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Stellenbosch: 2018 Business Tourism Indaba

Stellenbosch 360 has just hosted its second Business Tourism Indaba, at which The Iceberg was invited to attend and speak. As well as gathering meetings industry players from across South Africa and wider, the Indaba shone a spotlight on both the university town’s own sector offering as host, and the approach it takes to fostering…

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Cape Town: Africa’s Tech Capital

The Greater Cape Town area has been named the most productive technology sector in Africa by a new report from Endeavor Insight. So its challenge as Africa’s tech capital is attracting and investing in talent. Cape Town International Convention Centre also hosts the world’s largest Africa-focused technology, media and telecoms event, AfricaCom. From Intellectual Capitals…

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St Petersburg Wins 25th World Energy Congress

St Petersburg has won the 25th running of the World Energy Congress in 2022. Russia saw off competition from Portugal and the USA to host the six-day event, which is run by the World Energy Council and attracts around 4,000 international delegates. Russia last hosted in Moscow fifty years ago. From Association Meetings International…

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Global TEDSummit Picks Edinburgh for 2019

Scotland has fought off stiff competition to play host to the 2019 TEDSummit and up to 1,300 members of TED’s global community. This high profile event will take place in July at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre, and EICC’s winning bid was supported by many of the city and wider country’s stakeholder institutions. From Meetpie.com…

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Business Events: African Associations

In the last of three insights on the value of business and professional events, GainingEdge CEO Gary Grimmer and Gregg Talley, President and CEO of the Talley Management Group, delve deeper into the role associations play as gateways to professional and sector development. They specifically tackle the opportunities that exist for associations within Africa’s transition…

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Farnborough International Airshow: $98bn Deals Signed

The United Kingdom’s prominence in aviation and aerospace has been given a boost by high-flying sales at the Farnborough International Airshow. The 2018 event, opened by Prime Minister Theresa May, saw nearly 100 countries attend, and by the end of the second day over $98bn of industry deals announced. Photo: Rich Cooper. From Intellectual Capitals…

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Brisbane Hosts IPSA World Congress of Political Science

Brisbane has just become a hub for world politics and governance as more than 2,400 political science experts gathered for a five-day congress hosted at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. The 25th IPSA World Congress of Political Science attracted nearly 1,000 more delegates than were expected, eighty percent from abroad. From Association Meetings International…

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Dubai to Host World Congress of Gastroenterology 2021

Dubai has emerged as host city for the World Gastroenterology Organisation’s biennial World Congress of Gastroenterology 2021. The Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre will welcome over 6,000 delegates from around the world, all of them gathering to share knowledge and best practice, and to advance the health science of gastroenterology. From tmf dialogue marketing…

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Artificial Intelligence Collects and Co-locates in Stockholm

Stockholm has just hosted the Federated AI Meeting, the world’s largest scientific event on artificial intelligence. This was actually five conferences co-located under one roof. When the Swedish AI Society, with support from Visit Stockholm, won its bid to host one of them, a plan was hatched to create a larger event. From Boardroom…

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Cape Town to Host SpaceOps 2020 Conference

The South African National Space Agency (SANSA), in partnership with the Cape Town & Western Cape Convention Bureau, has won a bid to host the SpaceOps conference in 2020. The event will bring over 600 space specialists to the Cape Town International Convention Centre with an estimated economic impact of R11,520,000. From the Event…

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Adelaide: BioMed City Attracts Conference Dividend

Adelaide’s decision to build one of the largest life science hubs in the Southern Hemisphere has begun to pay dividends, with the city now winning a major international biomedical event. The South Australian capital will host the triennial World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering in 2024, bringing in over 2,500 delegates. From Intellectual Capitals…

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Sapporo: A Japanese Legacy of Wilder Meetings

The rich natural environment of Sapporo has much to offer when it comes to hosting meetings, as it did for the 5th International Wildlife Management Congress of July 2015. Japan’s fifth-largest city boasts academic institutions that lead in the fields of geosciences, organic chemistry, agriculture, forestry, energy, medicine, pharma, animal behavior and veterinary sciences. From Boardroom…

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