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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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    Meetings & Exhibitions Hong Kong Gears Up for a New Tourism Era at IMEX Frankfurt 2019

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    At IMEX Frankfurt 2019, Meetings & Exhibitions Hong Kong (MEHK) will highlight a new era of opportunity for MICE planners through the city’s latest product offerings, enhanced connectivity, new experiences and new MICE privileges of the Hong Kong Rewards! programme, all designed to allure meeting planners into choosing Hong Kong as their next destination.
    9th May, 2019
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    Brisbane – Australia’s New World City

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    During HQ’s visit to AIME 2019, we indulged in coffee and tasty brownies as Juliet Alabaster (General Manager, Business Events at Brisbane Marketing) updated us on Brisbane’s success story, latest developments and wins.
    9th May, 2019
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    Estonia's Flagship Technical University, TalTech, Joins ECB

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    The Estonian Convention Bureau has just gained a new, high-powered partner in the world of academia. Tallinn University of Technology, also known as TalTech, became an ECB member.
    9th May, 2019
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    PCMA Foundation honours business events leaders at Visionary Awards

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    2019 Professional Excellence Awards winners announced
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    PCMA Foundation celebrated the business events industry and honored 21 outstanding professionals for their dedication, innovation and passion at the 2019 Visionary Awards in Washington, D.C.
    9th May, 2019
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    Hit new heights of imagination at IMEX in Frankfurt Comprehensive learning programme delivers ‘creative collisions’

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    Many of the learning sessions at IMEX in Frankfurt, taking place 21 – 23 May (with EduMonday, May 20), focus on the topic of imagination, IMEX’s Talking Point for this year.
    2nd May, 2019
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    Length and breadth of New Zealand’s event experiences on show at MEETINGS 2019

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    The business events industry will be out in force for MEETINGS 2019 in Auckland this month, the year’s largest New Zealand-wide showcase of regions, venues and suppliers.
    2nd May, 2019
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    VisitScotland takes Innovation to Europe

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    VisitScotland Business Events hosted more than 50 guests, representing 33 global associations, for an evening of innovation and collaboration at Scotland House in Brussels.
    30th Apr, 2019
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    The Meetings Show partners with MICE Concierge for a seamless show experience

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    The Meetings Show has partnered with accommodation management provider MICE Concierge to offer a simple hotel booking service for attendees of the 2019 show.
    24th Apr, 2019
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    Big ideas, innovative solutions, intimate setting at 2019 PCMA EduCon

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    ‘Street scientist’ Sara Ross, songwriters John Ondrasik and Ciaran Gribbin to speak
    24th Apr, 2019
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