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    IMEX Policy Forum shares how to put business placemaking into action

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    ‘How business events can act as a catalyst in developing inspiring locations’ was the topic which brought together more than 130 participants from over 30 countries at the IMEX Policy Forum, including 35 political representatives and policy makers from national and regional government worldwide.
    22nd May, 2019
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    The Legacy of Clinical Pharmacy Meetings: Building the Awareness of the Field in the Central Europe Region

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    Several industry congresses and conferences have recently taken place in Prague: 34th International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology & Therapeutic Risk Management (ICPE 2018), 15th Annual Meeting of International Society of Pharmacovigilance (ISOP 2015) or European Symposium on Clinical Pharmacy (ESCP 2013).
    22nd May, 2019
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    Busy day of business powers the first day of IMEX

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    While business forms the backbone of IMEX in Frankfurt, the show also offers plenty of experiential and learning opportunities for planners and exhibitors alike.
    22nd May, 2019
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    Trade Fairs and Conference Exhibitors Failing to Capitalise on Interactions with Prospects and Convert Sales Leads

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    According to a new Cvent Research
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    Millions of business professionals who attend and exhibit at trade fairs, conferences and other major networking events around the world each year, could be failing to convert business opportunities made onsite due to poor sales and marketing tactics and careless post-event follow-up, according to the latest research published today by Cvent
    22nd May, 2019
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    Ace:Daytons Direct Awarded Best Association Conference Organiser at the Singapore Tourism Awards 2019

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    The World PCO Alliance Singapore-based partner, Ace:Daytons Direct, has been named the Best Association Conference Organiser for the RCOG World Congress 2018 by the Singapore Tourism Board.
    22nd May, 2019
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    New ‘People Make Glasgow Healthier’ campaign drives public health legacy from major medical meetings in 2019

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    Latest Glasgow Convention Bureau initiative leads way in bringing conference messaging and communities together
    21st May, 2019
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    Malaysia makes headway to attract more business events opportunities at IMEX Frankfurt 2019

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    To continue its mission to attract more business events opportunities to come to Malaysia, Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB), an agency under the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Malaysia (MOTAC), is currently taking part in the IMEX Frankfurt. This is MyCEB’s ninth consecutive year of participation at the renowned tradeshow, taking place from 21 – 23 May 2019 at the Messe Frankfurt.
    21st May, 2019
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    Discover Wales at IMEX 2019

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    Wales will be showcasing its strengths as an emerging destination for business events at IMEX 2019 in Frankfurt, Germany.
    21st May, 2019
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    15,000 Events Milestone For Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

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    As the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Malaysia’s premier purpose-built facility, gears up to open its expansion in July the venue is proud of its contribution to Malaysia jumping one place to 9th in the Asia-Pacific and the Middle East region according to the latest ICCA Country and City Rankings 2018.
    21st May, 2019
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    Cape Town to chair BestCities Board

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    Corne Koch will take over to lead Global Alliance
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    Corne Koch, Head of Cape Town and Western Cape Convention Bureau, a division of WESGRO, has been elected to the role of board chair for BestCities Global Alliance. She will make her first appearance in her new position at the BestCities media breakfast at IMEX Frankfurt today (Tuesday 21st May). Corne will take over from Jeannie Lim of Singapore, who had chaired the board since May 2018.
    21st May, 2019
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    BestCities 2019 Copenhagen Global Forum to look to the future

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    BestCities Global Alliance and Copenhagen Convention Bureau (CCB) are set to investigate what the future holds for associations and association congresses with a focus on creating lasting, positive impact. Exploring the Congress of the Future – Fortifying Impact will be the core theme underlying this year’s BestCities Global Forum, taking place in Copenhagen 8 – 11 December 2019.
    21st May, 2019
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    Collaboration, creativity together with lashings of live music hit the high notes at EduMonday, IMEX in Frankfurt

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    Speakers from the International Olympic Committee, Barclays, Cisco, Microsoft and KPMG representing some of the world’s biggest, pioneering companies shared their approach to events at Exclusively Corporate. The dedicated learning and networking event for corporate event directors and planners was held at the Grandhotel Hessischer Hof.
    21st May, 2019
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    ICCA CEO Senthil Gopinath honoured as business events industry leader

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    As a testament to his pioneering advancement of association meetings industry education and advocacy, ICCA CEO Senthil Gopinath was recognised at the 2019 PCMA Visionary Awards on 7th May in Washington D.C. when he was named Business Events Strategist of the Year.
    21st May, 2019
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    New Zealand welcoming more conferences than ever

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    New Zealand’s popularity is growing as a destination for hosting international conferences. New data from the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) ranks New Zealand 46th in the world as a conference destination, up five places on 2017, and 12th in the Asia Pacific region.
    16th May, 2019
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    The Meetings Show celebrates industry’s brightest young talent

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    As part of its drive to support and nurture young talent in the meetings and events industry, The Meetings Show has celebrated ten of the brightest up and coming event professionals at a celebratory lunch.
    16th May, 2019
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    The Russian Convention Bureau: first year - a year of success

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    Russia will host about 10 thousand delegates in the next 5 years in the framework of major international events which were brought to the country by the Russian Convention Bureau.
    16th May, 2019
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    Association Profile: The Future is Solar

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    SolarPower Europe leads the energy transition into solar, the world’s fastest growing power generation source. How can we associations do our part in sustainability? Find out more from Deputy CEO and Chief Operating Officer Bruce Douglas, whose personal ambition is to accelerate the energy transition towards 100% renewable energy.
    15th May, 2019
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    Membership Engagement - Growing Tomorrow’s Leaders

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    Jeffer London speaks with Stefanie Stuhlsatz about the leaders of the future. Stefanie is a Vice President at Deutsche Post DHL Group (DPDHL), where she is responsible for Executive Leadership Programs.
    15th May, 2019
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    Virtual Educa And Kenes Group To Collaborate For Better Education

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    Virtual Educa, an organisation set to promote innovation in education, and Kenes Group, a professional conference organiser (PCO) and association management company (AMC), have signed a framework agreement outlining the collaboration on multiple projects for the next four years.
    14th May, 2019
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    ICCA releases largest ever statistics report for 2018

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    Past favourite Paris achieves landslide victory with return to first place in ICCA city rankings
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    The release of ICCA’s 2018 Country and City Rankings marks yet another successful year for the association meetings market, with the global meetings industry trade association capturing a total of 12,937 rotating association meetings taking place in 2018, at an increase of 379 additional meetings compared to the number recorded at the same time in 2017.
    13th May, 2019
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