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Wellington CEC Gets Council Green Light

Wellington’s new Conference and Exhibition Centre has been given a green light by Wellington City Council paving the way for the beginning of construction next year. The 18,000 square metre CEC will feature dedicated convention space spread across its top two floors and a ground floor gallery to accommodate touring exhibitions. From CIM News Magazine…

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IBTM World 2018 Breaks Booking Record

IBTM World has broken a previous record for pre-arranged meetings with 77,651 booked ahead of this year’s event, five percent up on last year. As well as the returning brands, this year’s first-time exhibitors include the Tourism Promotion Board Philippines, Tourism New Zealand and the Beijing Municipal Commission of Tourism. From Meetings & Incentive Travel…

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Global MICE Collaborative Launched

During IMEX America, three leading industry associations announced that they are joining together to develop an events task force for emerging markets. Iceberg partners SITE (the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence) and MPI (Meeting Professionals International), plus the International Association of Exhibitions and Events, have in tandem launched the Global MICE Collaborative. From the Event…

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Women in Exhibition Sector Report Released

The global exhibition industry association UFI, an Iceberg partner, has released the results of research into women who are working in the sector. “Women in the Exhibition Industry” collates an online survey of over 200 respondents, mostly women. 82 percent of them highly appreciated working in exhibitions and loved their jobs. From CIM News Magazine…

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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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Associations World Congress Revamped

The Association of Association Executives is revamping its event Associations World Congress. The 2019 Associations World Congress & Expo will take place at the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre in Gothenburg. Delegates will be asked about their event needs during registration, and introduced to exhibitors who can solve their challenges. From Association Meetings International…

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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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IMEX America Worth $19m to Las Vegas

The economic impact of IMEX America 2018 on Las Vegas has been estimated at $19 million. So claims Cathy Tull, Chief Marketing Officer of the Las Vegas Convention & Visitor Authority. The figure was only one eye-watering number presented by UK event organisers Regent Exhibitions at the final press conference of the show. From Meetpie.com…

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IMEX America 2018 Celebrates Legacy

IMEX America 2018 has been held in Las Vegas, with industry decision makers meeting with suppliers from every sector and taking in a range of education sessions. Legacy is the talking point and also white paper subject for this year’s show, with the ability of experiential design to engage audiences a focus as well. From Meetpie.com…

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Four Years’ Growth for Meetings Industry

A decade after the 2008 global economic recession, the meetings industry has bounced back and settled into a new normal of steady and stable growth, according to American Express Meetings & Events. The 2019 Global Meetings and Events Forecast also shows that planners are feeling pressure from both consolidation and disruptive suppliers. From CIM News Magazine…

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IBTM China Saw 6,600 Pre-planned Meetings

IBTM China 2018 closed on a high, with more than 6,600 pre-planned meetings during the industry event at the China National Convention Centre in Beijing. More than 300 exhibitors from 20 countries were joined by more than 280 hosted buyers and 3,400 visitors for two days of meetings, networking and educational sessions. From Meetpie.com…

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Merged IBTM Hailed Successful

IBTM Americas 2018, which took place in Mexico City following the merger of IBTM’s Latin and North American events, has been cited a success by organisers. Over 12,500 pre-planned meetings were held during the two-day event, with more than 400 exhibitors at the show, a 50 percent increase on last year. From CIM News Magazine…

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Expo Center Opens in New York State

The $63 million Expo Center has opened at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse during the 2018 Great New York State Fair. The facility has 110,000 square feet of exhibition space, as well as 4,000 retractable seats, and should attract events previously too large for the area. From Meetings & Conventions…

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Sports Betting Forum to Address Sector Integrity

The first-ever Sports Betting Forum will take place at the TEAMS ’18 Conference & Expo this October in Louisville, Kentucky. The event, presented in conjunction with the Geneva-based Sport Integrity Global Alliance, will address a US Supreme Court decision earlier this year paving the way for legal sports betting in every state. From Meetings & Conventions…

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Trade Show Exhibition Space Sales Up, Says Report

Trade show exhibition space sales are on the upswing, according to a study. Nearly three-quarters (72 percent) of organisers said exhibit space sales grew for their most recent event, according to the 2018 Benchmarks & Trends in Exhibit and Sponsorship Sales. The figure is a four-year high. From Meetings & Conventions…

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Australasia’s Events Industry Collaborates on Sustainability

The Exhibition & Event Association for Australasia has launched a major new initiative to tackle sustainability and reduce the environmental impact of the events sector. An Environmental Sustainability Working Group has been formed which draws representatives from all sectors of the industry together to foster collaborative action. From CIM News Magazine…

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Exhibition Attendance to Grow, Says Research

Attendance at trade shows has been rising for a decade, and will grow for the foreseeable future. That’s according to the Center for Exhibition Industry Research. The fourth instalment of its “Attendee ROI Playbook” shows 54 percent of attendees plan to maintain their attendance level, and 26 percent to attend more often. From Successful Meetings…

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Exhibition Industry Growing In Four Regions Globally

For the first time in ten years, the exhibition industry’s four global regions have reported positive turnover growth simultaneously. That’s according to the industry global association UFI’s latest Global Barometer report. More than 40 percent of companies globally declared an increase of more than ten percent compared to 2016. From CIM News Magazine…

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