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Subvention and Demonstrating Legacy

Could the requirement of demonstrating wider legacies to receive the sweetener of subvention encourage event organisers better to measure outcomes for their own stakeholders? The Seoul Convention Bureau is now favouring applications for financial assistance from meetings committed to local sourcing and to improving the environment. From editor James Lancaster’s blog at Association Meetings International…

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Australia’s Lost Convention Business Totals AU$805m

Australia is missing out on AU$805m of convention business across the coming decade, according to the Association of Australian Convention Bureaux. The AACB says a national convention bid fund – and easier visa access – are key to future economic success. From CIM News Magazine (the report “Business Events: Delivering Economic Prosperity for Australia” is in our Research section)…

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Top Dollar Tourists: It’s Time to Start Investing in Return

As the Australian economy shifts from mining to services, it is becoming important to invest in other industries. Business Events Sydney Chief Executive, Lyn Lewis-Smith says Australia needs to increase investment so we can remain competitive and attract more global business events. If Australia means business when it comes to boosting the economy, connecting industry…

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26 August 2017

ECM Summer School, Dresden, Germany

Summer School is an unmissable learning opportunity for all professionals working in Convention Bureaux, Tourist Offices, Congress Centres, Airlines, Hotels, DMCs, PCOs & Meeting Planners! The aim is to equip professionals with the latest marketing tools and to help them to develop the knowledge and skills required for a successful career in conference, meetings and event…

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Big Changes In Big Convention Cities

Big change is coming to the White House… but big change also to several key US convention cities. In some key campus infrastructure is not just being refurbished but entirely rebuilt. A useful roundup of five of them – Houston, Texas, Columbus, Ohio, Orlando, Florida, Louisville, Kentucky and New Orleans, Louisiana – from Jennifer Deinst at PCMA…

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16 May 2017

IMEX Frankfurt, Germany

Discover 3,500 worldwide exhibitors, the latest trends and hundreds of meeting professionals under one roof. With the largest global array of exhibitors from every sector in the meetings industry, come to IMEX prepared to do a year’s worth of business in just three days. Choose from 150 seminars, including seminars, workshops, campfires and bite-sized show-floor education. Over 200…

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19 April 2017

ICCA Iberian Chapter Annual Meeting, Madeira, Portugal

The ICCA Iberia Chapter has 62 member organisations over 2 countries, covering all areas of conference management – from venues and Convention Bureaux, to hotels, airlines and PCOs.  The Chapter is very active – holding at least two Chapter meetings….

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22 March 2017

ICCA Scandinavian Chapter Annual Meeting, Espoo, Finland

The ICCA Scandinavian Chapter has 70 member organisations over 6 countries, covering all areas of conference management – from venues and Convention Bureaux, to hotels, airlines and PCOs.  The Chapter is very active – holding at least two Chapter meetings…

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13 March 2017

ICCA France Benelux Chapter Summit 2017, Toulouse

ICCA France Benelux Chapter is providing a great opportunity for members in the region to share experiences and best practices amongst each other. The Next Annual Chapter Summit will take place in Toulouse, France, from 13-14 March 2017. The event is open to all ICCA members and for non-members by invitation only.

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