St John’s, Canada, to Host Large Aquaculture Conference

July 27, 2018

St John’s, Canada, to Host Large Aquaculture Conference

The World Aquaculture Society (WAS) recently signed an agreement to host the WAS North America Conference 2020 in partnership with the Aquaculture Association of Canada (AAC) and Newfoundland & Labrador Aquaculture Industry Association (NAIA). The WAS Aquaculture Conference, the largest of its kind ever held in Canada, will take place August 30 – September 2, 2020 in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada.

The combined international conference and exposition is expected to draw over 2,000 attendees from more than 100 countries. St. John’s, the eastern-most point in North America, and one of Canada’s most vibrant coastal cities, has long been a centre of excellence in aquaculture, having pioneered ocean harvesting since the earliest explorers set foot on Newfoundland.

From highly-skilled engineers, veterinarians and researchers to marine biologists, scientists and farmers, the men and women who work in St. John’s aquaculture industry are world-class experts in their fields, so it’s only fitting the World Aquaculture Society would choose to meet where the experts are.

July 5, 2018

Montréal Wins 2023 Hematology Conference

The International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) just selected the Palais des Congrès de Montréal and Montréal as their host venue for their 2023 ISTH Annual Congress.  Thanks to the efforts of the two partners, combined with the support of key resources from the life sciences community, nearly 8,000 delegates will converge to Montréal in five years’ time.

The bid was widely supported by the scientific community. Dr. Susan Kahn and Dr. Marc Rodger, co- directors of CanVECTOR, the Canadian Venous Thromboembolism Clinical Trials and Outcomes Research Network, put together a conference program focused on the development of young and emerging researchers, which wowed the leadership of the international association, which currently has 4,000+ members from 94 countries.

Over 600 pharma and healthcare organizations operate in Greater Montréal, making it Canada’s biggest laboratory. Ranked 7th among North America’s Top 20 cities for life sciences and health technology employment concentration,1it is home to 600 establishments and institutions, including 150 public and university research centres . The bid for the 2023 ISTH Annual Congress was endorsed by the Société des sciences vasculaires du Québec, Thrombosis Canada and the Canadian Hematology Society, among others.

June 28, 2018

Toronto Opens its Doors for Medical Technology Experts

Toronto has been selected by the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) to host the foremost international event for medical technology experts, The MedTech Conference, taking place October 5-7, 2020. The major convention will bring over 2,600 leaders in medical technology, including CEOs, venture capitalists, and policy makers to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC).

This is the first time The MedTech Conference will take place outside of the United States, marking Toronto as a centre for Life Sciences and medical technology advancements and manufacturing. In fact, it is home to half of Canada’s medical technology companies and most top 25 global medical technology companies operate in the region. The city’s health sciences sector is also ranked among the best in the world, along with its researchers.

June 22, 2018

ICC Sydney Cements Global Reputation with Event Excellence

As Australia’s premier convention, exhibition and entertainment venue, International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) is truly one of a kind. It features a striking contemporary design, state-of-the-art technology throughout and leading event services to cater to the changing architecture of meetings and events, all situated in the heart of Sydney.

 Following its official opening in December 2016, ICC Sydney has played a pivotal role in driving Australia’s reputation as one of the world’s most desirable meeting and event destinations. Its presence has been felt on a global scale, and to date it has welcomed a significant 1.6 million visitors to more than 1,000 events including major international business events, conventions, exhibitions and concerts.

Design: A Pioneering Venue

ICC Sydney sits at the epicentre of the A$3.4 billion, 20-hectare transformation of the waterfront Darling Harbour precinct in Sydney’s bustling CBD. It brings a new dynamic quality and reputation to the city whileproviding visitors and delegates the ultimate in quality, choice and flexibility for collaboration and innovation.

A fit-for-purpose facility with a unique and innovative design, the venue boasts spectacular views of the city skyline and a range of integrated facilities that help inspire the imagination and boost professional development. Guests can experience an industry-leading convention centre, 35,000sqm of exhibition space, sweeping views from a 5,000sqm open-air event deck, a spectacular 2,000 capacity grand ballroom – the largest of its kind in Australia – and world class theatres, meeting rooms and event spaces.

Following the 10th World Chamber of Congress held at ICC Sydney in 2017, Director of the International Chamber of Commerce World Chambers Federation, Anthony Parkes, was impressed by the modernity and efficiency of the building. “For me, the technology of ICC Sydney and the layout were two key elements that facilitated the dynamics of an innovative, modern-day event,” he said.

Supporting Client Success

Alongside a striking contemporary design, ICC Sydney has been recognised for its in-depth, comprehensive pre-planning process and exemplary service across all facets of the business. From a collaborative event planning process through to audio visual (AV) and technology support, as well as promoting an award-winning Feeding Your Performance culinary philosophy centred on boosting delegate’s concentration of minds and sustaining energy, the venue is setting a new benchmark for the industry.

At the heart of the organisation is ICC Sydney’s team of dedicated experts, all committed to client success and placing an innovation lens over everything they do while supporting clients through every step of the event planning process.

Heralding on the success of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit, held at ICC Sydney this month, Tourism Australia Managing Director, John O’Sullivan said, “Once again, ICC Sydney has impressed on a global level hosting more than 1,200 leaders from the aviation industry. The feedback has been resoundingly positive with delegates not only acknowledging ICC Sydney’s exceptional functionality as well as its outstanding customer service and diverse food and beverage options.”

Looking ahead, the ICC Sydney team is focused on ensuring that everything it does consistently reaches a world class standard, elevating Australia’s position on the global stage while creating memorable event experiences for clients and visitors alike.

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June 22, 2018

Shining Lights for Montréal

As Montréal‘s reputation as a technology hub continues to climb, the city decided to portray this by combining business with pleasure. Visitors and conference-goers can now explore Montréal’s most innovative attractions and exhibits as featured in Tourisme Montréal’s curated “tech in the city” experiences.

Some examples of this include the Jacques Cartier Bridge, one of Montréal’s foremost landmarks, which will be activated every night in real time thanks to intelligent programming, activated by millions of data that make up the pulse of the city. The grandiose light show at the Notre-Dame Basilica, Montréal’s most visited site, pays homage to the beauty of the historic building by creating a narrative upon its very structure.  Cité Mémoire, a free pedestrian nighttime circuit through Old Montréal, animates a poetic interpretation of the city’s history with large-scale projections on buildings, sidewalks and trees, complete with music and storytelling. Through animated projections that defy the mind, Space Next/EXO asks a beguiling question: is there life beyond Earth? It takes audiences off to new horizons and invites them to imagine life spreading elsewhere in the solar system and the cosmos. Finally, the Société des Arts Technologiques continues to push the envelope of innovation in entertainment, food and visual culture with its Satosphere, a spherical space on its top floor that’s the site of incredible immersive projection experiences where video and sound become one.

June 11, 2018

Ottawa Wins Across Various Sectors

Ottawa has confirmed several significant association wins as part of its ongoing campaign to target industry sectors with strong links to the city. Through a combination of University departments, hospital research specialities and growing infrastructure across the private sector, Canada’s capital has significant appeal to a wealth of associations from several key sectors including technology, engineering, medical, scientific, academic and commerce.

Ottawa’s accessibility has also been vital in winning such substantial international events.  In particular, direct flights from the US and Europe has ensured all clients including association delegates from around the world can reach the city with minimal fuss.

 

May 29, 2018

Mexico Launches Growth Plan for its German Market

Mexico inaugurated its stand at IMEX in Frankfurt showcasing the country’s strengths as a MICE destination with a wide range of natural, historical, cultural and culinary attractions and facilities, and why it is fast becoming one of Germany’s favourite destinations.

With the number of German tourists constantly increasing, Mexico Tourism Board recently launched strategic growth plan for the German market with the ultimate goal of making it one of Mexico’s top markets by 2021. The programme will focus on expanding connectivity, strengthening industry partnerships and co-marketing, expanding tourism products, and increasing consumer promotional actions.

In general, Mexico’s tourism industry had another record-breaking year in 2016, welcoming more than 35 million international visitors, up 8.9 percent from 2015. The economic impact was great; in 2013, Mexico ranked 15th most visited country in the world but three short years later hit the top ten and is currently the 8th most visited country. The country hosted 198 congresses last year also thanks to its 21 offices abroad working closely between them. But with 56 convention centres thought the country, Mexico is now trying to promote its strategy for attracting conferences to its smaller cities. The country’s accessibility has increased with new flight destinations towards Asia and a new airport expected for 2020.

May 28, 2018

Colombia Uses Music to Attract Conferences

Colombia, or the land of Sobrasura as its own people like to call it referring to their pleasant way of living, has become an important destination when it comes to international conferences. The country is promoting itself through a unique campaign based on music, as it is considered an international language conveying the region’s message of why associations should opt for Colombia. Thirteen musical videos have been produced each one showcasing the strengths of different cities throughout the entire country in order to attract international conferences to smaller destinations as well as the capital, Bogotá.

With good infrastructure for business events across the land, a strategic geographical position between the Americas, safer cities and the tourism, oil and gas industries being a priority, the 11 convention bureaux of Colombia can offer successful conferences. What is more, the country’s message concerning legacy explains that meetings organised there contribute to local peace as its people proudly team up to prepare their city for such an event.

May 11, 2018

Ambassadors Drive Montréal’s Business Events Further

The Palais des congrès de Montréal has assembled a group of leaders representing eight of the city’s key economic sectors to form a new Multisector Strategic Taskforce. The role of these experienced ambassadors will be to develop and nurture ties with researchers, scientists and business executives who might be inclined to actively participate in the process of bringing large-scale international gatherings to Montréal. They will be able to mine their networks for topnotch collaborators and match them with specific conferences.

Recognised as a knowledge hub, Montréal works closely with its Ambassadors Club and partners to advocate for the major sectors driving the Montréal and Québec economy. During the course of the Club’s 33 years, its members have definitely made a difference, attracting 201 events that have drawn nearly 475,000 participants to the region.

Hany Moustapha, President of the Ambassadors Club, said: “Conventions represent a privileged opportunity to exchange with our peers from all over the world, and they help push the boundaries of knowledge for our industries. These intellectual benefits greatly contribute to Montréal’s international reputation,”.

April 27, 2018

Computers and Humans Meet in Montréal

From April 21 to 26 2018, human-computer interaction received a thorough examination during the CHI 2018 international conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems held at the Palais des congrès de Montréal. Over 3,000 of the top researchers, scientists, and designers in the world from 50 different countries gathered to present their latest research, solve their hardest problems, learn new material and build their networks.
Montréal was a valid choice for this AI international conference as the city enjoys the support of numerous universities and centres specialising in fundamental and applied research, including the McGill University Centre for Intelligent Machines, the Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms (MILA) and the Institute for Data Valorization (Ivado) among others.