Association of Event Organisers Awards 2015 World

International organisers and venue operators are making room for a little extra hardware in their trophy cabinets after the recent AEO Excellence Awards were held in London. The prestigious annual awards were held London’s Grosvenor House last month (June). AEO chief executive Chris Skeith said the night showcased outstanding businesses in the events industry. “It was a great event and represented exactly what the name...

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Meeting planners need a balance between technology and Gen Y in order to deliver successful meeting outcomes, says the International Association of Conference Centres (IACC) in its latest report. Following extensive research among the 355 members of the IACC, the association has published a list of 10 tips influencing meeting planners and venue operators across the globe. Mark Cooper, IACC’s CEO, said: “Meeting planners are...

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Expo organiser to measure attitudes about LGBT travellers World

Organisers of a London travel expo are calling on tourism industry staff to support a global survey measuring the sector’s attitudes towards lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) travellers. Reed Travel Exhibition’s World Travel Market (WTM) London has partnered with LGBT consulting firm, Out Now, to launch the online survey of tourism industry staff. The organiser says it is the first industry-wide study of attitudes...

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Informa buys US-based Dwell on Design exhibitions World

WORLD – Exhibition organiser Informa has expanded its international portfolio, acquiring US-based design event Dwell on Design. The acquisition from Dwell Media, for an undisclosed multi-million dollar sum, is part of the UK-based organiser’s international “growth acceleration plan”. The joint announcement coincided with the launch of Dwell on Design’s 10th edition at the LA Convention Center, 29-31 May. The show, an extension of the popular design...

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