Conference News Archives | Conference Matters

ICCA in search for new CEO

The board of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) announces the departure of long-serving CEO Martin Sirk and is in search for a successor. For the time being Chief Value Officer Dennis Speet will  lead the association as acting CEO. Martin Sirk “16 years is an exceptionally long period in any role, and I’m immensely […]

Read More…

Limburg chosen for Eurovelo and Cycle Tourism Conference 2018

Igor Philtjens (Limburg Regional Minister for Tourism) and Bernhard Ernsink (Secretary General ECF) signing the Memorandum of Understanding at the ECF’s headquarters in Brussels.

The Tourism Limburg organisation has succeeded in landing the ‘EuroVelo & Cycle Tourism Conference’ 2018, the number one international cycling conference for professionals in the tourism sector. The European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF) selected the Flemish province from ten different European candidates to be the host for the fourth event. Both parties ratified their collaboration with […]

Read More…

Barcelona claims top spot in ICCA city rankings

ICCA statistics 2017

Barcelona claims first place in the ICCA city rankings by number of meetings in 2017 for the first time since 2004. The country rankings only show minor shifts. The association meetings market continues its robust growth, according to the statistics ICCA published on 7 May. Rotating international association meetings In another successful year for the […]

Read More…

TechnOvation, a new tech-themed afterwork event at IMEX Frankfurt

TechOvation at IMEX Frankfurt

Ovation Global DMC, in partnership with Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos and Zeus Consortium, has launched TechnOvation, a new tech-themed afterwork event on the first night of IMEX Frankfurt. On May 15th, The Mantis Roofgarden opens its doors to welcome IMEX hosted buyers and key MICE decision-makers for a night of networking and surprises in […]

Read More…

Helmond joins VisitBrabant

Helmond joins the VisitBrabant Convention Bureau. The covenant was signed on 28 February 2018. This allows Helmond to publicise its range of events and conferences to a broader audience. VisitBrabant Convention Bureau is an independent service organisation for meeting planners, PCOs and other professionals who want support in finding locations for meetings, incentives, conferences and/or […]

Read More…

RAI CEO Paul Riemens launches Amsterdam City of Drones

Launch of the Amsterdam Drone Week by RAI CEO Paul Riemens

Paul Riemens, CEO of the RAI Amsterdam convention centre, has launched the ‘Amsterdam City of Drones’ initiative in parallel with this week’s Commercial UAV Expo Europe. “RAI Amsterdam aims to be more than an event organiser in this context,” says Riemens. “Our goal is to provide a platform for knowledge, contacts and innovation as we […]

Read More…

MindMeeting and Asia Concentrate launch joint venture Orange Gibbon

Orange Gibbon at Water Melon Camp Taiwan

MindMeeting and Asia Concentrate have agreed on a joint venture that will provide meeting design services for Far East markets. The new company will have the name Orange Gibbon and it will be offering advanced meeting design solutions for anyone holding meetings. Meeting design services Starting from March, 2018, Taipei-based Asia Concentrate will offer meeting […]

Read More…

Euclid Summit 2018 to take place in The Hague

Euclid Summit 2018 The Hague

The Euclid Summit 2018 will take place at the Hilton in The Hague on 11 and 12 April. The event will bring together European local and national governmental organisations, universities, business and social enterprises to discuss and promote positive social economic impact. Social impact Under the topic “Growing ecosystems for social impact: everyone’s responsible”, Euclid […]

Read More…