BCD Meetings & Events appoints new country director in China

BCD Meetings & Events appoints new country director in China

New Shanghai-based country director joins BCD M&E after recent roles with Uniplan and Pico.

TAG opens new office in Hong Kong

TAG opens new office in Hong Kong

The travel and event management company expands its reach in Asia and now has ten offices worldwide.

Gray Dawes Group acquires Amber Road Travel

Gray Dawes Group acquires Amber Road Travel

Travel management specialist boosts its presence in the north of England and will exceed £200m turnover.

28% of event professionals have taken time off for mental health issues, finds survey

28% of event professionals have taken time off for mental health issues, finds survey

Research by Stress Matters discovers that many are still experiencing anxiety and a blame culture at work, despite more wellbeing initiatives.

Ruby Hotels' first UK property to open in Southbank in 2020

Ruby Hotels' first UK property to open in Southbank in 2020

The carnival-themed Ruby Lucy will bring 'lean luxury' to London in January and have a Marshall guitar amp in every room.

Freeman gets new EMEA leadership

Freeman gets new EMEA leadership

Brand experience agency appoints new managing director to be based in its London office.

European meeting spend expected to rise 2.1% despite 'Brexit instability'

European meeting spend expected to rise 2.1% despite 'Brexit instability'

American Express Meetings & Events 2020 Forecast also finds number of incentives increasing in North America.

New managing director for FT Live

New managing director for FT Live

The Financial Times' conferences and events division will be headed up by Orson Francescone.

In pictures: C&IT awards shortlist party

In pictures: C&IT awards shortlist party

Nominees for C&IT awards were invited to The May Fair in London for an evening of drinks and networking.

OrangeDoor welcomes two new hires

OrangeDoor welcomes two new hires

Bromley-based agency brings in account manager and senior account executive to support new business wins.

New VP of global operations for CWT M&E

New VP of global operations for CWT M&E

Cristina Scott joins from technology company Sabre and will be based in Texas.

AMEX GBT acquires DER Business Travel

AMEX GBT acquires DER Business Travel

American Express Global Business Travel further extends its global reach by acquiring the German travel company.

Events Industry Board appoints two new members

Events Industry Board appoints two new members

New appointments aim to strengthen membership and attract more high-quality international events to the UK.

Experience12 hires new account manager and event producer

Experience12 hires new account manager and event producer

Experience12 builds on a year of growth with new team members and an office move to Greek Street in Soho.

GPJ adds to leadership team with two more senior hires

GPJ adds to leadership team with two more senior hires

GPJ boosts its top team with the appointment of industry specialists as director of strategy and planning and as executive producer.

Tom Allen to host C&IT Awards

Tom Allen to host C&IT Awards

Comedian confirmed to host the awards on 20 September at London Hilton on Park Lane.

DPSS launches new events division to champion the environment

DPSS launches new events division to champion the environment

The company has expanded its events capability to create DPSS Events, which will be headed up by Jonathan Carter.

ICCA appoints new Middle East director amid booming membership

ICCA appoints new Middle East director amid booming membership

The International Congress and Convention Association has appointed Anju Gomes as its new director Middle East.

EVCOM appoints Charlotte Gentry as new chair

EVCOM appoints Charlotte Gentry as new chair

CEO of Pure Events Charlotte Gentry becomes the new chair of EVCOM to lead a newly elected board.

Three new hires for Principal Global Events

Three new hires for Principal Global Events

Senior sourcing manager, project manager and a senior project executive to work on new client wins.

Global travel trends revealed in Amex 2020 hotel predictions

Global travel trends revealed in Amex 2020 hotel predictions

Prices in 150 key cities facing travel buyers when budgeting for MICE programs, according to Amex GBT.

Royalton Grenada Resort to open March 2020

Royalton Grenada Resort to open March 2020

New resort and spa will be the largest on the Caribbean island of Grenada with 269 suites.

In pictures: The Biltmore, Mayfair to open in September

In pictures: The Biltmore, Mayfair to open in September

Following a multi-million-pound redevelopment, The Biltmore is set to become London's latest luxury hotel.

'Best of the Best' hotels and hoteliers chosen by luxury travel network

'Best of the Best' hotels and hoteliers chosen by luxury travel network

The ten winners of Virtuoso's 2019 awards chosen by 20,000 professional travel advisors.

New event space opens at Southampton Science Park

New event space opens at Southampton Science Park

Venue has capacity for 200 people and is close to major road and rail links, as well as Southampton Airport.

Government offers £250,000 to boost broadband in conference venues

Government offers £250,000 to boost broadband in conference venues

Conference centres across the UK can apply for new funding to improve broadband and attract more international business.

In pictures: Hilton Garden Inn opens in Lithuania

In pictures: Hilton Garden Inn opens in Lithuania

The Hilton Garden Inn Vilnius City Centre has events facilities and a rooftop terrace and is the brand's first property in the country.

First pictures: Guitar Hotel set to open in Florida

First pictures: Guitar Hotel set to open in Florida

The $1.5 billion expansion of Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood opens in October with a 'lagoon' and overwater cabanas.

Flight routes roundup: New destinations and connections

Flight routes roundup: New destinations and connections

You can now fly direct from Amsterdam to Las Vegas, Porto to Dubai and Nairobi to Geneva.

In pictures: Ramada's new Indian hotel

In pictures: Ramada's new Indian hotel

Property in Gandhidham on west coast of India will have 60 rooms and is due to open in 2020.

Record five-year growth for agency 2Heads

Record five-year growth for agency 2Heads

Experiential events agency also makes three senior hires to strengthen the team in its Marlow office.

Nine in 10 women worry about travelling safely for work, report says

Nine in 10 women worry about travelling safely for work, report says

Riskline produces Female Traveller Safety Reports following study showing 83% of women have had travel-related safety concerns.

In pictures: Four Points by Sheraton opens in Warsaw

In pictures: Four Points by Sheraton opens in Warsaw

New hotel opens in Warsaw Mokotow with 190 bedrooms, lots of meeting space and vintage decor.

AMEX GBT to donate $500,000 in partnership with UNICEF

AMEX GBT to donate $500,000 in partnership with UNICEF

American Express Global Business Travel commits large donation to UNICEF to help children get back to school during crises.

What is the most valuable skill for an event manager?

What is the most valuable skill for an event manager?

A pleasing poll for personable people - what do you consider to be your greatest asset when running events?

In pictures: Agency Forum 2019

In pictures: Agency Forum 2019

ICC Belfast hosted C&IT's flagship forum which featured a keynote speech on outer space as an incentive travel destination.

In pictures: C&IT's first ever Corporate Summit

In pictures: C&IT's first ever Corporate Summit

Corporate event planners joined C&IT for two days of talks and meetings at ICC Belfast.

New CEO for Business Travel Association

New CEO for Business Travel Association

BTA appoints Clive Wratten to take over leadership of the association, replacing Adrian Parkes who is retiring.

What to expect at IBTM China

What to expect at IBTM China

Disrupter and influential thought-leader Kevin Jackson announced as one the speakers for the 2019 event in Beijing.

WRG hires head of live events and executive producer

WRG hires head of live events and executive producer

The division of The Creative Engagement Group takes on new staff member to lead its growing live events team in Philadelphia.

Top 25 charity fundraising events revealed

Top 25 charity fundraising events revealed

The most successful fundraising events of 2018 raised a combined £133.6m, with income down by just 1%.

In pictures: Hire Space summer party

In pictures: Hire Space summer party

The venue-booking platform celebrated a significant increase in revenue with a rooftop party at London's Trafalgar Hotel.

Business travellers want more shared working spaces, finds report

Business travellers want more shared working spaces, finds report

Hotel Monitor 2020 highlights growing role of technology and rise of non-traditional accommodation options.

2LK grows UK and US teams with two hires

2LK grows UK and US teams with two hires

Senior account manager and client services manager join Farnham and San Francisco offices.

Shortlists for 2019 C&IT Awards announced

Shortlists for 2019 C&IT Awards announced

This year's winners will be decided by a panel of judges in early August at The Savoy in London.

In pictures: Kempinski to open Dominica resort

In pictures: Kempinski to open Dominica resort

The Cabrits Resort & Spa will be Dominica's first five-star resort when it opens its doors in October 2019.

TEN6 Creative appoints senior designer

TEN6 Creative appoints senior designer

London-based agency continues expansion to boost its live experiences capabilities.

George P. Johnson announces two new senior hires

George P. Johnson announces two new senior hires

The agency continues to invest in leadership to support the development of its creative teams.

Brisbane lands Flight Centre's Global Gathering

Brisbane lands Flight Centre's Global Gathering

Brisbane has been selected to host one of the world's largest travel industry conferences, bringing a (AUD) $7 million economic boost.

Business traveller habits revealed in new research

Business traveller habits revealed in new research

Smartphones are having a significant impact on business travel, according to a CWT poll.

Events budgets rose in second-quarter, says Bellwether Report

Events budgets rose in second-quarter, says Bellwether Report

While wider marketing budgets flatlined in the second quarter of 2019, events bucked the trend.

Seven Events welcomes two new faces

Seven Events welcomes two new faces

Agency brings in client development manager and event executive to London and Birmingham offices.

How sustainable do UK delegates want to be?

How sustainable do UK delegates want to be?

Survey reveals how concerned Brits really are about their environmental impact when travelling overseas.

Cost savings are damaging to business traveller wellbeing, report finds

Cost savings are damaging to business traveller wellbeing, report finds

Research by Capita Travel & Events suggests many organisations are still failing to limit the impact of regular travel on employee health.

Brisbane to host international ear, nose and throat congress

Brisbane to host international ear, nose and throat congress

The Asia Oceania ORL-HNS Congress will return to Australia for the first time in 40 years, attracting 1,500 clinicians and surgeons.

ILEA gets new president and board

ILEA gets new president and board

The International Live Events Association welcomes a new leadership team and sets out goals for 2019-20.

London to host major robotics and AI conference

London to host major robotics and AI conference

International robotics and automation congress will come to the UK in 2023, welcoming 4,000 AI experts.

Profits soar for healthcare event agency

Profits soar for healthcare event agency

Ashfield Meetings & Events says investment in creative teams has fuelled impressive end of year profits.

New board for EVCOM

New board for EVCOM

The Event and Visual Communication Association announces the latest additions to its board and introduces a new CEO.

In pictures: Science Museum opens new event space

In pictures: Science Museum opens new event space

The Smith Centre is a new venue on the ground floor of the Science Museum with four rooms for hire.

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What is the value of a kick-off meeting?

Every good event planner will know the importance of holding a kick-off meeting at the start of a project. It can mean the difference between a mediocre event and an outstanding event that smashes all of its objectives.

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The Hague: A global innovation and events hub

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5 ways that Grand Hyatt Singapore is driving sustainability

The hospitality industry has a huge impact on global communities and the environment. From large scale food waste to lighting and heating hundreds of rooms, hotels must do their part to reduce the harm on the planet.

Leonardo Royal Hotel, Amsterdam: A venue worth talking about

Leonardo Royal Hotel, Amsterdam: A venue worth talking about

The Leonardo Royal Hotel Amsterdam is leading the conversation in contemporary events.

Dublin: A serious place to do business and a great place to relax

Accessibility, good value for money, excellent service, top-notch hotels and venues, history and culture and quality food are all key factors for event planners when deciding on where to host their event. And Dublin is a destination that ticks not just one or two, but all of those boxes and more.

Breaking the conference mould

Sparq, a technical event production specialist, looks at how the 'traditional' conference format is being turned on its head.

How events can save the world

Crisis planning, sustainability, wellbeing and inclusion can cause difficulties for event organisers. So is it possible to host a truly ethical event?

5 reasons to choose Malta...

With a warm, sunny climate, stunning backdrops, a rich history and culture, fine gastronomy and activities aplenty, Malta can cater to events of all types.

Everything comes together at PortAventura Business & Events

Located just one hour from Barcelona, PortAventura Business & Events offers spaces to hold anything from 10 to 4000 guests.

The gold standard of luxury hospitality

Whether you want to visit the newly opened Louvre Abu Dhabi or explore the traditional souks, the cultural capital of the UAE is fast becoming the place to be with all year round events and activities making it the perfect place for MICE planners.

In pictures: How events can save the world

The Langham welcomed corporate, agency and association event planners to discuss issues such as crisis management, sustainability, wellbeing, inclusion and harassment in partnership with Ottawa Tourism and the Shaw Centre.

A multitude of opportunities await at Expo Tel Aviv

Located in the heart of Tel Aviv, Israel's largest and most technologically-advanced convention centre offers endless possibilities for event planners.