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Auckland Books Global Library Congress

The nine-day World Library and Information Congress will be held at the New Zealand International Convention Centre in July and August 2020. The flagship meeting is estimated to be worth around NZD$7 million to the region, and is expected to attract more than 3,000 sector managers and professionals from across the world. From Association Meetings International…

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Trina Camacho-London to Co-chair MMBC

Trina Camacho-London, Vice President of Global Group Sales at Hyatt Hotels, is the future Co-chair of the Meetings Mean Business Coalition. Camacho-London joins Julie Coker Graham, President and CEO of the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau, and assumes the position currently held by Paul Van Deventer on January 1st, 2019. From Travel Daily News…

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San Diego CC Expansion Still Alive

On August 8th, funding for the long-proposed expansion of the San Diego Convention Center failed to qualify for the November 2018 ballot But there’s still hope of keeping the project alive. An agreement has been reached to extend the timeline for paying the developer of the expansion site. From Meetings & Conventions…

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Melbourne Meetings Deliver Record Impact

The Melbourne Convention Bureau has announced 25 percent growth in economic impact from secured business events over the last fiscal year, the strongest-ever financial contribution. AU$396 million was delivered to the local economy from 176 events, which will bring the highest number of international visitors to Victoria for seven years. From CIM News Magazine…

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Convention Centres: Across the US, 16 Projects Underway

As the exhibition industry continues to grow, more US destinations are upgrading or expanding convention centres. Some projects are at the planning stage, like the Los Angeles Convention Center. Some are underway, like at the new Caesars Forum in Las Vegas. Some are complete, like the Kentucky International Convention Center. Here’s a roundup. From TSNN…

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Attracting Hydrogen Meetings to the Czech Republic

The 7th International Conference on Hydrogen Technologies took place in Prague in July 2017. Work to bring the conference to the Czech Republic capital started as early as 2009. Professor Dr. Ing. Karel Bouzek (above receiving an ambassador award) was the meeting’s local champion, and reflects how it developed after the bid was won. From Boardroom…

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Minnesota: Minneapolis, Medical Alley and MANOVA

Healthcare is changing rapidly, but its conferences have mostly stayed the same. The former General Mills Chief Marketing Officer, now 2023 Partners Chief Executive, Mark Addicks is working to change that. He’s about to stage MANOVA, a four-day health and technology summit in Minneapolis, part of Minnesota’s “Medical Alley”. From PCMA…

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South Korean Ambassadors Securing Conferences

Korea now has 14 individuals from various professions helping to win international meetings for the country. The news comes just nine months after the launch of its MICE Ambassador programme. Already the 14 have been instrumental in bringing the International Diabetes Federation Annual Congress to Busan in 2019. From Association Meetings International…

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Washington State CC Expansion Underway

Ground has been broken on an expansion to Seattle’s Washington State Convention Center. The existing building will now be called “Arch”, and the new part opening in 2022 “Summit”. In five years, Visit Seattle says, more than 350 events were declined because of space or timing restrictions, losing more than $2.13 billion. From Meetings & Conventions…

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The Business of Events Unveils 2018 Schedule

The Business of Events is returning with an expanded programme of activity and with VisitBritain again in support. TBOE Senior Leadership Forum will return to London’s QEII Centre in October, preceded by an All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Events Industry debate. PCMA will again be bringing one of its Knowledge Exchanges to London. From Meetpie.com…

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Club Melbourne Dinner Celebrates 13th Anniversary

The Club Melbourne Ambassador Program has celebrated its 13th anniversary with an annual dinner that saw the induction of five new Ambassadors and the awarding of a joint Fellowship. Since its inception in 2005, Club Melbourne has won 131 international conferences that have delivered economic impact worth more than AU$840 million. From CIM News Magazine…

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Kuala Lumpur Hosts PCMA-ICESAP Knowledge Exchange

The PCMA-ICESAP Knowledge Exchange Kuala Lumpur brought together more than 30 industry leaders to share how they are reshaping their businesses in response to digital, political and economic change. The event, at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, was held under the theme of “Evolving Your Business Model For Changing Times”. From Meetpie.com…

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