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SQUARE Brussels Convention Centre Reaches 60

Brussels’ convention centre SQUARE has celebrated its 60th anniversary at an event celebrating the key role it has played in the economic growth of both Brussels and also Belgium. Founded for the 1958 World Expo, SQUARE Brussels Convention Centre (its new name) was at the time one of only two of its kind worldwide. From Boardroom…

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If You Build It They Will Come

From ICC Sydney, to NZICC in Auckland, from Setia SPICE in Penang, to the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre, Rome’s Convention Center La Nuvola, the Paris Convention Centre, ICC Wales, and CRCC in Costa Rica, the construction of new convention centres across the world suggests face to face has a future. From Association Meetings International…

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Singapore: Where Associations Find Synergy

When the Singapore Tourism Bureau invited several international and European associations to come over and visit local societies and conference venues, they did not expect much symbiosis between these different organisations. But the group started to see synergies across its various fields of expertise and even dreamed up a joint congress together. From Boardroom…

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Destination Safety and Cleanliness Key for Planners

Meeting planners say a safe environment and a clean and attractive place are critical in making their destination decision, according to the latest STR DestinationMAP survey. STR surveyed 865 planners of gatherings with 100 or more attendees who considered at least three of forty major North American markets for their events. From Meetings & Conventions…

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ACC Liverpool Marks Ten Years and Over 1,000 Conferences

ACC Liverpool is celebrating ten years since it opened its doors. The venue has hosted more than 1,000 conferences over that time. It has welcomed more than 850,000 delegates, and the campus, home to BT Convention Centre, Echo Arena Liverpool and Exhibition Centre Liverpool, has generated £1.45 billion for the city region. From Meetpie.com…

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New £30m Venue Opens in Farnborough

A new £30 million hall at the Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre is now open for events. Able to accommodate up to 10,000 attendees, the purpose-built 20,000 square metre centre is located at the home of the Farnborough International Airshow and is already booked for Screwfix Live, Merchandise World and Kidz to Adultz South. From Meetpie.com…

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31st M&IT Awards Held in London

Event professionals braved snow and freezing conditions at London’s Battersea Evolution to attend the 31st M&IT Awards. Glasgow Convention Bureau won Best UK Convention Bureau. ACC Liverpool won Best UK Conference Centre for the sixth year running, and Fast Forward 15’s Fay Sharpe was named Personality of the Year, amongst other winners. From Meepie.com…

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23 September 2018

Destination Mexico, Los Cabos

Discover the wonders of Mexico. Connect with the top hotels, CVBs, DMCs, and venues from across Mexico in pre-scheduled one-on-one appointments and unique experiential networking events, while enjoying a fully hosted, three-night stay at Secrets Puerto Los Cabos Golf & Spa. Invaluable business connections, targeted education, and unforgettable experiences—all while experiencing the natural beauty and magic…

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12 September 2018

Destination Caribbean, Bahamas

Connect in the Caribbean. A world-class networking event like no other, where planners and supplier attendees join to meet with regional suppliers as they showcase what they can offer this active, RFP-ready audience.

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5 September 2018

Destination Southeast, Florida, USA

Connect with the top hotels, CVBs, DMCs, and venues from across the Southeast in pre-scheduled one-on-one appointments and unique experiential networking events, while enjoying a fully hosted, three-night stay at PGA National. Invaluable business connections, targeted education, and unforgettable experiences—all while experiencing Florida’s Golf Capital and the Signature City of Palm Beach Gardens.

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26 August 2018

Destination Hawaii, Maui

Paradise Awaits! Connect with the top hotels, CVBs, DMCs, and venues from across the Hawaiian Islands in pre-scheduled one-on-one appointments and unique experiential networking events, while enjoying a fully hosted, three-night stay at the Wailea Beach Resort Marriott Maui. Invaluable business connections, targeted education, and unforgettable experiences—all while experiencing the magic of the Hawaiian Islands.

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