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London Wins First Major Robotics Conference

London has been chosen to host the IEEE RAS (Robotics and Automation Society) flagship International Conference on Robotics and Automations in 2023. Over 4,000 experts in artificial intelligence and robotics will attend the four-day conference at ExCeL London, bringing £13 million into the city. The event will feature a robotics competition for schoolchildren. From Association Meetings International…

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Hamilton Hosts Historic NAISA Conference

Hamilton in New Zealand has hosted a record-breaking Native American and Indigenous Studies Association Conference. The event, held at the University of Waikato, was being staged for the first time outside the United States or Canada. It attracted a record 1,872 registrations from countries as far afield as Scandinavia and South America. From Meetings International…

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New Meetings Bring Brisbane AU$112m

Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner has announced Brisbane will receive an economic boost of over AU$112 million from new business events taking place in the city over the coming years. The forecast is an annual record achieved by Brisbane Marketing with partners including BCEC (the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre). From Meetings International…

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Dubai’s DBE Secures 118 Business Events

Dubai Business Events, the emirate’s convention bureau, has secured 118 business events during the past six months, attracting 75,200 delegates to the city. The meetings include the World Hospital Congress 2021, the ISPRS Geospatial Week 2021, and the AIPPI World Intellectual Property Congress 2025. From Association Meetings International…

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Newcastle Plans Cell Research Showcase

NewcastleGateshead will showcase its world-leading mitochondrial research at the Euromit conference in 2020. The largest event in its field will take place in June at the Sage Gateshead, and is expected to draw over 650 clinicians and scientists from across the world over four days. From AMI Intellectual Capitals…

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CTICC: 16 Years Marked by 16 Achievements

CTICC, the Cape Town International Convention Centre, has just passed its sixteenth birthday. To mark the occasion, CTICC shared sixteen of its achievements. Among them were job creation, economic contribution and training, growing the province’s knowledge economy, and CTICC’s response to Cape Town’s water crisis. From Meetings International…

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Maths Ambassadors win Sydney Congress

Support from a who’s-who of top Australian scientific minds has just secured ICME15 for Sydney in 2024. The International Congress on Mathematical Education is the largest event in its field, and was won by advocates including Australia’s Chief Scientist, one leading mathematician, and a YouTube sensation maths teacher. From AMI Intellectual Capitals…

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Bordeaux is 49th City for GDS-Index

Bordeaux Convention Bureau has become the 49th DMO (destination marketing organisation) to join the Global Destination Sustainability Index, an Iceberg partner that ranks cities by their environmental performance. The wine capital of the world is a hub for meetings of the medical industry, academia and learning, the digital economy and aeronautics. From Association Meetings International…

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Glasgow Conferences Generate £150m

Glasgow Convention Bureau has reported best-ever year-end results with conference business generating more than £150 million for the city. Between 2018 and 2019, Glasgow hosted more than 530 conferences which brought in almost 160,000 delegates. Four significant medical meetings alone boosted the local economy by more than £17m. From Association Meetings International…

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International Events Increase in Italy

Italy has seen a jump in international events it stages with major overseas participation, up from 7.9 percent in 2017 to 8.1 percent in 2018. Overall conferences and events held in Italy rose by 5.8 percent in 2018, with delegates down by 2.4 percent after a fall in international association conferences. From Meetings & Incentive Travel…

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Sustainability Goals for Climate Action Week

The London Convention Bureau has asked UK hospitality tourism players during London Climate Action Week to sign up to commitments in the Mayor of London’s environment strategy. The week was launched by Mayor Sadiq Khan as a drive to make the UK capital a leader in tackling climate change. From Meetings & Incentive Travel…

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WPC 2023 “Critical” for Calgary Economy

Calgary will be welcoming 5,000 oil and gas professionals when it hosts the World Petroleum Congress in 2023. The city won a vote of the World Petroleum Council in St Petersburg, edging out fellow finalist Baku, by just 21 votes to 20. Calgary stands to earn $65 million from the event. From Association Meetings International…

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Gateshead Quays to Create 1,000 New Jobs

The £260 million Gateshead Quays will create more than 1,000 new jobs for the UK’s North East. The development, to be completed by 2023, has 6,300 square metres of exhibition space and 2,800 square metres of meeting rooms. There are also hotels, a performance area, and offsite parking. From Meetings & Incentive Travel…

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UK Delegates Spent £20bn During 2018

An estimated £20 billion of direct expenditure was generated by event delegates across UK venues and wider in 2018, according to the latest UK Conference and Meeting Survey. The figure is up from £18.1 billion in 2017. The overall number of events held in 2018 was the highest in recent years. From Meetings & Incentive Travel…

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WorldMUN2020 and WCPT 2023 in Tokyo

Tokyo has secured two significant international meetings: the 29th Harvard World Model United Nations in 2020 and the World Confederation for Physical Therapy General Meeting and Congress in 2023. WCPT’s congress is expected to attract over 6,000 delegates. WorldMUN 2020 is expected to draw more than 2,100 university students. From Boardroom…

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Barcelona Tops ICCA Delegate Rankings

Barcelona, not Paris, hosted more international association delegates than any other city last year. The Catalonian capital welcomed 134,838 delegates in 2018. That’s according to new figures from the annual statistics report of Iceberg partner the International Congress and Convention Association, now ranked according to delegate numbers rather than by number of meetings. From Association Meetings International…

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Sheffield City Hall Hosts Child Knee Congress

Sheffield has welcomed over 200 international delegates to the first ever International Child and Adolescent Knee Congress. The two-day meeting was organised by local ambassadors and orthopaedic surgeons Nick Nicolaou and Fazal Ali. Delivering about £250,000 in economic impact to the city, the event is set to remain in Sheffield long-term. From Association Meetings International…

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Thailand Introduces “Meet Special Bonus”

The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau has launched a “Meet Special Bonus” to secure more major events. The bonus of THB 50,000 ($1,628) is for planners holding an event with at least 100 international delegates staying for least three nights and using a venue recognised by the Thailand MICE Venue Standard. From Meetings & Incentive Travel…

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