Archive for February 2018

INTERNATIONAL CITY TOURISM SUMMIT

February 7, 2018

INTERNATIONAL CITY TOURISM SUMMIT:

REYKJAVÍK TO HOST EUROPEAN CITIES’ TALK
ON MORPHING DMOs BUSINESS MODELS AND ENGAGING THE CITY

In two weeks, representatives of European cities in the fields of City Marketing, Meetings Industry and Tourism will discuss how to “Hack the City” during European Cities Marketing Spring Meeting in Reykjavík, February 21-24, 2018. Industry thought leaders will challenge the attendees while, ideas and insights will be shared on how DMOs all over Europe are morphing their business models.

European Cities Marketing (ECM) chose the vibrant city of Reykjavík, capital of Iceland and the “northernmost” capital city in the world, as the perfect place for cities from all over Europe to talk on morphing DMO business models and engage the city.

About the organisation of the Meeting in Reykjavík, Dieter Hardt-Stremayr, ECM President, declared “Together during the conference, we will showcase how DMOs all over Europe are morphing their business models, forming new partnerships out of the touristic marketing box and hacking innovative new solutions to the problems, we all face. We are certain that this meeting will give lots of inspiration to our members. All of this will be delivered in Reykjavík – the best of places within our solar system to talk about the future! We will explore a near future, where DMOs are the hackers too with the potential to drive the innovative change that will reshape the future of travel and urban space.”

Two keynotes will be delivered: Siduri Poli, Innovator & Founder of Changers Hub, will talk about her goal to create a more equal society ultimately turning cities into a better place, and Jason Lane, Group Executive for European Market Development at Mastercard will educate attendees on the technology-savvy financial sector with insights ranging from mobile payments, biometrics, bots, augmented reality shopping to bitcoin and blockchain.

Many presentations will be delivered during the conference: Natthawut Adulyanukosol, CEO of The WiSE Bot, will present the chatbot for visitors powered by artificial intelligence he created in less than 48 hours; Magnus Aideborn, CEO of ArrivalGuides, will explain why it is time for destinations to go omni-channel; Iftah Amit, Vice President for Global Sales & Marketing at Kenes Group, a company specialised in initiating new congresses will tell attendees all the tips and secrets of DIY congresses; Lasse Chor, Founder of Happy42 & The happiest man alive, will teach attendees with his “hackathon for dummies” sessions; Caroline Couret, Director of Creative Tourism Network, will enlighten the new trend of transformational travel and deep tourism in cities; Javier Creus, Founder & Strategy Director of Ideas for Change will explain how citizen-led initiatives are currently demonstrating that it is possible to put people at the heart of smart city innovation and technology application to improve life in the city; Jonathan Goodacre, Senior Consultant at The Audience Agency, will expose the agency’s data-driven approach to cultural tourism; Tamara Markotic, CEO of SightRun will talk about her app which combine running with audio-guided sightseeing; and David O’Kelly, CEO of SANDEMANs NEW Europe, the pioneers of free urban walking tours, will tell why their initiative helps support local communities.

Participants will also get the latest from experts in the Meetings Industry, Tourism and City Marketing out of cities such as Amsterdam, Bolzano, Copenhagen, Gothenburg, Helsinki, Leeds, London, Madrid, Opatija and Paris but also from countries like Iceland and Slovenia ; from “how to build a relationship with visitors” to “Destination Incubation Organisations” through “crisis management and branding of sustainable travel destination”, “the creation of a social space where locals and visitors can share all their great experiences” and “City & Region: how kake It a Win-Win situation?”, attendees will surely go back home with many ideas and inspirations!

The conference will be moderated by Peter Rømer Hansen, Founder and CEO of Rømer Agency.

More information and complete programme can be found on: http://www.europeancitiesmarketing.com/

#ECM #CityMarketing #HacktheCity #EuropeanCitiesMarketing #Städtemarketing #MICE #MICEbusiness #MICEnews #MICEmedia #blockchain #bitcoin

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KUALA LUMPUR CONVENTION CENTRE TEAM GEARED UP

February 7, 2018

KUALA LUMPUR CONVENTION CENTRE TEAM GEARED UP FOR WUF9 WITH 25 000 ANTICIPATED VISITORS TO THE CENTRE!
The venue of choice for the Ninth Session of the World Urban Forum

KUALA LUMPUR, 7 December 2018 – The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre) is all prepped and ready to kick-off its biggest event for 2018, the United Nation-Habitat’s Ninth Session of World Urban Forum (WUF9) from 7 to 13 February, further growing the venue’s international high-profile event portfolio. Earlier today, a flag-raising ceremony was held to formalize the commencement of the events with the official opening ceremony to be followed on Thursday, 8 February which will be officiated by YAB Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Razak, the Prime Minister of Malaysia.

Themed “Cities 2030 – Cities for All: Implementing the New Urban Agenda”, the Forum will be focused on discussing the implementation of the New Urban Agenda as a tool and accelerator for achieving the Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals.

With the Seventh Session of the World Urban forum held in Medellin, Colombia recording over 18,000 participation, the current edition of the Forum is expected to converge at least 25,000 participants from national, regional and local governments, non-governmental organizations, community-based organizations, professionals, research institutions and academies, professionals, private sector, development finance institutions, foundations, media and United Nations organizations at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre over the next week.

The Centre’s General Manager, Alan Pryor, shared, “We are delighted to be the venue of choice for this highly important and prestigious international event and our team are passionate about delivery and applying their knowledge and expertise to address the complexity of the event. The exposure and legacy this event creates is not only a win for us but also for Malaysia and the region.”

For the duration of the event, as per the organiser’s protocol, the Centre is handed over to the United Nations which puts the venue and its surrounding of approximately 50m under UN territory for seven days.

The Centre is reputed to be the host of many international high-profile events in the past years and being recognized as a world-class purpose-built venue with industry standard accreditations and a track record that attest to its suitability for events of this stature. These include distinguished high-profile government events such as the Malaysia-China Economic Summit, 26th and 27th ASEAN Summit and Related Summits; and the 128th International Olympic Committee Session to name a few.

For all the latest news and information on the Centre, visit www.klccconventioncentre.com.

For further information, please contact:
Nalinie Rajah
Marcom and PR Executive
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre
Tel: +603 2333 2888
Fax: +603 2333 2882
Email: info@klccconventioncentre.com

Charles Chaplin
TQPR (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd
Tel: +603 6203 4300
Fax: +603 6203 2972
Email: charlesc@tqpr.com

Flag-raising ceremony officially commencing WUF9 at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

#ASEAN #MICEmedia #MICEnews #InternationalOlympicCommittee #ConventionCentre #KualaLumpur


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