Conference & Meetings World Issue 91 - Page 5

Eventprofs have called for a change to the hosted buyer and fam trip programme” Contents - PAUL COLSTON, EDITOR, CMW Features 12 >> Big Picture Confex proves corporate buyers are its lifeblood. 17 >> Buyers, beware? An anachronism open to abuse, or valuable business model, Eventprofs question whether it is time to change the hosted buyers model. 20 >> The Big Interview RTE’s ibtm events portfolio director marks the CMW card for the big show in Barcelona. CMW hears from Zaneta Berus, MD, Ptak Warsaw Expo. 56 >> Ekaterinburg Expo Russia’s Urals powerhouse is reaching for the events sky. 27 59 >> Going to Gothenburg ibtm world Lindholmen Science Park, an international ‘collaborative environment’, including for MICE. CMW meets ibtm portfolio director Kerry Prince and previews the big show in Barcelona. 62 >> Real Little Italy Liz Agostini takes a chance trip to Campione and learns more t han she bargained for. CMW meets Zaneta Berus, MD, Ptak Warsaw Expo. 27 >> ibtm world Big Interview Paul Colston attends the Tomorrow’s Urban Travel 17 event in the Danish capital. 14 >> ICCA Congress What does the 56th ICCA Congress have in store in 2017? 20 52 >> Future vision in Copenhagen 61 64 >> Meetings 2018 Partnerships CMW delves into meetings trends research that paints a picture for 2018. AIPC vice-president Greg O’Dell talks about his Washington venue. 31 >> Destination Canada From the Western Rockies to St John’s, CMW takes in a selection of Canada’s natural beauty 37 >> Out of Africa South Africa has become a must-see destination for MICE planners, and a springboard for Sub-Saharan Africa. 41 >> Hong Kong Hong Kong continues to evolve as an Asian MICE giant. 46 >> Down the Danube Antony Reeve-Crook reports on Chinese interest in central and SE Europe. Regulars 3 >> 62 Editor’s letter Tax haven Are your business practices adapting to changing trends? 8 >> Liz Agostini takes a chance trip to Campione and makes a discovery. News A round up of the biggest news affecting the industry around the world. 66 11 >> People New appointments and an award for CMW. Gallery 64 >> Gallery A look back at IMEX America in pictures. Global snapsnot from IMEX America, which took place in Las Vegas. ISSUE 91 / CONFERENCE & MEETINGS WORLD / 5