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What Does a New Labour Government Mean for the Events Industry?

From Exhibition News: With the results now in, the Labour Party has emerged victorious as the new governing party of the United Kingdom, with Kier Starmer leading his party to a resounding landslide victory. This political shift will – hopefully – usher in a new era of optimism and ambition, not just for the nation…

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EHA Congress to Feature Blood Donation Campaign Aimed at MICE Sector

From Madrid Destino: Until Sunday 16 June, the city of Madrid will host the 2024 Congress of the European Hematology Association (EHA), at which over 16,000 professionals with ties to this specialised area of medicine will gather at IFEMA Madrid. The event will also have a positive social impact on the Spanish capital thanks to…

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‘It’s a Game Changer’: Calgary’s Expanded BMO Centre Opens

From Global News: In design stages for a decade before another four years of construction, the much-anticipated grand opening of Calgary’s latest showpiece has finally arrived with the unveiling of the newly expanded BMO Centre. There’s one emotion in particular that comes to mind for Kate Thompson, president and CEO of the Calgary Municipal Land…

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Singapore Commitment to Performance & Legacy Wins Out

From TTG: Despite rising costs, Singapore’s business events sector has demonstrated remarkable recovery, exceeding pre-pandemic attendance figures at numerous high-profile events, aligning with the government’s vision of becoming a global hub for business events and indicating further growth potential. When asked about how STB is helping to temper rising event costs, Yap Chin Siang, deputy…

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26 January 2025

Association Impact Masterclass, Dublin, Ireland

Held ahead of the BestCities Global Forum in Dublin, Ireland this new groundbreaking training programme, part of the ICCASkills certification programme. This initiative will add valuable enhanced capabilities to the skillsets of association professionals worldwide, enabling them to design, deliver, and measure the impacts of their activities. If you are interested in attending this event,…

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Guadalajara to Host World Physiotherapy Congress 2027

From M&IT: Guadalajara in Mexico, a member of the BestCities Alliance, has been selected as the host city for the World Physiotherapy Congress 2027. The successful bid was a collaborative effort between the AMEFI National College of Physical Therapy, the Mexican Association of Physical Therapy and the Guadalajara Convention and Visitors Bureau. World Physiotherapy represents…

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TCEB Aligns to Priority Sectors & Sustainability

From Conference & Meetings World: Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (Public Organization), or TCEB, unveiled a new direction, performance in sustainability and potential of innovation of Thai MICE industry, including new product development for European market, at IMEX Frankfurt 2024. Mr. Chiruit Isarangkun Na Ayuthaya, TCEB President, said that TCEB has set a new direction…

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ICCA | Country & City Rankings Report 2023

From ICCA: In a joint effort with ICCA members, ICCA’s Research Team compiled data on almost 10,000 meetings that took place over the course of 2023 throughout every region around the globe. This year’s report stands out for the increased continental diversity in the Top 20 country rank as, besides European, Asian and North American…

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ICCA Releases Annual Country & City Rankings Report 2023

From ICCA: In a joint effort with ICCA members, ICCA’s Research Team compiled data on almost 10,000 meetings that took place over the course of 2023 throughout every region around the globe. This year’s report stands out for the increased continental diversity in the Top 20 country rank as, besides European, Asian and North American…

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Industry Advocacy and Let the Games Begin!

From New in Events Podcast: Mike Fletcher and Paul Cook catch up with ICCA President Marta Gomes to find out how her home city of Paris is gearing up for the Olympic and Paralympic Games this summer. Marta also talks about the importance of advocacy to highlight and emphasise the events industry’s relevance, and importance…

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LATAM: ICCA Drops Anchor in City of Knowledge

ICCA, the International Congress and Convention Association, announced today that it is expanding its strategic presence in Latin America and the Caribbean with the establishment of a new office within the Panama Association Hub (PAH). In collaboration with PROMTUR, Panama’s destination management organisation and ICCA’s association partner, the PAH was launched last year as a…

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Copenhagen Legacy Lab Raises its Legacy Game

From Wonderful Copenhagen: In a first for the international events industry, Copenhagen Legacy Lab has expanded its legacy framework for congresses to include events. The process will ensure a strategic approach to creating long-lasting positive impact from international events held in the Danish capital. International events have – just like congresses – the potential to…

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25 October 2024

ICCASkills | CICS Course, Beijing, China

ICCASkills Certified International Convention Specialist (CICS) Course | Unlock your potential and elevate your career. This course is designed for early and mid-level professionals, or young graduates wanting to gain hands-on knowledge about the industry and become a specialist in the field. No minimum experience required. Gain insights and knowledge on all aspects of the…

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11 November 2024

ICCASkills | CICE Course, Luxembourg

Certified International Convention Executive (CICE) Course | Enhance your skills and accelerate your growth. This course is designed for higher-level executives, with 3+ years of management experience or CICS graduates, to learn about new strategies and business models to elevate the level of the industry for meeting suppliers. Instructors: To be announced. Partnered Hotel: Mondorf…

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25 October 2024

ICCASkills | CICE Course, Beijing, China

Certified International Convention Executive (CICE) Course | Enhance your skills and accelerate your growth. This course is designed for higher-level executives, with 3+ years of management experience or CICS graduates, to learn about new strategies and business models to elevate the level of the industry for meeting suppliers. Instructors: To be announced. Partnered Hotel: to…

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10 September 2024

ICCASkills | CICE Course, Christchurch, New Zealand

Certified International Convention Executive (CICE) Course | Enhance your skills and accelerate your growth. This course is designed for higher-level executives, with 3+ years of management experience or CICS graduates, to learn about new strategies and business models to elevate the level of the industry for meeting suppliers. Network with fellow peers and industry experts….

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Business Events Industry Week Showcases Collaboration

From Skift Meetings: Business Events Industry Week (BEIW) is a collaborative event that aims to be the industry’s South by Southwest. It was born as a collaboration between the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) and Destinations International (DI). The event’s third edition concluded on Thursday in Washington, D.C. “Events are a vital part of the…

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IAPCO Survey Flags £12.15bn Economic Impact on Global Destinations

From Conference & Meetings World: The International Association of Professional Congress Organisers (IAPCO) has published its annual member statistical survey covering the previous year, 2023. IAPCO worked with the annual return data provided by members, who reported delivering over £12.15bn (US$15.22bn) of economic impact into destinations around the globe in 2023. In addition, the association…

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