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    Big returns for ‘libraries of life’ conference

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    The 33rd annual meeting of the Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC) and the Biodiversity Information Standards community (Taxonomic Database Working Group - TDWG) met together for the first time.
    25th Feb, 2019
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    MCEC remains Australia’s leading sustainable events destination

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    Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) continues to build on its sustainability credentials with a range of initiatives delivering great outcomes for the venue.
    25th Feb, 2019
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    Brisbane's summer of business event wins

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    Proving its climate is right for business, Brisbane has had a successful summer of business event bid wins, set to inject millions of dollars into the economy over the next five years.
    25th Feb, 2019
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    Business Events Bid Fund Program helps to secure nearly A$190 million worth of business events for Australia

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    The value of business events secured with the help of Tourism Australia’s Business Events Bid Fund (BFP) has almost doubled in the past three months to reach a new milestone of A$187 million (€118 million).
    25th Feb, 2019
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    Melbourne's newest venue debuts at AIME

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    Hosted buyers and Hosted Media, including Headquarters Magazine, attending the Asia Pacific Incentives & Meetings Event (AIME) experienced Melbourne's newest event space The Timber Yard in Port Melbourne.
    25th Feb, 2019
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    AEG Ogden to manage Te Pae Christchurch

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    AEG Ogden, the leading venue management company in the Asia Pacific region, has been selected as the operator for Te Pae Christchurch.
    25th Feb, 2019
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    Biggest and the most Prestigious AIESEC International Congress to be hosted by Sri Lanka

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    After 24 years, Sri Lanka is again honoured with the opportunity of hosting the 71st International Congress in 2019.
    11th Feb, 2019
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    Brisbane stands tall in bid for global posture congress

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    Brisbane’s economic development board, Brisbane Marketing, collaborated with Tourism and Events Queensland and the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre to secure the International Society of Posture & Gait Research (ISPGR) World Congress for 20-24 June 2021.
    8th Feb, 2019
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    BCEC's GM appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM)

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    Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) General Manager, Bob O’Keeffe was appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in this year’s Australia Day Awards for outstanding services to tourism and business in Queensland.
    6th Feb, 2019
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    Record Delegate Numbers For Darwin

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    Hosting conferences in Darwin is becoming a smart option for event organisers as recent events have seen record numbers of attendance.
    30th Jan, 2019
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    Auckland delivers successful livestock breeding congress

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    Auckland is growing in popularity as a destination for international conferences. One recent highlight was the 11th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production (WCGALP).
    29th Jan, 2019
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    Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Delivers RM888 Million Economic Impact to Malaysia in 2018

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    The Centre hosts the highest number of participants in a calendar year welcoming close to 2.2 million guests.
    24th Jan, 2019
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    PACIFICO Yokohama ranked as top Japanese MICE facility in 2017 by JNTO

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    PACIFICO Yokohama, one of the largest MICE complexes in Japan*1, was ranked as the top Japanese MICE facility in 2017 in terms of the number of conferences hosted, the number of attendees, and the number of overseas attendees, according to the breakdown of “Statistics Regarding International Conferences held in Japan in 2017”*2, published by Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO).
    23rd Jan, 2019
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    AIME Partners with Guide Dogs Victoria

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    World-first industry sensory experience at 2019 event
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    Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME), the leading meetings and conventions event in the Asia Pacific region, has announced an innovative partnership with Australia’s most-trusted charity, Guide Dogs Victoria (GDV), to launch a pop-up sensory experience workshop.
    17th Jan, 2019
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    ICCA’s Regional Director Asia Pacific Noor Ahmad Hamid receives prestigious Chinese MICE award in recognition of industry growth

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    ICCA’s Regional Director Asia Pacific Noor Ahmad Hamid experienced a career highlight at the 11th China Meetings Industry Convention (CMIC) in Beijing in December, when he became the first non-Chinese recipient of the China MICE Hall of Figures Award, a prestigious accolade which honours those who have contributed to the advancement of China’s meetings industry.
    16th Jan, 2019
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    The ultimate legacy

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    On 12 December, the Premier of South Australia in a joint announcement with the Australian Prime Minister announced Adelaide would be the home of Australia’s new A$41m Space Agency and in doing so, created one of, if not the largest legacies of any Australian business event.
    11th Jan, 2019
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    Penang wins bid to host the International Congress and Conferences on Computational Design and Engineering 2019

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    Penang Convention & Exhibition Bureau (PCEB) announced today that Penang has won the bid to host the upcoming International Congress and Conferences on Computational Design and Engineering (I3CDE) 2019 from 7 to 10 July at ParkRoyal Penang Resort.
    7th Jan, 2019
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    HQ magazine interviews Jay Martens, AIME's new organiser

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    Interviews with Jay Martens, AIME's new organiser.
    3rd Jan, 2019
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    Thriving Singapore MICE Market Continues Impressive Growth According to Cvent

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    Singapore hotels and venues saw a 12% year-on-year increase in requests for meetings equating to $82m in additional revenue opportunity according to sourcing data from the Cvent Supplier Network
    17th Dec, 2018
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    IBTM China announces the first details of its 2019 event

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    IBTM China, part of IBTM’s global portfolio of meetings and events industry trade shows and the most established event of its kind in China, has announced first details of its 2019 edition. The event will take place at China National Convention Centre (CNCC) in Beijing on 28 and 29 August.
    13th Dec, 2018
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