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ITU Telecom World 2018: Developing Tech SMEs

The recent ITU Telecom World 2018 in Durban has bolstered South Africa’s initiatives in information and communications technology and tech-driven small and medium-sized enterprise development. The event, hosted by the Department of Telecommunications and Post of the Republic of South Africa, took place at Durban International Convention Centre. From AMI Intellectual Capitals…

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Dubai: Hosting the Institute of Internal Auditors

Getting the Institute of Internal Auditors to hold its conference in Dubai began with the United Arab Emirates IIA Chapter and the Al Safeer Congress Ambassador Programme. It helped that the city had hosted the IIA Global Council back in 2014. The four-day 2018 event attracted 3,000 experts from over 100 countries. From Boardroom…

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ESC Congress 2018 Held in Munich

32,800 heart specialists from 150 countries have attended the European Society of Cardiology Congress 2018. The world’s largest and most important cardiology event was being held in Munich for the fourth time, having visited the city in 2004, 2008 and 2012. Over 4,500 abstracts were presented, and 200 exhibitors showcased their products. From Association Meetings International…

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Maastricht: Three Conferences Create New Biomaterials Hub

Maastricht has emerged as a new bio-hub, with the Netherlands city hosting three major conferences for the sector. MECC Maastricht recently welcomed the annual European Conference on Biomaterials. The European Congress on Biotechnology follows in 2020, then the Congress of the European Society of Biomechanics in 2021. Photo: Jorge Franganillo. From AMI Intellectual Capitals…

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Auckland Books Global Library Congress

The nine-day World Library and Information Congress will be held at the New Zealand International Convention Centre in July and August 2020. The flagship meeting is estimated to be worth around NZD$7 million to the region, and is expected to attract more than 3,000 sector managers and professionals from across the world. From Association Meetings International…

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SE Asia Survey Congress Returning to Australia

The South East Asia Survey Congress is heading to Darwin in 2019. Last hosted in Australia in 1999, SEASC 2019 will welcome over 500 delegates to the Northern Territory, including surveyors from across South East Asia, the Pacific, New Zealand and Australia itself, which is recognised as a global leader in the profession. From CIM News Magazine…

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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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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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