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China-LAC 2017 at the Punta del Este C & EC

The China-LAC Summit is an annual event organised by the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). It is a key entrepreneurial event for companies from China and the Latin American and Caribbean countries. The Punta del Este Convention and Exhibition Center was honored to host the 11th edition of…

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Medical Meetings: Patients are a Virtue

Medical conferences that invite patients onto their stages and into their planning committees are finding out that patients are a virtue. Over the last decade there has been a slow-moving revolution in leveraging the legacies that can accrue to both healthcare professionals and to patients when the latter play a meaningful role. From PCMA Convene…

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The Association of Association Executives Launches African Event

The Association of Association Executives has launched a new event for Africa among its international meetings. The Africa Associations Congress will take place in October at the CSIR International Convention Centre in Pretoria. The event is aimed at pan-African, regional and national African associations and also for international associations with African members. From Boardroom…

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Visit Faroe Islands’ Ambassador Network

The Faroe Islands are in the North Atlantic Ocean above Scotland. They belong to Denmark but are semi-autonomous. They also have a meetings industry and are seeking to attract international congresses. Visit Faroe Islands even has an Ambassador Network, with an Ambassador Day and Ambassador Awards, to do just that. From tmf dialogue marketing…

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MPI Picks Grapevine Texas to Host WEC 2020

Grapevine, Texas, has been selected to host Meeting Professionals International’s World Education Congress in June 2020. MPI will collaborate with the Grapevine Convention and Visitors Bureau on the event, which attracts more than 2,000 attendees annually, including corporate, third-party and association planners, as well as suppliers, students, and industry staff. From Successful Meetings…

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Singapore: Where Associations Find Synergy

When the Singapore Tourism Bureau invited several international and European associations to come over and visit local societies and conference venues, they did not expect much symbiosis between these different organisations. But the group started to see synergies across its various fields of expertise and even dreamed up a joint congress together. From Boardroom…

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Medical Conferences in the Modern Age

National medical associations hold conventions yearly, while international ones are held every two to four years. But educational timeframes have utterly changed in the digital age. So what will happen to the traditional convention model, and its role in medical professional education? Neurosurgery Professor Antonio A.F. De Salles asks whether conventions will become digital. From Boardroom…

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Associations World Congress and Awards Held in Antwerp

The best of the association sector has been celebrated at the International and European Association Awards, held in the Grand Café Hauta Art Noveau Hall, Antwerp. The ceremony was one of the highlights of the Associations World Congress, which drew more than 200 delegates to the Flanders Meeting and Convention Centre. From Association Meetings International…

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Incredible Impacts: ISTH’s Kyoto Legacy

In November the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) welcomed a record number of delegates to its 56th annual congress. Almost 1,300 members, including more than 40 association executives, travelled to Prague for four days of education, chapter meetings and networking. During the event, the inaugural winners of the “Incredible Impacts” grants supported by both…

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“Crazy Idea”: Psychotherapy Congress’ Freudian Walk

Sometimes meeting and destination are truly a perfect fit. In 2023 the World Council for Psychotherapy’s World Congress returns to its inaugural venue, the Sigmund Freud Private University in Vienna. With the city being the birthplace of Freud himself, the Vienna Convention Bureau suggested the “crazy idea” of a “Freudian walk”. Photo: Gugerell. From PCMA Convene…

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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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Incredible Impacts: World Confederation for Physical Therapy

In November the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) welcomed a record number of delegates to its 56th annual congress. Almost 1,300 members, including more than 40 association executives, travelled to Prague for four days of education, chapter meetings and networking. During the event, the inaugural winners of the “Incredible Impacts” grants supported by both…

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