How to Grow Attendance, Dallas, 8 May. Report Two: Marketing Channel Mix and Other Tactics that Drive Growth identifies the most popular marketing channel mix and other tactics used in the attendee marketing toolkit, as well as pinpointing the most effective tactics in driving...

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Delegates discuss the key to future-proofing exhibitions at the UFI European Conference 2018 Europe

This year, the UFI European Conference once again lived up to its reputation as the most international gathering of European exhibition industry leaders. The event recorded double-digit growth for the second year in a row, bringing together over 220 participants from 35 different countries and regions. “I am happy to see this event growing in size and relevance,” comments UFI president Corrado Peraboni, chair of...

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What is Blockchain and what we will do with it? Expert OpinionWorld

Enrico Gallorini, CEO, GRS Research & Strategy, discusses Blockchain and its key role within the global exhibition industry. During the recent UFI European Conference in Verona, 2- 4 May 2018, the Digital Disruption Section introduced, for the first time, the theme of the Blockchain in the exhibition industry. In order to have a clearer introduction about this important theme, we interviewed Enrico Gallorini (CEO – GRS www.grsnet.it),...

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Oriental pearl Features

EW looks at Shenzhen, home to one of the largest exhibition venue construction projects in the world – in one of the world’s hottest neighbourhoods – Words by Antony Reeve-Crook The development of the Shenzhen World Exhibition and Convention Center (SWECC) in China is whetting organisers’ appetites all over the world. In March, the International Organisers Network (a joint strategic partnership between UK event organiser...

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