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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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    The events industry needs more creative thinkers

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    Just 39 per cent of event planners are creative thinkers despite the majority believing they have a creative approach to their work, according to new research released today by London & Partners.
    30th Apr, 2015
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    HeadQuarters & MIM Europe: brand new website and contact details!

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    After a complete redesign, our new website offers our readers a wide range of new digital services.
    28th Apr, 2015
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    VGF gives new meaning to

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    In order to encourage organisers of international multi-day conferences to choose Holland as their destination, the Ministry of Economic Affairs, NBTC Holland Marketing, and some twenty partners from the convention industry set up the Pre-financing & Guarantee Fund (VGF) in the late 1980s. The VGF fund helps conference organisers to cover pre-conference expenses, and other financial risks.
    28th 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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    Synergists forming Fellowships

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    Some Insights on strategic alliances
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    Working for an organisation that carries the slogan ‘collaborating for a smarter world’, it will come as no surprise that I strongly believe in the importance of creating innovation synergies though partnerships.
    21st Apr, 2015
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    Jeju, Asia’s Prestige city for business events

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    Jeju is known for its natural beauty and the only place to hold both UNECO designations (World Natural Heritage, Biosphere Reserve, Geopark) and the title of New7wonders of Nature. Besides, Jeju has optimum MICE infrastructure.
    15th Apr, 2015
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    Palais des congrès de Montréal awarded international gold certification

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    The Palais des congrès de Montréal has earned the highest level of quality certification attributable to convention centres. The AIPC Gold Quality Standards international certification confirms the Palais’ leadership in business tourism.
    13th Apr, 2015
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    The Convention Centre Dublin – An iconic, inspirational setting

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    Since The Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD) opened in September 2010 as Ireland’s only purpose-built international conference venue, it has built a solid reputation for exceptional events, and played a significant role in Dublin’s rise of 19 places to 13th position in the worldwide ICCA rankings, making it one of the world’s top cities for hosting association events.
    10th Apr, 2015
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    Kaohsiung, Asia’s Rising Star for Exhibitions and Conventions

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    An International MICE Harbor City. Kaohsiung is a tropical and coastal port city located in southern Taiwan. It houses Taiwan's largest maritime harbor, Kaohsiung Port, which is the Asia Pacific's first to gain an EcoPorts license.
    9th Apr, 2015
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    Congress travel in Finland grows despite overall decline

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    Finland Convention Bureau (FCB), a part of Finpro, supports the organisation of international congresses in Finland. The past year was the best congress year in Finnish history, with growth in the field persisting for years.
    7th Apr, 2015
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    Boosting MICE in Macao

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    Up until not so long ago, Macao’s image was mostly a touristic one, but things have changed.
    19th Mar, 2015
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    Kursaal Bern

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    Bern is the captivating capital of Switzerland, and combines old world charm with the most modern amenities. The city enjoys a scenic but central location easily accessible by European rail and air services.
    10th 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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    Compliance in the medical and pharmaceutical sectors according to IAPCO

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    Compliance - a word that makes professionals in the world of medical meetings cringe these days. The relationship between medical associations and pharmaceutical companies has never been more complicated.
    3rd 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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    New website and logo for FAIB

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    FAIB, the Federation of European and International Associations established in Belgium, has just unveiled a new website and a new logo.
    24th 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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    EICC appoints new sales & marketing head

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    Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) has appointed Amanda Wrathall as sales and marketing head. Wrathall is the first senior team appointment for new chief executive, Marshall Dallas.
    19th Feb, 2015
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