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5 June 2019

ECM International Conference & General Assembly 2019, Ljubljana,...

Excellent speakers, presenters, challengers, motivators, thinkers, leaders, experts, gurus, talents and DMO professionals with inspirational insights, passions, and learnings to share, on the overall theme of trends and technology in urban travel and tourism likely to change and challenge the business of DMOs.

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International Convention Destination Competitive Index

A new index which ranks cities in terms of their competitive strength for attracting international conventions was launched at the 57th ICCA (International Congress and Convention Association) Congress 2018. The index scores cities based on their strengths in relation to eleven key drivers that GainingEdge says influence association decision-making during destination selection processes. The first…

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Sydney Speaker Series Luncheon 2018: An Iceberg Special Report

Politician, diplomat and educator Baroness Amos has given the keynote at a Sydney Speaker Series luncheon in London. The event was delivered in partnership between Business Events Sydney and ICC Sydney, and was hosted by the High Commission of Australia. The Iceberg itself was invited to attend, and was even able there to interview BESydney CEO Lyn Lewis-Smith….

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Ottawa: Innovating in Integrated Immigration

Ottawa, a capital at the crossroads of government, education and advocacy, has an integrated and holistic approach to immigration. So it is no surprise that the International Metropolis Project, a network of researches, policy makers and community groups focussed on improving migration and diversity, chose this capital hub for its 1,500 delegate 2019 conference. From Boardroom…

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Paris: The ERS International Congress 2018

Paris is a leading destination for association meetings. The International Congress of the European Respiratory Society recently took place in the Paris Convention Centre. A platform for the latest knowledge in respiratory medicine and science, the event draws more than 20,000 delegates from over 130 countries for around 420 scientific and educational sessions. From Boardroom…

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Sydney: Sibos Showcases Financial Services Sector

Sydney has hosted a successful Sibos, the world’s premier financial event, cementing Australia’s reputation as innovative financial services hub, while also showcasing local investment opportunities, fintech start-ups and young talent. The event welcomed more than 7,600 business leaders, global banks, academics and entrepreneurs from 150 countries to ICC Sydney. From AMI intellectual Capitals…

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Corporate Incentive Travel Growing in APAC

Corporate incentive travel is on the rise, creating opportunity for events in the Asia Pacific region, according to a report from the Melbourne Convention Bureau in partnership with the PCMA Foundation. The report was released at the PCMA Annual Conference in Bangkok. APAC business events are valued at over $200 billion. From PCMA…

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New Competitiveness Ranking: Paris Leads

Paris has topped a new index which ranks cities in their competitiveness at attracting major international conventions. Iceberg partner GainingEdge CEO Gary Grimmer said his company’s index would help destinations know how many conventions they should expect to be hosting every year. Paris was followed by Washington, Barcelona, New York and Boston. From Association Meetings International…

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Montreal Honours its $73m Ambassadors

Ambassadors who helped bring a dozen international meetings to Montreal have been honoured by the city at a gala dinner. The events, covering everything from AI to thrombosis, are expected to attract 32,000 delegates and pump $73m into the province. Eighteen individuals were toasted at the Palais des congrès de Montréal function. From Association Meetings International…

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Global MICE Collaborative Launched

During IMEX America, three leading industry associations announced that they are joining together to develop an events task force for emerging markets. Iceberg partners SITE (the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence) and MPI (Meeting Professionals International), plus the International Association of Exhibitions and Events, have in tandem launched the Global MICE Collaborative. From the Event…

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Brisbane Wins iMig 2020 Conference

Brisbane’s BCEC is set to host 500 of the world’s best sector surgeons, respiratory researchers, clinicians and allied health professionals after securing the 15th International Conference of the International Mesothelioma Interest Group in 2020. Australia has one of the highest rates of the disease in the world. Photo: Kgbo. From CIM News Magazine…

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Indonesia Launches $1m Bid Fund

Indonesia’s Ministry of Tourism has announced a $1 million bid fund in 2019 to increase its share of international meetings. Indonesian Tourism is also thinking about developing new destinations like Batam and Bintan. Currently only Bali and Jakarta are considered meetings-ready. An IMF World Bank Meeting was held this October in Bali. From Association Meetings International…

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