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US Homeland Security Clarifies Flight Electronics Ban

As European Union officials meet to discuss the threat of the US expanding its ban on large electronic devices in certain flight cabins, and as the travel industry says the ban has seen Middle East business drop by 2.8% and cost the sector $198 million, the US Homeland Security chief has clarified US policy on any potential widening. From Meetings & Conventions…  

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Trump Travel Ban II Heads to the US Supreme Court

After the 10-3 ruling of a federal appeals court that Trump Travel Ban II probably violates the Constitution and “drips with religious intolerance, animus and discrimination”, the Justice Department has asked the US Supreme Court – the nation’s highest legal authority – immediately to reinstate it. The Trump administration says the US will be safer under Executive Order 13780. From Meetings & Conventions…

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No US Large Electronics Ban on Flights from Europe… Yet

To audible sighs of relief from much of the international meetings industry, the US Department of Homeland Security has announced that America will not extend to flights from Europe its ban on carrying large electronic devices in passenger cabins. A bar is currently in force on flights from ten Middle East and North African airports. From Travel Weekly…

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Brand USA Federal Funding Ditched in Trump Budget Proposal

Brand USA – the organisation promoting the US as a welcome destination for visitors – is to lose its federal funding under a proposed new budget from President Trump. The move has been attacked by US Travel association President Roger Dow as throwing away an $8.9 billion contribution to the economy and 28-to-1 return on investment. From Meetings & Conventions…

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SITE and the Incentive Sector Mourn Jane E. Schuldt

The Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) community is mourning the loss of its former president and legendary industry advocate Jane E. Schuldt, who has died of pancreatic cancer aged 63. During Schuldt’s presidency in 1991, she focused on globalizing SITE by launching local chapters and designing local education with a global message. She vociferously championed SITE’s code of ethics,…

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Executive Order’s Motives Probed by Judges

On the eve of IMEX’s opening in Frankfurt, The Iceberg watched live US TV coverage of further hearings into Executive Order 13780, aka Trump Travel Ban II. Acting Solicitor General Jeffrey Wall, representing the ban, was quizzed over whether it discriminates against Muslims in the wake of campaign statements made by the president. From Meetings & Conventions…

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13 November 2017

CMP Conclave, Maryland, USA

“Addressing hot topics with top notch speakers…”  Conclave is the industry’s only exclusive meeting of CMPs. The Conclave is a unique event for CMPs who wish to contribute to their profession, while advancing their own knowledge and skills, and expanding their professional network.

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13 November 2017

CMP Conclave, Maryland, USA

“Addressing hot topics with top notch speakers…”  Conclave is the industry’s only exclusive meeting of CMPs. The Conclave is a unique event for CMPs who wish to contribute to their profession, while advancing their own knowledge and skills, and expanding their professional network.

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Europe Summer Travel Alert Issued by US State Department

In the wake of recent terror attacks, the US State Department has issued an alert for US citizens travelling to Europe between May and September. The post warns that tourist locations, transport hubs, markets, malls and restaurants are all potential targets. It advises travelers to stay vigilant and to check US embassy websites. Photo: Sean Hobson. From Meetings & Conventions…

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16 August 2017

Sunshine Education Summit 2017, Florida, USA

MPI is proud to present Sunshine Education Summit 2017 (SES), where the business of meetings and events showcases the resources, beauty and energy of Florida.  Sunshine Education Summit 2017 will feature cutting-edge industry education that addresses the hottest topics and issues affecting meetings and events professionals—at all levels—through learning styles that range from invigorating keynotes to interactive classes.

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26 May 2017

Indy 500 – Experiential Event, Indianapolis, USA

(This is a planner-only event.) MPI’s Experiential Event Series will offer attendees a unique experience in sports event management, and you’ll have a front row seat. The Indianapolis 500, known as The Greatest Spectacle in Racing, is the world’s largest spectator-sporting event. Opportunity to interact and meet with key event organizers, high-level education, go behind the…

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15 October 2017

Associations @ Work, Baltimore, USA

Associations @ Work is ASAE’s premier business conference that addresses the interrelated business functions – executive management, finance, development, operations, human resources, and fundraising – in associations. Associations @ Work is designed for association professionals to heighten collaboration and learning exchanges with colleagues by identifying and applying solutions to optimize efficiencies, solve cross functional operational…

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