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Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort Reveals Its Crystal Marquee for MICE & Wedding Sectors

May 30, 2017

Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort Reveals Its Crystal Marquee for MICE & Wedding Sectors

BEL OMBRE, MAURITIUS Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort has unveiled Crystal, a unique meeting space in the south of the island. This new concept opens opportunities for the resort in the events and MICE sector, from meetings and conferences to exceptional gala dinners and weddings.

Crystal is a fully air-conditioned transparent marquee. It measures 33 x 17.5 metres, can seat up to 250 people in banquet style and sits on a rooftop area of the hotel giving a wonderful view of the Bel Ombre coast.

The resort setting is ideal for events: 181 sea-facing rooms offer a breath-taking beachfront location alongside the turquoise lagoons of the Indian Ocean. Nestled in the nature reserve of Bel Ombre, the property is only 45 minutes from the airport,

A permanent structure, Crystal can be adapted for many needs. It can be used as a classic conference venue with pitch-dark option, or semi-transparent with ocean views, both incorporating the latest audio-visual technology.

“Crystal is unique in Mauritius and repositions the Outrigger as a full-on MICE destination for events, incentive meetings, weddings and banquets,” says Cyrille Carmona, Deputy General Manager of the resort. “With Crystal, the sky is the limit.”

The Outrigger, highly acclaimed for its dining, now has five food and beverage venues which can deliver MICE events for up to 250 covers.

Carmona says the key MICE points for the Outrigger are: five food & beverage outlets, including Crystal; all the resort’s rooms and suites are sea facing with a private terrace and balcony; there are spacious beachfront, garden and poolside venues for events; customized menus for beach parties and weddings, all the way up to wine and gala dinners; advanced audio-visual services; technical and secretarial services for businesses; lighting and ambience support; live entertainment, and complimentary Wi-Fi.

The Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort has a dedicated MICE team that tailors proposals and accompanies groups during their events. This team has created a range of original MICE services including team-building activities, nature retreats, personalised wellness experiences, themed gala dinners and private outdoor events.

“With the opening of Crystal at the Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort I believe we now have a total package – a very compelling proposition for MICE event organisers worldwide,” says Carmona.

 


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IT&CMAsia 2016

June 21, 2016

IT&CMAsia 2016 | 27 – 29 September 2016
Incentive Travel & Conventions, Meetings Asia (IT&CMA) and Corporate Travel World (CTW) Asia-Pacific is The World’s Only Doublebill Event in MICE and Corporate Travel. Both events have been co-locating since 2004, offering its delegates an unparalleled platform to do business, learn and network.

Since 2012, the event has incorporated Luxury Travel in its ambit. 2016 will see the 24th and 19th instalment of IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific respectively.
IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific is organised by TTG Events, a business group of TTG Asia Media.

The Leading International MICE Event Centered In Asia-Pacific
Established in 1993, IT&CMA is at the forefront of fostering MICE growth opportunities for the Asia-Pacific and beyond.

Its multi-faceted programme engages regional and international industry suppliers and buyers in the realms of business, education and networking. IT&CMA also features dedicated platforms designed around the interests of valuable MICE niche segments, enabling the event to consistently deliver a delegate profile that is both relevant and dynamic.

IT&CMA remains uniquely positioned as the only global event with the largest exhibition showcase of Asia-Pacific MICE suppliers. The show has been incorporating Luxury Travel since 2012.

Co-located with CTW Asia-Pacific, IT&CMA is part of the IT&CM Events series organised by TTG Events, a business group of TTG Asia Media.
http://www.itcma.com/

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ICOMEX TO BECOME IBTM LATIN AMERICA

August 26, 2015

ICOMEX TO BECOME IBTM LATIN AMERICA

ICOMEX – the leading MICE event in Mexico and LATAM acquired by Reed Travel Exhibitions in 2014 – is to be re-branded as ibtm latin america joining the global portfolio of ibtm events all of which were re-branded at the end of last year. ibtm latin america will sit as part of the Reed Travel Exhibitions global portfolio of meetings, incentives and events exhibitions and serve the Latin America region including south and central America.

Becoming part of the ibtm portfolio will give the event a major boost and international presence in the global meetings industry and provide new opportunities for the portfolio’s international database of meeting planners who are looking to place or do business across the region supported by ibtm latin america.

The current local expertise and knowledge of the team based in Mexico City, will now be supported by the ibtm portfolio around the world operating and organizing 8 events on 5 continents as well as being part of the Reed Travel Exhibitions (RTE) portfolio of events.

With the change of name, we are truly part of the international ibtm events portfolio and specifically we can now adopt many of the brand values that support each event. For example, the global themes for the ibtm knowledge programme can be used specifically for our region, combining local and regional emphasis as well as an international flavor. Equally we will benefit from the expertise in delivery of world-class Hosted Buyer programmes and have access to the ibtm and RTE sales network so that we can further grow our exhibitor and planner community”. Said David Hidalgo, ibtm latin america Show Director.

At the same time, the team based in Mexico City will provide dedicated local and regional knowledge and expertise to the global portfolio, building the database of domestic and regional planners and suppliers who are looking to expand their businesses around the world and who will be able to apply as Hosted Buyers to other events in the portfolio.

The new Hosted Buyer recruitment strategy for ibtm latin america 2016 will now expect to qualify from the international markets including Spain, Germany, France and UK as well as US and Canada. The programme will also witness growth from South and Central America as well as LATAM.

As a result, the event expects to see a growth in suppliers from overseas especially DMO’s and CVB’s who are looking to meet with regional planners. The new focus on bringing in international buyers will also see more domestic Mexican suppliers as well as those from North America and those from across south, central and Latin America.

The ibtm events portfolio is part of Reed Travel Exhibitions, the world’s leading provider of events and exhibitions for the travel and tourism industry.

IBTM ARABIA – SETS THE BENCHMARK FOR A NEW STYLE OF MICE EVENT IN THE REGION

February 16, 2015

IBTM ARABIA – SETS THE BENCHMARK FOR A NEW STYLE OF MICE EVENT IN THE REGION

“It’s been excellent for us, we have some very strong leads and a very positive response”
“Chic, classy, sophisticated, I love the way it has been put together”

Press Release: 16 February 2015 – ibtm arabia which closed last Thursday in Abu Dhabi, created the first all-inclusive 5 star MICE event in the Middle East for international and regional suppliers and buyers.  It also brought them together as a community to do business and network over 3 days.

“Judging by the enthusiasm of our exhibitors and Hosted Buyers we feel very confident that this new event format has been a huge success. Our strategy to mutually match the quality of both buyers and suppliers ensured their compatibility with each other. We also wanted to create a memorable experience and a strong community in addition to the valuable pre-scheduled appointments and that has been key to the success for everyone involved,” said Lois Wilcox Exhibition Manager ibtm arabia.

The only MICE event in the region to bring international and regional Hosted Buyers and exhibitors in a one-to-one ratio format, ibtm arabia delivered more than 3000 mutually matched and pre-selected appointments over the 2 days of business meetings. “The combination of the pre-scheduled appointments and nine networking opportunities have provided more touch points for everyone to help make meaningful connections,” commented Wilcox.

Zdenek Giormani, Director of the Czech Convention Bureau, was delighted with the new concept. “It’s a good way to do business, it’s more personal, I prefer it and the value of my meetings has also been very good.”

Similarly, Lee Ford, Head of Operations for QNCC said: “It’s been excellent for us, we have some very strong leads and a very positive response. It’s also been great for networking, no time wasters, even with other exhibitors, we have been able to catch up on everything going on in the MICE industry in this region, I am sure we will be back.”

Nicoletta Paphitou, Cyprus Convention Bureau, added to the enthusiasm of exhibitors. “I think this is the most effective exhibition that I have every participated in.”

Carole O’Connor, Marketing MICE Division for Rovos Rail in South Africa, added that the value to her company was outstanding. “This has been a very different event.  Chic, classy, sophisticated, I love the way it has been put together. We have had good quality appointments and two very interesting incentive opportunities – of course we will be back.”

Marwan Haddad, Director of Sales & Marketing for Marriott Doha, said that the new appointment system and the fact that the event was “closed” to trade visitors worked well. “This has worked! The appointment set up where everyone moves after 15 minutes was right.  The mutual match was also perfect and we have had concrete enquiries – we will be back next year.”

Ronar Nammour from Iktissadevents, UAE, was a Hosted Buyer for the first time. “It’s been very helpful to my business. We work for corporates as well as the public and government sectors and I am sure we are going to generate business. We are looking for opportunities for our clients in Europe including Spain and Switzerland as well as the GCC, many contacts I had not been able to reach, but I have now met with in person!”

Next year ibtm arabia (previously called GIBTM) will celebrate 10 years in Abu Dhabi. “Its importance to the region has been fundamental to the emergence of the MICE sector. When the event was launched there was very little infrastructure that supported meetings, conventions, events and incentives, but that has all changed,” added Wilcox.  The number of meetings in the Middle East has grown even quicker than in other regions – in fact they have more than tripled over the last decade, according to Euromonitor’s International, MICE and Business Travel.

“Over the next five years we anticipate that the importance of the MICE sector will grow so that it will be the key to providing long term sustainability to the sector in Abu Dhabi” said Mubarak Al Shamsi, Director of the Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau, partners and official hosts to ibtm arabia. “The Mice industry contributes to the emirate’s tourism particularly since business visitors tend to have a larger disposable income than leisure visitors, we are confident that the success of the new style ibtm arabia will result in new business for our partners.”

For further information please visit www.ibtmarabia.com

 

ICOMEX MEXICO TO BECOME PART OF IBTM PORTFOLIO

November 7, 2014

ICOMEX MEXICO TO BECOME PART OF IBTM PORTFOLIO
IBTM PORTFOLIO EXPANDS TO 8 EVENTS

Press Release: 7 November 2014 – ICOMEX, the leading MICE event in Mexico, is to become the first trade show in Latin America for the IBTM portfolio, resulting from the acquisition of Grupo Fidalex by Reed Exhibitions (RX). Grupo Fidalex brings 15 exhibition brands, of which one is ICOMEX to form Reed Exhibitions Mexico.

The announcement of this addition was made by Sallie Coventry, Portfolio Director for IBTM Events Portfolio at the event in Mexico City this week (5-7 November 2014).

ICOMEX 2014 hosts over 140 exhibitors of which 70% come from Mexico, 25% from the wider Latin American region and 5% from overseas. Of the expected 9000 attendees, the majority will come from Mexico with a select domestic, regional and international Hosted Buyer programme. The event also includes a broad education and conference program attracting the various segments of the domestic MICE industry. The co-located Event Production Forum additionally provides local meeting planners with products and services used in the design and construction of their events.

Sallie Coventry, Portfolio Director of IBTM Events Portfolio comments, “In its short history, ICOMEX has clearly become the country’s leading annual MICE gathering for the industry and we are delighted that it is now to become the 8th event in the IBTM portfolio.

“Mexico has a very strong domestic and inter-regional MICE market that has been growing in importance. It is the 11th largest global economy in the region, 2nd behind Brazil and is also the 5th largest emerging market. Through the acquisition of ICOMEX, our objective is to consolidate the event’s profile and presence within the region, whilst leveraging the benefits of the IBTM brand profile and reputation in order to expose this great show to the rest of the world. This will give the event an international presence in the meetings industry and provide new opportunities to the portfolio’s global database of buyers who are looking to place or do business with the region.” she added.

Philippe Surman, founder of Fidalex will become Country Manager for Reed Mexico, which is now positioned as the leading tradeshow organizer in the country. He will be supported by the expertise of the teams around the world who currently manage the global IBTM Portfolio of events.

“We are excited to be a part of Reed Exhibitions,” said Philippe Surman. “We have always been inspired by Reed’s unmatched commitment to providing their customers with the best products and services to meet their needs and grow their business, and the opportunity for ICOMEX to become part of the IBTM portfolio adds a huge amount of strategic value to all our existing customers in the MICE sector and to those who are already part of the global community that IBTM has created.”

“Phillipe and his team have done a great job in creating ICOMEX into a first class event and the combined assets of his team and now the global presence of IBTM will no doubt help develop this even further,” added Coventry.

Further details relating to the specifics of the show in 2015 will be announced in due course.

REACTABLE

February 10, 2012

REACTABLE

February 2012

Off to a good start!
The NAMM show
This years NAMM show in Anaheim, California was as always a great event full of highlights. From January 19th until the 22nd we were working tirelessly giving demos of the Reactable Live! and Reactable Mobile to musicians and music-lovers from all over the world. As you can see on our photos, we had the honor to welcome famous visitors at our booth!

Amo y Navas
The well renowned Spanish DJ and producer duo Amo + Navas are celebrating 20 Years Working Together which nowadays is quite an event to celebrate! That‚s why they have big plans for their upcoming world tour: They integrate Reactable in their live show to amaze their fans with a highly appealing set up. Be sure to get tickets if they play in your hometown!

Ciclo Delibes
Last month our Reactable musician Carles Lopez had a very special gig in Valladolid, Spain. One of our Twitter followers had the luck to win two tickets to enjoy the concert live. For all of you who didn‚t have the possibility to be there, here is a great video by Jose Maria Martinez showing spectacular details of Reactable and musician!

Reactable – Sesión Dance – CCMD Valladolid from Giuseppe Foto on Vimeo.

Featured Table
This month our featured table comes from Alex Brinken, producer, DJ and teacher at the SAE Institute Barcelona, and Martin eNe aka Le Freak Selector, DJ, composer, with over 70 Reactable gigs around the world as official Reactable musician since 2009. You can download „El Coleccionista de Árboles‰ on our web site or from your Reactable Mobile for free!

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