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Meetings Need to Become Part of the Innovation Economy

Meetings need to become part of the innovation economy, according to the recent ICCA Congress in Dubai, and this “new industrial revolution” needs fresh thinking from suppliers. The discussion included city expert Greg Clark and Vienna’s Christian Mutschlechner, who joked that planners might soon 3D print their own venues. From editor’s blog at Meetings & Incentive Travel…

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Mike Cannon: The Sarawak Outsider Returns to AACB

Mike Cannon, former Executive Director of the Association of Australian Convention Bureaux, was recently in Sydney to collect an AACB Hall of Fame plaque. During he visit he gave an interview on affordable events, Australia’s new Business Events Bid Fund, regional meetings, future challenges for convention bureaux, and their value to members. From CIM News Magazine…

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13 February 2019

ECM Spring Meeting 2019, Edinburgh, UK

A fully loaded two-day conference with leading international experts, event owners and select international showcases that will provide you with all the insights and inspiration you need to cultivate the event scene in your city. We proudly present event leaders and creatives from some of the world’s leading happenings and dissect the strategies that made…

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29 November 2018

#DTTT Global 2018, Helsinki

#DTTT Global is back for another year of amazing keynote speakers and talks from destinations and industry around the world sharing their insights in digital. Join for two exciting days of inspiration, innovation and networking and be part of the tourism industry’s most important gathering of future thinkers. Over 250 delegates from all corners of…

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Yokohama: The 22nd Human Genome Meeting

The 22nd Human Genome Meeting took place at PACIFICO Yokohama this March. Japanese scientists are at the forefront of genome research, including large-scale population sequencing, and much of that innovation and the institutions behind it cluster around the seaport of Yokohama, second-biggest city in Japan. From Boardroom…

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Marseille: Six Sectors Grow Conference Business

Thanks to a whole-city approach in promoting key sectors, the number of conferences staged in Marseille has been steadily growing. The recent World Conservation Congress win says a lot about the city’s presence on the international meetings scene. But six clusters of expertise are also shaping which association conferences Marseille attracts. From Boardroom…

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Nice: Smart City, Green City, Meetings City

Nice is the fifth largest city in France, and was sixth most popular European destination for planners in the 2015 American Express Global Meetings Forecast. Venues like the Nice Acropolis Congress & Exhibition Center have attracted events like Cardiostim or the European Congress of Psychiatry. Six of ten regional clusters are represented. From Boardroom…

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Sarawak: Growing Agriculture Through Business Events

Sarawak in Malaysia is leveraging business events to help it become a smart agriculture hub for the Asia Pacific region. The BESarawak Alliance has been formed to encourage growth in key sectors, and one of BESA’s first initiatives is an agriculture-based familiarisation trip taking place in conjunction with the first Sarawak AgroFest. From AMI Intellectual Capitals…

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Seoul to Host 2021 Ultrasound Congress

Korea has secured its bid to host the 31st World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. The event will take place in Seoul over five days in 2021, and attract about 2,000 clinicians, academics and industry experts from 75 countries. The decision was just unveiled at the 2018 event in Singapore. From CIM News Magazine…

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EANS2018 Congress Draws 1,500 to Brussels

More than 1,500 global physicians have just met in Brussels for the EANS2018 Congress. The key event for the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies, and held at SQUARE Brussels Convention Centre, the 2018 edition focussed on improving effectiveness and delegate engagement. 99 scientific sessions were presented based on 1,100 selected abstracts. From Association Meetings International…

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Paris Wins IAC 2021 Space Congress

More than 6,500 members of the global space community will gather in the French capital in 2021 for the 72nd International Astronautical Congress. The Paris Convention Centre will host the IAC’s scientists, academics, engineers and sector leaders for the event. Since its recent opening, the venue has already hosted eight world conferences. From Association Meetings International…

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