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9 November 2020

87th UFI Global Congress, Muscat, Oman

Open to UFI members only, UFI’s annual Global Congress is known as the “must attend” event for all industry professionals and is the exhibition industry’s largest global meeting of the year, combining international networking with unique content. It is an ideal opportunity for members to gain insight into topics of strategic interest, on the current…

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13 May 2020

UFI European Conference 2020, Goteborg, Sweden

UFI’s annual European Conference will be held in Goteborg (Sweden) in 2020. The conference is the most international gathering of 200+ European exhibition industry leaders, and it is also attended by colleagues from Asia and the Americas. This event is geared towards providing industry updates and insights from across the region, combined with quality networking…

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23 April 2020

UFI Latin American Conference 2020, Buenos Aires, Argentina

UFI, The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry is proud to announce that the second Latin-American Conference will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina in the last week of April, 2020 at Centro de Convenciones de Buenos Aires. The event will be collocated with the 17th Expoeventos Latinoamerica, one of the major exhibition industry events in…

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3 March 2020

UFI Asia-Pacific Conference 2020, Macau

Over the past 14 years, the UFI Asia-Pacific Conference  has become one of the exhibition industry’s most important gatherings for learning and networking. Each year, the UFI Asia-Pacific Conference attracts around 300 leaders from organisers, venues, associations, service providers and government bodies. The next edition of the UFI Asia-Pacific Conference 2020 will take place in…

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GainingEdge Resources

Insights, ‘EdgyThinking’ and Case Studies… As a leader in the international business events market we offer access to benchmark performance data and best practices from around the world. We bring the expertise of a diverse group of professionals comprising business events market expertise, convention bureau operational expertise, business development expertise as well as convention centre…

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BestCities Resources & Learning

Access our free library of industry-leading templates and checklists to guide you through every stage of your international conference planning. Read the latest industry trends, opinion pieces and best-practice guides to shaping international events, straight from some of the world’s foremost experts. Read the latest industry trends, opinion pieces and best-practice guides to shaping international events,…

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24 August 2019

ECM Summer School 2019, London, UK

The ECM Summer School is an unmissable learning opportunity for all professionals working in Convention Bureaux, Tourist Offices, Congress Centres, Airlines, Hotels, DMCs, PCOs & Meeting Planners! The aim is to equip professionals with the latest marketing tools and to help them to develop the knowledge and skills required for a successful career in conference,…

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1 July 2019

UFI: Exhibition Management Degree 2019, Belgium (+ E-Learning)

Exhibitions are competitive. Only exhibition of the highest quality will successfully attract international exhibitors and visitors. UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, working with the University of Cooperative Education in Ravensburg, Germany, has created the “Exhibition Management Degree (EMD)” to train exhibition industry professionals to meet tomorrow’s event management demands.

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8 March 2019

Positive Impact Webinar: Girls Creating Campaign

On International Women’s Day, don’t miss our webinar! Positive Impacts Girls Creating Campaign exists to inspire girls to be limitless in the creation of their careers. According to a Unicef gender equality report “By the time children reach 10 boys world’s often expand while girls world’s contract.” and Positive Impact is passionate about using the…

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23 April 2019

Positive Impact #CSRshareDay

#CSRshareDay is an online 24 hour twitter campaign where sustainability champions across the globe host an hour of conversation discussing CSR and sustainability. The campaign plays leading role in the organisation of the global initiative to share wisdom, ideas, challenges, best practices, and case studies with sustainability experts from around the globe, about how to make events…

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15 May 2019

UFI Digital Innovation Forum 2019, Birmingham, UK

he UFI Forum is a one-day event on a specific topic or area of focus. The Forum 2019 themed “How to push Digital Innovation” is open to all industry professionals, both UFI members and non-members. UFI members benefit from a reduced participation fee. Join us on 15th May for more insight & networking! UFI thanks the members of…

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9 February 2020

AIPC Academy 2020, Brussels, Belgium

The AIPC Academy is the only comprehensive professional development program aimed specifically at international convention centre issues and opportunities. Updated annually to reflect the most current conditions, it is the best possible investment a centre can make in the development of fully professional staff ready to meet the facility management and marketing challenges of today…

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27 March 2019

ICCA UK and Ireland Chapter Annual Conference 2019, Harrogate, UK

The UK & Ireland ICCA chapter represents 75 members spread across England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. These cover all aspects of conference management from venues and convention bureaus to hotels, PCO’s. The Chapter is very active in the industry, holding several meetings a year including a well supported annual debate which addresses current key issues…

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25 February 2019

ICCA Meetings Africa Association Day, Johannesburg

The seminar is an ideal opportunity for ICCA Africa members and Association Executives to come together to exchange knowledge and network.  The Seminar will cover all aspects of improving the efficiency and effectiveness of meetings and at the same time is a unique opportunity for ICCA Africa members to understand client objectives and for the…

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17 November 2019

Forum for Young Professionals 2019, Barcelona, Spain

The FYP brings together 35 young industry professionals from a diverse array of backgrounds. Over 3 days, the selected applicants are given networking opportunities, educational sessions, social activities and guidance worth their weights in gold from some of the most influential meetings industry figures. Participants will complete the FYP with a wealth of knowledge, a…

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27 October 2019

58th ICCA Congress, Houston, USA

Registration will open in March 2019! The ICCA Congress: A must for meeting industry professionals! A global, modern and vibrant city bursting with culture and personality, Houston has innovation and technology at its heart. With unique educational content and unrivalled networking and business opportunities with local stakeholders, the 2019 ICCA Congress is not to be missed.

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31 October 2020
29 August 2019

ICCA Central European Chapter Summer Meeting, Belgrade, Serbia

The ICCA Central European Chapter meeting will take place in Belgrade, Serbia from 29 – 31 August 2019.  This is an annual meeting open to ICCA members and for non-members by invitation only.  More information will be available soon.

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10 April 2019

ICCA Iberian Chapter Annual and General Assembly, Porto, Portugal

The ICCA Iberian Chapter was created in the early 90s after years participating amongst other colleagues in the Mediterranean Chapter. Attracting new congresses and events to Spain and Portugal has been the aim of the Chapter since then. Moreover the need to create win-win situations and the great offer both countries present, makes the Iberian Peninsula…

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17 February 2019

ICCA Mediterranean Chapter Summit 2019, Antalya, Turkey

The Chapter Committee’s main objective is to create a better networking and business exchange environment among the Chapter members, to increase the awareness of the region’s meeting potential and its members.  The Mediterranean Chapter aims to raise the profile of the region as one of the top meeting destinations as well as to promote its members…

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