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    The team Belgium takes home the 12th Switzerland Meeting Trophy!

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    The Belgian team has won the 12th Switzerland Meeting Trophy organised last weekend by Switzerland Tourism. This unconventional rally, taking place for the 12th time has now become an essential summer event for meeting and incentive travel specialists.
    5th Jul, 2016
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    Appointment of new Rotterdam Knowledge Ambassadors

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    Network of academics, researchers and experts significantly contributes to positioning Rotterdam as a congress city.
    4th Jul, 2016
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    Find out who's leading the way in UIA’s Meetings Statistics 2015

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    The Union of International Associations (UIA) has undertaken statistical studies on the preceding year’s international meetings. Here you are the results!
    29th Jun, 2016
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    South Asian Diaspora Convention 2016

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    Growth through Interaction – The South Asian Opportunity
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    Despite volatility in global markets, South Asia continues to be on a growth trajectory and is the fastest-growing region in the world, with economic growth forecasted by the World Bank to gradually accelerate from 7.1 percent in 2016 to 7.3 percent in 2017.
    28th Jun, 2016
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    Nantes confirms its world-class position

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    AIPC 2016 Conference to be held in Nantes, France
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    From 3 to 6 July, la Cité Nantes Events Center will welcome its peers as it hosts the AIPC Annual Conference (International Association of Congress Centres). It is the second time in AIPC’s history that France is chosen.
    28th Jun, 2016
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    Record attendance at the EFPA Meeting Italia in Sicily

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    Key players discuss about the success of the event
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    Sicily, host destination of the 9th EFPA Italia Meeting at the Hotel Hilton Giardini Naxos, in Taormina. 800 professionals took part in the event together with the other participants and exhibitors. The total attendance reached 1,000, exceeding expectations of EFPA Italia’s organising committee.
    27th Jun, 2016
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    Discovering Botswana, Meeting in Gaborone

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    Botswana is a dream destination for incentive travel. The country also offers different convention centres the Peermont Convention Resort, one of the finest facilities of its kind in Southern Africa, and the Gaborone International Convention Centre, better described as an oversized villa for meetings: stately, surrounded by water and luscious gardens and of course oozing with African hospitality and warmth.
    27th Jun, 2016
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    Morocco, home to one of the best rooftop restaurant in the world

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    Le Foundouk Marrakech is a moroccan restaurant which has been recently elected by CNN as one of the best sky-high & rooftop restaurant worldwide.
    23rd Jun, 2016
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    GDPR – A game changer for the digital economy

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    The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a Regulation by which the European Commission intends to strengthen and unify data protection for individuals within the European Union (EU). It will become enforceable in more than 1 year from now, 2017.
    23rd Jun, 2016
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    The heart beats for Vienna

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    The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) has decided to hold three of their upcoming congresses in 2017 and 2018 in Vienna.
    23rd Jun, 2016
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    Second Annual Latin America Meeting and Incentive Travel Exchange event sells out in Colombia

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    Questex Travel Group kicked off its second annual Latin America Meeting and Incentive Travel Exchange (LAMITE) today to record sales numbers in Cartagena, Colombia at the InterContinental Cartagena de Indias.
    23rd Jun, 2016
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    Meet in the Caribbean, Meet in Dominican Republic

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    Dominican Republic, the 2nd largest Caribbean nation, has constantly been preparing and taking steps to develop the Congresses and Incentives segment in Dominican Republic, becoming a featured MICE destination in the Caribbean and Central America.
    23rd Jun, 2016
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    Stop wasting food at events!

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    The Centro Congressi Padova has recently adhered to the Italian national project “Food for Good: from meetings to solidarity”.
    22nd Jun, 2016
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    New riverbank development enhances connectivity & accessibility in Adelaide

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    The $6bn redevelopment of the Adelaide Riverbank precinct which includes the Bio-Medical City, Adelaide Convention Centre and Adelaide Oval projects is about to enter its next phase with works to commence in August on the 25,000sq metre Festival Plaza development (which includes two key private projects).
    22nd Jun, 2016
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    Vilnius introduces a new city development agency: GO Vilnius

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    The City of Vilnius is excited to announce the launch of GO Vilnius. Unveiled in May 2016, GO Vilnius is the city’s new development agency combining international investment, business development, and city marketing and tourism initiatives, including the work of the Vilnius Convention Bureau, under one umbrella organisation.
    22nd Jun, 2016
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    República Dominicana: destino MICE por excelencia del Caribe

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    República Dominicana está preparada para organizar congresos e incentivos de manera constante y sostenida, llegando a convertirse en el destino MICE por excelencia del Caribe y Centroamérica.
    22nd Jun, 2016
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    Edinburgh breaks records as UK’s top business tourism hotspot outside London

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    Convention Edinburgh, the business tourism arm of the city’s official marketing agency, Marketing Edinburgh, has reported its most successful year to date, securing new conference and event bid wins worth £94.3 million to the local economy and a 10,000 boost in delegate numbers.
    20th Jun, 2016
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    Tshwane, a booming contender for Association Meetings

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    For the first time in history, Tshwane has made the famous ICCA rankings, the annual list of the world’s top cities for hosting international associations. One of the top 10 cities in Africa, Tshwane is ranked 254 – up from 284 compared to 2014 – a testament to the city wanting to be a key player in the meetings industry.
    20th Jun, 2016
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    Chile will host the most important business tourism fair in Latin America

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    Chile Undersecretary of Tourism, Javiera Montes, along with FIEXPO’s Director, Sergio Baritussio, signed an agreement that confirms the development of the event in Chile throughout 2017, 2018 and 2019.
    20th Jun, 2016
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    Melbourne to host Meeting of the International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists

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    The 2020 Meeting of the International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists (IFOMPT 2020) will take place in Melbourne in October 2020 at the award winning Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC).
    20th Jun, 2016
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