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Dubai Reaches New Heights

As reported in News, Dubai’s meetings dominance continued in 2017. The emirate won 212 bids and proposals. Expo 2020 is also nearing. Dubai has always hosted spectacular familiarisation trips, and an Iceberg partner has just enjoyed one, during which the brand new Dubai Frame (pictured) was on the itinerary. From editor’s blog at Meetpie.com…

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Visit Florida’s Budget Battles Resume

Less than a year after the last Visit Florida budget battles, the fighting for funding is again underway. Governor Rick Scott (pictured) has called for a $100 million budget, while the House of Representatives wants to keep the current $76 million and the Senate wants to cut it to $50 million. From Meetings & Conventions…

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Club Liverpool Announces New Chair and £3.8m Return

Colin Sinclair, Chief Executive of Knowledge Quarter Liverpool, is the new Chair of the city region’s conference ambassador programme. An audience of sixty gathered at Liverpool Cathedral to celebrate Club Liverpool, a partnership between the Convention Bureau and ACC Liverpool, and the conferences with an economic value of £3.8 million it has helped secure. From Meetpie.com…

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20 Dead in Kabul Conference Hotel Terror Attack

The death toll from a Taliban terror attack on a hotel in Kabul has risen to 20, including 14 foreigners. The victims were shot during a 14-hour rampage at the hotel, which was hosting an IT conference. Afghan security forces were lowered onto the roof and killed the six attackers aided by Norwegian troops. From Meetpie.com…

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US Meetings Industry Generates $330bn Per Year

The United States meetings industry generates a massive $330 billion annually, according to the Events Industry Council’s latest Meetings Significance Survey. This is a $50 billion rise since 2014’s first report. In 2016, 1.9 million US meetings took place. The study canvassed 1,300 planners, 9,000 domestic business travellers and 50,000 international travellers. From Meetings & Conventions…

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Britain Booms Despite Brexit Uncertainties

Despite eighteen months of political and economic turmoil in the UK following 2016’s shock Brexit vote, visitors are still coming, not least because of the weak pound and cheaper air fares. VisitBritain’s Chairman Steve Ridgway has been offering some thoughts on how the UK, including its meetings industry, is coping with Brexit. From Skift…

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MyCEB Welcomes Six New Conference Ambassadors

At a gala evening, the Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau has welcomed six new “Kesatria” into its ambassador programme. The Kesatria are usually association presidents or industry leaders that are chairing major business events in Malaysia. Since 2012 the programme has contributed 123 meeting leads and attracted 188,317 delegates. From CIM News Magazine…

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Supreme Court Gives Trump Travel Ban III Temporary Green Light

It’s far from the end of the story, but for now the United States Supreme Court is letting President Trump enforce a ban on travel to the US by residents of six mostly Muslim countries. Other legal challenges are still pending, as is the Supreme Court’s expected final ruling. Photo: Matt Wade. From Meetings & Conventions…

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25 October 2018

ECM TIC Expert Meeting 2018, Lviv, Ukraine

Our TIC Expert Meeting offers a mix of incentive and exchange opportunities for all attendees. This is why the diversity of participants is of great importance to us. This event is for managers and TIC front office professionals coming from small and large cities and working for either public or private tourist information organisations –…

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13 June 2018

ECM International Conference & General Assembly 2018, Malmö,...

European Cities Marketing will present a toploaded program for the ECM International Conference where Europe’s city marketers and tourism professionals meet industry thought leaders to debate and strategise the new normal in urban travel and tourism.

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21 February 2018

ECM Spring Meeting 2018, Reykjavik, Iceland

European Cities Marketing will present a toploaded program for the ECM Spring meeting where Europe’s city marketers and tourism professionals meet industry thought leaders to debate and strategise the new normal in urban travel and tourism.

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Paris: 2024 and Olympic Competition

Paris is riding high both on its new convention centre and on hosting the 2024 Olympics. But when one huge event is in town at a major destination, does that cause other large meetings to, erm… bottle out? There’s evidence this is the case, but good reasons why it shouldn’t be. From editor’s blog at Meetpie.com…

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