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If You Build It They Will Come

From ICC Sydney, to NZICC in Auckland, from Setia SPICE in Penang, to the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre, Rome’s Convention Center La Nuvola, the Paris Convention Centre, ICC Wales, and CRCC in Costa Rica, the construction of new convention centres across the world suggests face to face has a future. From Association Meetings International…

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The New Approach Required for True Equality

The events industry has a significant female workforce, yet only 27 percent of women at CEO or MD level. So there’s some catching up to do. For International Women’s Day, Director of Venues at RIBA Moya Maxwell discusses where we are, where we’re going and what needs to change. From editor’s blog at…

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Frances McDormand’s Speech: A Legacy for Meetings?

In her Oscar acceptance speech, actress Frances McDormand finished with two words: “inclusion rider”. The notion that an actor can contractually insist a film’s cast and crew meet a certain level of diversity was first floated at a conference. If inclusion riders become standard in Hollywood, might they also for event speakers? From PCMA Convene…

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ACC Liverpool Marks Ten Years and Over 1,000 Conferences

ACC Liverpool is celebrating ten years since it opened its doors. The venue has hosted more than 1,000 conferences over that time. It has welcomed more than 850,000 delegates, and the campus, home to BT Convention Centre, Echo Arena Liverpool and Exhibition Centre Liverpool, has generated £1.45 billion for the city region. From…

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New £30m Venue Opens in Farnborough

A new £30 million hall at the Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre is now open for events. Able to accommodate up to 10,000 attendees, the purpose-built 20,000 square metre centre is located at the home of the Farnborough International Airshow and is already booked for Screwfix Live, Merchandise World and Kidz to Adultz South. From…

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ICC Sydney Attendees Generate AU$785m for NSW in Year One

Delegates attending events at the International Convention Centre Sydney have generated AU$785 million in direct expenditure for New South Wales over the venue’s first year of operation, according to a Deloitte Access Economics study. Almost AU$560 million of the generated expenditure is derived from international and interstate visitors. From CIM News Magazine…

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