Conference & Meetings World Issue 102 - Page 5

The US looks at scale differently. Access to capital is a different ball game Contents – CEO OF ETC.VENUES, ALASTAIR STEWART Features Regulars 12 >> Brave new IBTM World What’s brewing in Barcelona? 3 >> Editor’s letter 15 >> Virtual Reality 6 >> Global snapshot We investigate whether VR is a side show or the main attraction. 21 >> Day in the Life The lowdown on three management roles at Cape Town ICC. 23 >> Canada’s magnificent 7 BE Events Canada leaders signal a vertical shift for events. 26 >> IMEX America Preview and interview with CEO on future plans show plans in Vegas. 16 >> Big Interview 37 >> IACC column 12 61 >> AIPC column 43 >> SITE examines the new luxury IBTM World Brave new IBTM world of Corporate Buyer Programme and more. 49 >> Gallery: Budapest passes the Sziget test 16 31 >> Unity through business MICE could be the model for success on the Korean peninsula. 53 >> Urals MICE: a sporting chance 55 >> DC: Developing for conferences Big interview Armed with $100m for investment, Alastair Stewart tells CMW about his big plans for the Big Apple. CMW editor discovers Ekaterinburg and Russia’s Urals MICE powerhouse. The US capital turns up the venue gas with some big improvements. 39 SITE Authentic experiences are the new luxury, says CEO of incentives industry association SITE. 26 IMEX Preview Show success stays in Vegas. We hear about the plan for 2019 and beyond. ISSUE 102 / CONFERENCE & MEETINGS WORLD / 5