International conferences were riding the crest of the wave in 2019 with Paris and USA leading the way, but now USD6 billion worth of business has been lost in just six months of 2020

ICCA, the International Congress and Convention Association, a global meetings association based in the Netherlands, has released statistics that show 2019 was a record breaking…..

Is the door now open for the relaunch of tradeshows? Germany segments ‘mass gathering’ guidance in a major fillip for the meetings and events industry

The German government has seemingly paved a way for exhibitions and trade shows in the country to reopen. In its list of measures on dealing…..

Face-to-face meetings remain a key part of business, but travel restrictions could help the acceptance rates of virtual conferences as an alternative

It is widely accepted that face-to-face meetings are – and will remain – a key part of business. Put simply, they allow for clearer communication……

Puerto Rico works to expand its meetings and conventions sector

Puerto Rico has given new meaning to the definition of resilience during the last few years after facing numerous unforeseen obstacles. But the country’s tourism…..

UFI aims to remain resilient as global exhibitions and events are in the coronavirus spotlight

The global exhibitions and events industry is aiming to remain resilient in challenging times as the novel coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak continues to impact the sector…..

The business meetings and events industry is set to start the new year with optimism after a challenging 2019

A growth in enquiry levels for 2020 will allow the business meetings and events industry to start the new year with optimism after a challenging…..

Matchmaking in the events industry – the important role of networking, technology and those all-important human connections

New research from UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, has highlighted the importance of matchmaking in the exhibition industry. The report, ‘Matchmaking at…..

CWT projects +8% growth for the meetings and events sector in 2020, but warns of gathering geopolitical and economic headwinds

CWT Meetings & Events (CWT M&E), the global meetings and events division of CWT, says the USD840 billion industry is poised for an +8% growth…..

Radisson launches ‘personal, professional and memorable’ new meetings product with a carbon neutral goal

Radisson Hotel Group has launched its new Radisson Meetings global meetings and events offering that has been designed to meet the ever-changing demands of the…..

Event Boosterapp aims to boost networking and sales opportunities at events helping to deliver more value to organisers and attendees

Late last year, The Blue Swan Daily reported on the event industry is becoming increasingly competitive and now, more than ever, event planners need to…..

American Express Meetings & Events boosts its Meetings Marketplace with additional technology partnerships

American Express Meetings & Events (Amex M&E) has expanded its attendee engagement portfolio via new partnerships with leading mobile event tool, Attendify, and the world’s…..