Experts to Gather Data in London

July 16, 2018

Experts to Gather Data in London

Coming for the very first time in the UK, KDD, the world’s oldest and most important Data Science conference will be held at ExCeL London in August 2018. London has been chosen as the host city as it represents the heart of global data science, artificial intelligence and machine learning research, with the capital topping the European investment charts for funding into fast growing sectors such as Artificial Intelligence, cyber security and Fintech.

Aldo Faisal, publicity chair for KDD and Associate Professor in Data Science at Imperial College London commented: “KDD coming to the London ExCeL is both a reflection of the explosive growth in Data Science and AI and a testimony to the city’s global leadership in it.”

KDD is a leading interdisciplinary conference bringing together researchers and practitioners from data science, data mining & large-scale data analytics.  Taking place over five days, the conference brings together thousands of professionals to listen to the top data scientists share their knowledge to advance the application of data science, expand their expertise and discuss novel ideas with industry peers. Delegates can learn from leading experts in the world of applied data mining and knowledge discovery with a series of invited talks, half day workshops and tutorial sessions.

July 12, 2018

New Sustainability Strategy in Copenhagen

It’s been some years now that Copenhagen has been recognized as the world’s most sustainable tourism destinations. As part of its aim to ensure the city’s position as a frontrunner in this field, Wonderful Copenhagen, the official tourism organization working to promote and develop both business and leisure tourism in the capital region of Denmark, has appointed a Project Manager for sustainable tourism development to help shape the sustainable direction of the organisation and the destination.

In the newly created role, Project Manager Mikkel Sander will be responsible for developing and launching Wonderful Copenhagen’s new sustainability strategy for 2018-2021, which will be closely aligned with the UN’s sustainable development goals (SDGs). The new sustainability strategy will be launched later in the year.

Copenhagen has made significant investments in sustainable city solutions, attracting worldwide attention when it announced its ambition to become the first carbon neutral capital by 2025. Copenhagen’s meeting industry also takes sustainability seriously with almost 70 % of the city’s hotel rooms being eco certified while many suppliers in the city’s meeting industry have adopted green and sustainable initiatives.

July 4, 2018

The Hidden Treasures of Rimini

In Italy, Emilia-Romagna, the birthplace of ragu, prosciutto di Parma, balsamic vinegar and Parmesan cheese, came in at number one on Lonely Planet’s Best in Europe 2018 list. And Rimini, which made the New York Times list of must-see places this year, sits right in the middle of it. It might be high time you consider it for your next event.

Internationally renowned food, the best-preserved roman, medieval and Renaissance architecture, and internationally worshipped sports cars are just some of the reasons that makes the Emilia-Romagna regionone of the top 2018 European destinations according to Lonely Planet.

If some of you may know Rimini as a great place for lazing on the beach and living the night life, it certainly has a lot to offer when it comes to conferences. A successful and innovative business destination, it boasts one of the most advanced – and iconic-looking – congress centres in Italy. Managed by Convention Bureau della Riviera di Rimini, the Palacongressi di Rimini offers a flexible space and hosts events of any size and format, from business conventions to medical-scientific symposiums, from cultural gatherings to association meetings. The Palacongressi features 39 rooms that have a total capacity of 9,000 people, a plenary hall of 4,700 seats and 11,000 sqm for exhibition.

Of course, there’s plenty to do and see after a hard day’s work at the Palacongressi. From historical villas and castles to medieval villages; from the numerous hotels to theme parks; from beaches to trendy bars, the Riviera di Rimini provides a special atmosphere that will give yet another dimension to your event.

And if you’re after finding what you can do in Rimini and Rimini only, there are a few options. A visit to the Surgeon’s House, where the oldest set of Roman surgical instruments was once found, will reveal a host of unexpected treasures. A stroll along the 200-meter pier at the port while the sun is setting will ease your mind. You can also enjoy Rimini’s state-of-the-art marina with over 600 berths. And there is of course the Grand Hotel, where Art Nouveau charm and the memory of Federico Fellini, the world-renowned film director who was born in Rimini – and the inventor of the Dolce Vita – linger in the air…

Last but not least, at just 20 kilometers inland from Rimini and 760 meters above sea level lies San Marino, the smallest and oldest republic in Europe. Founded in the IV century, it became a UNESCO heritage site in 2008 as «a testimony to the continuity of a free republic since the Middle Ages». Definitely a place to see.

This article was powered by Convention Bureau della Riviera di Rimini. For more information:www.riminiconvention.it/ delaubert@riminiconvention.it

July 3, 2018

Medical Associations to Flock to NewcastleGateshead in 2018

Amazing innovations are happening in NewcastleGateshead – for example Newcastle University, which ranks amongst the top 100 life science universities in the world, was recently granted the first licence to create a baby with three genetic parents, which will be used to prevent children dying from genetic diseases, while its Human Nutrition Research Centre is undertaking ground-breaking research in areas of high public health significance, including obesity and ageing.

As a city with a proud history in medical sciences, NewcastleGateshead has a strong track record for hosting medical conferences. Following the success of major events including the Royal College of Nursing’s Education Forum National Conference and Exhibition and the British Society for Dermatological Surgery’s 35th Annual Surgery Workshop in March 2018, which together saw over 550 delegates visit the city, the momentum is set to continue with an influx of medical conferences throughout the rest of the year.

July is seeing the Association for the Study of Medical Education host its Annual Scientific Meeting at the iconic Sage Gateshead, with over 600 national and international medical professional delegates descending on NewcastleGateshead for the event.

September is set to be the busiest month for medical conferences, which will see over 1,500 delegates arriving in the city. The European Thyroid Association, the Association for the Study of Obesity and NuGO (an association of universities and research institutes focusing on the research areas of molecular nutrition, personalised nutrition, nutrigenomics and nutritional systems biology) will hold significant events at venues across NewcastleGateshead. The European Network of Teratology Information Service and the Organization of Teratology Information Specialists will also host their annual joint meeting at Newcastle University in September.

Rounding up the year’s medical events, the 17th Anaesthesia, Pain and Critical Care Update and the Multiple System Atrophy Trust’s Health and Care Professionals Study Day both take place in October, while the Federation of Infection Sciences Annual Conference takes place in November.

June 30, 2018

Innovation Park Zurich Connects Great Minds

In the north of Zurich, a new innovation park has started to grow. The unique site, aptly named Innovation Park Zurich, will serve as an incubator for the ideas and events of the future.

As one witnesses the rapid advances in digitization and automation, the changes in mobility, the various progress in medicine, the demographic evolution, or the emergence of cleantech, these very disruptive forces create new needs, products, markets and industries and drive innovations of all sorts. Innovation Park Zurich will address these needs and act as a bridge between the city’s world-class universities and leading experience-rich corporations. This new platform for research and development in one of the most dynamic cities in Switzerland will help maintain Zurich’s position as a global innovative and economic leader.

Working in close proximity to internationally renowned universities (ETH Zurich, University of Zurich), Innovation Park Zurich will be home to highly qualified talents. With value chains already in place in various clusters, it will be provide a business-friendly environment in a region known for its political stability and quality of life. Easily accessible thanks to excellent infrastructure and an international transportation network, it will boast some highly advanced technology and sector clusters, and is set to welcome global corporate leaders.

Creating space for new ideas

Innovation Park Zurich aims to facilitate the transfer of research into marketable products and services. The park is focused on thematic areas that address current megatrends and that offer substantial potential for development. There are plans to set up a hub for robotics and mobility, a space hub and a block chain hub called ‘Trust Square’.

The establishment of a centre for advanced manufacturing technology in the medium term is also being explored. The park will act as a magnet for new research projects and thereby support the local economy, create new jobs and further enhance the already strong appeal of the Zurich region.

Watching it grow

A pavilion will mark the park’s first tangible presence on the site. It will house an exhibition, meeting rooms and the administrative offices of the Stiftung Innovationspark Zurich. Offices, laboratories and workshops will also be created with open, transparent floor plans and shared testing facilities and meeting points. There are plans to offer additional space in new buildings from approximately 2020 on that will meet the specific needs of the residents.

More info: about the Park: Stiftung Innovationspark Zurich / T. +41 43 259 49 10 / zurich@switzerland-innovation.com / on planning innovative meetings in Zurich: Convention Bureau Zürich Tourism / congress@zuerich.com /  on Switzerland as a convention destination: T. +32 (0)2 345 83 57 / myriam.winnepenninckx@switzerland.com

This article was written by Boardroom Chief Editor Rémi Dévé (editor@boardroom.global), together with Convention Bureau Zürich Tourism

June 27, 2018

The Association for Medical Education Heads for Basel

This year’s annual conference of the Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) will be held at the Congress Center Basel (CCB) from 25 to 29 August. The association chooses a different European city every year, and Basel was chosen this time because the city is able to satisfy the demanding space requirements – including a plenary room that can seat around 3000 delegates.

3.000 delegates – which include professors, lecturers, researchers, members of governments and administrations, and also ambitious young academics from the disciplines of medicine and healthcare – from over 90 countries are expected to arrive in the city to learn about the latest developments, exchange ideas regarding knowledge transfer and engage in networking. All the participants have the opportunity to present their work in the form of memos and posters and thus obtain feedback from an international audience.

June 26, 2018

Frankfurt Rising for Medical Conferences

Frankfurt, represented by the Frankfurt Convention Bureau of the city’s information centre Tourismus+Congress GmbH and Messe Frankfurt, has succeeded in securing two internationally renowned medical congresses for Frankfurt. The annual convention of the European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (EBMT), which will be attended by an estimated 6,000 participants, is to be held at Messe Frankfurt’s locations between 24 and 27 March 2019. The European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) convention, one of the largest European medical conventions with 15,000 participants, will then be held in Frankfurt between 3 and 6 June 2020.

The joint efforts of the city, the convention location and the scientific representatives, as well as the locational advantages have all contributed to attracting these conferences. Moreover, the city’s congress ambassadors were committed in their efforts to promote Frankfurt as a centre for medical conferences.

One of these ambassadors, Prof. Ulf Müller-Ladner, says: “We are regularly involved in organising national and international medical conventions, sometimes with more than 15,000 participants. From this experience, I can safely say that Frankfurt is in the Champions League of international congress destinations. The support provided by the well coordinated team of the City of Frankfurt and Messe Frankfurt shows the professionalism of the partners, as could be seen to great effect when the Rheumatology Congress was held in Frankfurt in 2016. As well as Frankfurt’s unrivalled location in the centre of Europe with its own major airport, its locational advantages include the motorway junction and Europe-wide Intercity Express hub.”

June 25, 2018

A Glance through History in Brussels

The 6th International Congress on Construction History (6ICCH), which will be organised at the Palais des Académies in Brussels, from July 9 to July 13, 2018, follows previous editions held in Madrid (2003), Cambridge (2006), Cottbus (2009), Paris (2012) and Chicago (2015).

This 5-day international Congress will bring together around 250 researchers, policy makers and experts in the fields of construction, architecture, heritage and urban planning. The objectives include international knowledge exchange in the field of Construction History, stimulating further project and long-term collaboration between academic, public and private partners, as well as exchange knowledge between experienced and starting up researchers.

June 21, 2018

Third Time for EHA in Stockholm

The European Hematology Association Congress, based on its capacity and qualities to host a congress of EHA’s size, chose Stockholm to host the event for the third time. The 23rd EHA congress, taking place at Stockholmsmässan, opened its gates on June 14 for four days, gathering leading scientists and experts on hematology from all over the world.

This year’s congress reached all-time highs in several ways: the number of registered delegates has never been higher – more than 11.ooo, there have never been so many scientific sessions programmed, and the exhibition space has never been larger.

“We have chosen Stockholm as the place to welcome our participants and partners, to share EHA’s vision towards an excellent, ecologically and socially sustainable congress. Stockholm as the first-ever city designated as the European Green Capital, with the world’s leading sustainable airport Stockholm-Arlanda Airport and the Stockholmsmässan, an ecological and socially sustainable meeting place. We as EHA, have made significant efforts to work in a sustainable way, but also to create a social atmosphere where people meet, connect, and take care of each other. By working together, we all contribute to the progress in hematology research, education and ultimately patient care, and the congress venue plays an essential role in this”, said Carin Smand, EHA Executive Director and Rik Craenmehr, Executive Manager, European Hematology Association.

 

June 20, 2018

Towards Better Business Events for Europe with PCMA

PCMA‘s second European Influencers Summit (EIS) will take place from 23-25 September 2018 at the Barcel Sevilla Renacimiento hotel in Seville, Spain. It is so named to reflect the seniority of the 200 participants expected to attend the two-day event whose purpose is to create a Europe wide movement to galvanise the business events industry towards greater engagement around the importance of business events economically, socially and professionally.

Designed for senior-level association executives, CEOs and professionals, the programme will ask participants to embrace disruption and inspire unconventional thinking. It will also focus on the role meetings and events can play as a catalyst for business success and economic prosperity for communities, organisations and individuals alike.

Set to open the event is Swedish economist, writer and award-winning public speaker Dr. Kjell A. Nordstrom, who will urge participants to think differently about solving challenges and exploring untapped opportunities to help them become the leaders of positive change within their organisations. Other opportunities in the programme include looking at how data and analytics can help build brand loyalty and engagement.