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February 24, 2016
Travel Expert Doug Lansky To Speak At WTM London

International travel expert Doug Lansky has been confirmed to speak at the new-look three-day World Travel Market London 2016. Lansky is a tourism development advisor and travel writer with controversial and challenging views on the trav...
February 17, 2016
IBTM Arabia 2016 Drives MICE Industry In The Gulf

The international MICE industry gathered in Abu Dhabi this week to celebrate the 10th anniversary of ibtm arabia (formerly GIBTM). Representing buyers and sellers of MICE products from more than 40 countries, some 3,000 appointments took p...
February 15, 2016
Debate Topics For The 2016 ISES Global Event Summit Announced

The list of debate topics for the first ever ISES Global Event Summit, which takes place in April 2016, have been published. Four separate debate sessions will take place during the three day summit being held in Scotland, and the topic...
February 03, 2016
Final Touches Being Made To CONVENE 2016

The arrangements being made to the programme for CONVENE 2016, featuring 165+ hosted buyers, are now complete. An education programme of 28 sessions covering diverse topics, from women in leadership to organising incentive programmes, f...
January 19, 2016
Britain & Ireland Marketplace Ready To Go

Britain & Ireland Marketplace (BIM), ETOA's B2B workshop showcasing UK and Irish product to operators representing domestic, intra-European and international inbound markets, is primed to be a success when it takes place next week on Tuesda...
January 19, 2016
IMEX Frankfurt Partners With UNICEO

IMEX in Frankfurt, taking place from 19 to 21 April, has partnered again with UNICEO, the network for corporate event decision-makers. IMEX will partner with UNICEO to support IMEX Exclusively Corporate @IMEX, which is on Monday 18 April...
January 07, 2016
The Meetings Show Increases Group Coordinators By 27%

New group coordinators at The Meetings Show 2016 include leading companies such as Steinberger Hotels, ExCel London and Park Plaza. They join more than 40 returning coordinators including HelmsBriscoe, Dubai Business Events, London & Partn...
January 06, 2016
IBTM Arabia To Connect Elite MICE Industry Suppliers And Buyers In Dynamic Three-Day Event

This year ibtm arabia 2016 will take place from 9th to 11th of February at The Jumeirah at Etihad Towers on the famous promenade of Abu Dhabi with views of the Arabian Gulf and Cityscape. The Jumeirah is an iconic development showcasing...
December 16, 2015
IBTM Arabia Celebrates Ten Years of Meetings and Events In The Gulf Region

ibtm arabia 2016 is this year celebrating its ten year anniversary as the leading international exclusive event for the Arabian meetings, incentives, conferences and events industry. Since opening as the Gulf Incentive, Business Travel...
December 03, 2015
Global Hotel Chains and Destinations Drive Growth For The Meetings Show

With a significant increase in domestic exhibitors as well as hotel chains from around the world, The Meetings Show is experiencing a significant expansion in sold floor space ahead of the 2016 show. Whilst nearly 30% of bookings are from ...
December 02, 2015
WTM London 2015 Conference and Events Sees A Record 18,000 Attendees

World Travel Market London 2015's Conference and Event programme experienced a 6.2% increase smashing through the 18,000 barrier for the first time. WTM London 2015 hosted more than 100 conferences and events with a total attendance of 1...
November 24, 2015
IMEX Extends European Hosted Buyer Programme

The IMEX Group today announced that it is extending its European hosted buyer programme for IMEX in Frankfurt 2016 to become a three day (two night) programme. This follows consultations with hosted buyers who expressed a desire to stay lon...
November 23, 2015
Business Boom As ibtm world Sets The Agenda For The Industry In 2016 And Beyond

Riding a growth wave, ibtm world closed on Thursday in Barcelona where the global industry showed that it was in good shape. Illustrating how the good news is spreading Rob Davidson's annual Industry Trends Watch Report also showed that cor...
November 18, 2015
IMEX In Frankfurt Hosts Inaugural PCMA Business School In Europe

Developing the mindset of an 'outthinker' will be the focus of the first ever PCMA Business School Session at IMEX in Frankfurt next April. Taking place on Monday 18 April 2016, the day before IMEX in Frankfurt, PCMA is bringing its pres...
November 18, 2015
Anne Wallin Rodven Receives ibtm world 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award

Anne Wallin Rødven, former Convention Director of VisitOSLO was presented with the ibtm world 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award at the Meetings Leadership Summit, which took place at the El Born Centre Cultural on Monday, November 16th. R...
November 17, 2015
IBTM World To Remain In Barcelona

It was announced today during the opening conference for ibtm world 2015 that Reed Exhibitions has signed an extension to its partnership with Barcelona and Fira de Barcelona to remain in the city for the foreseeable future. ibtm world ...
November 11, 2015
ibtm world Answers The Demands of New-Generation Meeting Planners

ibtm world will end the year showing the international meetings industry the future through ibtm knowledge sessions and cutting edge technology suppliers, all of which will challenge the existing design of events and provide new and unique ...
November 09, 2015
Growing Demand From Middle East Buyers Looking To Place International Business At ibtm arabia

ibtm arabia 2016 is expecting to expand its MICE event for the region in 2016 as the rapid pace of change continues to have an impact on the growth of the sector. The expansion is driven by renewed economic confidence and initial feedb...
November 09, 2015
Pacific World Celebrates Another Year of ibtm world

Following the recent announcement of the global partnership between Pacific World and ibtm events, the leading global DMC has shared details of their planned activity for the show this year, which will take place from 17-19 November in Barc...
November 05, 2015
Business Travel Show Announces Launchpad Area and Travel Technology Disrupt Awards

A new Launchpad area and the Travel Technology Disrupt Awards will be introduced to Business Travel Show 2016 to help buyers source the very latest in industry innovation and to support and promote start-ups and new businesses in the busine...
November 02, 2015
IBTM World Keynote: What's Ahead? ... Innovation @ "Future Meeting Space"

Discover the future of events at an insightful keynote delivered by Matthias Schultze, Managing Director of the German Convention Bureau (GCB) and Marie Luise Blau, researcher at the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering (IAO). ...
October 28, 2015
ibtm world Offers Flexible Attendance Options For Buyers

To accommodate the increasing demands of busy meeting planners' schedules, ibtm world, formerly EIBTM is offering flexible attendance options for Hosted Buyers planning to attend the show, which is set to take place in Barcelona from 17 to ...
October 26, 2015
Connecting The Global Meetings Industry At ibtm world

Hundreds of new exhibitors, thousands of pre-scheduled business appointments already planned, a new dynamic and inspirational education programme, and the best in industry networking will make Barcelona the centre of the global meetings ind...
October 21, 2015
ibtm world 2015 Announces The Top 10 Innovations Set To Transform The Global Meetings And Events Industry

ibtm world has announced the Top 10 Innovations set to be showcased in this year's Innovation Zone. The following companies were shortlisted from over 60 international applicants who submitted entries for the 2015 Technology and Innovation ...
October 20, 2015
ibtm knowledge: Creating Connections, Innovating And Inspiring Attendees

Key topics for this year's ibtm knowledge programme at ibtm world (formerly EIBTM) will include 'Connections', 'Inspiration' and 'Innovation', highlighting the diverse range of content that will be delivered on the show floor. Erica Keo...
October 13, 2015
2016 ISES Global Event Summit Launched At IMEX America

Details of the first ever Global Event Summit were announced today at IMEX America in Las Vegas. The Summit, a partnership between The International Special Events Society (ISES), VisitScotland Business Events and the IMEX Group will take p...
October 12, 2015
Meetings Leadership Summit Connects Industry Leaders At ibtm world 2015

ibtm world have announced that over 200 international industry leaders are confirmed to attend the Meetings Leadership Summit, an exclusive invitation only event that will be hosted at the El Born Centre Cultural, a remarkable 17th century ...
October 08, 2015
Strong Demand And Line-Up For IMEX In Frankfurt 2016

New educational initiatives, new exhibitors and high demand from across the industry are already laying down strong foundations for IMEX in Frankfurt 2016, taking place at Messe Frankfurt on 19 - 21 April 2016, one month earlier than usual....
October 05, 2015
InitLive Wins ibtm world 2015 Technology and Innovation Watch Award

InitLive is the winner of this year's ibtm world Technology and Innovation Watch Award ( ), for its event mobile app. The company presented an innova...
September 28, 2015
Hosted Buyer Applications Open For ibtm arabia 2016

Hosted Buyer applications are now being accepted for ibtm arabia 2016, the leading event for the Arabian meetings, incentives, conferences and events industry, taking place at the exclusive 5-star Jumeirah at Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi from...
September 24, 2015
WTM London 2015 Boasts Industry Leading Research and Reports

World Travel Market London 2015, the leading global event for the travel industry, will unveil an array of research in to a variety of sectors within the global travel industry when it opens its doors between Monday 2 -- Thursday 5 November...
September 22, 2015
WTM - Women In Travel Debuts First Mentoring Clinics

World Travel Market London 2015, the leading global event for the travel industry, will introduce one-to-one mentoring clinics, as part of the WTM Women in Travel 'meet-up' event at ExCeL London. Now in its second year, the WTM Women in ...
September 17, 2015
ibtm africa Confirms Dates For 2016 Show

The organisers of the Reed Travel Exhibitions' ibtm events portfolio have confirmed that the 2016 edition of ibtm africa organized by Thebe Reed Exhibitions will take place at the Cape Town International Conference Centre from 4-6 April 201...
September 17, 2015
World Travel Market London 2016 To Be A Three Day Event Following Unprecedented Growth

World Travel Market London 2016, the leading global event for the travel industry, will be revamped as a three day event following exhibitor and visitor feedback and an unprecedented period of growth. WTM London 2016 will take place betw...
September 15, 2015
ibtm world 2015: Dr. Rob Davidson Reveals Key Themes For Global Industry Trends Watch Report

Industry Recovery, Meetings Design and Geographical Performance to feature as key highlights Dr. Rob Davidson, Managing Director, MICE Knowledge and ibtm world Industry Analyst has revealed some key industry themes ahead of his Trends W...
September 15, 2015
The Travel Tech Show At WTM Welcomes A Host Of New Companies For 2015

The Travel Tech Show at WTM, the largest dedicated travel technology event in the UK, continues to play a vital role in the growth of the travel industry, this year hosting a range of new companies within the New Exhibitor Pavilion. The ...
September 14, 2015
ibtm arabia Lines Up Impressive List of Buyers For 2016 Event

ibtm Arabia, the leading event for the Arabian meetings, incentives, conferences and events industry has already seen a strong line up of regional and international buyers register to attend. The exclusive one-to-one event will take place a...
September 11, 2015
Meetings Industry Professionals Invited To Register Via Social Media For ibtm world 2015

Trade visitors can now register for ibtm world using their LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter profile. The enhanced registration function will enable attendees to directly connect via their social media profiles ahead of the event. Upon comp...
September 10, 2015
IMEX America 2015: Meet French Exhibitors At Booth #2710

For the fifth edition, France and its partners will be at IMEX America in Las Vegas on October 13-15. Come meet with 26 French partners including Convention Bureaus, DMCs, Hotels, Convention Centers and Venues, who will share their new prod...
September 10, 2015
Germany Booth At IMEX America To Showcase "Hidden Gems" In Well-Known Cities

Think you know all there is to know about German cities like Frankfurt or Munich? You might want to rethink that. One of the most interesting things about meeting in Germany is that just when you think you know a city like Munich or Fran...
September 08, 2015
IMEX Politicians Forum Unites Politicians And Industry In How To Attract More Meetings To A Destination

'How do I attract more meetings and events to my destination?' That was the pragmatic theme of the 2015 IMEX Politicians Forum as the successful annual gathering once again brought a distinguished group of politicians and meetings indust...
September 08, 2015
Immersive Events, Engagement and An Appetite For Change Set The Tone For This Year's ibtm Knowledge Programme

This year's ibtm knowledge programme, delivered at ibtm world, promises to motivate global industry players with a series of sessions that have been lined up to challenge existing thought models and raise the bar when it comes to organising...
September 08, 2015
WTM London 2015 To Be Opened By Former Manchester United Boss

World Travel Market London 2015, the leading global event for the travel industry, will be opened by David Gill, former chief executive of one of the world's most valuable and well known football clubs Manchester United. Since joining t...
September 03, 2015
ibtm world Expands Global Reach For 2015 Show

ibtm world, formerly EIBTM, the leading global event for the meetings and events industry, has confirmed that 2015 will see the largest number of new exhibitors to date. New destinations and CVB's include Ministry of Tourism of the Repu...
September 01, 2015
Malaysia Airlines' CEO To Discuss Airline's Turnaround Plan At WTM London

The man dubbed 'the Terminator' and charged with restructuring Malaysia Airlines following its annus horribilis in 2014 will headline World Travel Market London 2015's Aviation Programme. German-born Christoph Mueller became chief execut...
August 13, 2015
ibtm world, In Partnership With ACS audiovisual solutions, Brings 2015 Knowledge Programme To The Show Floor

For the first time, ibtm world 2015 (formerly EIBTM), in partnership with ACS audiovisual solutions, will deliver all of its education content from a newly designed 'Knowledge Village' consisting of four purpose built theatres, which will b...
July 15, 2015
Leading International Associations Invited To Attend ibtm world

Following on from the success of the My Association | My Club, an initiative launched for the Association Sector last year by ibtm world (formerly EIBTM), the leading global event for the meetings and events industry will deliver an interna...
July 08, 2015
The Meetings Show's Success Focuses On Need For UK Based Hosted Buyer Event

Buyers and exhibitors at The Meetings Show have praised day one of the 2015 event, focusing on the importance of the hosted buyer model and its ability to bring new business opportunities to both the supply and demand side of the industry. ...
July 07, 2015
The Meetings Show: New Dates, New Location, and Industry Leading Business Opportunities

As industry leaders, hosted buyers, exhibitors and visitors gather for The Meetings Show, which opens at 9.30am today, organisers have announced new dates and a larger location to meet growth for the 2016 show. The Meetings Show will mo...
July 07, 2015
WTM Hosts More Than 1.1m On-Stand Meetings

WTM London, the leading global event for the travel industry, facilitates more than 1.1 million on-stand business meetings which sees the event generate more than £2.5 billion in industry deals. In total, 1,124,403 on-stand business meet...
July 02, 2015
The Meetings Show Prepares For Biggest Show To Date

The Meetings Show is set to achieve growth across all parts of the show when it opens its doors for the third time on Tuesday next week. - Hosted buyers are up 20% to 868 and counting - A 27% increase in hosted buyers attending from the...
June 25, 2015
World Travel Market 2015 Premier Partner Is Mexico

World Travel Market has announced Mexico as its Premier Partner for WTM 2015. Mexico has become WTM 2015's Premier Partner as part of the country's promotion in the UK. 2015 has been designated as The Year of Mexico in the UK and the UK in ...
June 19, 2015
Applications Now Accepted For The ibtm world Technology And Innovation Watch 2015 Award

ibtm world, previously EIBTM, the leading global event for the meeting and events industry, has announced that applications are now open for the Technology and Innovation Watch 2015 Award (previously known as the Technology Watch award). ...
June 17, 2015
Hosted Buyer Applications Are Open For ibtm world 2015

Applications for the ibtm world (formerly EIBTM) Hosted Buyer Programme are now being accepted, and meetings and events planners from across the world are invited to apply via ...
June 16, 2015
The Meetings Show's Healthcare Education Speakers To Include Astra Zeneca and Astellas

The future of medical meeting trends, new sponsorship models, compliance, regulatory updates and ToV Readiness are key themes to be discussed during the bespoke healthcare education stream at The Meetings Show 2015 from 7-9 July, 2015. S...
June 15, 2015
IBTM World Contributes To Success of Leading International Meetings Destinations

Leading Association Meetings Destinations (confirmed by latest ICCA rankings) including Paris, Vienna, Madrid, Berlin and Barcelona are all confirmed to attend ibtm world 2015, formerly EIBTM, supporting the notion that the event plays a vi...
June 11, 2015
Hosted Buyers And Visitors Can Expect Something New At The Meetings Show

36% of exhibitors at The Meetings Show will be new for 2015 ensuring hosted buyers and visitors have plenty of additional reasons to attend the show at Olympia, London in July. "This fast growing exhibitor list means there are significa...
June 09, 2015
The Meetings Show Focuses On Dedicated Meetings Design Education Stream

The Meetings Show has announced it will be working in partnership with The Meetings Design Institute to create a series of plenary sessions dedicated to the creation of top quality, engaging meetings and event content during the 2015 show, ...
June 01, 2015
Technology Remains Central To The Meetings Show's Education Programme

Responding directly to attendee feedback, technology will once again feature heavily throughout The Meetings Show's education programme. In addition to bespoke technology sessions in the healthcare, PA, corporate, agency and association ...
May 21, 2015
Increasing Business Optimism At Biggest Ever IMEX

A mood of optimism is evident throughout the worldwide meetings industry after three days doing brisk business, networking and learning at IMEX in Frankfurt which closed today. "Feedback from exhibitors and visitors has been encouraging ...
May 20, 2015
Event Technology Startup Competition At IMEX In Frankfurt

The most innovative technology startups for the events sector were showcased at the Event Technology Startup Competition at IMEX in Frankfurt. The tech startup competition was launched at IMEX America last year and took place fo...
May 20, 2015
Santa Cruz, Tenerife, Announced As Venue For Seatrade Cruise Med 2016

Testament to Tenerife's increasing focus on the cruise industry, Santa Cruz, the capital of the island, has been confirmed as the host venue for Seatrade Cruise Med 2016, the largest cruise industry event focussing on the Mediterranean and ...
May 20, 2015
Politicians learn how to attract more meetings business at IMEX Politicians Forum

"How Do I Attract More Meetings and Events to My Destination?" was the engaging theme that drew more than 120 participants including ministers, senior government representatives, policy makers and meetings industry leaders representing 34 d...
May 19, 2015
IMEX Expansion Set To Deliver More Business Opportunities

55 new stands including exhibitors from every continent and from every meetings market sector are amongst the 3,500 exhibiting companies who represent over 150 countries. In addition, 20% of existing exhibitors have this year chosen to boo...
May 18, 2015
Engagement, Technology & Negotiation Enthral Corporate Buyers At Exclusively Corporate @IMEX

With a combined annual meetings and events spend of over $270 million, the 80 corporate buyers who came together for the third Exclusively Corporate @IMEX created the most influential gathering yet in this successful yearly series of dedica...
May 18, 2015
Highly Interactive Association Day At IMEX Helps Delegates Respond To Change; Measure Positive Impacts

Hundreds of association professionals from across the world gathered to attend a highly interactive and insightful Association Day at IMEX in Frankfurt. Held at Kap Europa, Messe Frankfurt's new congress centre, the day before the show, thi...
May 14, 2015
Call For Speakers: IBTM Events Adopts Cultural Approach For Global Education Programme

The ibtm events is inviting speakers from around the world to submit papers on a range of subjects which match the newly created "themed" education plan...
May 13, 2015
ibtm arabia Post Show Feedback Confirms New Meeting Pod Format Delivers Maximum ROI

Research conducted at ibtm arabia shows that the new format meeting pod event, held for the first time in February this year, provided the connections and business that led to 96% of exhibitors questioned, so satisfied with their experience...
May 12, 2015
IMEX In Frankfurt 2015 Will Be Biggest Ever - Show Opens On Tuesday 19 May

IMEX in Frankfurt 2015, the worldwide exhibition for incentive travel, meetings and events, will be the biggest since its launch in 2003 when it opens its doors next week. 55 new stands from every continent and from every meetings market...
May 12, 2015
ibtm world Confirms High Level of Rebooks Following 2014 Post Show Business Success

ibtm world (formerly EIBTM) has confirmed an impressive number of rebooks following the success of the show which took place in Fira Gran Via Barcelona last year. The rebranded event is set to welcome leading meetings industry suppliers inc...
May 11, 2015
Buyer Registration Open For BTC 2015

Registration has begun for the hosted buyer programme at the 31st BTC, Italy's events' exhibition, set to take place at the Spadolini pavilion of Fortezza da Basso, Florence, on Thursday 10 and Friday 11 December. True to its mission, t...
May 06, 2015
Visitors To IMEX Frankfurt Encouraged To 'Be Well at IMEX'

A new wellbeing focus introduced at this year's IMEX in Frankfurt is set to help buyers to stay healthy and rejuvenated during their busy days at the show. The 'Be Well at IMEX' initiative taking place throughout the show, 19 -- 21 May, wil...
April 30, 2015
ibtm arabia 2016 To Be Held At Jumeirah At Etihad Towers In Abu Dhabi

Following the success of ibtm arabia 2015, next year's event is to follow the same format but will take place at the 5-star Jumeirah at Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi, from 9 -- 11 February 2016. Lois Wilcox, Exhibition Manager, ibtm arabia...
April 27, 2015
IBTM Knowledge Week From April 27 2015; IBTM Events Shares Top Level Education Content

ibtm events has confirmed that their newly branded ibtm knowledge week is set to take place from Monday 27th April -- Friday 1st May 2015 and has also announced the launch of its new website ...
April 27, 2015
Top Agency Partners Delivering Buyers To The Meetings Show

The Meetings Show is working in partnership with key UK agencies including Ashfield Meetings & Events, Trinity Event Solutions, Worldspan Group, BCD M&I, ATP Event Experts, Team Spirit Event Management, PAREXEL, Top Banana, Capita and Owl L...
April 24, 2015
ibtm Knowledge Week Starts Monday April 27

ibtm events will launch ibtm knowledge week 2015 starting Monday 27th April -- Friday 1st May. ibtm knowledge week is online at and will foc...
April 23, 2015
Pioneering Partnerships At IMEX In Frankfurt

IMEX has announced two pioneering partnerships as part of IMEX in Frankfurt, 19 -- 21 May. In its first ever partnership with an organisation in the meetings industry, the International Association of Facilitators (IAF) are bringing prof...
April 23, 2015
UNICEO and The Meetings Show Forge Partnership

The Meetings Show and UNICEO (United Networks of International Corporate Event Organisers) are working in partnership to increase the attendance of senior corporate buyers and decision makers from bluechip companies across Europe at this ye...
April 22, 2015
IMEX Group Increasing Sustainability and CSR Initiatives In America and Frankfurt

As a supporter of World Earth Day 2015, the IMEX Group is committing to further decreasing the footprints of its exhibitions and to encouraging CSR at both IMEX in Frankfurt, taking place on 19 to 21 May and at IMEX America, set for 13 to 1...
April 16, 2015
IMEX Politicians Forum In Frankfurt To Share Valuable Insights Into Attracting Meetings Business

When more than 100 ministers, senior regional politicians and meetings industry leaders gather in Frankfurt on Tuesday 19 May for the 13th annual IMEX Politicians Forum, there will be strong recognition that the wide ranging benefits that m...
April 08, 2015
The PA Hub Shapes PA Education Content At The Meetings Show

Once again The Meetings Show has partnered with award winning Marion Lowrence from The PA Hub to deliver relevant and engaging content for PAs attending the show at Olympia from 7-9 July, 2015. Sessions will include: - Conference Plan...
April 08, 2015
Health & Wellbeing, Diversity & Sustainability Feature In New Inspiration Hub At IMEX Frankfurt

A new dedicated Health and Wellbeing track and seminars in English and German on sustainability and diversity are among the features of the restyled education programme at IMEX in Frankfurt from 19 to 21 May. They are among 170 education...
April 02, 2015
IMEX-MPI-MCI Future Leaders Forum At IMEX In Frankfurt

Around 100 students from universities across eight countries worldwide are set to attend the IMEX-MPI-MCI Future Leaders Forum at IMEX in Frankfurt this May. Designed to educate and support students studying meetings and conventions, touris...
April 01, 2015
Registration Opens For The Meetings Show 2015

Building on the success of last year, visitors to the show will benefit from an enhanced experience from the moment they walk through the doors at Olympia, London, from 7-9 July. In particular, the education programme will address issues...
March 31, 2015
41st GTM Germany Travel Mart Starts On April 26th, 2015 In Thuringia

The German National Tourist Board (GNTB) will hold its 41st GTM Germany Travel Mart from the 26th to 28th of April in Erfurt and Weimar. The host of this year's GTM is the Thüringer Tourism Board, with the cities of Erfurt and Weimar. "T...
March 26, 2015
AIPCO Business Tourism Conference 2015 Opens

The Irish Meetings Industry is gathering today in Powerscourt Hotel, Wicklow, to discuss how Ireland can remain at the forefront of the global marketplace. Nearly 200 delegates are in attendance, representing all the facets of the industry,...
March 19, 2015
France To Host The FIFA Women's World Cup In 2019

France has been awarded the hosting rights for the FIFA Women's World Cup 2019 and the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup 2018 ahead of Korea Republic, who was also in the running. The announcement was made today at the Home of FIFA in Zurich d...
March 17, 2015
Keynote Speaker Lynn Baker Headlines ibtm africa Forum 2015

ibtm africa has confirmed Lynn Baker, Managing Director, Executive Presence and certified public speaking coach as keynote speaker at the ibtm africa Forum, which will take place on the first day of ibtm africa 2015. In her session, 'Rai...
March 16, 2015
Volunteers Needed In Frankfurt! Get Creative In The Kitchen for IMEX Legacy Charity

Visitors to IMEX in Frankfurt 2015 once again have the opportunity to support the host city community by taking part in a special charity cooking event. Taking place on Monday 18 May 2015, the day before IMEX opens for business, volunteers ...
March 12, 2015
BTC 2015 Dates Announced: Italy's Events Exhibition To Be Held In Florence

The 31st edition of BTC, Italy's events exhibition, will be held in Florence, at the Spadolini pavilion of Fortezza da Basso, on Thursday 10 and Friday 11 December, a month after the traditional November date. The choice of date was dic...
March 12, 2015
ibtm world, part of ibtm events, Continues To Play A Vital Role In Meetings' Suppliers Business Mix

Research and analysis following EIBTM 2014 (which has recently been rebranded as ibtm world) has confirmed that 97% of exhibitors who participated in 2014 agree that the event is important for their business. Jim Hensley, CEO, Global DMC...
March 11, 2015
WTM Portfolio To Host Regional Responsible Tourism Awards In Africa

The WTM Portfolio is to host a responsible awards ceremony at its WTM Africa event following the long-running success of The World Responsible Tourism Awards at WTM The World Responsible Tourism Awards at WTM have been held on the Wednes...
February 24, 2015
Bill McDermott, CEO of SAP To Deliver Keynote Speech At Opening of IMEX In Frankfurt 2015

Bill McDermott, CEO of SAP, will deliver the keynote speech at the opening ceremony of IMEX in Frankfurt (19 May 2015). Bill McDermott believes passionately in the value and effectiveness of meetings as a means to drive business growth a...
February 18, 2015
CONVENE 2015 Closes To Acclaim In Vilnius, Lithuania

The 3rd edition of CONVENE held at the Litexpo centre from 11 to 12 February in Vilnius has closed to a chorus of ringing endorsements from the hosted buyer and exhibitor communities alike. Records tumbled at CONVENE with 157 hosted buy...
February 16, 2015
Packed 2015 Education Programme Set To Drive Association Day At IMEX In Frankfurt

Working with millennials, managing an association during a crisis, and how to best use data are just some of the key topics to be explored at this year's IMEX Association Day on Monday 18 May 2015. Taking place at Kap Europe, Messe Frank...
February 16, 2015
IBTM Arabia - Sets The Benchmark For A New Style of MICE Event In The Region

ibtm arabia which closed last Thursday in Abu Dhabi, created the first all-inclusive 5 star MICE event in the Middle East for international and regional suppliers and buyers. It also brought them together as a community to do business and ...
February 14, 2015
In Milan A Preview of Expo2015: BIT Relaunches The Tourism Offering

Milan, 14th February 2015 -- the last great travel show before EXPO 2015, the 35th Bit -- as the International Travel Fair is known, closed today at the Fieramilano fairground in Rho, marking a decisive shift towards quality business. F...
February 10, 2015
Business Travel Show 2015 Will Be The Biggest Ever

Business Travel Show 2015 will be the biggest in the event's 21-year history. With just two weeks to go until the show doors open at its new home -- Olympia Grand in west London -- 252 exhibitors are currently confirmed for the event, inclu...
February 10, 2015
ibtm arabia Delivers New Format MICE Event For The Gulf Region

International Hosted Buyers from 36 countries representing key and influential planners of MICE business have descended on Abu Dhabi for an exclusive closed door one-to-one meeting format in a revamped ibtm arabia (formerly GIBTM). Openi...
February 10, 2015
WTM 2014 Facilitates A Record £2.5 Billion In Travel Industry Deals

World Travel Market 2014 will generate a record £2.5 billion in travel and tourism industry deals -- an impressive 13% increase on WTM 2013. Independent research of World Travel Market's exhibitors reveals WTM 2014 will generate a massiv...
February 09, 2015
Tourism INDABA and 'We Are Africa' Will Collaborate Again In 2015

INDABA, the largest Pan-African travel show and We Are Africa, the bespoke travel trade show, will once again join forces in 2015 under the banner: TWO SHOWS ONE AFRICA. This collaboration will be to bring the very best Africa has to offer ...
February 09, 2015
More Than 400 Exhibitors Have Applied For INDABA 2015

Over 400 travel and tourism products and services have applied to exhibit at Africa's biggest and best established travel tradeshow. They include the widest variety and depth of African travel products from both the private and public secto...
February 02, 2015
All Aspects of Business Set To Flourish At IMEX In Frankfurt

IMEX in Frankfurt 2015, taking place from 19 to 21 May, is on course for further business growth, with a substantial number of new hosted buyer groups confirmed, over 20 new stands already booked representing organisations from all five con...
January 28, 2015
AIPCO Business Tourism Conference 2015

The Association of Irish Professional Conference Organisers (AIPCO) has announced that the 3rd AIPCO Business Tourism Conference will take place in the Powerscourt Hotel, Wicklow, on Friday 27th March. The conference will focus on how I...
January 27, 2015
Event Technology Uncovered! Showcase Set For Event Production Show & International Confex

Have you got a taste for the technological or is it just too taxing? Either way, the line-up of exhibitors, seminars and demonstrations at the forthcoming Event Production Show and International Confex is certain to reveal some specialist s...
January 26, 2015
3rd APECATE Congress Set For Lisbon, Portugal: February 6-7, 2015

APECATE (the Portuguese association of companies in the organisation of congresses, events and active tourism) is organising its third congress on the 6th and 7th of February 2015. It will take place at the Altis Grand Hotel in Lisbon. T...
January 21, 2015
EUROAL Travel Market Deploys Intense International Promotional Activities In The Coming Four Months

The activities start this coming week at FITUR Madrid with a full agenda of contacts, towards the tenth edition, from 3rd to 5th of june 2015. Seven foreign countries will be visited in the following four months, Portugal, Colombia, Germany...
January 20, 2015
WTM 2014 Conference and Events Sees A Record 17,000 Attendees

World Travel Market 2014's Conference and Event programme experienced a 4.5% increase smashing through the 17,000 barrier for the first time. WTM 2014 hosted more than 100 conferences and events with a total attendance of 17,036. Furt...
January 19, 2015
Adrian Hayes And Phil Bedford To Lead IBTM Arabia Knowledge Forum

Reed Travel Exhibitions has confirmed that Adrian Hayes and Phil Bedford are set to lead the ibtm arabia Knowledge Forum, which will take place as part of the closed event's Discovery Day on the 10th of February at the St Regis Saadiyat Isl...
January 15, 2015
ibtm arabia Announces Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau As Premier Partner

ibtm arabia, an exclusive event designed for meeting professionals in the Middle East, has confirmed that Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau will be the exclusive premier partner for the closed event which is set to take place at the five-star, Th...
January 15, 2015
WTM Africa 2015 Welcomes Array of New International Exhibitors

WTM Africa 2015, the leading business-to-business tourism event in Africa, has added an array of new International exhibitors, including destination hot-spot Abu Dhabi and a number of major players from the hotel, travel technology, cruise...
January 15, 2015
36% Increase In Group Coordinators Will Grow UK Buyers At The Meetings Show

The Meetings Show has welcomed a host of new and returning hosted buyer recruiters and coordinators for the 2015 show, with a significant focus on the delivery of buyers from the UK. Lexi deLeon from etouches, a first time group coordina...
January 12, 2015
IBTM Africa Now Accepting Hosted Buyer Applications

Hosted Buyer applications are now being accepted for ibtm africa 2015, a highly targeted, exclusive event for Africa's incentives and meetings industry, taking place at the Cape Town Convention Centre from 13 - 15 April 2015. ...
January 06, 2015
Gerald Ratner Joins International Confex As The Keynote For Day One

Gerald Ratner is a businessman whose fall from grace was one of the most spectacular ever seen in our times. Following a high profile gaffe in which he described some of the products sold in the stores as 'total crap', he was forced to sell...
January 06, 2015
WTM Africa 2015 Expands To Become A Three-Day Event

WTM Africa launched in spring 2014 as a two-day event in Cape Town and immediately established itself as the leading B2B tourism event in Africa. The inaugural event saw almost 4,000 industry professionals negotiate deals worth $314 mill...
January 05, 2015
International Confex To Donate £5 to MIMN For Every 5,000 Steps Taken At The Event

International Confex is partnering with leading industry charity, Meeting Industry Meeting Needs (MIMN) and will donate £5 for every visitor who takes over 5,000 steps at the event. International Confex is the UK's leading event for organi...
December 18, 2014
Airbnb's Marc McCabe To Speak At The Business Travel Show In February

Airbnb's Marc McCabe will speak at the Business Travel Show next February in a panel session that calls on the corporate travel industry to wake up to the sharing economy. The company, which is also exhibiting at the Business Travel Sho...
December 17, 2014
Speakers & Content - European Association Summit (EAS) 2015

The EAS is the annual education & networking forum for international association executives and senior staff. It is organized in Brussels on 5, 6 and 7 May 2015 by the visit.brussels Convention Bureau. Now in its 3rd edition, the Summit ha...
December 15, 2014
International Speaker Line Up Confirmed For CONVENE Professional Development Academy

A string of eminent international meetings industry figures are to form the faculty for the CONVENE Professional Development Academy and the subsequent two day programme which forms an integral part of CONVENE taking place in Vilnius 11-12 ...
December 12, 2014
International Confex Partners With Associations Network

International Confex is to partner with The Associations Network to deliver the Associations Events Forum on 18 February 2015. Associations Network is a membership organisation of over 15,000 employees of associations, societies, federation...
December 09, 2014
Strong Line-Up of Regional And International Hosted Buyers For ibtm arabia

Influential Hosted Buyers attending ibtm arabia, formerly GIBTM, to be held at St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort in Abu Dhabi from 10-12 February 2015, will be representing leading corporations, associations and association management compani...
December 03, 2014
New and Returning Exhibitors Boost The Meetings Show's Offering

In addition to welcoming back a wide range of exhibitors from the last two years, many of which have increased the size of their presence, The Meetings Show is also seeing significant growth from all sectors of the industry. A quarter o...
November 29, 2014
Torremolinos, UNWTO To Host 2nd International Conference On Tourism De-Stationalisation

Torremolinos (Costa del Sol - Spain) will be in june 2015, the venue for the Second International Conference on Tourism destationalisation. The Torremolinos Mayor, Mr. Pedro Fernández Montes, and the UNWTO General Secretary, Mr. Taleb Rifai...
November 27, 2014
Impressive Line-Up of Exhibitors For International Confex Announced

Taking place on 18-19 February 2015, at Olympia London, Confex has signed up an impressive list of UK & International venues, destinations and event suppliers. Some of the venues exhibiting include: 1 Moorgate Place, ACC Liverpool, Barc...
November 24, 2014
International Mediterranean Tourism Market (IMTM) Heads To Tel Aviv In 2015

It has been confirmed that the 21st International Mediterranean Tourism Market will return to Tel Aviv in 2015, taking place at the Israel Trade Fair and Convention Centre on the 10th and 11th February under the auspices of the Israel Minis...
November 24, 2014
EIBTM 2014 Ends Year On A High; New Show Name For 2015 - ibtm world

EIBTM closed last Thursday with over 15,500 (8% increase on 2013) industry professionals onsite for the three days of the show. With over 80% of attendees (excluding exhibitors) coming from Europe, the trend underlines the American Express ...
November 19, 2014
IBTM Arabia Unveils Its New "Meeting Pod"

ibtm arabia has unveiled the design impression of its exhibitor "meeting pods" for the transformation of the region's MICE event, previously known as GIBTM, which takes place for the first time at The St. Regis Hotel Saadiyat Island Resort ...
November 18, 2014
IBTM Portfolio Rebranded ibtm events

Reed Travel Exhibitions has announced that it has undergone a re-brand of the IBTM portfolio which will now become "ibtm events -- connections mean everything". At the same time 6 of the current 8 events will also have a new brand image and...
November 13, 2014
EIBTM 2014 Announces The Top 10 Innovations Transforming The Meetings Industry

EIBTM has announced the Top 10 Innovations showcased in this year's specially designated area of the Innovation Zone. The companies were chosen from those who applied to showcase technological, social or design innovations demonstrating rev...
November 12, 2014
WTM Delegates Numbers Approach 52,000 With 4% Increase

World Travel Market 2014, the leading global event for the travel industry, experienced an impressive 4% increase in attendees with the event opening its doors to almost 52,000 delegates over the four days (Monday 3 -- Thursday 6 November)....
November 06, 2014
World Travel Market 2014 Sees Impressive 7% Visitor Increase

Overall delegate figures are up 5%, according to unaudited figure up to 1pm on Wednesday 5 November The first two and a half days of World Travel Market (WTM) 2014, the leading global event for the travel industry, experienced an impress...
October 28, 2014
WTM Portfolio Facilitates $6.5 Billion in Travel Industry Deals

The World Travel Market Portfolio facilitates more than $6.5 billion (£3.9 million) in travel and tourism industry deals. The WTM Portfolio consists of the four leading business-to-business travel trade events in the world; - World Trave...
October 23, 2014
Leading International Associations To Attend EIBTM

A new initiative launched for the Association Sector by EIBTM has garnered support from the industry across the world and attracted a global representation of Buyers who are now registered to attend EIBTM 2014. My Association | My Club was ...
October 23, 2014
More Than 200 New Exhibitors Reveal World Travel Market's Vibrant Variety

Tourist boards, luxury operators, emerging destinations and technology specialists from a wide range of sectors and countries are among the 213 new exhibitors confirmed for World Travel Market (WTM) 2014, the leading global event for the in...
October 20, 2014
EIBTM Exhibitors Can Now Select Their Own Appointments With Hosted Buyers

From October 22nd, EIBTM opens its online diary between exhibitors and Hosted Buyers. For the first time exhibitors will now be able to request additional appointments with Hosted Buyers following the initial appointment match. Once logged ...
October 14, 2014
Ryanair, TUI and Flybe Bosses Debate The Future of Flying At World Travel Market

Delegates will hear first-hand from top airline bosses about the future of flying during a key aviation debate at World Travel Market -- the leading global event for the travel industry. Chaired by WTM aviation consultant John Strickland...
October 06, 2014
The Meetings Show Welcomes Status As UK's Only ICCA Supported Show

The Meetings Show has become the only UK based trade show in the meetings and events industry to achieve ICCA Supported Show status. This recognition by the leader in the international association meetings sector cements The Meetings Sh...
October 01, 2014
IMEX In Frankfurt Demonstrates Strong Business Headwind

As IMEX America is about to open a record show in Las Vegas (Smart Monday, Oct 13; trade show Oct 14 -- Oct 16), figures published today for the May 2014 edition of IMEX in Frankfurt reveal that the IMEX Group's annual Frankfurt show contin...
September 30, 2014
Industry Leading Advisory Board Looks To The Meetings Shows Future

The Meetings Show's Advisory Board met recently at The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre to review the 2014 show, provide feedback and offer insight for 2015. New members of the board for 2015 include Caroline MacKenzie, Commercial Dire...
September 25, 2014
Egypt To Sponsor World Travel Market 2014 Registration

World Travel Market (WTM) has confirmed that the Egyptian State Tourism Office will sponsor the registration for World Travel Market 2014. The sponsorship is part of Egypt's marketing campaign for the UK, one of its most important inboun...
September 18, 2014
Gulf Tourism Boosted As Sixth Emirate Joins World Travel Market Line-up

World Travel Market (WTM) has signed yet another emirate from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), meaning six out of the seven states will be represented at WTM 2014. Exhibiting at the event for the first time this year will be the Ajman Tou...
September 12, 2014
Confex Connect, The Bespoke Opt-In Hosted Buyer Programme For International Confex

Hosted Buyer Programmes are internationally renowned to provide exhibitors with a number of guaranteed business meetings before a show opens. It allows for dialogue with potential buyers to ensure their planned meetings are as productive as...
September 04, 2014
Google and Yahoo! Executives Discuss the World of Search at WTM 2014

Following the phenomenal success of the Travel Tech Show at WTM (World Travel Market) last year, the Travel Tech Show at WTM 2014 will be an impressive 20% bigger than last year's inaugural event, seeing it retain its position as the larges...
September 03, 2014
IBTM Arabia - New Dynamic Format, Name, Dates and Location

IBTM Arabia is the new name spearheading a transformation of the former annual GIBTM show. The event will also have a new location -- the 5 star, The St Regis Hotel Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi - with new dates, from 10-12th February 2...
August 27, 2014
International Confex Reveals Partnerships With Two More Leading Industry Associations

Ahead of the 2015 event, taking place at Olympia London on 18-19 February, International Confex has confirmed partnerships with the International Special Events Society (ISES) and the Hotel Booking Agency Association (HBAA). "Internatio...
August 21, 2014
International Confex Announces Renewed Partnership With ESSA

Following a successful partnership for our March 2014 show, International Confex has announced the renewal and development of our link-up with the Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA) for next year's event. The media partnershi...
August 19, 2014
First Time Exhibitor Saudi Looks To World Travel Market To Help Grow Its Tourism

World Travel Market (WTM), the leading global event for the travel industry, welcomes representation from Saudi Arabia on to the exhibition floor for the first time this year, as the Saudi government unveils plans to invest heavily into its...
August 11, 2014
Trade Visitor Registration Now Open for EIBTM 2014 In Barcelona

Trade visitor registration is now open for EIBTM 2014 - taking place in the award winning business and tourism destination of Barcelona. All meetings industry professionals are invited to register for EIBTM 2014, taking place from 18 -- 20 ...
August 05, 2014
World Travel Market 2014 Puts Women In The Spotlight

World Travel Market (WTM) 2014 is hosting two new seminar sessions looking at the relationship between women and the travel and tourism sector. Held as part of WTM's Women in Travel programme, the two sessions cover very different issues...
July 29, 2014
EIBTM Global Village Builds Its Global Business Reach

EIBTM is expecting to this year significantly exceed the 17,300 appointments that took place at EIBTM 2013 within one of the busiest areas of the exhibition, The Global Village. The Global Village is the platform for those looking to build ...
July 29, 2014
World Travel Market 2014 Secures Content Marketing &Social Media Giants For Keynote Sessions

Two of the biggest social media brands - Buzzfeed and Twitter - are already confirmed as keynote speakers at World Travel Market 2014, the leading global event for the travel industry. Both companies are presenting as part of WTM Travel ...
July 16, 2014
MPI EMEC 2015 In Krakow, Poland

The MPI European Meetings and Events Conference will be organised on February 1-3, 2015 in Krakow, Poland. EMEC is an annual meeting organised by the Meeting Professionals International, which brings together more than 20 000 planners and s...
July 15, 2014
WTM 2014 To Host The HSMAI's Third Europe Digital Marketing Conference

World Travel Market 2014 is hosting the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International's (HSMAI) Europe Digital Marketing Conference as part of its compressive programme on Thursday 6 November. The third annual Europe Digital Ma...
July 11, 2014
The Meetings Show Delivers Results For Buyers And Suppliers

Following news of The Meetings Show's rise in hosted buyer numbers and 10,000 pre-scheduled appointments, the show has closed 27% up on overall (unaudited) visitor numbers*. The Meetings Show welcomed 3,154 unique visitors to the event f...
July 08, 2014
The Meetings Show: 4 Days, 10,000 Pre-Scheduled Appointments; 62% Growth In Hosted Buyers

The Meetings Show starts today, creating the UK's largest gathering of UK and international meetings and events professionals. As The Meetings Show opens its doors, it welcomes: • 731 registered hosted buyers -- 62% more than 2013 • ...
July 08, 2014
Register Now for World Travel Market (WTM) Speed Networking Programme

World Travel Market is calling on its WTM Buyers' Club members to register for the hugely popular WTM Speed Networking programme. Speed Networking has proved incredibly successful since its introduction at WTM 2010. The programme now inc...
July 07, 2014
Focus On Sustainable Build and Architectural Design At The Hotel Show Dubai 2014

With hotel developments increasingly having to adhere to new 'green' build techniques and practices and sustainability a growing concern worldwide, this year's Hotel Show in Dubai will see a number of features and initiatives focused on the...
July 04, 2014
Confex Welcomes More Exhibitors, As EVCOM Ramps Up Education Role

With just over seven months until the UK's leading event for the meetings and events industry, a host of exhibitors across the event buying spectrum have already signed up to exhibit at Olympia, London in February 2015. Show Director Liz...
July 02, 2014
Science Museum To Host The Meetings Show's Hosted Buyer Welcome Reception

Lime Venue Portfolio (LVP) will provide The Science Museum as host venue for The Meetings Show's hosted buyer welcome reception on 7 July, 2014. "The Science Museum is the perfect backdrop for our welcome reception and we are delighted t...
June 30, 2014
Significant Growth For The Meetings Show

"With just one week to go, The Meetings Show is significantly bigger than last year but the increase in physical size is just half of the story," comments event director, Steve Knight. "Our growth has led to a significant increase in the nu...
June 30, 2014
EIBTM 2014 Confirms 90 New Buyer Group Co-Ordinators

EIBTM has recently confirmed 90 new Hosted Buyer Group Coordinators (20% increase from EIBTM 2013), who will bring some of the world's most senior buyers to this year's event, which will take place in the meetings business and tourism desti...
June 27, 2014
Organise Your Day And Save Time With The Meetings Show App

DoubleDutch and The Meetings Show's long term partnership has led to significant upgrades to The Meetings Show's app, providing up to the minute diary access for hosted buyers and a wide variety of other information at the touch of a finger...
June 25, 2014
The Hotel Show Launches New International Village

The Hotel Show, which takes place in Dubai from 28-30 September 2014, has launched a new and dynamic International Village dedicated to specific products showcased by their country of origin. The largest international showcase of its kin...
June 05, 2014
The Hotel Show Dubai

Celebrating 15 years of presenting the supply chain to the hotel industry in the Middle East and African region, The Hotel Show is the most comprehensive showcase (over 16,700 attendees in 2013) providing a full end to end offering from inv...
June 04, 2014
World Travel Market 2014 Extends Opening Hours To Celebrate Its 35th Event

World Travel Market (WTM), the leading global event for the travel industry, is extending the opening hours of WTM 2014 to facilitate even more business as part of its 35th event celebrations. World Travel Market launched in 1980 and has...
June 04, 2014
70th IATA AGM In Doha Concludes On A High Note

The 70th IATA (International Air Transport Association) Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Transport Summit 2014 concluded on a high note in Doha on Tuesday after a series of successful rounds of deliberations, key resolutions, negotiat...
June 04, 2014
EIBTM Technology Watch Now Accepting 2014 Submissions

EIBTM has announced that applications are now open for the annual EIBTM Technology Watch Award 2014. The award is the longest running annual global recognition project for technology innovation in the meetings and events sector. Comprise...
May 27, 2014
The Hotel Show Dubai - 28-30 September 2014

Celebrating 15 years of presenting the supply chain to the hotel industry in the Middle East and African region, The Hotel Show is the most comprehensive showcase (over 16,700 attendees in 2013) providing a full end to end offering from inv...
May 22, 2014
Largest IMEX Closes On A Business High

The 12th IMEX in Frankfurt closes today at Messe Frankfurt amid what IMEX Group Chairman, Ray Bloom, described as "a more positive and buoyant business mood than we've seen for some time." In his remarks at the show's closing press confe...
May 21, 2014
Celebrity Chef Prepares Frankfurt Speciality For IMEX CSR Project, Lichtblick House

Corporate Social Responsibility was hands-on at international meetings, incentive travel and events trade show IMEX on Monday (19 May). Celebrity chef Werner Mansshardt helped a group of 25 international industry buyers prepare German speci...
May 21, 2014
IMEX In Frankfurt Attendees Generate New Ideas On Making Multi-Generation Workplaces Shine

Day two of IMEX in Frankfurt brought another strong roster of education with attendees exchanging ideas, energy and best practices across keynotes, sessions, forums, campfires and more. One topic that was top of mind is gaining a better ...
May 20, 2014
Powerful Start For IMEX In Frankfurt - Biggest Show Ever For 2014

IMEX in Frankfurt opened earlier today in Messe Frankfurt's Hall 8 with the announcement that the leading trade show for the international meetings, events and incentive travel industry has grown again in 2014. New stands, stand increases f...
May 19, 2014
80 Corporate Buyers Pursue 'Catch 22' of Creativity And Compliance At Exclusively Corporate @IMEX

80 corporate buyers from 20 industry sectors and with a combined annual meetings and events spend of $180 million gathered at Frankfurt's Villa Kennedy earlier today for the second Exclusively Corporate @IMEX. The group, which included b...
May 19, 2014
IMEX Association Day 2014 Urges Delegates To "Save People, Not Associations"

"Save People Not Associations" by Irving Washington, Director of Operations at the Online News Association, was among the 10 track-led sessions available to over 300 association executives at the annual IMEX Association Day at the Sheraton ...
May 15, 2014
EIBTM Consults Top International Associations For A New Focus At This Year's Show

EIBTM has gone out to the Association Industry to strategically develop its annual dedicated programme for the buyers attending this year's event. The development of this strategy included a focus group meeting that took place this week in ...
May 14, 2014
Biggest IMEX Ever - Biggest Show Floor Plus Largest Education Programme For Frankfurt 2014

The 2014 edition of IMEX in Frankfurt, the leading trade show for the international meetings, incentive travel and events industry, will be the biggest in its 12 year history. 60 new stands and over 50 exhibitors who've taken larger stan...
May 13, 2014
Opening of Hosted Buyer Diary To Deliver 10,000+ Appointments At The Meetings Show

The hosted buyer diary for The Meetings Show has gone live, allowing buyers to schedule appointments with exhibitors of their choice. The hosted buyer programme, which is the cornerstone of the event, allows buyers to choose appointments...
May 08, 2014
WTM Vision Explores 'Global Phenomenon' of Chinese Travel Market

It is "boom time" for China's outbound market, with "dynamic" growth of 16% forecast for 2014, delegates at WTM Vision Conference -- Shanghai will hear today (Thursday 8 May). Exclusive research from Euromonitor International will also s...
May 07, 2014
New Life For IMEXlive As Social Media and Online Support Grows For 2014

IMEXlive, the 24-hour virtual 'window onto the show' devised by IMEX in Frankfurt and launched at the trade show last year, returns once again for IMEX 2014, thanks to a new sponsorship agreement with Hilton Worldwide and The Events Network...
May 06, 2014
Top Speakers Confirmed For The European Association Summit 2014: 14 & 15 May, Brussels

With the theme for 2013 being 'Shaping Your Association for the Future - Inspire, Connect, Empower' the speaker list offers a diverse range of topics for delegates to discuss, debate and learn about. The European Association Summit (EAS) is...
May 06, 2014
Virgin Atlantic Airways Partners With The Meetings Show To Showcase Specialist Services

The Meetings Show has confirmed a partnership with Virgin Atlantic, providing both organisations with opportunity to raise their profile and reach buyers across the whole of the meetings sector. In particular Virgin Atlantic will be suppor...
May 06, 2014
EIBTM Online Knowledge Week Is Taking Place From 6th - 9th May 2014

Back by popular demand, EIBTM, which is dedicated to driving the industry forward, is bringing the Online Knowledge Week to its online community. EIBTM has selected video content of some of the best-attended sessions from last year's sho...
May 01, 2014
The First Edition of IBTM Africa - A Great Success

The first IBTM Africa, launched by Reed Travel Exhibitions and part of Africa Travel Week, was praised by both suppliers and buyers as an "excellent new event for business development, knowledge enhancement and exclusive networking" in the ...
April 28, 2014
IMEX In Frankfurt Announces New Eight-Track Professional Education Programme Ahead of 2014 Show

Organisers of the annual IMEX in Frankfurt trade show for the international meetings, incentive travel and events industry have announced their final, extensive professional education programme for the 2014 Messe Frankfurt show. The 150...
April 15, 2014
MAMA - March Marketplace Announces New Regional Focus For 2015

VisitEngland, VisitScotland, VisitWales and Tourism Ireland combine with London & Partners to help sell Britain and Ireland to the world. MAMA, the marketplace for professional buyers to source British and Irish product, is announcing t...
April 14, 2014
IMEX Reaches 100 Signatories Target For Meetings Industry Declaration of Support

Following the signing of the IMEX Declaration of Support for the meetings and events industry by the President of the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce, the IMEX Group has now reached its first phase target of 100 signatories for the advocacy do...
April 14, 2014
Flagship International Trade Event - ExploreGB - Announced By VisitBritain

VisitBritain has today announced it will debut its largest annual international industry event, ExploreGB, in late February 2015. The flagship event will replace Hosted Buyers Marketplace (HBM) which VisitBritain held in partnership for the...
April 08, 2014
98% of Exhibitors Agreed It's Important To Their Business To Attend EIBTM

Findings from EIBTM's post show research shows that 98% of exhibitors overall agreed that the event is vital to their business. The analysis also confirmed that as a result of EIBTM 2013, the estimated average order value for exhibitors was...
April 07, 2014
SPECTRA Confirmed As DMC For The Meetings Show

Building on the success of last year's partnership, SPECTRA has been re-appointed as the official DMC for The Meetings Show in 2014, providing logistical support throughout the week of the show. "We are pleased to be part of The Meetings...
April 07, 2014
Brand Leaders In Audiovisual Technology Gather For Bit Broadcast 2014

From 20 to 22 May 2014 the Feria de Madrid pavilions will be home to BIT Broadcast 2014, the International Exhibition of Audiovisual Technology, a meeting place for professionals at the cutting edge of changes in the sector. Alongside tradi...
April 03, 2014
WTM Africa Puts Responsible Tourism In The Spotlight

World Travel Market Africa will bring wider issues of responsible tourism to the forefront during its leading event programme at the inaugural show. World Travel Market (WTM) Africa, taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Ce...
April 01, 2014
The Travel Tech Show Debut At WTM 2013 Leads To £105m In Deals

The Travel Tech Show at WTM 2013 will generate more than £100m in business deals for its exhibitors from its debut event. Independent research among World Travel Market's exhibitors shows The Travel Tech Show at WTM will generate an impr...
March 31, 2014
World ATM (Air Traffic Management Congress) 2014: Stronger, Bigger and Better

The World ATM Congress 2014, organized only for the second time, has proven its importance to the Air Traffic Management (ATM) industries. The 2014 Congress showed that the industry needs such an event that combines a large-scale exhibition...
March 27, 2014
British Entrepreneur Michelle Mone Confirmed As Keynote For Exclusively Corporate @IMEX

The IMEX Group has announced the programme for its next Exclusively Corporate @IMEX event, which is fast becoming a flagship networking and education event for both European and global corporate meeting planners. ...
March 26, 2014
IBTM Events Announces Global Partnership With The Events Network At BOB.tv

The global portfolio of IBTM Events that includes AIBTM, AIME, EIBTM, CIBTM, GIBTM, IBTM India and IBTM Africa has announced a partnership with BOB.tv which will see the portfolio providing its education content to The Events Network at BOB...
March 25, 2014
GIBTM 2014 Releases Inaugural Middle East Event Buyers Report

GIBTM 2014 today unveiled the eagerly anticipated release of the inaugural Middle East Buyers Report today (Tuesday 25 March), which surveyed planners from 10 countries in the Middle East, to gain direct insight into their purchasing habits...
March 25, 2014
EIBTM Launches Redesigned Website

EIBTM has announced today that its new 2014 website has been redesigned to further optimise the user's experience and increase communication with all attendees. Last year eibtm.com received over 1.56 million web page views and with the ...
March 25, 2014
WTM Vision Conference -- Cape Town To Profile Fast-Growing African Travel Industry

The latest forecasts for Africa's rapidly growing travel and tourism industry will be unveiled at the WTM Vision Conference - Cape Town. The WTM Vision Conference -- Cape Town, which takes place during the inaugural WTM Africa on Friday ...
March 24, 2014
GIBTM Opens; Middle East Is The Fastest Growing International Meetings Market

The Middle East is the fastest growing international association meeting market in the world according to an International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) study which was revealed recently, coinciding with the eighth edition of G...
March 18, 2014
World Travel Market 2013 To Generate £585m For Americas Exhibitors

World Travel Market (WTM) 2013 will generate more than £602 million for exhibitors from Americas & The Caribbean. WTM's Americas & The Caribbean region covers North America, Central America, South America and the Caribbean. Independent a...
March 18, 2014
Confex - A Resounding Success

Following the conclusion of 'one of the most successful International Confex for years', the show's organisers are already looking to the next outing for the UK meetings industry's longest serving show brand. The news follows the success...
March 17, 2014
High Profile Speakers At The Meetings Show's Association Meetings Conference

Kenes Group, CIRFS: European Man-made Fibres Association, Contendam, and the European CanCer Organisation are amongst the leading domestic and international organisations delivering content and taking part in the Association Meetings Confer...
March 13, 2014
Attendees From 73 Countries At The 2014 International Hotel Investment Forum In Berlin

Questex has announced more than 2,000 delegates from a record 73 countries attended its 2014 International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF) in Berlin. The event, which is now in its 17th year, featured more than 30 CEOs of major hotel companie...
March 13, 2014
Confex: 'Back On The Map' Say Organisers

Bustling aisles, packed speaker sessions, celebrity, selfies and government were all in attendance at day one of International Confex, the show that organisers are saying is 'firmly back on the industry map'. The first show under the new...
March 10, 2014
International Confex To Donate £5 To Charity For Every New Attendee

International Confex will donate £5 to charity for every new visitor who registers and attends the show. The exhibition kicks off this week (12-13 March 14) at Olympia London with organisers set to donate all the money raised to Events For ...
March 10, 2014
The Meeting Show - Bigger Year On Year Than 2013

"With more than 100 stands confirmed, equating to approximately 400 separate exhibiting companies, The Meetings Show is already bigger year on year than 2013," confirms Event Director Steve Knight. "Even more exciting though is the fact tha...
March 07, 2014
2014 AIPC Sales & Marketing Summit - May 18 In Frankfurt

With a continuous record of successful outcomes for over 8 years, the AIPC Sales & Marketing Summit has proven to be the best possible way to catch up on the latest market conditions and strategies and the perfect kick-off for member partic...
March 07, 2014
A Year of Major Open Air Events Kicks Off In Duesseldorf, Germany

Düsseldorf is a center for major international festivals of all kinds, and many of them are amazing one-of-a kind outdoor events on a city event schedule chock-full from summer through winter. Düsseldorf, Germany -- Summer or winter, the...
March 05, 2014
GIBTM: EU Business Hubs Await Surge In UAE Corporate Travellers; Schengen Waiver Decision

Business destinations in the EU are now on the cusp of an influx of business travellers from the UAE, after the European Parliament voted for Emiratis to be exempt from obtaining visas to visit any of the 25 Schengen countries last week. ...
March 05, 2014
IMEX In Frankfurt Takes Trade Show Value To New Heights With Personalised Support Services

A number of innovative new support services and education offerings, plus a rise in new hosted buyer groups and exhibitors will be some of the hallmarks of the IMEX in Frankfurt trade show, opening May 20th at Messe Frankfurt. A new pre...
February 24, 2014
IBTM Africa Confirms Keynote Speaker

IBTM Africa which is set to take place from 28 -- 30th of April in Cape Town, South Africa, will kick off the event with the IBTM Africa Forum, where Alex Granger will deliver his keynote session, 'MOMENTS OF TRUTH -- Business thinking and ...
February 20, 2014
IBTM Africa Confirms A Strong Line Up of International MICE Industry Buyers

IBTM Africa, part of Africa Travel Week, is gearing up for major business with MICE industry buyers from leading global agency, corporate and association companies qualified to attend the event, which is and takes place at the Cape Town Int...
February 18, 2014
Nick de Bois To Open International Confex With Welcome Address

Nick de Bois MP, Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Events will make the opening address at International Confex this year as part of an educational session that will debate the industry's response to the recent APPG Inqu...
February 17, 2014
EIBTM Confirms Impressive Line Up Of Exhibitors For 2014

EIBTM the global event for the meetings and events industry, has confirmed that major industry bellwethers have signed up, confirming their participation at the 2014 show, which is set to take place 18th - 20th November in Fira Gran Via, Ba...
February 17, 2014
GIBTM Gears Up For Serious Business In Abu Dhabi

New exhibitors, novel showcase features, major regional buyers, enhanced education programme, networking events and post-event fam' trips -- set the stage for GIBTM as the leading MICE exhibition in the Middle East. The 2014 edition of ...
February 15, 2014
Bit 2014 -- The International Tourism Exchange

Bit 2014 -- the International Tourism Exchange winds up today, once again confirming its key role for the market but also its undisputed importance for networking in the tourism sector. The numbers at this 34th Bit exhibition speak for t...
February 14, 2014
IFEMA Hosts World ATM Congress (Air Traffic Management)

IFEMA is hosting the latest edition of the World ATM Congress, organised by CANSO, the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation, in partnership with ATCA, the Air Traffic Control Association, which will be held on 4, 5 and 6 March at Feri...
February 14, 2014
European Association Summit 2014 - Brussels - May 14 & 15

Registration opens today for the European Association Summit 2014 "Shaping Your Association for the Future - Inspire, Connect, Empower" which will take place 14 & 15 May at the SQUARE - Brussels Meeting Centre and the Egmont Palace in Bruss...
February 12, 2014
UNWTO and WTTC Speakers Confirmed For IMEX Politicians Forum 2014 In Frankfurt

The IMEX Group has announced two influential speakers from the world's leading global tourism organisations for its forthcoming Politicians Forum, which takes place on May 20th during the IMEX in Frankfurt trade show. The presence of Mr ...
February 11, 2014
Event Production Show To Collocate With International Confex

Two of the largest exhibitions serving the UK events industry, International Confex and the Event Production Show, will collocate in 2015, it was announced today. Live from Earl's Court London, at the second Event Production Show under n...
February 11, 2014
The IMEX-GMIC Green Awards

Submissions are now being invited for the annual 2014 IMEX-GMIC Green Awards. Presented every year at the IMEX trade show's Gala Dinner in Frankfurt, the IMEX-GMIC Green Awards were the first in the international meetings, events and in...
February 10, 2014
GIBTM 2014 Knowledge Programme Announced

GIBTM, the Incentive, Business Travel and Meetings Exhibition in the Middle East, recently announced the full outline for their 2014 GIBTM Knowledge programme which will be delivered at the show, set to take place at the Abu Dhabi National ...
February 10, 2014
GBTA's European Conference Will Take Place In Berlin, Germany On 12-14 November

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) today announced that its European conference will take place in Berlin, Germany on 12-14 November. GBTA has combined its conference with the German business travel association, Verband Deutsc...
February 06, 2014
Europe Congress' MCE Central & Eastern Europe 2014 Event: Bucharest, Romania, February 9-11, 2014

With just days to go for the start of Europe Congress' MCE Central & Eastern Europe 2014, excitement is running high among the organizers and participants alike. The exclusive MICE networking event for the promotion of the CEE region, which...
February 04, 2014
World Travel Market 2014 Launches Wellness Tourism Programme

World Travel Market 2014 is launching its first comprehensive programme to support the fast-growing Wellness Tourism sector. The Wellness Tourism sector is growing at a phenomenal pace of 9% annually, compared to the travel and tourism i...
January 30, 2014
International Confex Unveils Educational Programme

International Confex has unveiled what key industry figures are calling the broadest educational programme in the show's 30 year history. The content has been curated in partnership with the exhibition's Steering Group and sees a mixture of...
January 30, 2014
IMEX Group Announces Growth In Partnerships For 2014

The IMEX Group, organiser of two global trade shows for the meetings, incentive travel and events industry, has announced a number of new association partnerships together with several added-value developments to existing agreements. N...
January 23, 2014
The Travel Tech Show At WTM To Grow A Further 20% In 2014

The Travel Tech Show at WTM 2014 will be an impressive 20% bigger than last year's inaugural event, seeing it retain its position as the largest dedicated travel technology event in the UK. The Travel Tech Show at WTM was launched in 201...
January 21, 2014
GIBTM Gears Up For Success; Meetings Industry Buyers Confirmed To Attend

GIBTM, the leading Incentive, Business Travel and Meetings Exhibition in the Middle East, is gearing up for major business with meetings industry buyers from leading global financial, technology, agency, corporate and association companies ...
January 20, 2014
New Exhibitors For The Meetings Show 2014

Dubai, Turkey, The Balearics, Accor Hotels, The Westminster Collection and Chicago are just a few of the new exhibitors confirmed for The Meetings Show in 2014. This significant number of new exhibitors represents just part of an exception...
January 20, 2014
Tel Aviv To Host The 20th International Mediterranean Tourism Market In February

The 20th International Mediterranean Tourism Market will be held in Tel Aviv at the Israel Trade Fair and Convention Centre from 11th to 12th of February 2014. The two-day exhibition will be open to trade professionals during the morning an...
January 17, 2014
'The First Lady of Football' Karren Brady To Keynote At International Confex 2014

Karren Brady CBE, Vice-Chairman of West Ham Football Club, business ambassador, UK sporting executive and star of The Apprentice, will provide the keynote speech on day one of International Confex (12-13 March 2014) this year. Brady, kn...
January 16, 2014
International Confex Announces New Exhibitors For 2014

International Confex has announced today the sign up of a host of new exhibitors for its 2014 outing. Exhibitors range across the destination, hotel, venue and event services sector with both new arrivals to the show as well as the return o...
January 15, 2014
WTM Africa Announces Leading Event Programme

WTM Africa announces the planned line-up of its event programme, which will take place during the inaugural show on May 2-3 at Cape Town's International Convention Centre. WTM Africa's own World Responsible Tourism Programme (WRTP) wil...
January 08, 2014
International Buyers Set To Boost Mice Market In Africa

IBTM Africa confirms significant international buyer interest for first event set to take place from 28-30 April 2014. The rapidly growing demand for meetings industry suppliers within Africa, has been reflected in the unprecedented interes...
January 02, 2014
PCMA To Deliver World Leading Content For Confex 2014

The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) and International Confex have agreed a partnership that will see the global association provide senior, leadership level content for the show's visitors next year. PCMA delivered ...
December 19, 2013
Confex Unveils New Look For 2014

The new owners of International Confex have announced a series of new partnerships that will create a contemporary and dynamic new look for the 2014 show. The exhibition has just confirmed Index Group as official contractor, using its revol...
December 17, 2013
SMART Malaga Gears Up For EFAPCO Congress

More than 200 meetings industry professionals are set to gather in Malaga in mid-January for the 6th EFAPCO Congress. Professional Congress Organisers from across Europe will be joined in the capital of the Costa del Sol by senior staff ...
December 13, 2013
International Confex Confirms Industry Partnerships

The new owners of International Confex have agreed a series of partnerships with the UK's key events associations. ABPCO, ACE, ESSA, Eventia, HBAA, ISES, MIA and MPI all have announced their support for the show, adding features and promoti...
December 04, 2013
Istanbul To Host 2014 M&I Forum Europe Spring

Meeting and Incentive Forums has announced that it will hold its spring event for 2014 in Istanbul. The Forums' proven format of one-to-one meetings and networking activities is the leading way for event planners and MICE suppliers to conne...
November 26, 2013
Global Travel Buyers Show Support For WTM Africa

The inaugural World Travel Market Africa is attracting interest from senior buyers from around the globe, with a number of travel businesses confirming that they will attend and are looking to sign deals with African and international exhib...
November 25, 2013
EIBTM 2013 Reflects Growth In Economies

Ending the year on a high, EIBTM 2013 reports that exhibitors, buyers and visitors reflected the positive trends witnessed in the industry this year, with over 65,000 pre-scheduled appointments taking place plus a 7.7% increase in trade vis...
November 25, 2013
Qatar Duty Free Hosts Middle East & Africa Duty Free Association (MEADFA) Conference

Qatar Duty Free, the second largest Duty Free operator in the Middle East, hosted the 2013 MEADFA Conference, which is being held at the Ritz Carlton on 25 and 26 November. This is the first time that the MEADFA Conference is held in Doha. ...
November 20, 2013
World Travel Market 2013 Tops 50,000 Delegates

World Travel Market (WTM) experienced an impressive 5% increase in participants with the event opening its doors to more than 50,000 delegates over the four days (Monday 4 -- Thursday 7 November). All visitor groups experienced growth, a...
November 19, 2013
EIBTM Trends Watch Report Points To A More Optimistic 2014

'The mood of our industry, as reflected in the conclusions of the vast majority of the surveys used in the compilation of this report, has changed to one of quiet optimism' was the opening statement presented in the EIBTM Trends Watch sessi...
November 18, 2013
MooveTeam Set To Showcase Google Glass At EIBTM

MooveTeam, exhibiting at this year's EIBTM, in the new Innovation Zone have recently confirmed that they will be integrating Google Glass with the latest version of their gaming platform, which will be showcased at EIBTM 2013 (www.eibtm.com...
November 18, 2013
IMEX Eyes Industry Predictions for 2014 - Content, Tech, "Glocal" CSR, Diversity & The Happiness Factor

With its eyes and ears on the global meetings marketplace from two vantage points - one in Europe at IMEX in Frankfurt and one in the US at IMEX America - the IMEX Group today offered its predictions for meetings industry trends and changes...
November 15, 2013
EIBTM 'Live' Set To Deliver Virtual Education Stream

EIBTM is set to launch EIBTM Live ( ), a virtual education stream tailored to meetings industry professionals across the globe. Key sessions of the EIBTM Knowledge ...
November 11, 2013
EIBTM Industry Trends Report Reveals Optimistic Outlook For 2014

The findings for the EIBTM 2013 Trends Watch Report have been collated and the full evaluation is set to be presented by Rob Davidson, Senior Lecturer in Events Management, University of Greenwich, London, UK at EIBTM which is set to take p...
November 07, 2013
Christophe Morin Set To Keynote The Meetings Leadership Summit At EIBTM

EIBTM has announced that the first edition of The EIBTM Meetings Leadership Summit is set to take place on Monday 18 November (12-2:30pm) at the brand new Renaissance Barcelona Fira. It has also been confirmed that the event, facilitated...
November 07, 2013
The Travel Tech Show At WTM Concludes With Hard-Hitting Debate

The final day of the Travel Tech Show at WTM was a game of two halves - creative content which engages consumers and drives loyalty led discussions first thing while tips and tools for bloggers and using bloggers took care of the second par...
November 07, 2013
World Travel Market 2013 Concludes With Even More Business Deals Agreed

Day four of World Travel Market opened with another packed Speed Networking Session with hundreds of buyers and sellers keen to meet and discuss business deals. Many had attended previous networking sessions at WTM and were keen to repea...
November 05, 2013
The Travel Tech Show At WTM Focuses On Social Media And Mobile

The inaugural The Travel Technology Show at WTM today (Tuesday 5 November) put the spotlight on social media and mobile trends as well as how online penetration continues apace for some destinations. A session on how Facebook is now in ...
November 05, 2013
Discussion, Disagreement & Innovation At WTM World Responsible Tourism Events

The Employment in Travel and Tourism: the Responsible Tourism opened the World Responsible Tourism events for 2013, with lively discussion and disagreement on the second day of World Travel Market 2013 (Tuesday 5 November). Ufi Ibrahim, ...
November 04, 2013
IBTM Africa Team Go On The Road; Early Signs Show Strong Support For First IBTM Africa

Following on from a successful partnership with Kenya Tourism Board, SITE and ICCA that organised the first MICE Seminar to take place in Kenya this month, Reed Travel Exhibitions took the opportunity to update some 50 attendees from Kenya,...
November 04, 2013
World Travel Market 2013 Opens Successfully With A Big Drive On Business

World Travel Market 2013 opened on Monday 4 November with a greater focus on business than ever. The event is predicted to generate more than £2 billion worth of deals this year alone while London will be more than £160 million better off a...
October 31, 2013
World Travel Market Provides £160 Million Boost To The London Economy

World Travel Market 2013 is set to boost the London economy by more than £160 million. The event - which runs from Monday 4 to Thursday 7 November at ExCeL, London exhibition centre - attracts around 50,000 of the global travel and touri...
October 24, 2013
Industry Confidence Results In Significant Growth For The Meetings Show

Following the success of the inaugural Meetings Show in July, exhibitors from around the world are either significantly increasing their stand space or committing to exhibit for the first time at next year's show, which takes place from 8-1...
October 23, 2013
EIBTM Set To Run Market Focus Events To Support Key Meetings Destinations Including Europe & U.S.

EIBTM, the global event for the meetings and events industry, is set to run a series of dedicated market spotlight sessions for Europe and U.S. at this year's show, as a result of post-show feedback from Hosted Buyers who have expressed a d...
October 17, 2013
Organisers Announce Ambition For Confex Following Change of Venue

The new organisers of International Confex have promised to 'give the show back to the industry' next year as they take the reins of the UK's largest meetings and events exhibition for the first time. The organisers have committed to cr...
October 10, 2013
EIBTM Supports Industry Peers Through Dedicated Research Education Stream

EIBTM, the global event for the meetings and events industry, has confirmed that the results of a number of key research projects will be delivered at the 2013 edition of the show, scheduled to take place in the Fira Gran Via, Barcelona, 19...
October 10, 2013
Aer Lingus CEO To Headline World Travel Market's Airline Programme

Aer Lingus CEO Christoph Mueller will headline World Travel Market 2013's Airline Programme. Mueller will discuss how he's delivered strong and improve growth for the Irish flag carrier despite its set of unique challenges as part of the...
September 26, 2013
Significant Developments Unveiled For The Meetings Show 2014

Centaur Exhibitions today announced a series of initiatives and additional investment designed to secure substantial increases in the hosted buyer, trade visitor and exhibitor communities within the show. With the appointment of new host...
September 25, 2013
CONVENE To Showcase The Baltic Sea Region

Organisers of meetings industry event CONVENE, which showcases the Baltic Sea Region, are once again expecting huge interest in their Hosted Buyer programme, which is now open for registration. The event launched to great acclaim last ye...
September 24, 2013
High-Profile Speakers Check In For World Travel Market Hotels Programme

World Travel Market, the leading global event for the travel industry, has confirmed world-renowned hotelier Sir David Michels and other high-profile figures as speakers for its hotels programme. Sir David Michels FIH is President of the...
September 23, 2013
Nairobi Hotel Conference Proceeds As Planned

The organisers of the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF), taking place in Nairobi 23-25 September 2013, have confirmed that it will go ahead as planned, despite the terrorist incident at the Westgate Shopping Centre. Jonathan Worsley, ...
September 23, 2013
First MeetingPlanners Russia Concludes

Monday 9 September and Tuesday 10 September marked the two days of the first MeetingPlanners Russia forum in the InterContinental Tverskaya hotel in the centre of Moscow. Many planners from Russia and CIS countries made their way to the eve...
September 21, 2013
A Brand New "Business Class" Experience Awaits At Bit 2014 - Borsa Internazionale del Turismo

A "business class" travel experience that will bring professional visitors to experiment at Bit 2014, at fieramilano from Thursday 13th to Saturday 15th February. The next edition of the Borsa Internazionale del Turismo will be marked by a ...
September 11, 2013
WTM 2013 To Be Opened By Sir Stuart Rose

World Travel Market 2013, the leading global event for the travel industry, will be opened by Sir Stuart Rose, one of the business world's most respected leaders. Former Marks & Spencer CEO and Chairman Sir Stuart led a turnaround of one...
September 11, 2013
Reed Travel Exhibitions Evolves The Role Of Sponsorship At Trade Shows

Following plans announced by EIBTM to deliver a new appearance for the 2013 show, the leading global event for the meetings and events industry has confirmed that they will be adding a number of new platforms to the event which will provide...
September 11, 2013
FRESH Conference & European Sustainable Events Conference Join Forces In Copenhagen

From January 26th to 29th 2014, the FRESH Conference is organized back to back with the 2014 European Sustainable Events Conference (ESEC). FRESH - the leading Meetings Design Conference and ESEC offer event professionals a single stop solu...
September 03, 2013
EIBTM 2013 Introduces Dedicated Africa Pavilion To Meet Growing Demand

EIBTM has announced the launch of a dedicated Africa Pavilion at the 2013 edition of the event. The pavilion has been introduced following an increased demand from international buyers seeking to place outbound MICE business with African su...
September 03, 2013
World Travel Market Assembles High-Level Panel Session To Open World Responsible Tourism Day

World Travel Market has assembled a high-level headline panel to discuss the thorny issue of carbon emissions in the travel industry, including TUI Travel Deputy Chief Executive Johan Lundgren. TUI is one of the largest leisure companies...
September 02, 2013
Kenya To Host Ecotourism Leaders At Ecotourism & Sustainable Tourism Conference In Nairobi

The Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference (ESTC) will be held at the Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi from 24th - 27th September 2013 and will bring together 500 ecotourism professionals from around the world. ESTC is The Internatio...
August 20, 2013
Japan and Brazil The Focuses For WTM's Origin Markets Programme

World Travel Market 2013 will focus on Brazil's and Japan's travel and tourism potential in its Origin Markets programme. The programme, organised by the European Tour Operators' Association (ETOA), starts on Tuesday 5 November at 2.30pm...
August 08, 2013
Visitor Registration Opens For EIBTM In Barcelona

EIBTM taking place in Barcelona has announced that Trade Visitor registration is now open. All meetings industry professionals are invited to register online for the event that will take place one week earlier than its usual dates. Benef...
July 24, 2013
The Meetings Show Delivers High Quality Buyers, Education And Networking

Following more than 6,000 appointments, 190 education sessions and a host of networking events across London, The Meetings Show has been hailed a success by both exhibitors and buyers. The Meetings Show's Event Director, Steve Knight com...
July 22, 2013
IMEX In Frankfurt: Exit Survey Results Announced

An exit survey of just under 900 hosted buyers who attended IMEX in Frankfurt in May reveals that the show continues to attract a committed business audience. Overall, results and anecdotal feedback suggest that IMEX hosted buyers are stron...
July 17, 2013
HSMAI Europe; HSMA Germany To Host Revenue Management & Digital Marketing Conference

Two Worlds Collide - is the theme for the first conference to be jointly hosted by HSMAI Europe and HSMA Germany. The conference takes a detailed look at the converging disciplines of Revenue Management and Digital Marketing and the issues ...
July 10, 2013
Exhibitors and Hosted Buyers Applaud The Meetings Show UK's Focus

Hosted Buyers and exhibitors attending The Meetings Show UK, which is taking place at Olympia, London until Thursday, have overwhelmingly welcomed the show as a place to make connections and conduct business. Over the three days of the ...
July 04, 2013
The Meetings Show UK: 6,000 Appointments With 350 Exhibitors From Around The World

More than 6,000 pre scheduled appointments will have been booked by Hosted Buyers attending The Meetings Show UK by the time the show opens next week. In addition the system which allows exhibitors to invite the Hosted Buyers to further app...
July 03, 2013
The Travel Tech Show at WTM Partners With Amadeus

The Travel Tech Show at WTM has signed a high-profile year-round partnership with Amadeus, which sees the global distribution system and leading travel technology supplier host the event's VIP lounge. As well as the Amadeus VIP Lounge at...
July 02, 2013
The Meetings Show UK App Goes Live

The Meetings Show UK has released its official event app powered by DoubleDutch to engage attendees, and capture leads for exhibitors at its highly anticipated, inaugural event. The Meetings Show UK, which is taking place between the 9th...
June 26, 2013
Europe Congress announces 4th annual MCE Central & Eastern Europe: Bucharest, Romania

Europe Congress successfully held their 3rd annual MCE Central & Eastern Europe (CEE) in Budapest, Hungary earlier this year. The event is tailored to attracting MICE business for the CEE region. After careful consideration, Bucharest was c...
June 25, 2013
World Travel Market 2012 To Generate £585m For Americas Exhibitors

World Travel Market (WTM) 2012, the leading global event for the travel industry, will generate more than £585 million for exhibitors from Americas & The Caribbean, an impressive 30% increase on WTM 2011. WTM's Americas & The Caribbean r...
June 11, 2013
Business Travel Market Announces New Advisory Board

Business Travel Market (BTM) has enhanced its Advisory Board of leading figures from both the supplier and buyer communities as the exhibition continues to build momentum ahead of its 2013 edition. The new members joining the Advisory...
June 11, 2013
Reed Travel Exhibitions Launches 'Africa Travel Week'; Three Co-Located Travel Industry Events

Global leader Reed Travel Exhibitions (RTE) has announced that it will launch 'Africa Travel Week' at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) to run from April 28th to May 3rd 2014. The event will comprise three co-located ...
June 06, 2013
WTM 2012 Will Generate More Than £410m For Global Village Exhibitors

World Travel Market 2012 will generate more than £410 million for exhibitors in its Global Village region, reveals independent research. The Global Village covers travel and tourism businesses with a global presence, such as major hotel ...
May 29, 2013
World Travel Market 2013 Launches First Luxury Showcase

World Travel Market 2013 will host its first A Taste of ILTM at WTM on Monday 4 and Tuesday 5 November. A Taste of ILTM at WTM, in association with fellow Reed Travel Exhibitions event International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM), will see ...
May 28, 2013
Inspirational Keynote Speakers For 2013 Adventure Travel World Summit In Namibia

Just-released, high-impact, inspirational keynote addresses at the Adventure Travel Trade Association's (ATTA) first-ever Adventure Travel World Summit (ATWS) on the continent of Africa, in Namibia, October 26 -- 31, 2013. Keynotes include ...
May 23, 2013
IMEX In Frankfurt Finishes With 33% Increase In Business Appointments

The 2013 edition of IMEX came to a close today with IMEX Group Chairman, Ray Bloom, announcing several important new business achievements for the Frankfurt edition of the trade show. He announced that over 3900 hosted buyers from 75 cou...
May 22, 2013
IMEX Politicians Forum Brings High-Level Delegations Into Frankfurt

A networking breakfast facilitated by the Hon. Nick de Bois, Member of Parliament and Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for UK Events, signalled the official start of the IMEX Politicians Forum in Frankfurt yesterday. Now in it...
May 21, 2013
Business Indicators All Looking Strong As IMEX Opens In Frankfurt

IMEX in Frankfurt opened earlier today in Hall 8 of Messe Frankfurt by announcing a rise in new exhibitor numbers together with some significant stand size increases, plus a marked upswing in the number of pre-show appointments made between...
May 08, 2013
Arabian Travel Market New Frontiers Award Honours Philippines After 2012 Typhoon

Arabian Travel Market (ATM) has named the Philippines as the recipient of the New Frontiers Award 2013 during a special seminar event held on the second day of the show. Mr. Benito C. Bengzon, Jr., Assistant Secretary, International Tour...
May 06, 2013
Second Jerusalem International Tourism Summit 2013: The New Era of Tourism

The Second Jerusalem International Tourism Summit will take place on May 28-29 at the Jerusalem International Convention Center. The conference is one of the most important summits on innovative technologies in tourism and travel. The summi...
April 28, 2013
Arabian Travel Market (ATM): Turbulent Outlook Requires Blue-Sky Thinking From Aviation Industry

Aviation sector experts and commentators will gather in Dubai for the 20th annual Arabian Travel Market (ATM) exhibition next month as the industry comes under close scrutiny at dedicated sessions as part of the overall ATM 2013 seminar ser...
April 25, 2013
New IMEX Event Targets Corporate Executives - Exclusively Corporate @ IMEX

IMEX in Frankfurt 2013 will see the launch of a new education and networking event designed specifically for corporate meeting planners and senior corporate executives. The pre-show event is attracting considerable interest with over 50 buy...
April 17, 2013
Arabian Travel Market (ATM) Sold Out As Mediterranean Resorts Target GCC Tourists

The ongoing effects of the Euro zone crisis has prompted popular Mediterranean destinations to target growth opportunities in the GCC markets at Arabian Travel Market (ATM) which reports a sell-out show ahead of next month's 20th anniversar...
April 13, 2013
Keynote Speakers Deliver Context For AIPC Annual Conference 2013 In Cape Town

The lineup of exemplary speakers on hand for the 2013 AIPC Annual Conference in Cape Town, South Africa this coming July 1-3 will provide delegates with a comprehensive insight into how the country is emerging as a major factor in both the ...
April 08, 2013
ISES Reveals Further Details of New International Event

The International Special Events Society (ISES) has announced further details of ISES Live, the new International Event designed for the Creative Event Professional, which takes place at Atlantis in Nassau, The Bahamas, August 22-24, 2013. ...
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