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Stavanger: Europe’s Energy Capital Fuels Meetings

Wedged in amongst some of Norway’s most impressive fjords, Stavanger boasts a range of water-based and engineering industries, like shipbuilding and the building of rigs, platforms and subsea installations. But energy is the key sector, and “Europe’s energy capital” has a committed convention bureau keen to attract association meetings. From Boardroom…

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Virtual Expedition: Gliding into Uncharted Territories for Better...

Medical and scientific meetings came to a sudden halt when the COVID-19 pandemic took hold of the world. Kenes Group kept cancellations to a minimum, postponing most events, but there was one event in particular that took a leap of faith to turn into virtual with less than three weeks’ lead time: the 2nd AAT-AD/PD™ Focus Meeting…

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Coronavirus: Recovery Best, Base and Worst

The best case scenario recovery will see all European events going ahead from September, according to a new study. Author the Strategic Alliance of the National Convention Bureaux of Europe assesses as much in “The Impact of Coronavirus on Europe’s Convention Sector”. A baseline and worst case are also presented. From Meetings & Incentive Travel…

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Coronavirus: Survey Tracks Travel Concerns

Business travel restrictions and the reduced demand for any in person meetings and events are the biggest concerns for planners in the UK and Europe, according to new Northstar Meetings Group figures. The survey found 90 percent very or somewhat concerned about policy updates restricting business travel. From Meetings & Incentive Travel…

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Coronavirus: Estonia Takes to Social Media

Estonia has laid out tentative plans to reopen its meetings sector with a social media campaign showcasing “safe-hosting practices” that allow for indoor meetings of up to 500 delegates. This coincides with the easing of restrictions in the region, where early measures resulted in a relatively low spread of COVID-19. From Association Meetings International…

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