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…..

American Express Meetings & Events provides global solution to the significant simple meetings segment

American Express Meetings & Events has developed a global solution to source small, simple and recurring meetings with partnerships with third-party technology providers in different…..

Trade shows ‘are getting worse’ as participants demand more entertainment alongside supporting their business needs

A quick glance at the aviation and travel industry events calendar for 2019 and you could quite easily complete multiple trips around the world attending…..

Carlson Wagonlit: meeting lead times in North America set to increase in 2019 as group size is poised for double-digit uplift 

Solid economic growth in North America is fuelling solid demand for growth in meetings in the region during 2019, but a new report by Carlson…..

Festive Road on a path to boost the number of women on the business travel industry’s conference stages

The issue of gender imbalance has been debated heavily this year and this is particularly pronounced in areas of the aviation sector. Now Festive Road,…..

Moscow sees big boost in demand, but London will remain number one across EMEA in 2019 for meetings & events

CWT Meetings & Events, a division of global travel management company Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), has unveiled its predictions for the top ten cities in…..

UK meetings industry sees spend per meeting and per delegate rise by fifth in 2017

The average spend per meeting and average spend per delegate in the UK both grew significantly year on year in 2017, despite a slight decline…..