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Glasgow Wins 526 Conference Bids Worth £142m

The rebranded Glasgow Convention Bureau won 526 conferences between 2016 and 2017, which will bring in an estimated £142m to the city’s economy. The conferences will take place up to 2022 and attract 140,000 business tourists. The number of international associations choosing Glasgow has also risen, with 2016 / 2017 the most successful year yet. From Meetpie.com…

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A New Hall and Roads to Attract Events to Tanzania

Opening the new Lake Nyasa exhibition hall, the tourism minister of Tanzania, Jumanne Abdallah Maghembe, has challenged the Arusha International Conference Centre to fully exploit the potential of conferences which he said generated $670m for the country last year. Tanzania has also announced a $156m World Bank financing plan to boost tourism by upgrading roads. From the Event…

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Obesity and Endocrinology Congress Labelled “Illegitimate”

A South African dietitian has lodged a complaint with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission about a “bogus” medical conference she paid a considerable sum to attend. Elizabeth Fourie claims the Obesity and Endocrinology Congress in Melbourne presented research that was not properly analysed, and that nearly half of the speakers failed to turn up. From CIM Magazine…

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Another Texan Tale of Reverse Legacy

Following the boycott of another legal association last month for different reasons, the American Association of Law Libraries has decided not to stage future events in Texas. The AALL cites a new state law allowing publicly funded agencies to deny services for children in care on religious grounds, and also the proposed “bathroom bill”. Photo: LoneStarMike. From Meetings & Conventions…

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