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The 2018 IACC Meeting Room of the Future – Latin America Report

In 2016, the IACC Meeting Room of the Future™ report began providing a pulse on global meeting industry trends. Five research and trends reports later, the initiative has been instrumental in identifying new trends and taking a deeper dive into select changes occurring in the meetings industry. This report takes the research one step further…

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Quebec Hosting 26th IAPS Conference

The International Association of People-Environment Studies is to hold its 26th biennial conference in Quebec, Canada. The event will be co-hosted in June 2020 by Laval University and the Quebec City Convention Centre. The previous 25 conferences have taken place in Europe and Asia. Around 500 sector researchers are expected to attend. From Association Meetings International…

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GCCEC Makes Record Economic Contribution

The Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre has recorded its best economic performance for a sixth consecutive year. In 2017/18 it brought AU$372 million into the region, an increase of 14 percent on 2016/17. 154 events attracted over 722,000 guests to the centre, which is also discussing expansion with the Queensland state government. From CIM News Magazine…

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Events Cancel for Hurricane Florence

Several events were cancelled at convention centres expected to be impacted by Hurricane Florence as the storm approached landfall. The National Rifle Association called off the second NRA Carry Guard Expo scheduled at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. Other venues that cancelled events include the Raleigh Convention Center in North Carolina. From TSNN…

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Las Vegas CC Expansion Board Vote Passes

A vote has cleared the way for expansion to start on the Las Vegas Convention Center, according to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Bureau. The Board of Directors voted in favor of the guaranteed maximum price of $758 million, the last step needed to start construction, according to the LVCVA press release. From KSNV NBC Las Vegas…

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QEII Centre’s UK Contribution £145m

The QEII Centre’s net economic contribution to the UK was £145 million, a growth of 45 percent in just two years. That’s according to a new Grant Thornton study. The gross value it added to London alone was £111 million. The analysis shows the centre amounted for £312m of gross UK expenditure in 2017/18. From Meetpie.com…

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Latin America Requires Tailored Experiences

Delivering tailored meetings experiences is the top priority for planners in Latin America. That’s according to new research from IACC (formerly the International Association of Conference Centres). The organisation released the first Latin America edition of its “Meeting Room of the Future” white paper in collaboration with IBTM Americas. From Meetings & Conventions…

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Jeremy Rees Appointed ExCeL London CEO

ADNEC Group have confirmed the appointment of Jeremy Rees as CEO of ExCeL London. Rees has been Acting CEO since November 2017. Very well-respected by the exhibitions sector he’s spent over twenty years working within, Rees joined ExCeL in January 2010 as Sales Director and was appointed Executive Director in 2013. From Meetpie.com…

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Reusable Conference Coffee Cups: A More Robusta Approach?

Eunomia is running a conference coffee cup scheme at the Recycling & Waste Management Conference in Birmingham’s NEC. All F&B outlets are offering a discount for using a reusable cup, which also can be loaned for a deposit. But does this tackle the symptom rather than the problem? From editor’s blog at Association Meetings International…

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Eventprofslive: Meeting Needs at the Refurished Lygon Arms

The Iceberg has fond memories of a stay at the historic Lygon Arms in the Cotswolds forty years ago. Now the owners of Eventprofslive have just organised a familiarisation trip to the refurbished venue, asking attendees to donate money to industry charity Meeting Needs. The idea met with great success. From editor’s blog at Meetpie.com…

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Vancouver: Hosting Women Deliver 2019

Last year Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the Vancouver Convention Centre will be hosting the next Women Deliver Conference in June 2019. Held every three years, the last event was in Copenhagen in 2016, attracting 6,000 delegates. This time Women Deliver also wanted a host city matching its dedication to gender equality. From PCMA Convene…

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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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