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Marseille: Six Sectors Grow Conference Business

Thanks to a whole-city approach in promoting key sectors, the number of conferences staged in Marseille has been steadily growing. The recent World Conservation Congress win says a lot about the city’s presence on the international meetings scene. But six clusters of expertise are also shaping which association conferences Marseille attracts. From Boardroom…

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Artificial Intelligence Collects and Co-locates in Stockholm

Stockholm has just hosted the Federated AI Meeting, the world’s largest scientific event on artificial intelligence. This was actually five conferences co-located under one roof. When the Swedish AI Society, with support from Visit Stockholm, won its bid to host one of them, a plan was hatched to create a larger event. From Boardroom…

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Business Events Canada Stages Event to Attract ICT

Business Events Canada is to host Innovate Canada, its first sector-focused event for Information and Communications Technology. The three day meeting, taking place in Montreal during May, will discuss artificial intelligence and deep learning, VFX and gaming, life sciences and health tech, plus data centres and cybersecurity. Photo: Guerinf. From Meetpie.com…

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Medical Conferences: A Healthy Future?

Artificial intelligence, virtual and augmented reality, 3D printing, wearables, telemedicine: the convergence of healthcare and technology is reaching an inflection point at a time when other pressures are putting the squeeze on medical meetings. How can they stay relevant if the entire structure of healthcare is about to fundamentally change? From PCMA Convene…  

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Pacific World Forecasts Industry Trends of 2018

Despite new technologies like virtual reality and artificial intelligence, meetings and incentive professionals should expect next year to be all about “engagement”. That’s according to Pacific World, which has published a list of trends to watch for in 2018. Four in particular will drive engagement: localization, cultural immersion, community impact, and off-the-beaten-path destinations. From Successful Meetings…

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What AI Means for the MI

AI or artificial intelligence is widely perceived as a paradigm shift in computing that will supplant human labour rather than assisting or complementing it. But far from driverless vehicles or robots replacing human workers, it may be in less obvious areas like attendee profile matchmaking that the invisible technology truly comes into its own. From Meetings & Conventions…

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