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26 November 2018

Best of Meeting Design Technology in a Day, Barcelona, Spain

The world of meeting professionals is moving ahead rapidly. Are you staying up to speed with these changes? Designing better meetings and events is more relevant than ever and growing in importance. And while technology advances influence many aspects of the planning process, our knowledge, and skills as planners and meeting designers, must also evolve to keep up with the constant developments in the…

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ICCA Releases 2017 Destination Rankings by Delegate Numbers

Last month the International Congress and Convention Association published its annual rankings of countries and cities for international association meetings. Now ICCA has an alternative view of the data: destinations ranked by estimated number of meeting delegates. Again, Barcelona is top city, and the United States top country. Other placings shift slightly. From Meetings & Conventions…

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25 November 2018

ICCA Forum for Young Professionals, 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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Barcelona Leads ICCA’s Association Meetings City Rankings

Barcelona hosted more international association meetings than any other city last year, according to statistics from the International Congress and Convention Association. There is a familiar look to the top five of ICCA’s city rankings, but the Catalonian capital has claimed the headline spot for the first time since 2004. From Association Meetings International…

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Engaging with the Start-Up Sector at Events

With advances in technology and the rise of crowdfunding platforms, the start-up scene is booming. This has seen many events emerge for those that play in the sector, like 4 Years from Now (4YFN), an initiative from the GSM Association which takes place alongside its flagship Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. From Freeman XP…

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Barcelona’s CCIB Resilient During 2017

A deadly terror attack and chaotic independence push failed to dent Barcelona’s reputation as a meetings destination in 2017. The Barcelona International Convention Centre hosted 122 events, a nine percent rise and new record. Over 473,200 delegates visited, and its revenue topped €33.3 million, with big medical and scientific meetings dominating. From Association Meetings International…

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25 November 2018

AIPC Facility Operations Summit, Barcelona, Spain

This is the one event anyone with a role or a stake in this critical area of centre management can’t miss out on. It is a rare opportunity for centre staff responsible for key operations functions to share issues and solutions on a global basis while also looking at how essential interactions amongst centre managers…

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IBTM World’s 30th Anniversary Show Saw 74,000 Appointments

Over 74,000 appointments were made at this year’s IBTM World in Barcelona, up 23 percent on 2016 and a new record for the show. Dubai Business Events alone held almost 1,000. 3,000 exhibitors from more than 150 countries were joined by 3,463 buyers and thousands of visitors for meetings, networking and education. From Meetpie.com…

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Barcelona’s Future as Mobile World Congress Host Less Certain

The commitment of one of Barcelona’s biggest association meetings, Mobile World Congress, has become lukewarm amid ongoing political unrest after the Catalonian independence referendum. Last year MWC attracted 108,000 delegates to the city, generating €465 million for the local economy and more than 13,000 temporary jobs. From Association Meetings International…

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28 November 2017
28 November 2017

Bollywood Party @ibtm world, Barcelona

tmf India would like to celebrate the success of our flagship brand EPEX (The Experiential Planner Exhibition) with you! Looking into an even bigger 3rd edition of epex in 2018, we would like to try out some Bollywood dancing with you! Are you fit for one of the most important MICE markets around the globe?

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Catalonia’s Political Uncertainty Prompting Cancellations

The Iceberg has previously reported that ibtm world is proceeding despite the independence referendum tensions in Barcelona. Opinions has also already carried an interview with CVB Director Christoph Tessmar. But now evidence is emerging that Catalonia’s political uncertainty is already costing the region meetings business. Photo: Xfigpower. From editor’s blog at Meetpie.com…

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