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Meetings Need to Become Part of the Innovation Economy

Meetings need to become part of the innovation economy, according to the recent ICCA Congress in Dubai, and this “new industrial revolution” needs fresh thinking from suppliers. The discussion included city expert Greg Clark and Vienna’s Christian Mutschlechner, who joked that planners might soon 3D print their own venues. From editor’s blog at Meetings & Incentive Travel…

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Yokohama: The 22nd Human Genome Meeting

The 22nd Human Genome Meeting took place at PACIFICO Yokohama this March. Japanese scientists are at the forefront of genome research, including large-scale population sequencing, and much of that innovation and the institutions behind it cluster around the seaport of Yokohama, second-biggest city in Japan. From Boardroom…

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Marseille: Six Sectors Grow Conference Business

Thanks to a whole-city approach in promoting key sectors, the number of conferences staged in Marseille has been steadily growing. The recent World Conservation Congress win says a lot about the city’s presence on the international meetings scene. But six clusters of expertise are also shaping which association conferences Marseille attracts. From Boardroom…

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Nice: Smart City, Green City, Meetings City

Nice is the fifth largest city in France, and was sixth most popular European destination for planners in the 2015 American Express Global Meetings Forecast. Venues like the Nice Acropolis Congress & Exhibition Center have attracted events like Cardiostim or the European Congress of Psychiatry. Six of ten regional clusters are represented. From Boardroom…

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Seoul to Host 2021 Ultrasound Congress

Korea has secured its bid to host the 31st World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. The event will take place in Seoul over five days in 2021, and attract about 2,000 clinicians, academics and industry experts from 75 countries. The decision was just unveiled at the 2018 event in Singapore. 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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EANS2018 Congress Draws 1,500 to Brussels

More than 1,500 global physicians have just met in Brussels for the EANS2018 Congress. The key event for the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies, and held at SQUARE Brussels Convention Centre, the 2018 edition focussed on improving effectiveness and delegate engagement. 99 scientific sessions were presented based on 1,100 selected abstracts. From Association Meetings International…

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Paris Wins IAC 2021 Space Congress

More than 6,500 members of the global space community will gather in the French capital in 2021 for the 72nd International Astronautical Congress. The Paris Convention Centre will host the IAC’s scientists, academics, engineers and sector leaders for the event. Since its recent opening, the venue has already hosted eight world conferences. From Association Meetings International…

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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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Oncology Congress Won by Brisbane

Brisbane is set to host 2,000 leading cancer experts in a first time event for Australia. The World Congress of the International Federation of Head and Neck Oncologic Societies will take place at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre in 2026, with the aim of raising global care and treatment for patients. From CIM News Magazine…

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