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ICC Sydney Launches Legacy Programme

ICC Sydney is to roll out a multi-streamed legacy programme, designed to connect the world’s brightest minds, industry leaders and delegates across a diverse cross-section of Sydney’s community. Starting in January, the scheme will foster knowledge exchange, collaboration and engagement around four streams: Innovators, Generation Next, Aboriginal Australia and Sustainability. From CIM News Magazine…

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Europe’s Largest Convention Centre Opens in Paris

The Paris Convention Centre, the largest venue of the kind in Europe, has opened its doors for business. The new facility boasts 72,000 square metres of event space and can host up to 35,000 people. The €180 million project is the first of three phases in the refurbishment of the Parc des Expositions. From Association Meetings International…

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Under Half of Planners Have Specific Emergency Plans

The Fall 2017 edition of Meeting Professionals International’s Outlook surveyed planners about their contingency plans for emergencies. 46 percent of respondents said they have specific contingency plans for natural disasters, 45 percent for active shooters, 43 percent for bomb threats, 40 percent for general illness/injury/death, and 31 percent for a cyber attack. From Meetings & Conventions…

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ICC Sydney Recycling Creates Sustainability Legacy

ICC Sydney says it has prevented the use and discarding of 520,000 plastic bottles during its first ten months by using recyclable glass instead in all meeting rooms. This amounts to saving 6,656 kg of plastic, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 270 tonnes. The scheme is partnered with local supplier Sydney Water. From Meetpie.com…

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Puerto Rico Convention Center to Reopen in January 2018

The Puerto Rico Convention Center will resume its event schedule in the New Year, according to the island’s convention bureau. The US territory’s hotels, port and airport are now fully operational after the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria in September. The conference centre has been relief effort command centre since the storm. Photo: Mtmelendez. From Meetpie.com…

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Montreal: A Rooftop Agricultural Legacy

The Executive Chef of Montreal’s convention centre doesn’t need to go far to find kale, lettuce or strawberries. There’s a good chance he’ll find what he needs on the rooftop of the building in the Urban Agricultural Lab. This state-of-the-art farming project is an extraordinary story of community partnership that has led the Palais des…

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Hong Kong to Build New Convention Centre

A new convention centre is to be built in Hong Kong to bring in more international meetings to the city. The new venue will be near the existing Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai. The site currently houses government buildings which will be demolished to create the new facility. From Association Meetings International…  

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Washington State CC Agrees $83m of Public Benefits

Over $80 million of public benefits, including affordable housing, cycling, pedestrian and road projects, have been agreed by the Washington State Convention Center as part of its planned $1.6 billion expansion in downtown Seattle. The agreement with a group called the Community Package Coalition will include $29 million of funding for affordable housing. From The Seattle Times…

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Nantes: La Cité of Innovation

Nantes on the French Atlantic coast – the birthplace of Jules Verne – has recently transformed itself into an innovation hub. The city and region is home to leading international companies like Airbus, and key knowledge industries like health and biotechnology. At the heart of this journey is La Cité Nantes Events Center. From Boardroom…

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