Destinations - Europe

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    Vienna at its best

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    The city of Vienna is at its best when congresses or major city events are organised. In fact, Vienna is a European leader in terms of city marketing. In 1999, a dedicated department was set up called 'Stadt Wien Marketing' which employs 17 staff. So it's time to focus on CEO Michael Draxler who can tell us how important events are for the Austrian capital.
    28th Sep, 2015
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    Berlin: Successful first half of 2015 for convention and meetings business

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    German capital sought-after location for scientific and medical conventions
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    Berlin's role as a leading location for conventions and meetings continues to grow: In the first six months of 2015, 62,000 events took place in the German capital (+1.5% compared to the previous year) with 4.82 million participants (also +1.5%).
    10th Sep, 2015
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    HQ REPORT: Paris, Queen of Reinvention

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    With public authorities constantly wanting to move forward, Paris is reinventing itself all the time: there is always something happening in the city, new venues opening or being refurbished and expanded, innovative activities to experience.
    1st Sep, 2015
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    All eyes on Zurich

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    Zurich is more than just a global financial centre. Swiss tradition and the creative lifestyle also have their appeal.
    31st Aug, 2015
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    HQ Report: Highlights in HEL

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    In July this year, Ines Antti-Poika, director of the Helsinki Convention Bureau, and her team invited HQ to join a fam trip simply entitled Highlights in HEL. Cécile Caiati-Koch reports.
    26th Aug, 2015
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    Paris: Supporting meetings, research and innovation

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    Paris is renewing itself all the time. This is also true when it comes to meetings: after all the economic dynamism of Paris and its surrounding region has always relied on research and innovation.
    20th Aug, 2015
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    Florence: a city for any kind of events

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    In 2016 Florence will host many important events in all kinds of fields. Here is a short list showing how Florence can be suitable for any occasion.
    16th Aug, 2015
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    Copenhagen solidifies position as knowledge hub

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    Copenhagen is known for its wide range of forward-thinking educational institutions, which is underlined by a new rankings guide that ranks Copenhagen Business School as the 6th best in Europe.
    8th Jul, 2015
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    Introducing Azerbaijan

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    Azerbaijan is actively strengthening its position in the world of meetings, thanks to the establishment of Azerbaijan Convention Bureau, the first national convention bureau in the region.
    9th Jun, 2015
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    Madrid: las convenciones no tienen que ser convencionales

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    Buen tiempo, centros de conferencias bien ubicados, museos famosos y tiendas elegantes... Pocas ciudades pueden presumir como Madrid de reunir las condiciones idóneas para acoger encuentros profesionales, conferencias, congresos y viajes de incentivo. Un viaje de negocios a Madrid se hace más ameno que en otros destinos.
    12th May, 2015
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    A varied congress year for Basel in 2015

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    With the OSCE Ministerial Council, the Congress Center Basel (CCB) was able to bring last year to a close with a highly prestigious event. For two days, the city of Basel was in the international spotlight, receiving much praise for the smooth staging of this major occasion.
    8th May, 2015
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    Berlin, new congress centre is a huge success for the German capital

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    Twelve months after its opening, the CityCube Berlin can look back on a successful first year. Today, the congress centre is the site of national and international high-quality events.
    6th May, 2015
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    Nantes, Eco Congress City Between the Loire and the Atlantic

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    The Atlantic-side city of Nantes, elected European Green Capital 2013, was once the capital of Brittany and France’s foremost port. Now it’s more like a lively, open-air museum, a cultural hotspot full of history.
    4th May, 2015
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    Madrid: conventions don’t have to be conventional

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    Sunny weather, conveniently located conference venues, famous museums and elegant stores… Few cities can boast such suitable conditions as Madrid for hosting professional meetings, conferences, conventions and incentive trips. A business trip to Madrid seems less like hard work than most.
    30th Apr, 2015
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    Stockholm, Capital Of Scandinavia?

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    There are a lot of reasons for each of the three Scandinavian capitals to boast that they are the capital of the Nordic countries as a whole. Let's see what Stockholm has up its sleeves.
    28th Apr, 2015
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    How well do you think you know Florence?

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    Listed as a UNESCO heritage site, Florence is the cradle of Renaissance. Not only it capitalizes on its past history but also thinks about and invests on its future.
    22nd Apr, 2015
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    Interlaken - An extraordinary blend of Swiss nature, adventure and culture

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    A small group of delegates from incentives agencies in Belgium were treated to a wonderful action-packed three-day programme (Feb 27-Mar 1) in Interlaken and its surrounding areas organised by Switzerland Convention & Incentive Bureau (SCIB).
    13th Mar, 2015
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    Meet Glasgow's Professor Chris Packard

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    One of the world’s most esteemed cardiovascular academics, Professor Chris Packard, talks about his role in ground breaking research and his ambassador status in attracting a global conference to Glasgow.
    4th Mar, 2015
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    Rimini begins 2015 with a bang

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    2015 kicks off with big news for the Palacongressi and the Convention Bureau della Riviera di Rimini (CBRR): the fusion with Rimini Fiera Spa, making it the new Business Unit for congress activities.
    26th Feb, 2015
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    The colorful meeting march of Marseille

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    The second largest city in France, twice as big as Paris in terms of size, Marseille was historically the most important trade centre in the region and functioned as the main trade port of the French Empire. Today it stands proud as France's largest city on the Mediterranean coast and largest commercial port.
    24th Feb, 2015

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