Inside MICE

2011/12/09 First hotel group to receive ISO 50001 certification

NH Hoteles says it is the first hotel group in the world to have received the ISO 50001 audit certificate, the premier standard for the certification of energy management systems. This comes as... read more

2011/12/06 New sustainability offensive

The GCB German Convention Bureau will receive funding from the Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU), one of Europe’s largest foundations promoting innovative and exemplary environmental projects, to... read more

2011/12/06 Conventa wins Sustainable Stand Award

Conventa is fully committed to reduce the negative environmental impacts of the trade show by implementing sustainable practices that add value to all participants and the local community.Winning... read more

2011/11/23 New Leadership for the JMIC

The Joint Meetings Industry Council (JMIC) has announced that Philippe Fournier, President of the International Association of PCO's (IAPCO) and Managing Director for France, MCI Group, has assumed... read more

2011/11/18 Meetings market USA/Germany

The German Convention Bureau (GCB) commissioned TNS Infratest to examine how the US and German meeting markets are intermeshed. The wide-ranging study also investigated the key industries through... read more

2011/11/16 SITE EMEA Forum heading for Berlin

The international network Site Global – Society of Incentive & Travel Executives – has chosen Berlin to host its European conference, the EMEA Forum. This takes place from June 18 to 20, 2012 at... read more

2011/11/09 Companies planning more business travel

The slowdown in economic growth is not yet reflected in business travel. According to a VDR survey, the majority of companies are even scheduling more business trips.Roughly 70 percent of the... read more

2011/10/17 World record in sustainable flying

Air France has set a world record. On the French airline’s second Green Flight from Toulouse-Blagnac to Paris-Orly, which took one hour and twenty minutes, the Airbus A321 left the smallest ever... read more

2011/10/11 darmstadtium to be the host

The next greenmeetings & events conference will take place from February 26 to 27, 2013 at the darmstadtium in Darmstadt, following a decision by the advisory committee in its meeting on... read more

2011/10/06 All change

1,700 national and international professional attendees and hosted buyers from 15 markets plus renewed certification in accordance with Austria’s “Green Meetings” environmental label criteria – that... read more

2011/10/04 EVVC gearing up for the future

During its 12th Management Conference from September 25 to 27, 2011 at the Liederhalle cultural and convention centre in Stuttgart the board of the European Association of Event Centres (EVVC)... read more

2011/08/17 New criteria for certified corporate travel and convention hotels

The hotel certification department of the German corporate travel association VDR has updated the audit criteria for certification of business travel and convention hotels. The test committee has... read more

2011/05/09 Expectations already surpassed

The organizers of the IMEX America already now see their expectations for the premiere event in October of this year exceeded. They expect to welcome over 1,500 exhibiting companies from more than... read more

2011/05/08 “Being sustainable must become cool”

The positive response to the 2nd greenmeetings and events conference in Mainz is seen by its organisers as evidence that awareness for the necessity of green meetings has arrived in Germany in all... read more

2011/04/07 Convention Centres of the Future – A Role to Play!

One of the most interesting and, at the same time challenging, conclusions to come out of our recent AIPC Annual Conference was the idea that the expansion, redevelopment and updating of convention... read more

2011/04/07 The world’s biggest democracy

It was not a bumper year. Just 722 delegates travelled to Hyderabad for the ICCA Congress. Yet the location for the General Assembly had been well chosen. Economically and politically overshadowed as... read more

2011/04/07 JMIC – Can It Make a Difference?

In an industry where there sometimes seem to be as many organizations as there are different sectors it’s not unreasonable to ask why we need another one. Setting aside the fact that JMIC – the Joint... read more

2011/04/07 Cautious optimism

From July 3 to 7, Liverpool hosted the Annual Conference of the industry association for professional convention and exhibition centre managers worldwide. Following the crisis year 2009, participants... read more

2011/04/07 Getting Sustainability into Perspective

As with the old pendulum example, issues have a way of running to excess before they come back to something that represents a logical balance between the idealistic and the realistic. For some... read more

2011/04/07 A time of great transition

AIPC President Edgar Hirt on the impacts of the economic crisis, priorities for the activities of AIPC and the current climate for international meetings and conferences. TW: Where do you see the... read more

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