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Good Grub: Quebec’s Insect Food Conference

Quebec City and Laval University will host a major international meeting on using insects as food for both humans and animals. The Third International Insects to Feed the World Conference, which will be held at the Quebec City Convention Centre in June 2020, will bring together 500 experts from around the globe. From Boardroom…

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Newcastle Wins Major Design Conference

An international design conference that has been held before in New York and Oslo is heading to Newcastle in 2019. More than 150 delegates are expected to descend on the North East English city for the annual Design History Conference, set to be held at Northumbria University in September. From Meetings & Incentive Travel…

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Congress Center Basel’s Busy 2019 Calendar

After a busy 2018, Congress Center Basel is once more preparing to host a number of major international events. Small congresses in the first quarter, including the 50th Annual Meeting of Iceberg partner the International Association of Professional Congress Organisers, will be followed by larger meetings in the medical and computational biology sectors. From Boardroom…

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Kuala Lumpur Drawing European Associations

Eleven European international association events attracted 11,960 delegates to Malaysia in 2018 and were all held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. These events were amongst the venue’s 1,189 held this year up to October, which have been attended by over 1.85 million participants. Sectors have included anaesthesia, cancer, diabetes and rubber. From Boardroom…

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Club Melbourne Program Recognised

The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre’s Club Melbourne Ambassador Program has received the City of Melbourne’s highest accolade after receiving the 2018 Melbourne Award for Contribution to Profile by a Corporation. The Club helps leading Melburnians establish, secure and host major conferences that boost the economy and attract thought leadership. From CIM News Magazine…

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New Competitiveness Ranking: Paris Leads

Paris has topped a new index which ranks cities in their competitiveness at attracting major international conventions. Iceberg partner GainingEdge CEO Gary Grimmer said his company’s index would help destinations know how many conventions they should expect to be hosting every year. Paris was followed by Washington, Barcelona, New York and Boston. From Association Meetings International…

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Montreal Honours its $73m Ambassadors

Ambassadors who helped bring a dozen international meetings to Montreal have been honoured by the city at a gala dinner. The events, covering everything from AI to thrombosis, are expected to attract 32,000 delegates and pump $73m into the province. Eighteen individuals were toasted at the Palais des congrès de Montréal function. From Association Meetings International…

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James Rees Becomes New ICCA President

James Rees, the Executive Director of ExCeL London, has been elected President of Iceberg partner the International Congress and Convention Association. The announcement was made at the 57th ICCA Congress in Dubai. Rees was first elected to the ICCA board in 2012 and in 2017 became a Vice President. Includes video interview. From CIM News Magazine…

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Sydney to Stage Two Future Energy Meetings

New South Wales is to host two major global meetings bringing both the world’s energy thinkers and decision makers to Sydney. Focusing on future generation, storage and conversion, the International Conference on Photovoltaic Science and Engineering in 2021 and the International Meeting on Lithium Batteries in 2022 will jointly attract 2,600. From CIM News Magazine…

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BESydney Appoints New Ambassadors

Nine Sydney champions have joined the Business Events Sydney Global Ambassador Program. They include Professor Carol Pollock, Melanie Brock, Ann Sherry AO and Jim Prendergast, pictured above left to right with Lyn Lewis-Smith of BESydney. In total Ambassadors have helped Sydney secure over AU$320 million of global events until 2026. From CIM News Magazine…

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Melbourne’s October: Nine Large Conferences

Melbourne has just come off the back of a busy October hosting nine international conferences. The events, which attracted over 5,000 delegates, included the World Urban Parks Congress, the World Congress of Colleges and Polytechnics and the International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies. Venues ranged from MCEC to Melbourne Cricket Ground. From CIM News Magazine…

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Cape Town’s CTICC Secures 15 Major Events

Cape Town’s CTICC has secured fifteen major conferences in the last six months alone, many being hosted in Africa for the first time. They include the International Council on Systems Engineering 2020, the 2021 World Congress of the International Health Economics Association, and the 2024 General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union. From the Event…

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SWIFT’s Sibos a Success for ICC Sydney

ICC Sydney’s staging for show organisers SWIFT of the huge finance conference Sibos just saw 7,600 business leaders, academics and entrepreneurs take over the venue for four days. Sibos’ trade show included 180 exhibitors, custom-built stands, interactive zones and live activations, while a further 75 private meetings ran alongside official sessions. From CIM News Magazine…

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Seoul Wins 40 Large Conferences in 2018

Seoul has secured 40 international conferences so far in 2018, which will bring in over 35,000 delegates. Twelve of the events are large-scale and account for around 25,000 attendees of the total. According to a recent UIA report, Seoul was the third most popular international meetings city from 2015 to 2017. From Association Meetings International…

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Riyadh Investment Conference Boycotted

A Riyadh investment conference, dubbed the “Davos in the desert”, kicked off amid huge controversy surrounding the killing of Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul. Dozens of business leaders and politicians pulled out of the Future Investment Initiative following the mounting speculation over the Saudi Arabian government’s role in the journalist’s consulate murder. From Meetpie.com…

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Gateshead Quays to Attract NE Events

England’s North East is to target major events with an ambitious conference precinct receiving funding from the UK Department for International Trade. The £250 million, 3.84 hectare Gateshead Quays project will increase the region’s ability to attract and host major conferences and exhibitions, as well as music and cultural events. From Association Meetings International…

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Sibos 2018 Showcases Local Fintech

Sibos has been held in Sydney, bringing with it 7,000 business leaders and decision makers from around the world. One of the world’s largest financial events, Sibos was secured over four years ago by Business Events Sydney. As at Sibos 2016 in Geneva (see JMIC Case Studies), local fintech start-ups are exhibiting. From CIM News Magazine…

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Three New Hubs for US (and Congress) Capital

Washington DC is to focus on three new knowledge hubs for its 2019 marketing in an effort to remain number one congress destination in the USA. Transport, government advocacy and sustainability are the three new attractions to tempt international associations, as well as existing hubs of biotech / pharma, education and technology. From Association Meetings International…

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