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In pictures: EMEC 2019 in The Hague EuropeGalleryWorld

EW was at the World Forum in The Hague this week to attend the European Meetings & Events Conference (EMEC), which took place from 8-12 February. The event featured keynotes from Dutch artist and environmentalist Daan Roosegarde, MCI Experience managing director Kim Myhre, and Irfan Van Erwijk, of Mysteryland founders ID&T. It gathered together over 400 eventprofs from across the industry for five days of...

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Will Young confirmed as Day 1 Confex keynote Europe

Singer and songwriter Will Young has been confirmed as a keynote speaker at International Confex, which takes place 26-27 February at Olympia London. EW sister title Conference News recently had the opportunity to interview the Evergreen singer about mental health, which can be read here. The news comes days after former director of communications to Tony Blair, Alastair Campbell, was confirmed as a keynote speaker...

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Alastair Campbell confirmed as International Confex keynote Europe

Writer, commentator and political strategist Alastair Campbell has been announced as a speaker at International Confex, taking place on 26-27 February at Olympia London. Perhaps most famous for his role as former PM Tony Blair’s spokesman, press secretary and director of communications and strategy, Campbell will be tackling two subjects that have been making headlines in the events industry and beyond: Brexit and mental health....

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GL events UK releases ‘Good Event Guide’ Europe

GL events UK has launched ‘Good Event Guide’, offering organisers tips on how to improve their event. The guide emphasises the importance of sustainability, CSR and health & wellbeing in the industry today. It can be viewed here. Contributors include We are the Fair’s Nick Morgan, The Bulb’s Selina Donald, and A Greener Festival’s Claire O’Neill. They discuss tips for improving sustainability, case studies of good...

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Edinburgh’s Disgrace: City’s global promotion in jeopardy as Europe’s top destination marketeers descend on the Capital Europe

Leaders from one of Europe’s most prestigious gatherings of Destination Marketing Management Organisations (DMMOs) have voiced their disbelief at the ‘short-sighted’ and ‘embarrassing’ consequences for Edinburgh, if proposed council budget cuts go ahead next week, which would likely see the end of Marketing Edinburgh. More than 200 leading international experts and event owners from over 80 European cities have descended on the Capital today (Wednesday...

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New Las Vegas partnership announced to drive business growth Americas

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) and the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) have announced a partnership with the Las Vegas Metro Chamber that marks the next major step in demonstrating to the world that ‘Vegas Means Business’.  During the February 12 LVCVA Board of Directors meeting, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreement was signed that designates the Las Vegas Metro Chamber as the World...

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Comexposium moves up a gear with Indonesia Motorcycle Show Asia

Global event organiser Comexposium has announced the addition of Indonesia Motorcycle Show (IMOS) to its joint venture partnership with Amara Pameran International (API). IMOS is the biggest motorcycle show in Indonesia and will take a new route under the direction of Seven Event, Indonesian professional exhibition organiser (PEO), the joint venture platform of Comexposium and API. Previously organised by API, IMOS was a biennial since...

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EEAA gives emerging leaders the opportunity to drive change in environmental sustainability practices Australasia

The Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) is calling on emerging young leaders of the business events industry to “road test” it’s major work to develop a Sustainability Charter and Framework for the industry. This follows the announcement in June last year that the Association had committed to a major new initiative designed to make environmental sustainability a major focus for the business events...

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Comexposium appoints new Chief Strategy Officer and new Director of M&A Europe

Comexposium has announced that Severine Dubarry-Bardon will become the Chief Strategy Officer for the Group. Currently, she is Chief Development Officer for Comexposium. Driss Tazi, will becomes Director of Mergers & Acquisitions for the Group, succeeding Severine, as she steps into her new strategy role. In both new roles, Severine and Driss will work closely with Renaud Hamaide, President of Comexposium, and Simon Foster, CEO...

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Aberdeen’s new baby signs up to deliver three exhibitions Europe

Aberdeen’s new exhibition and convention centre, The Event Complex Aberdeen (TECA) has secured a contract to deliver three large-scale consumer exhibitions over the next 12 months. Jasmine, which recently acquired D2 Marketing, will bring the highly acclaimed Dedicated 2 Weddings exhibition to TECA, along with a show for children and a new health and fitness exhibition. The popular Dedicated 2 Weddings event will take place...

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