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Sheffield’s Ambassador Programme Celebrates Ten Years

Sheffield’s conference ambassador programme has celebrated its 10th anniversary at the annual dinner given for advocates who bring larger business events into the city. The city’s conference market is estimated to be worth £113 million to the local economy and the ambassador programme itself has contributed close to £30 million over the last six years. From Association Meetings International…

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Spreading the Legacy: London Showcasing Diverse Neighbourhoods

To spread the benefits of business and leisure tourism across the city’s diverse neighbourhoods, London & Partners will be showcasing such localities in 2018 European hosted buyer trips. Attendees will discover the city around themes, like medical meetings or technology. Peckham, with its striking library, is to feature. Photo: C. G. P. Grey. From Meetpie.com…

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BESydney Appoints Seven New Ambassadors

Professors Nigel Lovell, Emma Johnston and Bill Ledger were among seven new ambassadors BESydney has just welcomed into its programme of business leaders and academics that advocate for bringing meetings and events to the New South Wales capital. Guest speaker at BESydney’s annual Ambassador Dinner was gender equality champion Elizabeth Broderick. From CIM News Magazine…

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Asia Still the Driver for Sydney’s Business Events Success

Business Events Sydney’s results, announced by new chairman Bruce Baird, show Asia is largely responsible for the destination’s record-breaking wins. The figures also highlight 85 events delivered during the year with an estimated direct spend of AU$170.1 million. Over a decade Asia business has grown by 20 percent every year. From CIM News Magazine…

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Tourism NZ Applauds Ambassadors’ NZ$31m Wins

23 local champions who have helped New Zealand win conference business to the tune of NZ$31m have been recognised by their country at an event. 13,500 international delegates have come or are coming to New Zealand because of these individuals’ efforts. They range from university academics to health sector professionals. From CIM News Magazine…

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Australia’s Lost Events Up Despite International Growth

Australia is losing more international conference bids despite a modest increase in the number of overseas events heading to the country. The Association of Australian Convention Bureaux (AACB) has released its latest Forward Calendar of International Business Events, which shows lost business is up 7 percent, despite wins being up 3 percent. From CIM News Magazine…

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Business Events Canada: A Priority Sector Focus

Chantal Sturk-Nadeau is the new head of Business Events Canada, the organisation responsible for meetings industry promotion in the country. During a recent trip to Europe, she shared her vision. BEC has identified seven priority business sectors where Canada holds a competitive advantage and is internationally recognized as a centre of excellence. From Boardroom…

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Nantes: La Cité of Innovation

Nantes on the French Atlantic coast – the birthplace of Jules Verne – has recently transformed itself into an innovation hub. The city and region is home to leading international companies like Airbus, and key knowledge industries like health and biotechnology. At the heart of this journey is La Cité Nantes Events Center. From Boardroom…

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Melbourne Convention Bureau Posts Fifth Year of Growth

After winning its largest ever conferences (the 13,000 delegate Lions Clubs International Convention 2024 and 14,000 delegate World Ophthalmology Congress 2022), Melbourne Convention Bureau has just topped five years of growth in its 2016-2017 results. Across 194 events, MCB won AU$321 million for Victoria. Associations made up 70 percent of this. From CIM News Magazine…

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Auckland Meetings Worth NZ$46m Last Year

More than 28,000 delegates attended business events last year in Auckland, New Zealand. They contributed NZ$46 million to the region’s economy and also helped attract inward investment. Auckland’s Convention Bureau is part of the city’s economic growth agency – ATEED – and won 58 business events in the last financial year. From Association Meetings International…

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