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New Zealand Toasts 10th World Avocado Congress Win

New Zealand has won its bid to host the 2023 10th World Avocado Congress. The five-day conference will bring the world’s leading avocado growers, researchers, marketers, tech innovators and investors to New Zealand. The bid was led by NZ Avocado, with a video message from Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. From AMI Intellectual Capitals…

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MeetDenmark Outreach and Legacy Report

During 2018 MeetDenmark, with consultancy GainingEdge, began a major project on outreach. The purpose was to identify how Danish destinations can create significant added value for the international associations coming to Denmark. The objective is to help associations achieve greater impacts in fulfilling their own goals and missions while also strengthening the value of visiting…

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Kuala Lumpur CC Wins Ten Major Meetings

During 2019, the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre successfully attracted ten major international events due to be held in Malaysia between 2020 and 2025. These meetings, from the energy, medical and education sectors, are expected to be attended by more than 17,300 participants. The venue’s recent expansion contributed to its wins. From Boardroom…

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“Brilliant Science” in Cheshire Wins Again

Marketing Cheshire’s “Brilliant Science” programme has helped it win the Society for Reproductive and Infant Psychology September 2020 40th anniversary event. “Brilliant Science” makes the most of the region’s scientific heritage and links, to develop the North West as a hub for international association congresses. From Association Meetings International…

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Melbourne Wins 2022 Obesity Congress

The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre is to host the 2022 International Congress on Obesity. The winning bid was secured by the Melbourne Convention Bureau, with input also from the Australia & New Zealand Obesity Society and support from Victoria’s State Government and Tourism Australia’s Business Events Bid Fund Programme. From Association Meetings International…

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HCB’s Florian Gerdes on Hamburg: Capital German Non-Capital

Florian Gerdes is Marketing Manager Conventions at HCB, the Hamburg Convention Bureau. He describes here HCB’s approach to subvention during low demand, the relationship Hamburg has with UK, what the city has to offer the planners organising within prioritised knowledge sectors, its competition with Berlin and its recent secured bid wins. From Meetings & Incentive Travel…

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Bolzano: Peak Knowledge Piques Meetings Success

Every destination has a story to tell and specialist knowledge to attract international meetings. For the South Tyrollean capital Bolzano, with its significant existing tourism business as skiing destination, intellectual capital has also developed around local geography. Eurac is a private research cluster headquartered in the destination. It boasts eleven institutes of different disciplines, including one…

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Calgary: Life Sciences and Healthcare Meetings Hub

Calgary has seen steady growth in life sciences and healthcare, with research clusters spread across the city and a vibrant ecosystem of over 200 companies in the sector, both start-up and mature. Association conferences in the field have seen the potential impact their meetings can have in Calgary, and have consequently been piling up. From Boardroom…

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Why and How to Involve Patients in Scientific Congresses

Patient involvement in clinical care and research has gained momentum in recent years, firstly because the patient community itself is asking for more active role, but also because patient participation in healthcare systems has been proven to improve treatment outcomes. Scientific associations are also increasingly recognising that patients can contribute to the success of congresses…

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New Zealand Secures Toxicology Congress

The world’s top forensic toxicology scientists will meet in New Zealand for the first time in 2023 when the seaport of Auckland hosts the 61st Annual Meeting and Congress of the International Association of Forensic Toxicologists. The five-day event is expected to attract 650 delegates and deliver NZ$1.28 million in visitor spend. From Association Meetings International…

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Physics Meeting Heads to Vilnius in 2022

Vilnius is hoping to energise its local physics community through hosting the 14th European Conference on Atoms, Molecules and Photons in 2022. The meeting, which Vilnius University academics are organising, should attract over 400 experts in atomic, molecular and optical physics to the Lithuanian capital, and have an economic impact of €800,000. From AMI Intellectual Capitals…

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