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G20 Finance Summit in Cairns – Following in Their Footsteps

Did any of the G20 financial ministers and central bank directors know they were sitting on an old gold-miners’ staging post when they met in the seaside city of Cairns? By Rob Spalding at Associated Meetings International… G20 Finance Summit in Cairns – Following in Their Footsteps

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Conservation in Hawaii – Last Place on Earth?

You might think Hawaii was one of the last places on earth to need more conservation. Yet with one of the highest concentrations of endangered plants and animals in the world, the argument for hosting the World Conservation Congress there in 2016 was almost unanswerable. From Association Meetings International… Conservation in Hawaii – Last Place…

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Beyond Tourism Benefits

It is widely known that New South Wales is a popular business events destination. In 2011 alone, Business Events Sydney secured 67 events, worth an estimated AU$186.5 million in economic impact. However, aside from the dollar spend impact from the thousands of delegates who visit, little research had been done on the longer term impacts…

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31 August 2017

M&IT Masterclass Webinars

M&IT offer a number of training webinars which are tailored to the conference, meetings and events industry, for both suppliers and buyers to better understand the market, including Social Media for Events; The Venue Contracts Minefield; Health, Safety & Risk Assessments; The Bribery Act; Data Protection in Events.

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PCMA Picks Top 5 Meeting Trends to Watch in 2017

Meetings International just published some PCMA Convene 2017 crystal ball gazing. We’re very behind number five on the list… PCMA Picks Top 5 Meeting Trends to Watch in 2017 And here are IMEX’s thoughts on the same subject… The IMEX A to Z of 2017: 5 trends to watch as the year unfolds See also… 3…

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Welcome to the Revolution

A Welcome and Congratulations to The Iceberg! Joachim Koenig, President, the Joint Meetings Industry Council I am pleased to be able to contribute to this, the first edition of our newest industry communications vehicle The Iceberg, with a few observations of what it represents in terms of how far we’ve come and how much we’ve…

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Big Changes In Big Convention Cities

Big change is coming to the White House… but big change also to several key US convention cities. In some key campus infrastructure is not just being refurbished but entirely rebuilt. A useful roundup of five of them – Houston, Texas, Columbus, Ohio, Orlando, Florida, Louisville, Kentucky and New Orleans, Louisiana – from Jennifer Deinst at PCMA…

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20 April 2017

ICCA Venue International Client/Supplier Business Workshop, Paris,...

A minimum of 10 and maximum 15 ICCA venues each invite a client to the Workshop to discuss their specific meeting requirements. Clients must conform to strict selection criteria, so ensuring that participating venues can promote their company and services to senior decision-makers who are actively looking for destinations and venues. No other event offers…

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16 May 2017

IMEX Frankfurt, Germany

Discover 3,500 worldwide exhibitors, the latest trends and hundreds of meeting professionals under one roof. With the largest global array of exhibitors from every sector in the meetings industry, come to IMEX prepared to do a year’s worth of business in just three days. Choose from 150 seminars, including seminars, workshops, campfires and bite-sized show-floor education. Over 200…

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