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On the Safe Side - Taking a more complete view of safety and security for meetings and events

On the Safe Side - Taking a more complete view of safety and security for meetings and events

Blog posts   •   Jul 18, 2019 06:03 GMT

​In an era where the mere mentions of terrorism, viral epidemic, natural disaster, or political unrest reverberate around the world, the topics of safety and security have entered our daily discourse. Meetings and events are no different, realms where the real, practical necessity of protection from harm lands firmly center stage.

​Eyes on the Prize: What’s new with incentive trips in Asia Pacific?

​Eyes on the Prize: What’s new with incentive trips in Asia Pacific?

Blog posts   •   Jul 11, 2019 06:51 GMT

Incentives are a key part of the meetings and events landscape, a powerful tool to motivate the workforce and reward employees for their effort. So what are planners in Asia Pacific doing to keep their incentive trips fresh and interesting?

CWT M&E and Kaplan Higher Education Academy Partner to Create MICE Career Opportunities for Students

CWT M&E and Kaplan Higher Education Academy Partner to Create MICE Career Opportunities for Students

Press releases   •   May 27, 2019 05:40 GMT

CWT M&E, the global meetings and events agency, and Kaplan Higher Education Academy (KHEA), part of Kaplan in Singapore, a leading private education institution, have signed an agreement to enhance employment opportunities for students in the hospitality & MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Events) industries.

 CWT M&E chosen As Partner of FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2021

CWT M&E chosen As Partner of FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2021

Press releases   •   May 22, 2019 08:20 GMT

CWT M&E, the global meetings and events agency, has been selected as the partner for the Alpine World Ski Championships 2021 in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, during which ski champions from 70 countries will be competing over the course of 14 days.

​River Cruises and Massage Stands: Is “festivalization” gaining momentum?

​River Cruises and Massage Stands: Is “festivalization” gaining momentum?

Blog posts   •   May 10, 2019 08:42 GMT

In the world of meetings and events, the familiar, staid scenario of days in a ballroom or a conference facility is slowly dissolving, yielding to the growing trend of festivalization, an immersive experience that gives a business event a relaxed, consumer ambiance.

CWT M&E Appoints Petrina Goh as Singapore Director

CWT M&E Appoints Petrina Goh as Singapore Director

Press releases   •   May 06, 2019 03:36 GMT

CWT Meetings & Events (CWT M&E) has appointed Petrina Goh as its new Director for Singapore.

​Secret Agent – Here’s how to take the stress out of booking a headline act

​Secret Agent – Here’s how to take the stress out of booking a headline act

Blog posts   •   Apr 25, 2019 14:15 GMT

One of the most critical elements of an event is choosing the right keynote speaker or headline talent. Whether it’s an entertainer, industry expert or author, selecting the right talent is a ‘make or break’ process. Here are five things to consider to ensure success.

​Spoiled for Choice: How to pick the right technology for your corporate meeting program

​Spoiled for Choice: How to pick the right technology for your corporate meeting program

Blog posts   •   Mar 13, 2019 14:35 GMT

Technology has undoubtedly improved our lives, allowing us to perform tasks more quickly and efficiently, and with greater ease. But not all technology is created equal. Some types promise better functionality, others seduce us with naturally intuitive interfaces.

CWT Meetings & Events launches rebrand with fresh logo and new global website

CWT Meetings & Events launches rebrand with fresh logo and new global website

Press releases   •   Feb 26, 2019 07:55 GMT

​Meetings & Events has launched a rebrand as part of Carlson Wagonlit Travel’s own rebrand, which last week saw it renamed simply as CWT. At the same time, CWT M&E has unveiled a dynamic new website with brand-new functionality and content, and a fresh new look.

CWT Meetings & Events wins SITE Crystal Award for Impactful Incentive Program

CWT Meetings & Events wins SITE Crystal Award for Impactful Incentive Program

Press releases   •   Jan 14, 2019 14:22 GMT

CWT Meetings & Events has won a SITE Crystal Award for “Most Impactful Effort Toward Corporate Social Responsibility as Part of an Incentive Program.”

Prawn Cocktail – Your Days Are Numbered. Here’s how to cater events for a foodie generation

Prawn Cocktail – Your Days Are Numbered. Here’s how to cater events for a foodie generation

Blog posts   •   Dec 05, 2018 08:05 GMT

​Once upon a time the term foodie was associated with high culture and an elite fortunate enough to eat Michelin Starred chef-d’oeuvres while the rest of us ate cold sandwiches. But the frenzy for fine cooking has seen dramatic growth and democratization on a global scale.

​Shanghai Nights: Adventures in Asia Pacific’s top city for 2019 with Sam Lay, Senior Director Meetings and Events APAC

​Shanghai Nights: Adventures in Asia Pacific’s top city for 2019 with Sam Lay, Senior Director Meetings and Events APAC

Blog posts   •   Nov 08, 2018 11:22 GMT

“Shanghai was a waking dream where everything I could imagine had already been taken to its extreme,” said novelist JG Ballard. It’s an accurate description of a city that’s singular in its vivacity. A magnet for migrants from all over China, the nation’s biggest city is a modern powerhouse and financial hub as much as it is a historical treasure trove.

Carlson Wagonlit Travel appoints Derek Sharp as Managing Director of its global meetings and events business

Carlson Wagonlit Travel appoints Derek Sharp as Managing Director of its global meetings and events business

Press releases   •   Oct 30, 2018 14:47 GMT

​Carlson Wagonlit Travel, the global travel management company, has appointed Derek Sharp as Managing Director of CWT Meetings & Events. Effective 1 November, 2018, Derek will be based in London, report to Kelly Kuhn, Chief Customer Officer of CWT and serve as a member of CWT’s Customer Organization Leadership Team.

The Latin American Experience – Top tips from our local expert for unforgettable meetings and events

The Latin American Experience – Top tips from our local expert for unforgettable meetings and events

Blog posts   •   Oct 29, 2018 08:06 GMT

According to a recently published CWT Meetings & Events’ trends report the top destinations for 2019 in Latin America (LATAM) will be Sao Paulo, Mexico City, Bogota, Rio de Janeiro, Ocho Rios, Lima, Nassau, Cali, Curitiba, and Medellin. We interviewed Gustavo Elbaum, Latin America Senior Director at CWT Meetings & Events, to find out which is his favorite destination in the region and why.

Then We Take Berlin – Top tips from our local expert for unforgettable meetings and events in Europe

Then We Take Berlin – Top tips from our local expert for unforgettable meetings and events in Europe

Blog posts   •   Oct 23, 2018 07:07 GMT

​According to a recently published CWT Meetings & Events’ trends report, the top destinations for 2019 in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) will be London, Moscow, Barcelona, Berlin, Hamburg, Vienna, Stockholm, Cologne, Paris, and Frankfurt. We interviewed Ian Cummings, EMEA Vice President at CWT Meetings & Events, to find out which is his favorite destination in the region and why.

How Tech Will Revolutionize Meetings and Events

How Tech Will Revolutionize Meetings and Events

Blog posts   •   Oct 09, 2018 10:37 GMT

Technology is altering the landscape of meetings and events, according to the 2019 Meetings and Events Future Trends report, and will continue to do so in the near future. Augmented reality, artificial intelligence and data analysis tools allow meeting planners to save time and expense and raise expectations by taking simple concepts to the next level.

​Global growth - 3 reasons why events are the future

​Global growth - 3 reasons why events are the future

Blog posts   •   Oct 05, 2018 09:50 GMT

The future is bright for the meetings and events industry. 2019 will bring global growth, bolstered by cool new venues opening up all over the world, innovation in events technology and higher standards from attendees that have become accustomed to creative spaces and gatherings from their personal lives.

The Big Event - Inside the future of meetings and events

The Big Event - Inside the future of meetings and events

Blog posts   •   Sep 26, 2018 12:19 GMT

People buy people. We all know that. So you need to create opportunities for them to interact with you. But putting on the kind of events they experience in their personal lives can be daunting, whether it’s for 12 or 12,000.

CWT Meetings & Events Research: Meetings and Events Demand to Rise 5-10% in 2019

CWT Meetings & Events Research: Meetings and Events Demand to Rise 5-10% in 2019

Press releases   •   Sep 26, 2018 07:05 GMT

​Meetings and events’ demand will grow between 5-10% in 2019, and the average size of meetings will rise in nearly every region, according to the 2019 Meetings & Events Future Trends report, published today by CWT Meetings & Events, a division of global travel management company Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT).

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

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

Press releases   •   Sep 24, 2018 07:06 GMT

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. The ranking is based on proprietary and industry data in CWT’s 2019 Meetings & Events Future Trends report, to be published later this week.