Executives Networking at The Hague

November 13, 2017

Executives Networking at The Hague

Following the 2016 and 2017 SDN NFV World Congress, World Forum The Hague will host the event again for the next two years, 2018 and 2019, according to the contract which has been just signed between the venue and organisers Layer 123.

Launched in the spring of 2012, SDN NFV World Congress is a debating forum which showcases the rapidly growing and massively influential Software-Defined Networking and Network Functions Virtualisation industries. Hosting 2,000 executives, decision makers, leaders and activists meet, learn and exchange knowledge face-to-face in The Hague.

The city was chosen because it features global and local companies, research institutes, educational institutes, small and medium enterprises and suppliers in the sector of IT, Tech and Telecom. World Forum has recently invested in a new exhibition space offering a showcase area for the latest technologies, new product launches, and industry services from around the world.

November 10, 2017

Scotland: All about Technological Innovation

VisitScotland has recently launched a new digital campaign under the title ‘Legends’ with focus on Scotland as a centre for innovation and pioneer invention. Part of this campaign is promoting Scotland’s innovative history combining it with the defining role technology plays in solving problems the world faces today.

Technology Scotland, the organisation for industry, academia, and other institutes engaged in the Emerging & Enabling (E&E) Technology sectors in Scotland, has taken up the responsibility to make advances in technology which will be critical to unlocking innovation and catalysing step changes in efficiency and productivity, hence reinforcing Scotland’s place on the international map of the meeting industry.

Stephen Taylor, CEO of Technology Scotland, said that through closer collaboration with international partners future ground-breaking innovation will happen and that business events provide the opportunity for such collaboration and for new ideas.

November 9, 2017

Intelligent Transportation to Travel to Hamburg

Hamburg will host the 2021 World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) from 11 to 15 October 2021. The event will take place at CCH – Congress Center Hamburg in collaboration with Germany’s Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure. The halls of the Hamburg Messe exhibition grounds as well as selected streets in Hamburg’s urban area will also serve as a venue for the event.

The bid for the congress, which was titled “Cos it’s Hamburg – City of Solutions”, was submitted in Brussels last March, supported by more than 100 stakeholders from industry, research and associations across Germany and Europe. The announcement of the win was made in Canada during the last ITS Congress.

Held every three years in alternating locations in Europe, with interim events hosted in the Americas and Asia, the congress is expected to attract more than 10,000 international trade visitors. The agenda includes a trade fair, live demonstrations, and discussions about the latest developments in the field of intelligent transport systems and services.

November 8, 2017

European Association Summit 2018: Brussels Is the Place to Be

The European Association Summit 2018 will be held in Brussels between 8 and 9 March at the SQUARE Brussels Meeting Centre.

Registration is now open for associations interested in participating in workshops, panel discussion, lectures, networking and information exchange. The European Association Summit is a peer-to-peer education and networking forum designed by associations professionals, for associations professionals.

The Summit will be a way for delegates to learn how to face challenges, exchange good practices as well as positive and negative experiences and lessons learned from them in order to get a new focus for their activities through interactive meetings. During the various workshops participants will get to share their views and visions while challenging their ideas and perspectives with others face-to-face. Part of the programme will be to meet a number of associations with European and international dimensions active in various fields aiming to build their network.

Throughout the two day summit, participants will have the opportunity to listen to speeches by industry leaders like Karl-Heinz Lambertz, President of the European Committee of the Regions, GiannaLia Cogliandro Beyens, Secretary General at Leading European network on cultural management and policy, Zsuzsanna Bódi, Association Manager at European Network of Living Labs, Danielle Michel, Director Membership Services & Events at Airports Council International, Frederic Hoffmann, Lecturer and Coach at Solvay Brussels School of Economics & Management to name but a few.

November 7, 2017

London’s Heart to Beat to Cardiologists’ Rhythm

The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) has announced that ESC Congress, the world’s biggest gathering of heart specialists, will return to London in 2021 despite the UK’s vote to leave the EU.

After the 2015 congress, which brought more than 32,700 delegates from 140 countries to London, the ESC decided to hold their 2021 congress in the city which is becoming a major centre for medical research. The decision coincides with the Mayor’s ‘Healthy Streets Approach’, prioritising health in transport and planning decisions, and investing into street schemes that promote walking, cycling and public transport over private car use.

Isabel Bardinet, ESC’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “ESC Congress is dedicated to expanding the boundaries of cardiovascular medicine so that people can lead longer, healthier lives. For one week in August 2021, London will be the hub in this battle against heart disease, the number one killer in the world today, and we are proud to join forces with such a dynamic, forward thinking city.”

November 6, 2017

Endoscopic Surgeons to Exchange In-depth Views in Malaysia

The World Congress for Endoscopic Surgery of the Skull Base and Brain will take place for the first time in Asia, in Kuala Lumpur, from 10 – 13 June 2020. The Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB), in strategic partnership with the local organiser, the Malaysian Society of Otorhinolaryngologists Head and Neck Surgeons, won the bid thanks to Malaysia’s rise in specialised medical research and medical-based business events.

Over 900 delegates from around the world and locally are scheduled to attend the four-day congress held at Shangri-la Hotel Kuala Lumpur. The congress will act as a platform for delegates to network and identify new medical trends and breakthroughs, while the show’s powerful line up of conference programme also helps to provide a holistic and comprehensive view of the latest technologies, issues and opportunities in the sector.

November 3, 2017

Lausanne to Report on Science Journalists

The World Conference of Science Journalists (WCSJ) will return to Europe after a six-year gap. The city of Lausanne was chosen to host the 11th WCSJ from 1 to 5 July 2019 at the SwissTech Convention Center, on the campus of the Swiss Federal Polytechnic Institute (EPFL) and the University of Lausanne (UNIL). Launched by the Swiss Association of Science Journalism (ASJS), soon to be joined by its sister organizations in France (AJSPI) and Italy (SWIM), the Lausanne candidacy won the bid on 28 October 2017.

Getting together every two years, over a thousand journalists and communicators of science representing more than 60 nationalities present, defend and promote quality independent journalism in the media worldwide. Under the theme “Reaching new heights in science journalism”, the conference will be built around original forms of presentation including creative workshops, mobile debates, brainstorming discussions and tutorials.

The Lausanne candidacy has enjoyed the support of four major academic partners from the start: the Swiss Federal Polytechnic Institute in Lausanne, CERN, and the Universities of Lausanne and Geneva, which will offer a range of laboratory visits as well as other study tours ranging from trips to alpine research stations to tours of many Swiss and European institutions.

In addition to academic and scientific support, the Lausanne candidacy also benefits from important backing from Swiss political, media and economic actors: the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation; Presence Switzerland; the City of Lausanne and the Canton of Vaud as well as the European Commission.

November 2, 2017

Green Vancouver to Welcome ECOCITY World Summit

The 2019 ECOCITY World Summit will be held in Vancouver, at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT). Set to take place in October 2019 and based out of the  Vancouver Convention Centre, over 1000 delegates are expected to attend the summit, thought-leaders, decision makers, sustainable business owners, and green researchers from over 30 countries being amongst them.

Held every two years since 1990, the summit deals with the complex challenges facing humanity in a rapidly urbanising world. Under the theme “Socially Just and Sustainable Cities”, the conference will aim to officially confirm the International Ecocity Framework and Standards (IEFS) document, which provides a vision for an ecologically-restorative human civilization as well as a practical methodology for assessing and guiding progress towards the goal.

November 1, 2017

Montreal Perceives Artificial Intelligence

The 30th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) will be hosted by the Palais des congrès de Montréal in 2021 attracting nearly 3,000 experts from all over the world. This scientific field is developing fast in the city, thus attracting the international convention.

Montréal was awarded the convention during the 2017 edition of the event in Melbourne last August, thanks to the work and support from the business development team and Montreal universities and the funding from Tourisme Montréal.

Recognising the need to establish Quebec’s position as an AI hub, the Université de Montréal, Fonds de recherche du Québec and Palais des congrès de Montréal joined forces to create the new Forum on the Socially Responsible Development of Artificial Intelligence, which will take place November 2 and 3 at the Palais. The Forum will discuss the ethical and socially responsible development of AI with keynote speakers ranging from pure science to the humanities and social sciences, such as Yoshua Bengio and Yochai Benkler to name but a few.

October 31, 2017

Sydney Warming Up for SIBOS 2018

As SIBOS – the world’s biggest financial services event – is approaching, Sydney is getting ready to receive more than 40,000 conference delegates. With less than a year left to the big event, which will be held at the International Convention Centre Sydney from 22-25 October 2018, the city is eager to demonstrate that NSW is Australia’s leading destination for hosting meetings, conventions and exhibitions.

ICC Sydney will be busy in the next twelve moths hosting 48 events secured by Business Events Sydney attracting 40,800 delegates staying 166,900 delegates days, hence boosting the economy as well as the city’s FinTech capability as local industry benchmarks against the latest developments around the world.

Chief Executive Officer of Business Events Sydney Lyn Lewis-Smith said: “SIBOS draws the C-suite of the world’s finance community to our shores to discuss investment opportunities, cybersecurity and technology such as blockchain. Together they will undertake ‘cyber war games’ to share the latest defences against major hacks.”