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February 23, 2016
National Railway Museum In York, England Expands Venue Hire Options

The National Railway Museum in York is launching a versatile new events space for hire in 2016. Available from September 2016, the Gallery will be suitable for a wide range of occasions, from conferences and product launches to exhibitions ...
February 23, 2016
Thanks To IFEMA, Madrid Ranks Number One In The Organisation Of International Trade Fairs

With a national share of 50%, Madrid will be holding 45 Trade Fairs that are catalogued as international by the Ministry of Economy in 2016. Of these, 38 form part of IFEMA's official schedule of events, helping to make the Capital an inter...
February 23, 2016
Butlin's Conference & Events Inflates Event Space Offering To Target Larger MICE Market

Butlin's, the iconic British Seaside holiday company, has unveiled a collection of innovative M3 Air domes across their three coastal sites in a bid to continue to develop and diversify Butlin's Conference & Events' offering. The M3 Ai...
February 23, 2016
Tourism In 2015: Cologne Boasts Record Result With 5.98 Million Overnight Stays

Tourism has again grown sharply in Cologne, with the number of overnight stays rising to 5.98 million in 2015 for the first time. This figure represents an increase of 4.3 per cent on 2014. In 2015 the share of overnight stays by visitors f...
February 17, 2016
Mobile Convention London Returns To Church House

CM Telecom is bringing Mobile Convention London back to Church House, with the event expected to attract an even bigger audience. The one-day event will be held on March 10 and focusses on mobile engagement strategies. It was held in Lon...
February 09, 2016
MCI Achieves 2016 Superbrand Status; MCI Middle East Receives Title For The Third Consecutive Year

MCI Middle East has been awarded with the 2016 Superbrand title for the third year running by the Superbrands Council in the United Arab Emirates. Superbrands is widely recognised as the worldwide independent authority and arbiter of bra...
February 09, 2016
Kenes Group Partners With BestCities Global Alliance To Develop Initiated Conferences Worldwide

Kenes Group, a leading Professional Conference Organizer (PCO) and Association Management company, announced today the signing of a milestone agreement with BestCities Global Alliance. BestCities is an innovative Convention and Visitor Bure...
February 08, 2016
Discover The New Nice Convention Bureau Site

More appealing, more practical and with a more responsive design. The official site of the Nice Convention Bureau now adapts to the size of your screen. Discover the new site from your computer, smartphone or tablet... ...
February 05, 2016
Destination Nice - Choose Nice For Your Next Event!

Nice enjoys international attractiveness and high spontaneous awareness abroad, particularly in the field of business tourism, aspects which are enhanced by its quality infrastructure. The city is located between the Mediterranean and th...
February 05, 2016
New Government Backing For Portuguese Congresses

Portugal's business tourism sector is to receive a two-pronged Government-backed boost to its future development. The 200 industry specialists attending the 4th APECATE Congress enjoyed a positive opening session when Secretary of State ...
February 04, 2016
ICS -- International Conference Services Is Opening Its 3rd Danish Office In Odense, Denmark

ICS, Denmark has through the last 5 years been working hard to get more Conferences and Meetings in the Southern Part of Denmark. This part of Denmark is renowned for charming cities, high educational level, beautiful scenery and excellent ...
February 01, 2016
GCB Launches New Resource For Planners - Sharing Economy, Personalisation And Technology: The Future of Meetings And Congresses

New formats, virtual spaces and digitalised services are all set to make an impact in meetings of the future according to a new study. The German Convention Bureau (GCB) along with the European Association of Event Centres (EVVC) has partne...
January 29, 2016
The New Belfast Waterfront Wows Conference Buyers

The newly extended Belfast Waterfront welcomed 150 major conference organisers, event planners and meetings professionals for an exclusive preview of the soon to be completed 7,000m2 facility. Industry insiders from the UK and Ireland en...
January 28, 2016
First Delegates For The 2016 ISES Global Event Summit Announced

The first delegates attending the Global Event Summit, which takes place in April 2016, have been announced today. Senior corporate and agency event heads from organizations including, NASDAQ, Edwards Life Sciences, TBA Global, Shaw Comm...
January 28, 2016
IACC Reveals The Top Meeting Package Trends For 2016

Following research among the 378 members of IACC, the association released its Top Meeting Package Trends for 2016, which are influencing meeting planners and venue operators across the globe. The concept of meeting packaging is one wher...
January 28, 2016
Leeds Beckett University Named As ABPCO's Inaugural Centre of Excellence

The Association of British Professional Conference Organisers (ABPCO) has recognised Leeds Beckett University as a Centre of Excellence. Leeds Beckett University's UK centre for Events Management becomes the inaugural Centre of Excellen...
January 27, 2016
Eventprofs Eager To Get Educated In Copenhagen At EMEC 2016

MPI have promised to write industry history in terms of the way we conduct meetings with the European Meetings & Events Conference, EMEC 2016, kicking off on 7-9 February, 2016 at the Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel in Copenhagen. Registr...
January 25, 2016
imago To Present Research Into Face To Face Communication At CHASE

imago, the conference and events arm of Loughborough University, is once again exhibiting at the leading third sector exhibition where it will be presenting its findings into the value of face to face communication. The 24th Charities a...
January 24, 2016
CAPA Iran Aviation Summit Opens In Tehran -- Huge Opportunity Ahead With Some Challenges

The CAPA Iran Aviation Summit -- the first international business event in Iran in any sector of the economy since the lifting of international sanctions -- opened in Tehran today with 400 delegates and media in attendance. The Summit was i...
January 20, 2016
Record-Breaking Number of Powerful Decision-Makers Headed Towards Copenhagen

The AC Forum takes place on January 21-23 in Copenhagen, and the 86 delegates are representatives from medical and clean-tech associations that hold congresses with in excess of 3.000 delegates and have their own in-house congress staff. ...
January 20, 2016
ICS - International Conference Services In Denmark Wins Another Large Association Management Contract.

ICS has just signed a contract with EACTA - European Association of Cardiothoracic Anaesthesiology for 4 years. ICS will organise the two Annual Congresses as well as handle the Memberships, the Secretariat and the online training. Per Anka...
January 19, 2016
First Professional Congress Organizer with a full time Meeting Architect

The congress sector is undergoing many changes and there is more pressure than ever to deliver more effective and creative events that continue to attract many delegates. That is why Kenes Group, a leading Professional Conference Organizer...
January 18, 2016
London's First Lumiere Light Festival Closed Last Night ; Over One Million Visitors Estimated At London's Largest-Ever Light Festival

London's first Lumiere light festival closed last night, Sunday 17th January, at 10.30pm, having transformed the city's streets and buildings with 30 spectacular artworks. First estimates put the numbers of visitors at over 1 million attend...
January 15, 2016
Prague Convention Bureau Held An Educational Seminar For Congress Ambassadors

Next in the series of educational and networking breakfasts within the Prague Convention Bureau Ambassador Programme took place at the Clarion Congress Hotel Prague on Wednesday, 13th January, 2016. Patron of the Ambassador Programme Prof....
January 13, 2016
The Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre Team Kicks Off The New Year At PCMA Convening Leaders In Canada

The Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre's (OCEC) international promotional campaign continued in 2016 by participating in the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) Convening Leaders held in Vancouver, Canada. During this hig...
January 12, 2016
ACE of M.I.C.E. EXHIBITION 2016; Istanbul Welcomes MICE Professionals For The 3rd Time

Turkey's one and only congress, meeting and event industry exhibition "ACE of M.I.C.E. Exhibition" will host MICE professionals for the 3rd time in Istanbul Congress Center and Istanbul Lütfi Kırdar -- ICEC on 16-18 March 2016 with the...
January 12, 2016
Brussels MICE Day: A MICE Networking Day In Brussels

On 10 March 2016, between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm Meetaxis is organising "Brussels MICE Day", a business and events tourism trade show/workshop. This will be held at Tour & Taxis in the Hôtel de la Poste. For one day, professional suppliers...
January 11, 2016
ABPCO Experiencing Surge In Corporate Members To Kick Start 2016

A surge in corporate members has helped to give the Association of British Professional Conference Organisers (ABPCO) a strong start to the New Year. Venues such as 1 Wimpole Street, Conference Cambridge, Alexony Ltd, Harrogate Internat...
January 04, 2016
Berlin Events Highlights 2016

The capital is rich in culture. Visitors who come to Berlin from all over the world have some 1,500 events to choose from every day. The interplay of its eventful history and a vibrant creative scene which reinvents itself every day makes B...
January 04, 2016
London Lights Up With Spectacular Four-Night Event - Lumiere London

Westminster Abbey, BAFTA 195 Piccadilly, and the Granary Building at King's Cross amongst locations set to shine in first ever Lumiere London. Full programme and locations revealed for spectacular four-night event that will chase away t...
December 28, 2015
Lisbon In 2016: New Incentive Options Complement The City's Popularity For Conferences and Events

With a number of major conferences already booked up to 2018 and a range of new ideas for incentive groups that complement the Portuguese capital's unique features, the meetings and events sector in Lisbon looks ahead to 2016 as another buo...
December 21, 2015
Vienna: 1st Place Worldwide As "Knowledge City Region"

Every year the World Capital Institute recognizes the world's best centers of knowledge with the "Most Admired Knowledge Cities Award". In 2015 Vienna took first place in the category "Knowledge City Region". The city's educational establis...
December 15, 2015
#ParisWeLoveYou: Share Your Love For Paris To Reinforce Paris As The Tourist Gateway of France

Alongside the French Government, the City of Paris , Alliance 46.2 and some 50 companies and organizations , Atout France will serve as one of the partnering "Ambassadors" of a new social media campaign targeted at boosting Paris as the tou...
December 08, 2015
Twice As Many Visitors Find UK 'Extremely Welcoming' Than Five Years Ago

The percentage of international visitors who said they felt extremely welcome in Britain has more than doubled in the last five years according to a new report by national tourism agency VisitBritain. The 'Britain's welcome to overseas v...
December 07, 2015
ISES 2016 Global Event Summit Program Announced

The program for the first ever Global Event Summit, which takes place in April 2016, has been published today. The summit, a partnership between The International Special Events Society (ISES), VisitScotland Business Events and the IMEX ...
December 07, 2015
Center Parcs Launches Winter Teambuilding Special Offer

Center Parcs is encouraging companies to enjoy some time away from the office this winter, to help create new ideas and build stronger team bonds, by launching a new winter teambuilding special offer. The exclusive seasonal rate of £89p...
December 07, 2015
NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau, Diabetes UK, Opening Doors & Venues and SECC Glasgow, Win At ABPCO Excellence Awards

The Association of British Professional Conference Organisers (ABPCO) held its annual Excellence Awards on Friday hosted by members, The Brighton Centre. The Awards are a key part of the Chairmen's Lunch, which brings together ABPCO members...
December 03, 2015
Pacific World Showcases Creativity With Their Signature Event: "An Evening of Extravagance"

Pacific World has once again exceeded expectation through delivering an 'Evening of Extravagance in Barcelona' for a select number of ibtm world attendees. The event, which was hosted by the leading global DMC and Event Management Company s...
December 02, 2015
New Leadership, Programming and Award Winner for Joint Meetings Industry Council (JMIC)

A recent meeting of the Joint Meetings Industry Council (JMIC) in Barcelona resulted in some important decisions that will impact the direction of Council activities in a number of key areas according to outgoing President Phillippe Fournie...
November 26, 2015
Music In Germany 25 Years After Reunification; Tracing Music On A United Stage

Music aficionados worldwide have long known about Germany's rich tradition of making music. Twenty-five years after Germany's 1990 reunification, one of the results was the re-joining of the grand music scenes of Eastern and Western Germany...
November 26, 2015
Twin Win For OCEC As It Announces Successful Bids And Maiden Conference For Phase Two Of The Landmark Venue

The Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre (OCEC) has scooped a twin win, being awarded the bid to host the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) Regionals - Fourth Middle East & Africa Osteoporosis Meeting in 2017 and the Sixth IOF Regi...
November 23, 2015
Sharing Ideas That Matter - IACC Americas Reinvents Its Annual Meeting

In its 35th year, the International Association of Conference Centres (IACC) is reinventing its annual meeting with an array of new learning formats and a theme of "Sharing Ideas That Matter." Renamed IACC-Americas Connect, the former IACC...
November 19, 2015
Istanbul's New Airport To Host ACI Airport Exchange 2015

IGA Havalimanı Isletmesi A.S -- the company building the world's biggest new airport north of Istanbul -- will host ACI Airport Exchange 2015 next month (8 to 10 December) at the prestigious new Istanbul Congress Center in the heart of...
November 19, 2015
MCI & GWS Launch First-of-its-Kind App To Enhance Delegate Travel

Following a successful internal pilot programme over the last twelve months, today at IBTM World, global meetings and events agency MCI unveiled an initiative to provide its 350,000+ annual congress delegates with access to the latest in pe...
November 18, 2015
South Africa -- "It's The Place To Be" - Minister of Tourism In South Africa, Outlines Next Decade of Opportunities For The MICE Industry

Derek Hanekom, Minister of Tourism for South Africa outlined how South Africa, as a world-class business events destination, will respond to the next decade in the face of rising interest in the African continent. Speaking at ibtm world...
November 18, 2015
Pacific World Expands Into Germany

Pacific World, the integrated global DMC and Event Management organisation has today confirmed their collaboration with leading European DMC, albamy, based in Germany and London, to create Pacific World Germany. Selina Chavry, Global Ma...
November 17, 2015
QTA Unveils Qatar Business Destination Brand

Following the notable international unveiling of the Qatar Destination Brand at the World Travel Market in London, on the 2nd November, Qatar Tourism Authority has launched the initial sub-brand: Qatar Business Events. The brand was unveile...
November 17, 2015
INCON's Seminar Puts Focus On Jerusalem's Draw As A Premier Meetings Destination

INCON, the partnership of the world's leading conference and event companies joined up with INCON's preferred supplier, the Jerusalem Convention Bureau and INCON's local partner Ortra for an Industry seminar that tackled innovative concepts...
November 17, 2015
2015 A Banner Year For Prague In Both Leisure and MICE Tourism

The city of Prague is having an exceptionally successful year as a destination. The latest statistics demonstrate growing interest in the city in the leisure, business and MICE segments, with an ever-diversifying portfolio of source countri...
November 17, 2015
MCI Partners With Expedia To Expand Event Accommodation Options

Today at IBTM World, global meetings and events agency MCI announced an exciting collaboration with Expedia Affiliate Network (EAN), a division of Expedia Inc., one of the world's leading online travel companies with an extensive portfolio ...
November 17, 2015
Reed Travel Exhibitions To Partner With oneworld

Reed Travel Exhibitions (RTE) announced today at ibtm world in Barcelona that it has signed a global agreement designating oneworld as its exclusive airline alliance partner for 2016, in what is believed to be the biggest yet partnership of...
November 13, 2015
MCI Wins Two Icarus Awards For Outstanding Sustainability Work

MCI received two ICARUS awards for outstanding commitment to sustainability at the GBTA Annual European Conference held in Frankfurt, Germany, from 9 - 11 November 2015. ICARUS aims to recognise European companies and industry profession...
November 12, 2015
Cologne's Event Market Is Highly Accessible

Cologne's event market performs well on accessible services and facilities, with local providers not yet feeling the effects of demographic change. These are the conclusions of a survey of meeting venues, conference hotels and event locatio...
November 06, 2015
Jerusalem Conventions and Visitors Bureau Welcomes INCON and Worldwide Conference Industry Leaders

INCON, the partnership of the world's leading conference and event companies will meet in Jerusalem from 7-9 November for its Board meeting and Industry seminar. The meeting will gather a broad group of key stakeholders from the Jerusalem m...
November 04, 2015
Prague Strengthens Its Position in the International Congress Arena

Popularity of Prague as a congress destination across the world grows continuously. Congress destination number one in the Czech Republic attracts more interest in the international congress industry. This year, Prague has won its second an...
November 03, 2015
SITE Incentive Summit 2016 To Be Held In Ljubljana, Slovenia

The Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) has selected Ljubljana, Slovenia as the destination for its 2016 Incentive Summit, 18-22 January. This annual education event takes the SITE Board of Directors and Foundation Trustees to a ...
November 03, 2015
Poland At ibtm world 2015 In Barcelona

As each year, the Poland Convention Bureau of the Polish Tourist Organization organizes the national stand for the international IBTM exhibition in Barcelona (D70) to be held on 17 - 19 November 2015. The IBTM fair is both the event and ...
November 03, 2015
PCMA Returns To Scotland With Global Medical Meetings Summit

The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) returns to Scotland in November with its Global Medical Meetings Summit, bringing a number of senior medical professionals from around the world for a program of education at leading...
November 02, 2015
Expertise, Innovation and Sustainability Showcased At Germany Pavilion At IBTM world

The German Convention Bureau (GCB) alongside 55 partners is showcasing the best of the country's offering for meeting and event planners at IBTM world from 17 -- 19 November 2015 in Barcelona. Venues, cities, marketing organisations, hotels...
October 28, 2015
Brussels Ranked Number 9 Meeting Destination In Europe

visit.brussels announced today that it has been ranked number 9 on Cvent's inaugural list of the top 25 cities for meetings and events in Europe for 2015. Cvent, a leading cloud-based enterprise event management platform, developed the rank...
October 26, 2015
AIM Group's Berlin Office Celebrating A Milestone

In early 2015, AIM Group International announced a strategic move with the Affiliate Partner program. The first two partners in the program, both based in Germany, are located respectively in Berlin and Munich. Quality Travel -- the Berlin ...
October 26, 2015
Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre Generates Intense Interest From Key European Markets

Generating a variety of high potential leads and the possibility to attract over 40,000 delegates, the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre (OCEC), the Sultanate's landmark events hub, has successfully completed its third Roadshow in Europe,...
October 21, 2015
Meetings Made In Germany Show Significant Depth And Growth Over The Past 25 Years

At a press conference today at IMEX America, the German Convention Bureau (GCB) marked the 25th anniversary of the Peaceful Revolution and the fall of the wall which culminated in the reunification of Germany one year later. These milestone...
October 21, 2015
Meeting Destination Nuremberg - Where History and Innovation Meet

When you step inside the ancient city of Nuremberg - through the gates of the oldest surviving full city wall in Germany, Austria & Switzerland - you enter a unique place of charm and history, culture and high quality of life. You will a...
October 21, 2015
Strategic Alliance of the National Convention Bureaux of Europe Boosts Membership and Partnership

The Strategic Alliance of the National Convention Bureaux of Europe is on course to expand further with another new country member and a substantial research project announced at the recent meeting. Sweden has shown strong interest in join...
October 21, 2015
Germany: Barrier-Free Conventions and Conferences - Accessibility

In the international competition for conferences and conventions, Germany also plays a leading role with respect to sustainability. Sustainability in the event industry consists in responsible actions aimed at conserving resources not only ...
October 16, 2015
Record Number of Visits and Spend By International Visitors To Britain

The number of international visits to Britain continue to grow, with visitors spending more and inbound tourism setting new records for visits in the first six months of 2015 and very strong Quarter 2 (Q2) figures from the Office of Nationa...
October 15, 2015
INCON Launches 2016 Global Digital Infrastructure Award

INCON, the global partnership of leading Conference Organisers has launched the 2016 Global Digital Infrastructure Award. The award serves to celebrate and inspire change in the digital infrastructure and services made available in meeting ...
October 13, 2015
Leading Convention Hubs Launch Global Association Hubs Partnership

Dubai Association Centre, Destination DC, Singapore Exhibition and Convention Bureau and visit.brussels have announced the launch of the Global Association Hubs Partnership. The partnership will assist international associations grow and be...
October 12, 2015
Holidays In Berlin: 80 Christmas Markets, Shopping, Concerts and Culinary Delights Heat Up the Season

Only in Berlin visitors can experience the urban energy of one of the world's most exciting metropolises complemented perfectly with old-world Holiday traditions. An abundance of Christmas markets, shopping throughout the festively lit city...
October 08, 2015
5,000 International Water Experts On Their Way To Copenhagen

The International Water Association (IWA) has just chosen Denmark as the host destination for the world congress World Water Congress & Exhibition in 2020. With 5.000 participants, this congress is the largest of its kind, which entrenches ...
October 06, 2015
The O2's GM Rebecca Kane Burton Recognised By Billboard

Rebecca Kane Burton, general manager at The O2, has been recognised by influential American music industry magazine Billboard for her role in charge of the world's top-grossing arena. Kane Burton has run the world's number one music and...
October 05, 2015
Top International Meeting Planners To Visit Prague For Meeting & Incentive Forum Europe Autumn 2016

More than 350 top international meeting and incentive professionals will gather in Prague, 26-30 September 2016, for M&I Forum Europe Autumn 2016. In partnership with the Prague Convention Bureau and a number of local DMCs, the four-day ev...
October 05, 2015
Group Interaction Key To Success Of Face To Face Meetings, Reveals imago

The key to the success of face to face meetings is group interaction, according to research conducted by imago in conjunction with Loughborough University and The Right Solution. The research - Does the future have room for face-to-face...
October 02, 2015
CAPA Iran Aviation Summit 2016: Tehran, 24-25 January 2016

Centre for Aviation, the leading global provider of aviation research, data and analysis, has announced a unique global leaders' summit for 2016, with the launch of the CAPA Iran Aviation Summit which will take place in Tehran on 24-25 Janu...
October 01, 2015
Meeting & Incentive Forum Europe Returns To Dubai For Spring 2016 Edition

Following a successful Spring 2015 edition, the Meeting & Incentive (M&I) Forum is set to return to Dubai in 2016 to showcase the emirate as a premier business events destinations. Scheduled to take place on April 4 - 9, 2016 at the JW Marr...
September 30, 2015
Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre Unveils Business Events Solutions To Prospective European Clients

The Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre (OCEC) is finalising preparations for its third annual Roadshow in Europe starting 5th of October 2015. In collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism, the European Roadshow is a series of exclusive cl...
September 28, 2015
NYC & Company Embarks On Largest Ever Pan-European Mice Road Show

NYC & Company, New York City's official marketing, tourism and partnership organisation, today kicks off its largest ever pan-European MICE road show, visiting the leading business cities of Manchester, London, Paris and Brussels. From 28th...
September 24, 2015
Barcelona, Two More Years At The Head of European Cities Marketing (ECM)

ECM is a non-profit association with the aim of improving the competitiveness of Europe's leading cities that receive 500 million tourists per year, creating destinations that are attractive and of the highest standard. At its general assem...
September 16, 2015
MCI: Improved Profitability, Focus On Digital Services: USA Expansion Set To Generate Double Digit Growth

MCI is releasing its half year financial results for 2015, indicating that the global meetings and events group is on track to achieve double digit growth this year. MCI First Half 2015 Results The first half 2015 gross margin results...
September 16, 2015
CONVENE Hosted Buyer Programme Opens

Registration for the much sought-after hosted buyer programme of CONVENE has now opened and demand for places on this flexible and comprehensive scheme are once again expected to exceed the places available. CONVENE 2016, the fourth edi...
September 15, 2015
BestCities Client Workshop In Berlin Hailed A Success By Delegates

BestCities annual flagship event, the BestCities Client Workshop took place in Berlin last month, with an exclusive list of association clients invited to learn more about the Alliances' unique 12 city offering, while gaining practical insi...
September 14, 2015
CWT Meetings & Events Releases Meet by CWT M&E; Dedicated App Reinvigorates Meeting Management

Today sees the global launch of Meet by CWT M&E, an easy-to-use app that supports every aspect of meeting planning. Meet by CWT M&E contains all the information organizers or attendees need to plan or navigate through their meeting. It incl...
September 13, 2015
eat! BRUSSELS, drink! BORDEAUX 2015

The 2015 eat! BRUSSELS, drink! BORDEAUX festival ends this evening and has attracted a good number of visitors. Since Thursday lunchtime, more than 30,000 plates and 65,000 degustations of Bordeaux wine have been dished out at the site set ...
September 11, 2015
Hamburg For Meetings -- Bridging The Gap Between Tradition And Modernity

A central location, short distances within the city and a strong track record in implementing large-scale conventions such as the 2013 Lions Clubs International Convention: these are just some of the reasons that made Rotary International -...
September 11, 2015
A Year of Anniversaries For Leipzig, Germany: Old Enough For New Things

2015 is a special year for Leipzig, as the city is celebrating several historic dates at once: 1000 Years of Leipzig, 850 Years of Leipzig Trade Fairs and the 600th anniversary of the Leipzig Faculty of Medicine add up to a spectrum which u...
September 11, 2015
Taking The Institute of Event Management Message To Scotland

The Institute of Event Management has set its sights on developing and supporting over 100,000 professional events managers across the UK, according to the IEM's Executive Board Chair Susan Spibey. The Institute is also destined to becom...
September 10, 2015
Cologne, Germany For Meetings & Events

The Cologne Convention Bureau is making it easier for planners to learn about the city as a meetings/events destination with a new online service www.locations.koeln. Here, at a glance, you can find information about hotels, event and meeti...
September 10, 2015
Vienna's New Hauptbahnhof - Vienna Main Station

Vienna's new Hauptbahnhof, one of Europe's key transport hubs and a major new focal point in the city, is used by 150,000 passengers and 1,000 trains every day. Since it opened at the end of 2014 it has created a favorable first impression ...
September 08, 2015
Nominations Open For Ovation's 2015 Huggability Award

Now in its seventh year, Ovation's annual Huggability Award has seen the great and the good of the international MICE industry recognised not only for their achievements, but for their personality, their attitude and their downright lovelin...
September 07, 2015
Upcoming ABPCO Roundtable To Focus On 'Bidding To Host A Congress'

The Association of British Professional Conference Organisers (ABPCO) will be looking at the benefits of 'Bidding to host a congress' and best practice at Oxford Martin School on the 22nd September. Ian Goldin, Professor of Globalisatio...
September 04, 2015
Victoria Warehouse, Manchester Opens New Event Space As Part of Expansion Plans

Victoria Warehouse in Manchester has announced the opening of its new The Bays area, as part of expansion project which will also see a new basement event space and an extension to the onsite hotel to provide 400 additional rooms. Idea...
September 03, 2015
Belfast To Host The Largest Regular Surgical Meeting In The UK At The New Belfast Waterfront

In a joint bid, Visit Belfast and Belfast Waterfront have secured the annual International Surgical Congress of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ASGBI) as the first conference to use the Waterfront's new 7,000m2 fac...
September 03, 2015
ETC and ETOA Announce Joint Conference On Brand Europe

ETC, the umbrella body for European National Tourism Organizations and ETOA, the Association for European Inbound tourism, are organising a joint conference on how Europe is performing as a destination, with a particular attention on some ...
August 17, 2015
ABPCO Listening To Members As They Step Up Influence Within The Industry

The Association of British Professional Conference Organisers (ABPCO) is making improvements based on feedback from members in an effort to further enhance their influence within the meetings and events industry. The suggestions from mem...
August 13, 2015
The HBAA Launches The Big Site Visit

The HBAA's 2015 charity initiative, Big Site Visit, will take place from 3 -- 7 September across the country. In what will be the HBAA's largest logistical event of the year, the Big Site Visit is an opportunity for venue and agent memb...
August 11, 2015
Frankfurt, Germany To Host The 8th Euro Biotechnology Congress

Home to 225+ biotech companies - eBioScience, Sanofi, and Immunodiagnostic Systems, among others - the Frankfurt region leads in the life sciences. Approximately 20,000 people are employed in the industry, with about one in five R&D. As ...
August 11, 2015
Stuttgart, Germany Will Host 30th International Electric Vehicle Symposium In 2017

The Stuttgart region, home to the world's first automobile, still today can claim to be the world's leading center of the automobile industry. Research and training facilities exist for almost all the relevant key and future-oriented fie...
August 10, 2015
Barbican To Throw Open The Doors For September Open Day To Showcase Its Event Spaces

The Barbican will open its doors on Thursday 10th September (8am to 1pm) to showcase its event spaces and capabilities. Members of the Business Events team will be on hand to take tours of its event and meeting facilities in the Barbica...
August 07, 2015
ABPCO To Tackle Social Media At Upcoming Roundtable Event At Exhibition Centre Liverpool

Social media will be the leading topic at the next roundtable event organised by The Association of British Professional Conference Organisers (ABPCO) which will be held at the new Exhibition Centre Liverpool. The event will coincide wi...
August 07, 2015
Midweek Corporate Retreats & Private Parties At Bruisyard Hall, Suffolk, England

Creating camaraderie in an exquisite location is made stress-free at Bruisyard Hall, ranked within the top 100 venues by Conde Nast Traveller and recipient of a 5* Gold Rating with Visit England. A historic manor set in Suffolk's countrysid...
August 07, 2015
Britain & Ireland Marketplace Is Back!

Britain & Ireland Marketplace, the B2B workshop for UK and Irish product will return to London's Wembley Stadium on Tuesday 26th January 2016. ETOA, the European tourism association, in partnership with VisitEngland, Visit Wales VisitS...
July 28, 2015
Meetings In The Middle East: New DCI Study Examines Preferences For North American Business Events

More than seventy percent of North America association executives would consider the Middle East as a prospective conference location, according to a new study released today by Development Counsellors International (DCI). With the regi...
July 27, 2015
Africa Uncovered: American Express Meetings & Events Examines Perceptions of the Region Among Meetings Professionals

American Express Meetings & Events released new research today exploring the factors impacting the selection of Africa as a rising meetings and events destination. The study, titled "Emerging Africa: Exploring Meetings on a Changing Contine...
July 24, 2015
Belfast Waterfront Stands Out At The Open House Belfast - Architecture Festival

Hard hat tours of the 4,000m2 extension to Belfast Waterfront received rave reviews at the Open House Belfast - Architecture Festival. From 17-19 July, 50 iconic buildings opened their doors to the general public as part of the first eve...
July 24, 2015
Barbican Closes £1million Worth of Contracts Within A Week As International Profile Continues To Grow

The Barbican has confirmed it sealed £1m of contracts last week as its profile increases dramatically on an international scale. Business wins included those from the technology and not-for-profit sectors. The continued popularity of ev...
July 22, 2015
HBAA Welcomes Over 300 To Annual Forum

The HBAA welcomed over 300 delegates to its Annual Forum on 20 and 21 July. The headline event, hosted by the Hilton Birmingham Metropole, this year centred around a Better Business Toolkit -- part of the association and current chair Jacqu...
July 17, 2015
VisitBritain Supports Drive To Take Tourists Beyond London

VisitBritain, the national tourism agency, welcomes the Prime Minister's unequivocal statement of support for the tourism industry which is a vital contributor to economic growth. We share the Government's commitment to encouraging visi...
July 16, 2015
Congress Center Leipzig Starts Operating The KONGRESSHALLE am Zoo Leipzig

With the opening of the thoroughly renovated and reconstructed KONGRESSHALLE am Zoo in May, Congress Center Leipzig (CCL) took over the operation of a modern conference centre in the heart of the city. Even while renovation work was still u...
July 15, 2015
Shakespeare's England Hailed For Conferences And Events

A recent familiarisation trip to the Shakespeare's England area has been hailed a success by attendees and local businesses and has helped show what a fantastic destination Shakespeare's England is for conferences and events. Over 20 eve...
July 15, 2015
Hire Space Hosts Summer Party Showcase For Meeting & Event Buyers At The Tower Of London

Specialist venue-booking website Hire Space held a summer party showcase for meeting and event buyers last night (14th July) at The Tower of London's New Armouries Banqueting Suite to showcase the venue's daytime facilities and event offeri...
July 15, 2015
MCI Setting The Pace In Sustainability For Events Agencies

MCI, a leading agency in the global meetings, events, association and congress industries, today revealed impressive development in its 2014 Sustainability Report: Building Possibilities. In the year of the 21st United Nations Climate Ch...
July 15, 2015
9 of 10 ABPCO Event Attendees Feel The Need For Clearer Guidelines For Pharmaceutical And Medical Events Compliance

Medical event organisers have highlighted the need for clearer guidelines when creating a code compliant meeting, according to a recent roundtable event organised by the Association of British Professional Conference Organisers (ABPCO) at O...
July 13, 2015
ICCA: The Meetings Industry Is Bad At PR

Not many people understand the importance of an impactful headline, for example! Digital and social channels are rapidly changing the field of PR. However, the core values of effective PR remain the same: Both traditional PR and social- ...
July 13, 2015
The Meetings Show Round-Up From IEM and EFAPCO

Waking the political giant characterised by the British Government was the overwhelming theme drawn from three days of BIG Conversation at The Meetings Show which took place at Olympia, London, on a remarkably high note -- against all the o...
July 13, 2015
VisitBritain Launches 'Try Before You Buy' Britain - Immersive 360 Degree Experiences

Listen to the grandfather clock chime in Anne Hathaway's cottage, take a leisurely stroll on the beach at Durdle Door, or enjoy the choir singing at Rosslyn Chapel. These are just some of the things international tourists can now do in Brit...
July 10, 2015
"Meeting Place Berlin" Attracts Convention Organisers

To ensure Berlin's continued success as a convention destination in the long-term, the visitBerlin Berlin Convention Office (BCO) held "Meeting Place Berlin". From 2--6 July, the BCO and its partners showed more than 130 national and intern...
July 09, 2015
Amsterdam's Beurs van Berlage Hosts ICCA Conference

ICCA is the International Congress and Convention Association and has around a thousand members from more than 90 countries. It specialises in conferences of international associations. Next week will see its arrival at the Amsterdam confer...
July 09, 2015
Does The Future Have Room For Face To Face Communication?

Research revealed yesterday by Loughborough University and imago, has clearly demonstrated that the meetings industry has a long term place in the commercial world. The research, which was conducted in conjunction with The Right Solution...
July 07, 2015
SoolNua To Help Trippus Go Global

Trippus, the Swedish based on-line registration system for events, has established a partnership with global Meetings & Events Consultancy, SoolNua to take its suite of on-line meeting and event solutions global. Under the terms of the part...
July 06, 2015
BOPSS Sees Belfast Waterfront As One of The Best Conference Centres In The UK

The first Annual Scientific Meeting of the British Oculoplastic Surgery Society held in Belfast Waterfront and on the island of Ireland, was hailed as a complete success by both organisers and delegates alike. Northern Ireland's only pur...
July 06, 2015
La Cité Nantes Events Center Releases Latest Promotion Film

La Cité has produced a new promotion film to present the Nantes destination and its congress centre to event organisers at regional, national and international level. The screenplay features three different characters who guide us throug...
July 02, 2015
Find Cologne Event Venues With A Click; Cologne Convention Bureau's New Online Meeting Planner

In order to adapt optimally to digitization, the Cologne Convention Bureau (CCB) is offering its online service for event planners in a new innovative format. At , ...
July 01, 2015
German Convention Bureau Commits to New Levels of Digitization & Globalization For Planners and Delegates

Always looking for new ways to bring more value and service to the world's meeting planners and delegates, German Convention Bureau head Matthias Schultze unveiled the organization's new focus on digitization and internationalization at its...
June 26, 2015
European Cities Marketing To Embrace National and Regional Organisations

While keeping its focus on city tourism, European Cities Marketing, the leading association of cities in Europe, opens the door to regional or national tourist offices, convention bureaux and multi-functional urban marketing agencies establ...
June 22, 2015
PCMA Partnership With The Meetings Show Includes Tailored Education

The Professional Convention Management Association [PCMA] has partnered with The Meetings Show as part of its ongoing focus on the delivery of superior and innovative education, whilst promoting the value of professional convention manageme...
June 19, 2015
NYC & Company Presents The 'New' New York City To Influential European Audiences

NYC & Company, New York City's official marketing, tourism and partnership organization, today launched a new phase of its global tour, highlighting significant openings and developments in the 'new' New York City to influential travel audi...
June 18, 2015
Congrex Switzerland Renews Contracts For Important European Medical & Scientific Congresses

A few days before their 1st congress in Berlin (June 20-23, 2015), the European Academy of Neurology EAN has extended their contract with Congrex Switzerland. "Congrex Switzerland has already proven to be a leading Professional Conferen...
June 17, 2015
The New Educational Offering "EDGE From IAPCO"

The new educational offering "EDGE from IAPCO" was recently launched at IMEX. No longer will the Annual Seminar be limited to Switzerland, the dynamic educational seminar will now be offered worldwide with three seminars per year in differe...
June 17, 2015
Upcoming ABPCO Roundtable To Address Pharmaceutical Compliance & Medical Events

The Association of British Professional Conference Organisers (ABPCO) will host its next roundtable event at One Wimpole Street, home of the Royal Society of Medicine on Tuesday 7th July (7.30am-10am). The event will look at organising ...
June 12, 2015
European Cities Marketing To Announce New Executive Committee and Board Members

At the General Assembly of European Cities Marketing held in Turin on June 2015, Board Members, Treasurer, Vice-President for Meetings Industry and President were elected by ECM members. Ignasi de Delás (Barcelona) was re-elected as the...
June 10, 2015
Brussels Moves Up Significantly In The International Meetings Rankings According To The UIA

According to the new UIA (Union of International Associations) report, Brussels ranks second in the world and first in Europe as a venue for international meetings. With 787 meetings in 2014, the European capital has shown remarkable growth...
June 09, 2015
Meeting Point Cologne 2015/2016: The Convention Destination Cologne Is 'On Fire'

The new Meeting Point Cologne brochure published by the Cologne Convention Bureau (CCB) puts the city in the limelight as a destination for conferences, meetings and events. The 138-page handbook for the event management sector presents in ...
June 09, 2015
Increased Focus On Digitisation & Internationalisation To Secure Germany's Leading Position As A Conference and Meeting Destination

The German Convention Bureau (GCB) has outlined a new focus on digitisation and internationalisation at its general meeting in Leipzig. The new strategy is the result of the GCB's extensive research into megatrends as part of its 2013 study...
June 07, 2015
Dubai Continues Its Rise: Now 4th Most Visited Global City, Top Ranked For Business Events

Dubai's ongoing efforts to position itself as a premier leisure and business hub have resulted in growing visitor numbers to the city, as well as higher rankings on various global traveller and meeting indexes. This week, global payments...
June 04, 2015
MCI Launches 2014 Annual Report: Building Possibilities

MCI today launched its 2014 Annual Report, a printed publication and dynamic digital version which summarises the company's performance during the business year ending 31 December 2014 and describes MCI's evolution from logistics supplier t...
June 03, 2015
La Cité Nantes Events Center hosts and produces Vélo-city 2015 - 2 to 5 june 2015

France is hosting Velo-city 2015, the World Conference on Urban Cycling, in Nantes from 2 to 5 June. After Vienna (2013), Adelaide (2014) and before Taipei 2016, Nantes Métropole was chosen by ECF (European Cyclists' Federation) to host t...
June 03, 2015
BBC Worldwide, VisitBritain, British Airways Join Forces To Showcase Modern Britain On BBC.com

BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, and VisitBritain, the UK's national tourism agency, have today announced a new partnership to launch a dedicated content portal, known as BBC Britain, that tells a compelling story of modern Bri...
June 03, 2015
London Holds On To Top Spot As World's Most Popular Tourist Destination

London has once again been hailed as the world's most popular tourist destination by Mastercard. It's the second year running that the capital has topped the Global Destinations Cities Index, which provides an in-depth ranking of the 132 mo...
June 02, 2015
European Travel Commission & World Tourism Organisation To Unveil Secrets To Success In The Meeting Industry

The European Travel Commission (ETC) together with the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) and with support from VisitFlanders, will present the key criteria that influence the choice of a destination by meeting planners at the International...
June 02, 2015
New VisitBritain Luxury Guide Launched At ILTM Asia

As ILTM Asia gets under way in Shanghai, VisitBritain launches a new guide for the luxury sector, including an exclusive reveal of the top 10 must-see hidden gems across Britain's nations and regions. Launched at the VisitBritain stand ...
June 01, 2015
Inaugural IAPCO Innovation Award Announced At The IMEX Gala Evening In Frankfurt

Andrew Dergousoff, of ICS Canada, was announced as the winner of the inaugural IAPCO Innovation Award at the IMEX Gala Evening at Frankfurt Opera House in May. The new award for PCOs attracted numerous applications, and the three short-list...
May 26, 2015
5 of England's Finest Heathland Courses Join Forces As Southern Counties Heathland Golf Tour

Five of some of the finest heathland courses in southern England have joined forces to market themselves as the Southern Counties Heathland Golf Tour. West Sussex, the number one course in the county, Hampshire's top heathland layouts o...
May 26, 2015
ABPCO Excellence Awards To Return In December

The Association of British Professional Conference Organisers (ABPCO) Excellence Awards will make its return on Friday 4 December following the success of the inaugural event. The Excellence Awards, which will once again coincide with t...
May 26, 2015
Tourism Plan For The Shakespeare's England Region Launched

On Tuesday 19 May, Shakespeare's England, the tourism organisation for Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick, Kenilworth, Royal Leamington Spa and surrounding areas, revealed details of the area's first ever destination management plan (DMP) at Ken...
May 25, 2015
Prague Convention Bureau Awarded Congress Ambassadors

The sixth year of the Ambassador Awards Evening was held in Prague's Žofín Palace on Wednesday 13 May 2015. During this gala evening, the Prague Convention Bureau awarded congress ambassadors who, aside from representing the Czech Republic ...
May 21, 2015
Tel Aviv Summer of Festivals, Exhibits, Concerts And City-Wide Celebrations

Tel Aviv continues to live up to its reputation as the "other city that never sleeps" this summer with numerous festivals, exhibits, concerts and city-wide celebrations. The city prepares for an influx of tourists over the summer months cra...
May 21, 2015
MCI Sustainability Projects Receive Two Prestigious IMEX Awards

MCI clients Symantec and Marina Bay Sands last night received prestigious IMEX awards for projects delivered by MCI's sustainability team. Marina Bay Sands, which became the first integrated resort in South-East Asia to obtain the ISO201...
May 21, 2015
Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre Shines On World Stage

The Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre (OCEC), the Sultanate's landmark business events hub, revealed its latest 3D structures and aerial drone images in the lead up to the opening in 2016 at a press conference held in IMEX Frankfurt 2015,...
May 20, 2015
European Cities Marketing Develops Its International Network Within The Meetings Industry

European Cities Marketing appoints Johanna Fischer as ambassador for the ECM Academy, the newly established course dedicated to strengthening the education standards of Meetings Industry professionals worldwide. Johanna Fischer, managin...
May 20, 2015
London Welcomes 17.4 Million International Visitors In Another Record-Breaking Year For Tourism

London welcomed more international visitors than ever before in 2014, with the city's cultural attractions and world class sporting events proving irresistible draws for millions, according to new figures released today by the Office for Na...
May 19, 2015
SITE GB Hosts Industry Debate At Church House Conference Centre

Incentive travel professionals gathered at Church House Conference Centre this week (Tuesday, May 12) to discuss the changing face of incentive travel and reward programmes. The SITE GB panel discussion at the Westminster venue looked a...
May 19, 2015
MCI Partners With Elan Events To Grow Meetings Industry In Qatar

MCI, a key driver of innovation in the global meetings, events, association and congress industries, today announced an exciting partnership with Elan Events, the largest media, events and entertainment company in Qatar. The new partners...
May 19, 2015
M&I Forums Becomes A CMP Preferred Provider

Meeting & Incentive Forums, the pre-scheduled 1-2-1 appointment trade shows for the meetings and incentives industry, has become a CMP Preferred Provider. This certifies that M&I Forums meet the requirements for attendees to receive nine ho...
May 19, 2015
Cologne Improves Its Standing In International Conference Market Ranking

Cologne occupies a good position in the current worldwide ranking drawn up by the International Congress & Convention Association (ICCA). After occupying position 117 last year, it has moved up this year to position 97. In the country ranki...
May 19, 2015
Germany's International Meeting Guests Reach 25.6 Million

Germany saw the number of international meeting guests soar nine percent in 2014 to a total of 25.6 million, according to the just released Meeting & EventBarometer 2015. Other key findings of the report illustrate how expertise, technology...
May 19, 2015
Maritz Travel Company Finalizes Global Meetings Network, Announces Partners

Maritz Travel Company, which consists of Maritz Travel Meetings & Incentives and Experient, has finalized the development of its Maritz Global Meetings Network by welcoming 25 best-in-class global partners to represent nearly 60 key countri...
May 18, 2015
Joint Meetings Industry Council (JMIC) Conference Advances A Broader Industry Value Proposition

Over fifty Meetings Industry leaders, academics, research organizations and related resources met on May 14 and 15 in Paris under the auspices of the Joint Meetings Industry Council (JMIC) to review the current status of progress on documen...
May 18, 2015
Redesigned ICCA Association Database Launched At IMEX; Simpler, Smarter & Faster Access

The ICCA Association Database enables ICCA members - the main suppliers in the international meetings industry - to find potential association meetings business. The redesigned online version of the database provides simpler, smarter and fa...
May 18, 2015
Barcelona Remains In Top Five Cities Hosting Most Congress In The World

Barcelona is again amongst the top five cities in the world holding most congresses. In 2014, the city hosted 182 congresses and meetings, according to a ranking published by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA). ...
May 14, 2015
Fáilte Ireland's Meet In Ireland Team At IMEX Frankfurt With New MICE Support Services

A newly developed suite of meeting, incentive travel and conferencing (MICE) supports will be presented by Fáilte Ireland's Meet in Ireland team at the annual IMEX Frankfurt Trade Exhibition next week (19-21 May 2015). IMEX is one of the la...
May 14, 2015
Estonian Convention Bureau Kicks Off 'Team Estonia' Project

The unusually cooperative relationship between Estonian meetings industry players is being highlighted in a new project whereby suppliers are wearing blue badges bearing the text "Proud to be Team Estonia" at sales events and other function...
May 14, 2015
Visit Croke Park Meetings & Events and The Croke Park Hotel, Dublin At IMEX15

Croke Park Meetings & Events and The Croke Park Hotel are exhibiting on the Ireland stand (F420) at IMEX15 and want to fly one lucky stand visitor and their guest to Dublin for this summer's hottest ticket, Ed Sheeran, live at Croke Park on...
May 13, 2015
Program To Promote Jordan As Destination For International Conferences

The Jordan Tourism Board (JTB) hosted the inaugural meeting of the USAID-supported Jordan International Conferences Ambassador Program today. Through a series of trainings, the program assists Jordanians -- who are active and recognized int...
May 13, 2015
IACC Reports Highest Single Year Growth In Membership Globally

Following on from an 18-month restructure, the International Association of Conference Centres has recently reported its highest single year growth in membership globally, with 58 new members joining the only global professional association...
May 13, 2015
Vienna Says Thank You To Its Congress Organizers

Once a year the City of Vienna honors the conference organizers who have brought international congresses to Vienna during the course of the previous year. This year marked the 26th time that this permanent feature of the Vienna congress ca...
May 11, 2015
World PCO Alliance Considers Strategic Expansion

Per Ankaer, from ICS -- International Conference Services in Denmark, the President of the Alliance says: "Our Alliance's members' - consisting of 19 Professional Congress Organizers worldwide - total turnover has grown 10% over the last ye...
May 11, 2015
100% Growth Helps Estonia Rise To 44th Place In ICCA Rankings

Estonia has gained an impressive amount of ground in the newly-released 2014 International Congress and Convention Association rankings list, moving up five slots from the previous year's position to reach 44th place globally. The numbe...
May 11, 2015
visitBerlin To Combine Service Providers Of Berlin's Meetings and Conventions Industry In visitBerlin Convention Partner e.V.

Effective immediately, the Berlin Convention Office of visitBerlin has organised visitBerlin Convention Partner e.V. in order to offer associations and companies planning a MICE event in Berlin a strong network of local service providers. T...
May 11, 2015
Istanbul Still In Top 10 For Conventions

The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) has just released its 2014 Rankings Report for Cities and Countries in which Istanbul maintains its position amongst the top 10 as a global congress destination. Ranking 9th in th...
May 11, 2015
7 More World of DMCs Members Join ADMEI

World of DMCs, the global network of DMCs, has announced that an additional 7 of their members have joined the global Association of Destination Management Executives International (ADMEI). Metropolis DMC in France, Origin Event Planning in...
May 11, 2015
ICCA 2014 Meetings Statistics Released: Paris Remains Number One City; USA Top Country

ICCA's eagerly awaited annual statistics on the number of rotating international association meetings hosted by countries and cities show few major shocks. Paris retains the top rank, with Vienna swapping places with Madrid and moving u...
May 08, 2015
The Convention Centre Dublin To Host ICANN 54

Between 18-22 October this year, Dublin will be buzzing as the global Internet community descends on it in full force. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), in partnership with the local Ireland host, the Interne...
May 07, 2015
The Association Sector Gathers In Brussels For The European Association Summit 2015

The European Association Summit, the annual gathering of association professionals, concluded yesterday 6 May 2015 at SQUARE Brussels. With a number of participants on the rise, prestigious speakers and a noticeable enthousiasm, this third ...
May 07, 2015
Leading Associations and PCOs Working In Partnership With ESAE To Deliver High Level Content

In its third year, the Association Meetings Conference is held on the eve of The Meetings Show, and is free to attend for those attending The Meetings Show as hosted buyers. Speakers from The International Association for Professional In...
May 06, 2015
IMEX In Frankfurt: Germany To Show Why It's The #1 European Business Trip Destination

Germany will once again have a big presence at IMEX in Frankfurt - with over 200 exhibitors featured and multiple education sessions - but the real story here is the large and ever growing space that Germany populates within the global meet...
May 06, 2015
MCI Opens New Office In Istanbul, Expanding Services In Turkey

MCI, a key driver of innovation in the global meetings, events, association and congress industries, today announced the opening of a new office in Istanbul, Turkey. MCI first launched its services in Turkey just over a year ago with the...
May 05, 2015
sports by tlc Sponsor Portuguese Sailing Team In Round The Island Regatta

sports by tlc, the recent sports division of events by tlc, supports the Portuguese sailing team of Francisco Lobato - Union Group Finantia Sailing Team -- at the Round the Island sailing race, which will take place in UK on June 27th. ...
May 05, 2015
Tour Operators From 18 Countries Attending 10th EUROAL Travel Market In Torremolinos, Spain

More than 50 tour operators from 18 countries, buyers of tourism products, will attend the business round tables or workshop in EUROAL 2015, taking place this 3, 4 and 5 June in the Palacio de Congresos y Exposiciones in Torremolinos (Costa...
May 02, 2015
London Welcomes A New Princess

London's tourism body Visitlondon.com, has welcomed the birth of the Royal baby as London expects more visitors than ever before this summer. VisitLondon.com is predicting the capital will welcome nearly 32 million international and UK ...
May 01, 2015
Meet In Ireland Wins Big At Prestigious Golden City Gate Tourism Multimedia Awards

Failte Ireland, the Irish national tourism development authority, recently won a prestigious accolade for its business tourism marketing when it was awarded first place in the 'Outstanding Contribution' category at the Golden City Gate awar...
April 30, 2015
Middle East Meeting Suppliers Increase Their Bidding Skills

The Abu Dhabi National Exhibition center (ADNEC) hosted the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) Middle East Chapter Workshop on bidding for international association meetings on the 22nd and 23rd of April 2015, with ove...
April 29, 2015
HBAA Hosts Second 'Come Dine With Us' Event

Yesterday (28 April) saw 245 HBAA agent and venue members attend the association's 'Come Dine With Us' event, following its successful launch last year. Now in its second year, the series of networking events, encourages members to "do ...
April 29, 2015
ABPCO Roundtable Highlights Need For Trust, Transparency and Sharing of Knowledge

The recent roundtable discussions organised by The Association of British Professional Conference Organisers (ABPCO) at the QEII Centre found that trust, transparency and sharing of knowledge are key when it comes to delegate acquisition an...
April 23, 2015
I Amsterdam MICExperience 2015 Delights Meeting Professionals

Taking place from 22 to 24 April, MICExperience 2015 aims to introduce international meeting professionals to all that the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area has to offer the meetings, incentives, conferences and events industry. As such, over 50 ...
April 23, 2015
2014: Second-Best Congress Year For Vienna Falls Just Short of Record

Vienna reported its second-best congress result in 2014. There were considerable increases the number of events compared to 2013, as well as in the resulting overnights and value-added generated. Nevertheless, the result fell just short of ...
April 20, 2015
Church House Conference Center, Westminster Opens Doors For Revel And Reveal

More than 200 event organisers and buyers were welcomed through the doors of Church House Conference Centre last Thursday (April 16) for its annual showcase event. Revel & Reveal was a chance for guests to sample Church House Conference...
April 20, 2015
European Convention Bureaus Meet In Warsaw, Poland

On 24-25 September 2015 a meeting between the directors of European national convention bureaus will take place in Warsaw. Strategic partnership is a first of its kind initiative aimed at strengthening the global position of Europe as a pla...
April 20, 2015
ABPCO Reinforces Quality Marque With New Membership Accreditation Process

The Association of British Professional Conference Organisers (ABPCO) has put in place an accreditation committee to review applications in an effort to ensure a consistently high quality of membership. Previously ABPCO had only asked p...
April 18, 2015
Barcelona Convention Bureau Launches New Web To Promote Meetings Tourism

Barcelona Convention Bureau, a Turisme de Barcelona programme specialized in meetings tourism, has launched a new, more visual and intuitive website ( ...
April 14, 2015
&Meetings' London Venues Achieve AIM Accreditation

Recognised as one of the UK's leading providers of flexible meeting solutions, &Meetings has attained the Accredited In Meetings (AIM) hallmark of quality assurance in their six meeting and event rooms spread across prime spots in the capit...
April 13, 2015
UNWTO and Basque Culinary Center Organize The 1st World Forum On Food Tourism

Gastronomy and tourism are natural allies and mutually reinforce one another. The many links between gastronomy and tourism and the opportunities for closer cooperation between both areas will be explored at the 1st UNWTO World Forum on Foo...
April 13, 2015
Associations To Debate Delegate Acquisition; Successful Partnerships Between PCOs, Venues & Destinations

The QEII Centre will play host to the next roundtable event organised by The Association of British Professional Conference Organisers (ABPCO) on Wednesday 23rd April Those attending the event will debate delegate acquisition in the mor...
April 13, 2015
Overview of the European Association Summit 2015, "Pioneers of Change", Brussels, May 5-7

The European Association Summit (EAS), the annual gathering of association executives, will be held in Brussels May 5-7, 2015. Thanks to a hot topic, inspiring speakers, and a multitude of associations that have already registered, the pro...
April 12, 2015
Global Hotel Alliance Launches Second Annual "GHA Week"

Global Hotel Alliance ("GHA") today announced its second GHA Week involving a variety of events and activities taking place in dozens of locations around the world during the week commencing 13th April 2015. Building on the success of th...
April 09, 2015
Joan of Arc Museum Opens In Rouen, France

On March 21, the highly-anticipated Joan of Arc History Museum opened to visitors in Rouen, France. The €10 million ($10.6m) project combines a state-of-the-art, immersive exhibition space with comprehensive historical content, transporting...
April 09, 2015
Bordeaux, France Named European Destination Of The Year

The wine capital of France, Bordeaux, was recently named the best European destination for 2015 in an online poll that drew hundreds of thousands of votes from 113 countries. Taking 17 percent (42,396 votes)of the nearly 244,700 votes fr...
April 09, 2015
ECIO Nice 2015 -- April 22-25 At The Nice Acropolis

From 22th to 25th April, the Sixth European Conference on Interventional Oncology (ECIO 2015) is starting on 22 April, 2015 and ending on 25 April, 2015. The Conference is going to be located at the Nice Acropolis. ECIO 2015 is actually ...
April 09, 2015
The Sixth Saut Hermès; The World's Top Riders At The Grand Palais - April 10-12

Three days of intense competition will be on the programme at the Grand Palais for the sixth Saut Hermès, a major event in the show-jumping world that attracts the world's top riders. On 10, 11 and 12 April, Kevin Staut, Pénélope Leprevost,...
April 09, 2015
Danish MPI Awards 2015: Meetings Industry Leaders Honoured

Tonight, the Danish members of Meetings Professionals International celebrated the work of its leading players at the Danish MPI Awards 2015. Among the winners was Wonderful Copenhagen CVBs #BeeSustain campaign. For the 7th consecutive y...
April 09, 2015
"Taste the World" With The World of DMCs At IMEX In Frankfurt

World of DMCs, the global network of DMCs, will be out in force at IMEX in Frankfurt this May. 12 Members including 4 new members, Grosvenor Tours from South Africa, Inbound Services from Germany, VisitTunisia DMC and Twiice from Zimbabwe w...
April 07, 2015
City Fair 2015 To Open At The Tower of London

The three-day programme of this year's City Fair has been announced and ETOA's B2B workshop for the best of Europe's city and regional travel product will open with a reception at the Tower of London. On Sunday 14th June, City Fair del...
April 07, 2015
WTM Vision Conference Moscow 2015: Low-Cost Airlines Central To Russia's Tourism Recovery

The WTM Vision Conference Moscow 2015 will hear today (Tuesday 7 April) that low-cost airlines' commitment to flying to Russia is vital to the recovery of the country's tourism business. Research presented today at the WTM Vision Confere...
April 02, 2015
International Association of Conference Centres Announces Top 10 Conference Food Trends

Following extensive research among members of The International Association of Conference Centres, the association released its Top 10 Conference Foods Trends for 2015, which are influencing meeting planners when it comes to catering for co...
April 02, 2015
Carolus V Festival, Brussels - Three Unmissable Exhibitions

The Carolus V Festival will be taking Brussels on a journey back in time to the Renaissance, from May to September 2015. Among the numerous activities on offer are three exhibitions that will be on display especially for the occasion.Their ...
April 02, 2015
Voyages C. Mathez (PCO/DMC) Located In Nice - Your Premier Partner On The French Riviera

As a well-established DMC & PCO, Mathez's office is strategically located in Nice. With 86 years of experience in 2015, a solid financial stability & huge guarantees for our clients, we are Your Premier Partner on the French Riviera. Wha...
April 01, 2015
ICCA and Leeds Beckett University Measure Innovation In The Meetings Industry

ICCA and the International Centre for Research in Events, Tourism and Hospitality at Leeds Beckett University measure the absorptive capacity for innovation of suppliers in the meetings industry. Although there is a large body of researc...
March 31, 2015
GL Events Services Acknowledged At The French Event Awards

GL events Services has been providing its expertise to the French Tennis Federation for the layout and decoration of the VIP Village at the BNP Paribas Masters since 2007. The company needed to meet specific challenges for the 2014 event. R...
March 31, 2015
Institute of Event Management Discusses Broader Euro-Setting With EFAPCO

The UK-based Institute of Event Management (IEM) has launched proposals that could lead to the development of a pan-European network. A conference session titled" The Institute of Event Management: The UK Model in a European Landscape" f...
March 31, 2015
VisitBritain Told to Take Up Business Events Promotion Again

As part of the recommendations emerging from the Government's Triennial Review of VisitBritain and VisitEngland; VisitBritain, the agency which has responsibility for international tourism promotion, has been told it should undertake intern...
March 31, 2015
Vienna & Barcelona Land European Nuclear Medicine Congress

In cooperation with the Barcelona Convention Bureau, the Vienna Tourist Board's Vienna Convention Bureau (VCB) has once again achieved a success with long-term impact: the two organizations have managed to secure the congress of Europe's nu...
March 30, 2015
Slovenian Convention Bureau Appoints SoolNua To Advise On Strategy & Marketing For MICE

The Slovenian Convention Bureau has retained Ireland-based Meetings & Events consultancy SoolNua to advise them over the next 12 months on strategy and marketing for the lucrative meetings, incentives, conferences and events (MICE) sector. ...
March 30, 2015
Greyville Exhibition & Events Company Completes Final Refurbishment of All Event Venues

The Greyville Exhibition and Events Company announced today that all of its seven main event venues are now complete in terms of their soft refurbishments that commenced in the latter part of 2014. All rooms have undergone a major facelift ...
March 30, 2015
Cape Grace In Cape Town Debuts Two Elegant New Function Spaces

Cape Town is an ideal location for business meetings and events because of its pristine and diverse natural setting, favorable exchange rates and thriving business and cultural centers. It's the perfect pairing of the exotic and the practic...
March 30, 2015
HBAA Hosted Its First International Forum At The Huis ter Duin Hotel In Amsterdam

This weekend, 27-28 March, the HBAA hosted its first International Forum at the five-star Huis ter Duin Hotel in the Netherlands. Recognising its growing international membership, the association partnered with DBF Events and bought toge...
March 30, 2015
Marketing Challenges International To Represent Dubai Business Events In North America

Dubai Business Events (DBE), a division of Dubai Tourism which serves as the city's official convention bureau, has signed an agreement with New York-based Marketing Challenges International (MCIntl) to help grow Dubai's reputation in North...
March 26, 2015
IPS Shows Business Visits Outperforming Tourism Industry Again In Britain

The International Passenger Survey (IPS) has once again showed the business visits and events sector performing ahead of the wider tourism industry. The latest report, issued last week shows business visits grew by a record breaking 33% dur...
March 24, 2015
2016 Eistedfodd Festival Promises Economic Boost For Business In South Wales

The pinnacle of the Welsh cultural calendar, The Eistedfodd Festival, will be returning to Monmouthshire and the surrounding area for the first time in over a century in the summer of 2016 bringing with it an economic boost for the region. ...
March 20, 2015
Growing Influence of Generation Y Sets New Trends In Congress Industry

On Wednesday 18 March, Corinthia Prague Hotel hosted another international educational seminar organized by Prague Convention Bureau entitled "Keeping Pace in MICE: From Knowledge to Skills". The seminar was attended by more than 120 MICE p...
March 19, 2015
Event Industry Leaders Show Support For English Tourism Week, 14-22 March 2015

English Tourism Week 2015 has kicked off with a week long programme of events from 14 -- 22 March to celebrate tourism in England. The industry-wide initiative run by the national tourist board, VisitEngland, is designed to shine a light on...
March 19, 2015
The Meetings Show New Sponsor of ICCA Best Marketing Award

The ICCA Best Marketing Award, established in 1997, recognises the excellence and outstanding achievements of organisations in their effort to market their destination or product. ICCA CEO Martin Sirk: "The ICCA Best Marketing Award is a...
March 19, 2015
The European Association Summit 2015 In Brussels, May 5-7, 2015

The European Association Summit (EAS), organised in Brussels by visit.brussels from 5 to 7 May 2015, is the annual meeting of professionals from the association sector. The date of the event is fast approaching and international association...
March 19, 2015
Record Number of International Meeting Planners Take Part In Meeting & Incentive Forum In Dubai

Over 250 leading international meeting planners were in Dubai from March 10 - 13, 2015, for the Meeting & Incentive (M&I) Forum held at the city's iconic JW Marriott Marquis Hotel. Supported by Dubai Business Events (DBE...
March 19, 2015
GNTB Barrier-Free Tourism Day A Resounding Success At ITB Berlin

High-profile speakers, constructive contributions and widespread interest -- the German National Tourist Board (GNTB) can look back with great satisfaction on this year's Barrier-free Tourism Day at the ITB travel fair. Around 150 attendees...
March 17, 2015
Sponsorship Development And Business Relationships Addressed At ABPCO Roundtable

Building stronger business relationships, producing value-driven sponsorship opportunities and pro-active event engagement were all highlighted as key focus points at the recent roundtable debate organised by The Association of British Prof...
March 17, 2015
Copenhagen Selected As Destination For Europe's Largest Fintech Event

The inaugural Money20/20 Europe will take place at Bella Center 5-7 April 2016. The three-day conference is expected to draw more than 3,000 delegates to the Danish capital. Money20/20 is a recurring event that will be held in Copenhagen ag...
March 16, 2015
Meet Gateway South Wales Partnership Launches New Website

A new website has been revealed by Meet Gateway South Wales showcasing the very best the region has to offer the MICE industry and providing the latest news from the area. Meet Gateway South Wales encompasses the local authorities of Ne...
March 16, 2015
Meetings Tourism Consolidates In Barcelona

Professional meetings tourism in Barcelona consolidated in 2014 with around 580,000 delegates registered at conferences, conventions and conferences, a similar figure to that recorded the previous year. However, overnight stays in Barcelona...
March 16, 2015
Support For ABPCO As Dubai Convention and Events Bureau Take Up Sponsorship

The Dubai Convention & Events Bureau has become a sponsor of the Association of British Professional Conference Organisers (ABPCO). As sponsors of ABPCO, the Dubai Convention & Events Bureau joins a carefully selected group of partners ...
March 16, 2015
UK Visitors Attractions See 6.5% Increase In Visitor Numbers In 2014; London Sees 7.11% Increase

The Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA) announced its members' visitor figures for 2014 today (Monday, March 16, 2015), which saw an average increase of 6.5% on 2013 visitor numbers. Scottish attractions had the greatest incre...
March 12, 2015
Amsterdam RAI Enhances Its Exhibitions With The InnovationLAB

Wednesday 11 March 2015 saw the official launch of the InnovationLAB platform by Amsterdam RAI and its external partners TNO, 3TU Federatie and Accenture Innovation Awards. The InnovationLAB is an inspiring environment designed to enable ex...
March 12, 2015
Britain for Events Announces The Return of National Events Month (#NEMO)

Following the success of last year's National Events Month October (#NEMO) Britain for Events has announced the return of the annual campaign's promotional month, #NEMO. Following the same structure as last year, National Events Month Oc...
March 11, 2015
DCMS Commends UK Events Industry Survey Response

The Department of Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) passed on its thanks to the UK events industry this week, following wide spread input into its Events Industry Survey, run at the end of last year. The Survey was pulled together as part o...
March 09, 2015
Programme of Inspiring Industry Education At Exclusively Corporate@IMEX

Corporate executives from across the world can expand their knowledge of organising business meetings and events, as well as meet industry experts and learn from and with their peers in an exclusive and private setting at Exclusively Corpor...
March 09, 2015
IEM In Euro-Setting Sparks UK Government Interest

A conference session analysing ways in which the UK's newly-created Institute of Event Management could provide a pan-European model has attracted interest from the British Embassy in the meeting's host city of Athens. The session, title...
March 06, 2015
AIM Launches AIM Expert Scheme

Accredited in Meetings (AIM), the UK's only nationally recognised quality standard for the meetings and events industry, is focusing in 2015 on enhancing venue bookers' knowledge of the accreditation. AIM Expert, is a brand new programme ta...
March 05, 2015
Fête de l'Iris/Irisfeest 2015 - 26th anniversary of the Brussels-Capital Region

There is a busy weekend for your diaries on 9 and 10 May 2015. The "Fête de l'Iris/Irisfeest" will be the place to be to celebrate the 26th anniversary of the Brussels-Capital Region. This flagship event in spring is the annual opportunity ...
March 05, 2015
Belfast Waterfront Kicks Off Meeting Industry Association - MIA's 25th Anniversary celebrations

As the first participants in the MIA 25th Anniversary Book Tour, Belfast Waterfront Conference and Exhibition Centre kicks off the celebrations in style with a visit to its expanding venue and ever-changing capital city. Over a billion ...
March 03, 2015
Liverpool Set To Host VisitBritain's ExploreGB In 2016

The successful inaugural ExploreGB ended this week and witnessed a record 261 suppliers, meet with 250 overseas buyers at Ascot Racecourse to broker new business deals and increase international tourism numbers across Britain. But as on...
March 03, 2015
Wembley Stadium To Host Upcoming ABPCO Roundtable Event

The Association of British Professional Conference Organisers (ABPCO) will be holding its next roundtable event at Wembley Stadium on Wednesday 11th, March enabling members to discuss common challenges and share best practice. The focus...
March 03, 2015
Business Visits & Events Partnership Renews Campaign For Christmas Party Exemption

The Business Visits & Events Partnership (BVEP) has continued its campaign to government to increase the tax exemption for annual corporate functions and events or the 'Christmas Party Exemption'. In a letter on behalf of the Partnership...
March 02, 2015
Cologne Tourist Board At The ITB 2015 In Berlin

The Cologne Tourist Board will participate in the Internationale Tourismus Börse (ITB) -- the world's leading travel trade show -- in Berlin from 4 to 8 March. Together with Cologne's neighbouring cities along the Rhine, Bonn and Düsseldorf...
March 02, 2015
ABPCO Aim To Build Membership In 2015 With Five Key Pillars

The Association of British Professional Conference Organisers (ABPCO) is seeking to continue its strong growth using five key pillars, which were outlined at its recent AGM. Its business plan is based on key areas which will be at the c...
March 01, 2015
Amazing Start For IAPCO General Assembly

IAPCO General Assembly gets off to an amazing start as 80+ participants from 29 countries discussed and debated issues facing the meetings industry today. "Education drives Quality" pronounced Michel Neijmann President of the Association "A...
February 28, 2015
2014 IAPCO National Supplier Award Goes To The Alfandega Porto Congress Centre

IAPCO has announced the winner of their 2014 National Supplier Award which was presented to Carlos de Brito, President AMTC (Associação do Museu dos Transportes e Comunicações) on behalf of the Alfandega Porto Congress Centre who won the Aw...
February 27, 2015
Tel Aviv Tops The World Smart Cities Awards

The city of Tel Aviv won first prize at the World Smart Cities Awards, beating out 250 competing cities at the recent Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona. The Smart City Expo World Congress is considered to be the leading conf...
February 26, 2015
2014: A Record Year For Tourism Development In Cologne

Cologne. The cathedral city experienced a real tourism boom in 2014. A total of 3.33 million hotel guests came to Cologne in the course of the year, accounting for 5.74 million overnight stays in total. These figures represent high increase...
February 26, 2015
World's Most Influential Meeting Planners To Convene In Dubai For IAPCO Annual Meeting In 2017

Dubai has won a bid to host the International Association of Professional Congress Organisers (IAPCO) Annual Meeting & General Assembly in 2017. The annual event brings together approx. 100 of the world's most influential conference organis...
February 25, 2015
M.I.C.E. Decision-Makers Choose Copenhagen

Coming off a record-breaking year in 2014 in terms of congress and event wins, Copenhagen has won yet another prestigious congress: The 2016 AC Forum Annual Meeting. The 2016 Annual Meeting of the Association and Conference Forum is expe...
February 25, 2015
Royal Society of Medicine To Kick Off ABPCO Best Practice Visits

A programme of facilitated conference visits, managed by The Association of British Professional Conference Organisers (ABPCO), will begin with RSM ICG-7 Interventional cosmetics: New and controversial treatments at the Royal Society of Med...
February 25, 2015
Dubai Hosts 100 Key European Decision-Makers To Showcase Business Tourism Offer

One hundred influential meeting planners and business events journalists from countries across Europe were in Dubai February 21-23, 2015, as part of Dubai Tourism's efforts to enhance the city's global status as a premier destination for in...
February 24, 2015
Berlin's Museum Landscape Expands With New Museums, Re-Openings

Berlin's unparalleled cultural landscape of about 180 museums and collections keeps growing, as new special interest museums are opening and renovations are completed at larger establishments. Here's an update: New Museums - now open: ...
February 24, 2015
Pacific World Releases First Annual Destination Index Special Report For Meeting Planners

Pacific World, the integrated global DMC and Event Management organisation, has just released its first Annual Destination Index Special Report, providing corporate, association and agency planners from all industries with a detailed insigh...
February 23, 2015
Pacific World Enrolls 24 More Staff Members To Participate In An In-House MPI CMP Boot Camp

Pacific World, the integrated global DMC and Event Management organisation, has signed up 24 staff members, who represent four of its European destinations (namely Spain, France, Monaco and UK), to undertake the MPI CMP Boot Camp and help p...
February 19, 2015
Bigger Waterfront Attracting New Conference & Events Business For Belfast

Belfast Waterfront's plans to extend its events space by Spring 2016 is already paying dividends with almost 50 international and national associations confirmed to date. A 4,000m2 state-of-the-art extension opening in Spring 2016 will t...
February 19, 2015
"Traditions and Customs" Festivals, Parades & Events: Germany's Living Traditions

One of Germany's best loved traditions is to celebrate its ancient customs and have a good time. Customs and traditions shape the authenticity of Germany's rural regions and are still alive and relevant today. These "Living Traditions" are ...
February 19, 2015
Increased Focus On Total Cost of Meetings and Trips Says Capita Travel and Events

Capita Travel and Events has revealed key trends in its UK meetings data with the publication of a benchmark report, Meetings at the Heart of Travel. With strategic meetings management growing in strength in the UK there is an increasing ap...
February 18, 2015
The New Brussels Card Goes Virtual

visit.brussels and the Brussels Museums Council are giving the Brussels Card a makeover! In order to ensure that visitors are best able to discover the museums and vibrant culture of the European capital, they will now have a choice between...
February 18, 2015
Maritz Travel Company Selects CIMGlobal To Join Maritz Global Meetings Network

CIMGlobal today has announced it has been selected by Maritz Travel Company, which consists of Maritz Travel Meetings & Incentives and Experient, as a partner in the Maritz Global Meetings Network. As a partner in the network, CIMGlobal wil...
February 17, 2015
The German National Tourist Board Promotes The Luther Decade To Cultural Travelers Worldwide

The German National Tourist Board (GNTB) is using the Luther Decade, which culminates in the 500-year anniversary of the reformation in 2017, to systematically promote cultural sights in Germany. Since the beginning of the Luther Decade in ...
February 16, 2015
World of DMCs Expands Its Global Reach With 4 New Members On 3 Continents

World of DMCs, the global network of DMCs has announced the signing up of 4 more DMCs in 2015. Metropolis DMC (France), Inbound Services (Germany), Grosvenor Tours (South Africa) and Spotlight Events (California) have all joined the ranks s...
February 11, 2015
150 Years of Vienna's Ringstrasse -- Events Throughout The Year

From military grounds to showpiece boulevard: Vienna's Ringstrasse celebrates the 150th anniversary of its opening in 2015. The largest construction project in Vienna's history marked the capital's transformation from an imperial capital to...
February 11, 2015
Bordeaux Elected European Best Destination 2015

After a fierce competition against 20* giant cities such as London, Rome, Amsterdam, Brussels, Berlin, Bordeaux won the title of "European Best Destination 2015" with a score never achieved. With 42 396 online votes in favor of Bordeaux o...
February 09, 2015
Be The Best -- Be Green; Submissions Now Open For IMEX-GMIC Green Awards

Applications are open for the prestigious IMEX-GMIC Green Awards 2015 honouring outstanding environmental and social initiatives. Jointly run by IMEX and the Green Meetings Industry Council (GMIC) and now in their 13th year, these awards re...
February 04, 2015
Wembley Stadium Achieves AIM Accreditation

Wembley Stadium connected by EE, the largest stadium in the United Kingdom and second largest in Europe, is the latest high-profile venue to become Accredited In Meetings (AIM) and join the mia as venue members. The stadium not only is ...
February 02, 2015
A Feast of Flavours At The Qatar International Food Festival: March 24-28

Qatar, the Gulf nation quickly gaining a reputation as an exciting foodie destination with a varied mix of world-class restaurants and local eateries, will once again play host to the 2015 edition of the Qatar International Food Festival on...
February 01, 2015
Ovation Opens New Office In Portugal

Continuing its steady global expansion, Ovation Global DMC has announced the opening of a new office in Lisbon, Portugal. Drawing on the experience of an expert local management team, Ovation Portugal will operate high touch incentive and c...
January 29, 2015
Brush Up Your Trivia On German Traditions And Culture

How many cherries in an authentic Black Forest Cake?1 What mode of transport does the mailman use in the Spree Forest region, near Berlin?2 How many oxen meet their maker during Munich's Oktoberfest?3 Answers to these questions and a dozen ...
January 29, 2015
Hamburg's Elbphilharmonie Concert Hall To Open January 2017

Hamburg's long anticipated new concert hall and cultural landmark, the Elbphilharmonie, is scheduled to open on January 11, 2017, it was announced by the Hamburg Senate. Preceding the inception of the concert hall, the building's 120 feet h...
January 28, 2015
Events Business Up 26% For Copenhagen

As the books are closing on 2014, it has been yet another record-breaking year in terms of events secured for the future. 72 international conventions and 341 corporate meetings and incentive leads were added to the list of events taking pl...
January 27, 2015
European Cities To Share Experiences At Gijón Conference

The European Cities Marketing Spring Meeting in Gijón will be held February 4-7, 2015 and will be dedicated to "Balancing visitors and inhabitants". Worldwide tourism is growing and the expectations for the next years are a further grow...
January 22, 2015
Staffordshire Stoke-On-Trent Conference Bureau At International Confex

The Staffordshire Stoke-on-Trent Conference Bureau is set to deliver "Meetings on a Plate" to this year's International Confex event, at London Olympia on February 18th & 19th. Located on Stand Number CF53 at the industry's leading annu...
January 19, 2015
Rovinj, Croatia To Host The 100th Jubilee Session of the World Tourism Organization Executive Council

The Croatian Ministry of Tourism has confirmed that the Croatian coastal town, Rovinj, was chosen as the venue for the 100th jubilee session of the Executive Council of the World Tourism Organization. The session will gather around 300 part...
January 19, 2015
Barbican Business Events In Milton Court Sees Increase In Second Year

Milton Court, the London based Guildhall School of Music & Drama's new state-of-the-art building is continuing to grow in popularity after surpassing the amount of Barbican Business Events recorded in its first year, Oct 2013 by 76% to Oct ...
January 19, 2015
Quality Remains Top Of The Agenda For Church House Conference Centre

Church House Conference Centre has once again achieved BDRC Continental VenueVerdict Gold Standard Accreditation for 2014. The latest accreditation recognises the venue's exceptional facilities and commitment to customer service. The Ve...
January 12, 2015
MPI EMEC 2015 In Poland

The MPI European Meetings and Events Conference will be organised on February 1-3, 2015 in Krakow, Poland. EMEC is an annual meeting organised by the Meeting Professionals International, which brings together more than 20 000 planners and s...
January 09, 2015
Event Highlights 2015 In Cape Town

The multi award-winning Cape Grace in Cape Town, the city's crown jewel on the central V&A Waterfront, is the perfect base for visitors during its vibrant festival season in 2015. Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts, the Cape Town Carni...
January 06, 2015
Berlin 2015: Spring and Summer Festivals, Events & Celebrations

Each year, the city of Berlin offers a growing list of festivals, parades, celebrations, and annual cultural highlights. Boasting over 1,500 events daily, the German capital promises an exciting event program in 2015, from museum nights, de...
January 05, 2015
Shakespeare's England Encourages Business Tourism To The Area

Partners in the Shakespeare's England area which includes Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick, Royal Leamington Spa, Kenilworth and the surrounding towns and villages, are working together to encourage more business tourism to the area. Initiative...
December 17, 2014
RAI Insights: How Events Will Have Changed By 2017

By 2017, events will have changed as people's needs and the way they connect change. An event is about more than bringing people together at a specific time in a given physical place. The scope of events is greater than ever before. For eve...
December 16, 2014
IMEX Identifies Four Key Trends For 2015

The IMEX Group, organizers of the annual IMEX in Frankfurt and IMEX America trade shows for the global meetings, incentive travel and events industry, presents a round-up of industry predictions for the year ahead. 1. 'Play' Gives New M...
December 15, 2014
The New Israeli Opera Celebrates Its 30th Anniversary

The New Israeli Opera is celebrating its 30th anniversary this season, along with 20 years of performing in the Opera House of the Tel Aviv Performing Arts Center. Tel Aviv's original opera house was built in the 1930's on the Mediterranean...
December 15, 2014
UNWTO: 3rd Global Summit On City Tourism: Looking For New Paradigms

The ongoing urban and travel revolutions create a unique opportunity to make of city tourism a strong driver of smarter, more sustainable and inclusive cities. According to the conclusions of the 3rd Global Summit on City Tourism held in Ba...
December 15, 2014
Dragonfly Africa Completes South Africa's Largest Ever Incentive Travel Air Charter Operation

Incentive travel reward programmes have become big business for South Africa. Dragonfly Africa is the leading company in this highly specialized market. Top sales achievers from a wide spread of industries - automotive, financial, IT, p...
December 04, 2014
CWT Meetings & Events Wins Prestigious SITE Crystal Award

CWT Meetings & Events, the meetings and events division of Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), has been awarded a SITE Crystal Award in the category of "Most Impactful Effort Toward Corporate Social Responsibility." The Society for Incentive...
December 04, 2014
Maritz Travel Company Selects b network To Join Maritz Global Meetings Network

b network today announced it has been selected by Maritz Travel Company, which consists of Maritz Travel Meetings & Incentives and Experient, as a partner in the Maritz Global Meetings Network. As a partner in the network, b network will se...
December 03, 2014
HBAA hosts 'Come Dine With Us' Event

The HBAA this week launched a "Come Dine with Us" series of networking events across the country in 10 locations at Coventry, Derby, Leeds, York, Worcester, Manchester, London, Berkshire, Stamford and Hemel Hempstead. Aimed at the assoc...
December 02, 2014
Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre Showcases Prowess At EIBTM 2014

In its latest bid to present itself as the upcoming international venue of choice, the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre (OCEC) demonstrated its capability to host large-scale global events at the European Incentive Business Travel and Me...
December 01, 2014
Incentive Guide For Leipzig and Dresden; Especially Addresses Business Travellers

For the first time, Leipzig and Dresden will promote their outstanding leisure options and unique selling points in a jointly produced incentive guide, which was published with the support of Tourismus Marketing Gesellschaft Sachsen mbH (To...
November 28, 2014
BVEP Urges Industry Response To DCMS Initiative As Deadline Is Extended To 8th December 2014

The Business Visits & Events Partnership (BVEP) is urging maximum industry engagement into a survey being undertaken on behalf of the Department of Culture Media & Sport, into how government can support specific events to help the industry ...
November 24, 2014
Cape Town To Host BestCities' Largest Ever Client Workshop

South Africa's leading international meetings destination, Cape Town, is preparing to host the jewel in BestCities' crown - the annual Client Workshop - and it is testament to the city's appeal and reputation as a meetings destination that ...
November 20, 2014
Germany No 1 In The Worldwide Brand Comparison; Top Position In Culture Category

Germany has been voted into first place in the latest Anholt-GfK Roper Nation Brands Index 2014, in a global comparison of 50 nations, putting it ahead of the USA and the UK. Petra Hedorfer, Chief Executive Office of the German National ...
November 20, 2014
A Single App To Update Brussels' Businesses On All Key Websites

visit.brussels, atrium.brussels and CentralApp team up to help local businesses in Brussels manage their online presence more easily. "Nowadays, it is as important for a local business to have a page on the main listings websites as to h...
November 20, 2014
Dubai Partners With PCMA To Further Strengthen Position As A Leading Business Events Hub

Dubai Business Events (DBE), the Official Convention Bureau, recently signed a partnership agreement with the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) with a view to further raise awareness of Dubai as a destination for busines...
November 19, 2014
Dubai's Hosting of 2018 ICCA Congress To Boost Business Events Industry Across The Middle East

Dubai's business event industry has received a formidable international commendation with its successful bid to host the 2018 International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) Congress, the international meeting industry's most prest...
November 18, 2014
Overview of 2014 EIBTM Trends Watch Report Presented By Rob Davidson

The 2014 EIBTM Trends Watch Report will be presented by Rob Davidson of MICE Knowledge this year as it reflects the upbeat tone of confidence widely demonstrated this year by companies and organisations operating in the global meetings and ...
November 18, 2014
Viparis Certified ISO 20121: A World First

The Viparis group has obtained ISO 20121 certification for all ten venues and all its business activities. Viparis is the first global player in the events sector to obtain this demanding certification for all its venues and operations. ...
November 18, 2014
Pacific World Expands Presence To Croatia, Sri Lanka And The Maldives

Pacific World, the integrated global DMC and Event Management organisation announced today their expansion into a further three emerging MICE destinations including Croatia, Sri Lanka and the Maldives. The strategic development plans will e...
November 17, 2014
Visit the Australia Stand #I40 at EIBTM; Australia Expands As European Confidence Returns

Business Events Australia continues to inspire key influencers and decision makers in Europe and beyond, by bringing some of its latest and best business events products and experiences to EIBTM Barcelona, 18 to 20 November 2014. The five a...
November 12, 2014
Pacific World Brings Reactable and Google Glass To EIBTM

Pacific World, the integrated global DMC and Event Management organisation, are set to showcase some leading technology tools that could be integrated into different kind of events, meetings and incentives, at their stand (K36) whilst exhib...
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