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Making a Healthy Case: Six Ways Medical Meetings Are Proving Their...

Sponsored by the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) and Destination Cleveland, “Making a Healthy Case: Six Ways Medical Meetings Are Proving Their Value to Exhibitors” is a new white paper that tackles one of medical associations’ chief challenges head on: the increased pressure to show a positive return on their exhibitors’ investment. Making a Healthy Case: Six…

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South Korean Ambassadors Securing Conferences

Korea now has 14 individuals from various professions helping to win international meetings for the country. The news comes just nine months after the launch of its MICE Ambassador programme. Already the 14 have been instrumental in bringing the International Diabetes Federation Annual Congress to Busan in 2019. From Association Meetings International…

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Club Melbourne Dinner Celebrates 13th Anniversary

The Club Melbourne Ambassador Program has celebrated its 13th anniversary with an annual dinner that saw the induction of five new Ambassadors and the awarding of a joint Fellowship. Since its inception in 2005, Club Melbourne has won 131 international conferences that have delivered economic impact worth more than AU$840 million. From CIM News Magazine…

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Kuala Lumpur Hosts PCMA-ICESAP Knowledge Exchange

The PCMA-ICESAP Knowledge Exchange Kuala Lumpur brought together more than 30 industry leaders to share how they are reshaping their businesses in response to digital, political and economic change. The event, at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, was held under the theme of “Evolving Your Business Model For Changing Times”. From Meetpie.com…

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2020 Semiconductor Conference Heading to Sydney

To add to Sydney’s conference business, Australian of the Year Scientia Professor Michelle Simmons (far left), and Scientia Professor Sven Rogge (far right), have led a successful bid for the International Conference on the Physics of Semiconductors in August 2020. Australia’s expertise in the field helped secure the meeting. From CIM News Magazine…

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Sydney’s Conference Numbers Beat Melbourne and Brisbane

Of the 1479 meetings tracked by Conference Monitor from July 2017 to June 2018, 433 were held in New South Wales, an increase of around 22 percent. A big part of NSW’s lead is the new ICC Sydney, which has now welcomed two million visitors and contributed AU$1.2 billion to the economy. From CIM News Magazine…

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Kentucky ICC Reopens Following Expansion

The Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville has reopened following its two-year, $207 million expansion. According to Louisville Tourism, the city’s convention and visitors bureau, 84 meeting groups have been booked since the project was announced. The new business will bring the city $246 million in estimated economic impact. From Meetings & Conventions…

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Three Questions: Vancouver Convention Centre’s Claire Smith

Claire Smith is Vice-President of Sales and Marketing at Vancouver Convention Centre, and also Chair of PCMA. Here she answers three questions: about how working with associations has changed for her over the years, about the kind of meetings her venue targets, and about the future of the association sector itself. From Boardroom…

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All Change for Associations: Ben Hainsworth

Association governance has changed dramatically in recent years and a key focus is on business sustainability, both financial and reputational. The latter is often part of any conversation about legacy. Ben Hainsworth has worked in the past for a large European medical society. Today he is Executive Director of Berlin-based PCO K.I.T. Group. From PCMA…

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