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    Major pig veterinary congress opens its doors in Dublin

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    Today marks the beginning of the world’s premier pig health conference. Dublin will extend a warm welcome to nearly 3,500 pig health experts and practitioners to its shores, where the 24th International Pig Veterinary Congress & the 8th European Symposium of Porcine Health Management (IPVS & ESPHM) will take place
    7th Jun, 2016
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    Meet Puerto Rico reports increase in meetings and conventions business booked despite Zika

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    Puerto Rico’s group business closes off what has come to be known as the initial Zika period (March to May), very much open for business, with 57 new booked pieces of business including events, conferences, annual meetings and sports activities from now through 2017.
    7th Jun, 2016
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    visit.brussels announces new Association Bureau

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    The goal of visit.brussels' new Association Bureau is to further improve the support available to international associations and to consolidate the global role of the Region in the work of these associations.
    7th Jun, 2016
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    Dedicated Association Meetings Education at The Meetings Show

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    The Meetings Show features a comprehensive education programme with a stream dedicated to those working within the association sector.
    3rd Jun, 2016
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    Why choose France for your next Congress or Event?

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    France is ranked 5th in the most recent ICCA ratings (International Congress and Convention Associations) hosting 522 international conferences and conventions. These encouraging statistics fortify France’s position as a destination where innovation inspires business.
    3rd Jun, 2016
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    'Sprout to be Brussels' aims to conquer the Belgian capital

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    Various campaigns have been launched - or are about to be set up - to boost the international and local image of Brussels, Flanders or Belgium.
    3rd Jun, 2016
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    The Meetings Industry states its position on terrorism incidents

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    The Joint Meetings Industry Council has released a statement regarding the reaction of Meetings Industry leaders to recent terrorism incidents and the position the industry is encouraging in terms of responding to their potential effects on ongoing event activities.
    31st May, 2016
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    Haliç Congress Center hosted 24th International Congress on Thrombosis

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    24th International Congress on Thrombosis took place with a great success at Haliç Congress Center in Istanbul, Turkey on May 4-7, 2016.
    30th May, 2016
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    6,000 rotarians walk for peace in downtown Seoul

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    6,000 Rotarians from 160 countries, many dressed in the traditional garb of their home countries, gathered in Seoul’s City Hall Plaza on the early morning of May 28 to kick off the 2016 Rotary International Seoul Convention’s first official event, the 3K Walk for Peace.
    30th May, 2016
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    Global Association Hubs Partnership to introduce three key developments to support associations

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    Following the launch of the Global Association Hub Partnership (GAHP) in October 2015, the Partners are announcing three key developments to support their plans to help associations grow and expand internationally.
    27th May, 2016
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    Oostende Convention Bureau launches new website

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    The Oostende Convention Bureau has just launched a newly designed website, a professional showcase of the meeting facilities and opportunities in Oostende, revamped for easier access to all necessary information for planners.
    26th May, 2016
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    Korea welcomes the Rotary’s Centennial Celebration in 2016

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    The Rotary’s centennial celebration for its 1.2 million Rotary members worldwide will take place in Seoul, Korea from this Saturday 28th May – 1st June 2016.
    25th May, 2016
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    Vancouver ranked top North American city for international meetings

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    Planners surveyed by ICCA and Watkins Research Group rate Vancouver among the world’s best meetings destinations
    24th May, 2016
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    La Nuvola Congress Centre win the bid to host ICSES 2022 in Rome

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    The Italian capital has won the bid to host the International Congress of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery 2022; ICSES is to be held at La Nuvola Congress Centre in Rome in May.
    24th May, 2016
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    IAPCO, pioneering industry education

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    HQ exclusive interview to Jan Tonkin, newly-elected president of the professional conference organisers’ association, IAPCO.
    24th May, 2016
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    Nantes - Sustainable, creative, knowledgeable

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    Located in the west of France, Nantes is an unmissable destination for association events, an eco-congress city that excels in hosting world events. The city revels in originality and boosts inspiration – that is certainly an added value for event organisers and delegates alike!
    23rd May, 2016
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    Four reasons to visit The Meetings Show 2016

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    The Meetings Show is the premier event for the UK inbound and outbound meetings industry, and is taking place on 14-16 June, 2016 at Olympia London.
    23rd May, 2016
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    ICCA captures record number of international association meetings taking place in 2015

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    ICCA 2015 rankings released: Berlin new number 1 city
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    ICCA captured a record number of 12,076 rotating international association meetings taking place in 2015; the largest number of association meetings collected in the year after the meetings took place ever, and 571 additional meetings compared to 2014.
    17th May, 2016
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    Non-profits assessing impact of China’s foreign NGO law

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    What are the practical implications of China’s new law regulating foreign nongovernmental organizations operating in the country? The final version of the legislation clarified some issues but left many murky. A legal alert from a firm with expertise in association law has offered some guidance.
    13th May, 2016
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    Paris increases its attractiveness to congress organisers

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    Thursday 12 May at the Paris Town Hall, the managers of 17 hotel groups, the UMIH and Synhorcat met under the auspices of the City of Paris, the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the UNIMEV to sign the Charter on the hosting of large congresses in Paris.
    13th May, 2016
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