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Visit Florida’s Budget Battles Resume

Less than a year after the last Visit Florida budget battles, the fighting for funding is again underway. Governor Rick Scott (pictured) has called for a $100 million budget, while the House of Representatives wants to keep the current $76 million and the Senate wants to cut it to $50 million. From Meetings & Conventions…

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Club Liverpool Announces New Chair and £3.8m Return

Colin Sinclair, Chief Executive of Knowledge Quarter Liverpool, is the new Chair of the city region’s conference ambassador programme. An audience of sixty gathered at Liverpool Cathedral to celebrate Club Liverpool, a partnership between the Convention Bureau and ACC Liverpool, and the conferences with an economic value of £3.8 million it has helped secure. From…

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The Dubai Association Conference: A Legacy for Associations

The first-ever Dubai Association Conference, held last month at the Dubai World Trade Centre, reinforced the role associations are playing in the emirate’s economic development and transition to a knowledge economy. The event brought together association executives, government representatives and university faculties, as well as professionals from around the world interested in forming associations. From Boardroom…

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Bristol Convention Bureau Rebranded “Meet Bristol”

Destination Bristol has relaunched its convention bureau, now promoting the city region for conferences, meetings and incentive travel as ‘Meet Bristol’. In 2017, the team managed enquiries about potential business worth more than £2.3 million and were responsible for confirming more than £830,000 of business related events that took place during the year. From…

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Vancouver Set for a 2018 Convention Bonanza

Vancouver will welcome 33 conventions and events in 2018, the highest number it has ever hosted in one year. They will bring more than 100,000 delegates into the Canadian city, compared to 63,000 last year. Vancouver’s meetings industry supports more than 6,000 jobs and brings more than $500 million of economic impact into the local economy. From…

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Sarawak Convention Bureau Secured 89 Business Events in 2017

The Sarawak Convention Bureau secured 89 business events in 2017 (60 bids won, 29 supported) to be held over the next four years. During 2017 the Malaysian state hosted 47 conventions, including the 13th World Islamic Economic Forum and the International Summit on Peace. Sarawak also won its second BrandLaureate trophy. From CIM News Magazine…

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15 April 2018

Destination California, USA

Connect with the top hotels, CVBs, DMCs, and venues from across the state of California in pre-scheduled one-on-one appointments and unique experiential networking events, while enjoying a fully hosted, three-night stay at The Loews Coronado Bay Resort in Coronado, California, from April 15-18, 2018.

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Convention Centres: The Gateway to What Lies Beyond

Today convention centres have to take a broader approach to the meetings sector, offering organisers a gateway to the cities and regions in which they are located. Some are effectively convention bureaux in their own right. Just how the role of major venues is changing is revealed across the thriving Australian scene. From CIM News Magazine…

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Renovated World Forum The Hague Reopens

World Forum The Hague (formerly World Forum) and the City of The Hague have reopened the Dutch city’s largest venue for conferences and events after years of renovations and an investment of more than €28 million. The work allows the venue to host even larger events in a new 12,000 square metre exhibition hall. From Boardroom…

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MyCEB Welcomes Six New Conference Ambassadors

At a gala evening, the Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau has welcomed six new “Kesatria” into its ambassador programme. The Kesatria are usually association presidents or industry leaders that are chairing major business events in Malaysia. Since 2012 the programme has contributed 123 meeting leads and attracted 188,317 delegates. From CIM News Magazine…

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Dan Lincoln Retiring from Cincinnati CVB

Dan Lincoln, President and CEO of the Cincinnati USA Convention and Visitors Bureau for 11 years, is retiring this month on health grounds. While his replacement is sought, COO Mike Laatsch will serve as interim CEO. Under Lincoln, more than 3.3 million convention delegates brought $990 million into the region. From Meetings & Conventions…

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Didier Allaz to Succeed Anja Loetscher at Geneva

Geneva is getting a new convention bureau director. 49-year-old Didier Allaz – a wine, food and golfing enthusiast – will succeed Anja Loetscher, who retires next spring having served in the position since the bureau’s launch in 2007. Allaz’s main aims will be to reinforce national and international activities, and to maintain economic contribution. From Association Meetings International…

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