World Cup events: From Russia with no love to Qatar

Clearwater Events

Russia – where the recent FIFA World Cup was held and Qatar, which hosts the 2022 tournament have questionable human rights records to put it mildly. It is also worth pointing out that not every host nation or city has the same issues as Russia and Qatar.

Israel Considers Issuing National Cryptocurrency

BizBash

Compliance Cryptocurrency Exclusive Bitcoin Colu Israel Russia SwedenThe Israeli government is creating its own “digital shekel,” according to multiple reports.

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March 26, 2018: March for Our Lives Rally Draws 800,000 to Washington, Russia Isn't the Ideal Destination for U.S. and U.K. World Cup Fans, Cannes Film Festival Bans Netflix and Selfies

BizBash

MARCH FOR OUR LIVES RALLY DRAWS 800,000 TO WASHINGTON: At the March for Our Lives rally on Saturday, survivors

Holotronica confirms European distribution deal with Gerriets

Event Industry News

Renowned Holo-Gauze solution to be exclusively distributed throughout Europe, UK & Russia Holotronica, owner of Holo-Gauze, the world-renowned 3D display solution for large hologram effects, has announced Gerriets GmbH as its exclusive European Sales Partner.

The Belfry crowned England’s Leading Conference Hotel & Resort

Event Industry News

Petersburg, Russia. The Belfry Hotel & Resort has been named England’s Leading Conference Hotel & England’s Leading Resort at the World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony which took place on 30th September in St. Recognised as ‘the Oscars’ of the world’s travel industry, the WTA’s acknowledge winners that truly set the benchmark for the rest […]. The post The Belfry crowned England’s Leading Conference Hotel & Resort appeared first on Event Industry News.

How To Market to Global Audiences

PCMA Convene

mdg’s Irina Anthony (right) as budding digital media specialist in Samara, Russia. I was born and raised in Russia, speak three languages, and have traveled extensively around the world. Over the past several years, U.S.

The Clean-Sport Movement: Inside the World Anti-Doping Agency’s Annual Symposium

PCMA Convene

That led to a variety of last-minute changes to the symposium program, such as adding a 15-minute “Update on Anti-Doping Activities in Russia” from Pavel Kolobkov, Russia’s minister of sport. . “We

CWT Meetings & Events research: London to remain top EMEA destination for corporate meetings and events in 2019

Event Industry News

Moscow, Russia (6/-). Russia’s hosting of the FIFA World Cup 2018 is likely to have boosted the appeal of Moscow as a meetings and events destination. CWT Meetings & Events, a division of global travel management company Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), today unveiled its predictions for the top ten cities in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) in M&E.

EIC Study Results Prove Power of Business Events Industry

PCMA Convene

Consider this: If the business events industry were a country, its GDP would rank between Australia and Russia — that is to say, it would be the 13th largest in the world. Sherrif Karamat, CAE.

Australian events technology showcased at APEC

Event Industry News

With delegations from the US, China and Russia all located in the same place we were extremely mindful of the need to deliver a robust product”, Gardiner added.

Global exhibitions market forecast to grow 5% to 2022 with continued high growth from emerging markets countering a modest gain for mature regions

Event Industry News

Following a period of severe decline, Russia has started to recover, driven by volume development. Globex 2018, to be published on 5 November 2018, will show that 2017’s global exhibitions market growth was boosted by continued high growth in emerging markets, while mature markets continued to trade in an improved macroeconomic environment.

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The German Event Planners Association, VDVO, aims for international growth

Event Industry News

For Irina, this position is a natural fit, as she previously lived in Russia, Switzerland, Israel, the UK and Germany. Image: Irina Graf und Bernd Fritzges (c)VDVO. With the appointment of its international relations officer, the German Event Planners Association – VDVO (Verband der Veranstaltungsorganisatoren e.V.) – is aiming for growth beyond national borders.

U.S. State Department Issues Travel Alert for Europe

Smart Meetings

The State Department specifically states that “widely-reported incidents in France, Russia, Sweden, and the United Kingdom demonstrate that the Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham (ISIS or Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, and their affiliates have the ability to plan and execute terrorist attacks in Europe.”.

IMEX America Shatters Attendance Record

Smart Meetings

But the show also drew meeting decision-makers from as far away as China, India, Australia, Japan and Russia. IMEX America was hotter than ever this year, drawing a record 12,227 meetings and events professionals to Las Vegas Oct. 18-20 for a 14 percent increase over 2015.

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When Peaches Meet Coconuts

PCMA Convene

Those countries include Mexico, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Japan, China, and India — and to a lesser extent, France, Italy, and Spain. Erin Meyer. Are you a peach or a coconut?

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Case Study: How to Plan a Great Conference, from Start to Finish

Smart Meetings

– To broaden the event’s reach around the globe, Arinex marketed LNG 18 at major LNG events in the United States, Russia and France.

Four Seasons Adds Intriguing Private-Jet Excursion

Smart Meetings

Petersburg, Russia before ending in London. Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts unveiled a 24-day Private Jet experience that will transport participants to some of the world’s most intriguing locations. Participants in World of Adventures , slated for Oct. 19–Nov.

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Four Seasons Adds Intriguing Private-Jet Excursion

Smart Meetings

Petersburg, Russia before ending in London. Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts unveiled a 24-day Private Jet experience that will transport participants to some of the world’s most intriguing locations. Participants in World of Adventures , slated for Oct. 19–Nov.

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US Travel Offers Advice on Trump’s Revised Travel Ban

Smart Meetings

While President Trump’s Russia crisis moves to eclipse the good will generated from his speech to Congress on Tuesday night, his highly anticipated revised travel ban has yet to materialize.

Sporting events not to miss in 2018

Oveit

The FIFA World Cup, the most important trophy in football takes place in Russia. …and a Happy New Year. My New Year’s resolution list (or revolution, as I like to call it) has “start doing sports” written all over it.

KRACK: What Planners Need to Know

Smart Meetings

Perhaps most important of all to know, your event is in no danger whatsoever from some internet criminal in Russia or Transylvania using KRACK.

Top 10 Most Beautiful Cities to Host a Meeting

Smart Meetings

Petersburg, Russia. Get your passport ready! Conde Nast Traveler has released a list of the 50 Most Beautiful Cities in the World, many of which would make great meeting destinations. The list highlights cities rich in history, architecture and natural beauty.

4 Helpful Tips for Americans Traveling to Turkey

Smart Meetings

The actions are occurring during a time of deteriorating relations between the two countries due to a several issues, including American support for Kurdish fighters in Syria and Turkey’s tilt toward Russia in the war in Syria.

16th Annual Meetings Industry Forecast

PCMA Convene

Emerging markets, however, retain their 22-percent share of the total market despite the declines in Brazil and Russia, which were partially offset by strong growth in markets such as Mexico, Indonesia, and the [Persian] Gulf region. What’s in store next year?

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Global Business Travel Spend Reported at $1.2 Trillion

Smart Meetings

Russia. Global business travel spend topped $1.2 trillion in 2015, growing 5 percent over 2014, and is projected to reach 1.3 trillion in 2016 according a global economic study released this week by Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Foundation.

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Planning International Events: Legal and Cultural Considerations

Smart Meetings

You may think you have finalized a deal in Russia, only to discover that they are also negotiating with a competitor. Negotiators in some countries, such as Russia, may attempt to re-negotiate written terms that were previously agreed upon, or may disregard them.

Science and Art Meet in Heidelberg

PCMA Convene

I joined a group of nine hosted buyers — eight from the United States and one from Russia — all on their way to IMEX 2017 the following week, on a two-day fam hosted by the German Convention Bureau.

The Way Forward 

PCMA Convene

Concerned about Russia? Illustrations by Sébastien Thibault. It was a unique opportunity for dialogue. Two and a half months after Britain’s stunning vote to leave the European Union, the Washington, D.C.–based

How Michael Cerbelli Stays Atop the Hot List

Connect Your Meetings

Petersburg, Russia, which was Vladimir Putin’s summer home. “If we ever have a drink, there’s a great story about Elton John I could tell you,” says Michael Cerbelli, CEO and president of Cerbelli Creative.

Where You’d Least Expect Them

PCMA Convene

Petersburg, Russia. “It If you’ve spent any time in the business-events industry, you know destinations like Las Vegas, Paris, Chicago, or Barcelona like the back of your hand.

Inside the Bid Process for a Citywide Conference

PCMA Convene

Because Apimondia 2015 was in Asia, there were sizable contingents from Eastern Europe, Russia, and the Middle East. Turkey and Russia had the largest voting blocks. Illustration by Daniel Chang.

The World’s Most Instagrammed Places in 2017

Smart Meetings

Petersburg, Russia. The latest survey by photo-sharing app Instagram revealed that New York City has been the most-posted city in the world in 2017, followed by Moscow, London, Sao Paulo and Paris. Jakarta, the Indonesia capital, was in eighth place and the only Asian city to make the top 10, while St. Petersburg was the second Russian inclusion, coming in as the seventh-most Instagrammed city.

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Inside the Largest Conservation Conference in the World

PCMA Convene

When Barcelona hosted the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress in 2008, a group of passionate delegates from Hawaii sat up in their chairs and thought, Why not us? Why not, indeed?