Economic Growth for Melbourne thanks to its Business Events Sector
The Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) can boast higher business events offering thanks to deeper support from the government, according to Karen Bolinger, the Bureau’s CEO.
The Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) can boast higher business events offering thanks to deeper support from the government, according to Karen Bolinger, the Bureau’s CEO.
The 21st CODART congress will take place in Bruges, Belgium from 11 to 13 March 2018 welcoming approximately 140 curators from 25 different countries.
The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) is looking into the future with its new online portal, myMCEC.
African association executives are set to meet from 26 to 28 February at Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg on the margins of Meetings Africa 2018.
The annual Globes Israel Business Conference, the leading economic event in Israel was hosted in Jerusalem at the Jerusalem International Convention Center, Israel’s largest conference centre on January 10-11.
A promising year lies ahead for Abu Dhabi as it already has a number of confirmed conferences lined up at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).
PCMA has announced its collaboration with visit.brussels to enhance the education programme of the sixth European Association Summit (EAS), taking place in Brussels on 8-9 March 2018.
Innsbruck, the major city in the Alps, is now only second to Vienna in the whole of Austria, according to the latest tourist statistics, with a new record of 3.2 million overnight stays for the full past year.
The 5th International Landscape Archaeology Conference (LAC) will take place from 17-20 September 2018 in the North East of England for the first time.
According to a report called #DigitalAssociations 2017 carried out by Cambre Associates, 33% of associations in Brussels are not digitally social.
Last week, visit.brussels rewarded 12 partners with the title of ambassador for their contribution to making the Belgian capital one of the world’s most important venues for association conferences.
The annual Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) Investment Conference will return to Edinburgh this March between 7 and 9 of that month.
As every year, the 71st World Health Assembly (WHA71) will be held in Geneva, the location of the World Health Organisation Headquarters, between 21–26 May 2018.
The Athens Convention and Visitors Bureau (ACVB) of the City of Athens has recently announced the organisation of the 85th International Conference on Libraries and Information.
In 2020, Malaysia will be the first country in the Southeast Asia region to host the 10th International Conference on Isotopes & Expo (10ICI).
The 22nd World Congress of International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO) took place at Central London International Conference Centre (CLICC).
Air Movement and Control Association, International Inc. (AMCA) has selected Kellen to provide management services for the expansion of AMCA’s representation in Europe and the Middle East.
Central Hall Westminster, London’s central conference centre, has launched a new project to make your meetings even more sustainable.
Quebec City has been investing in innovation when it comes to life sciences, with key scientists, research centres and businesses bringing expertise and development potential to the city.
The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre is set to host the Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo 2018 (AIME) between 20-21 February.
The Municipality of The Hague and The Hague Marketing Bureau launched the new campaign “Seaside Celebration”, commemorating the 200th anniversary of The Hague’s beach resort Scheveningen.
On the 30th and 31st October 2017, 200 delegates met at the Technology and Innovation Centre at the University of Strathclyde for the Cycling Scotland Conference.
This summer, from 11-13 July 2018, NewcastleGateshead will be the host destination for the 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting of the Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME).
The World Expo 2020 will take place in Dubai, making that the first time it will be held in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia region.
For this year, the IMEX group has chosen the theme ‘Legacy’ as its Talking Point, a topic for which the meetings industry has great interest in.
‘French Tech Metropolis’ is the label given to the region of Côte d’Azur in June 2015, which includes Nice, Sophia Antipolis, Cannes, Grasse and the rest of the Côte d’Azur department.
The HiPEAC18 conference will be held in Manchester between 22 and 24 January. Manchester Central will be the host venue, located in the centre of the city.
What you may not know is that Switzerland is today leading the development and marketing of cleantechn products and services in the global marketplace, Rémi Dévé writes.
The Third International Cancer lmmunotherapy Conference 2017 was staged in Germany, in particular in Mainz, one of Europe’s leading research centres for cancer immunotherapy.
The 21st IFDH International Symposium on Dental Hygiene is set to take place at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) in August 2019.
The Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre (OCEC) and the Oman Convention Bureau are celebrating a double-win having successfully won two major congresses.
Business Events Sydney’s latest research collaboration with the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) resulted in the launch of a new book earlier this year.
The Athens Convention and Visitors Bureau recently announced that the 2018 ICOMIA World Marinas Conference (IWMC) will be hosted by the Greek Marinas Association.
World Forum The Hague (formerly World Forum) and the City of The Hague will reopened the largest venue for conferences and events in The Hague yesterday.
Newcastle, in the north of the UK, will welcome for the first time the 4th UK Energy Storage Research Conference (UKES) from 20 – 22 March 2018.
Ukrainian leaders are working hard to establish the country as a top destination for international association conferences and shift outsiders’ perception of its cultural and intellectual value.
The Global Associations Hub Partnership is driving international expansion for global associations and member markets are reaping the benefits.
The South African National Convention Bureau has big ambitions for its meetings business and is particularly interested in attracting international association conferences as part of its growth strategy.
The Congress Center Basel will play host for the eminent EACS Congress 2019, after years of personal networking and the preparation of a successful bid.
Slovenia might not be the first destination that associations think of when searching for innovative and progressive conventions, but that’s starting to change.
Thailand Convention Exhibition Bureau believes association’ conventions can — and should be — both educational and enjoyable.
In April 2019 Gothenburg will welcome the Associations World Congress to the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre (SECC) for the first time.
The 28th International Conference of the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology will take place at the Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD) in 2021.
The Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) attracted melanoma experts from all over the world in the framework of the event that took place from October 18-21.
Europe has chosen Amsterdam as their new home for the European Medical Agency (EMA), after meeting the EMA’s requirements for stability, safety and social responsibility.
SIGGRAPH ASIA 2017 is due to take place between 27 and 30 November in Bangkok, as announced by the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau.
The Board Meeting of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine has recently agreed to continue the cooperation with Barcelona and Vienna.
Melbourne has been ranked the number 1 sustainable city in the Asia-Pacific region – and number 13 in the world overall – for business events in the Global Destination Sustainability Index (GDS-Index).
With a seemingly unstoppable globalisation and the fierce competition from all corners of the planet, France is facing increasingly rapid economic changes, to which it has efficiently adapted, writes Rémi Dévé.
The “Best Improved Destination” Award was awarded to Glasgow Convention Bureau as the city received recognition for sustainable business tourism by the Global Destination Sustainability Index.
Business Events Sydney (BESydney) has announced that Sydney will host the 2022 Congress of the International Academy of Pathology (IAP).
Three winning associations were chosen as examples of excellence within the meeting industry by the Incredible Impacts Programme.
Recent years have seen increased regulation from government bodies within Europe and the industry regulators implementing more stringent codes and guidelines for healthcare professionals.
Organized once a year, the UIA Associations Round Table Europe 2017, held last week in Brussels, was an opportunity to learn through networking and the sharing of best practice.
Following the 2016 and 2017 SDN NFV World Congress, World Forum The Hague will host the event again for the next two years, 2018 and 2019.
VisitScotland has recently launched a new digital campaign under the title ‘Legends’ with focus on Scotland as a centre for innovation and pioneer invention.
The European Association Summit 2018 will be held in Brussels between 8 and 9 March at the SQUARE Brussels Meeting Centre.
The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) has announced that ESC Congress, the world’s biggest gathering of heart specialists, will return to London in 2021 despite the UK’s vote to leave the EU.
The World Congress for Endoscopic Surgery of the Skull Base and Brain will take place for the first time in Asia, in Kuala Lumpur, from 10 – 13 June 2020.
The 30th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) will be hosted by the Palais des congrès de Montréal in 2021 attracting nearly 3,000 experts from all over the world.
As SIBOS – the world’s biggest financial services event – is approaching, Sydney is getting ready to receive more than 40,000 conference delegates.
One of the most prominent conferences in the field of science was hosted by Dubai Future Foundation in cooperation with Oxford University in early August.
‘Make it Edinburgh’ is the name of the new campaign promoting the city’s strongest sectors of industry, while providing compelling reasons to choose Edinburgh for future events.
The 2018 PCMA Convening Leaders conference will be held in the Music City, Nashville, between 7 and 10 January 2018.
As announced last week at the UNWTO’s celebration of World Tourism Day in Doha, Qatar has launched a new step as part of its National Tourism Sector Strategy 2030.
Τhe Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) recently welcomed the 68th session of the World Health Organisation’s Regional Committee for the Western Pacific Region.
Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) launched a new marketing campaign at IMEX America last week.
VisitScotland Business Events announced the global launch of a digital campaign, focusing on the country’s position as the home of pioneering innovation.
Belfast is growing fast among international associations as a choice for important conferences. The city’s facilities have recently been upgraded to attract business travellers from around the world.
2021 will be the year that WorldPride will take place in Copenhagen. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to come out to the streets and celebrate tolerance, diversity and inclusion.
Just over two months away, this is the last chance for all senior international association executives interested in participating in the annual BestCities Global Forum.
Organised by ASSOCIATIONSUCCESS.ORG, SURGE 2017 is a free virtual summit bringing together thousands of association professionals around the world.
2017 sees Singapore maintain its international standing as the leading business events destination in Asia Pacific once again.
Chantal Sturk-Nadeau is the new head of Business Events Canada, the official organisation responsible for the promotion of the meetings industry in the country. During a road trip to Europe, she conversed with Cécile Koch and shared her vision.
Basel was the host city for the 47th World Congress of Surgery – staged by the International Society of Surgery – which took place between 13 and 17 August 2017 at the Congress Center Basel (CCB).
Members of ABPCO (Association of British Professional Conference Organisers) had the opportunity to participate in a round table at the KIA Oval in London.
On the occasion of the celebration of the city-state’s National Day on 26 September, the Singapore Convention Bureau and EDB organised an event – attended by Boardroom.
After a decision made earlier this month by participants of the current United Nations World Tourism Organisation General Assembly in Chengdu, the 23rd session of the Assembly will be held in St. Petersburg.
Over 75 representatives from Edinburgh’s business, scientific and academic elite were applauded last Wednesday during the Edinburgh Ambassador Dinner.
Alzheimer’s Research UK Conference – the UK’s largest dementia research conference – will be hosted at ICC Wales in March 2020, an announcement made even before the completion of the construction of the Centre.
Sarawak will host the 1st ASEAN Conference on Healthy Ageing on 10th-12th October, organised by the Malaysian Healthy Ageing Society (MHAS) in collaboration with the Sarawak Convention Bureau.
Association professionals are invited to set aside their daily to-do lists and focus on strategic development and sharing knowledge with their peers at IMEX America this year.
The Malaysian Society of Association Executives (MSAE) was officially launched during the Malaysia Association neXt (MyNext) 2017 conference.
San Diego Convention Center is boosting the local agricultural economy by sourcing key products and services from across the community.
A virtual reality video experience has just been launched by ICC Sydney, taking conference organisers through an interactive tour of the venue by simply downloading the ICC Sydney VR App.
Jerusalem is an upcoming conference destination. Its history, the sites, the religious significance of the city to all global religions create an impressive atmosphere for any visitor.
The Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre hosted the congress for the International Society of Biomechanics – IBS 2017 from 23 – 27 July.
Melbourne has been chosen as the host city for the World Ophthalmology Congress® 2022 (WOC2022) of the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO).
A plethora of international thought leaders and innovators from the world of travel and beyond will speak at Tomorrow’s Urban Travel conference, kicking off on 12 October in Copenhagen.
At least 30,000 people are expected to descend on Seoul this September 3rd to 10th for the 26th UIA Congress.
Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau’s (TCEB) recent Road Show in Beijing aimed to attract Chinese trade associations to Thailand received good response.
A new unified brand, Passion Made Possible, was unveiled by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB).
On 31 July 2017, the Malaysian Society of Association Executives (MSAE) was officially registered, in response to the need for a single body to regulate the profession of association executives in Malaysia.
With a deadline set by 29 September a call for proposals launched early summer aims to gather abstracts for short presentations.
To be held 11-12 December 2017, at the Dubai World Trade Centre, the first-of-the-kind Dubai Association Conference will be part of a broader immersion experience, branded ‘Dubai 360’.
Sydney-siders experienced an influx of artificial intelligence as the world’s ‘Machine Learning’ experts descended on Australia.
The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) will be holding its eHealth Summit at the SwissTech Convention Center in September.
Christchurch is a future-focused city boasting major infrastructure developments, including a new convention centre due to be completed in late 2019.
This year is a major milestone for ibtm events, as it is the 30th anniversary of ibtm world, taking place in Barcelona from 28 – 30 November 2017.
The 2017 International Dragon Awards (IDA) Annual Meeting has arrived in Melbourne, Australia with 5,500 insurance specialists from 20 countries unpacking their bags for the five-day meeting.
For the next three years, mHealth will be hosting its conferences in Jerusalem, enabling the industry to showcase the strides that Israel is making in the global connected health scene.
The International Conference Centre of Geneva (CICG) is welcoming the 17th International Congress of the European Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (ESCAP) later this month.
Social media to disseminate scientific knowledge – this is what 50 researchers discussed at the Ambassadors Club Summer Lounge of the Austria Center Vienna.
On the occasion of its General Assembly, the Federation of European and International Associations based in Belgium (FAIB) announced a new presidency.
10 international associations have selected the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre to host their events between 2017 and 2020.
Two representatives from the BestCities Global Alliance attended the Conference and Incentive Travel Industry Fair (CITIE) earlier this month.
The 47th World Congress of Surgery arranged by the International Society of Surgery (ISS/SIC) will be held in Basel from 13 to 17 August 2017.
Some of the world’s leading anaesthetists, pain specialists and other medical practitioners from the healthcare sector met in Brisbane.
The editors of Convene, the PCMA magazine, partner of Boardroom, report on the digitalNow conference which took place in May 2017 in Orlando.
The Japan Convention Bureau, a division of the Japan National Tourism Organization, established its fifth international MICE office in Paris.
Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 is a project which aims to reinforce the nation’s economy and promote its position as a global investment powerhouse.
The Palais des congrès de Montréal, its Ambassadors Club and the Fonds de recherche du Québec have recently strengthened their partnership.
The Global Association Hubs Partnership (GAHP) looks at why using a “city based strategy” might be the right answer for associations that are pursuing global growth.
Glasgow has unveiled a new ‘green conventions team’ to champion the city’s credentials as a world-leader in sustainable business tourism.
With over 200 education sessions taking place throughout the show, IMEX in Frankfurt taking place next week offers its biggest ever education programme.
Directors at the ICC Wales, in partnership with Welsh Government, have announced their ambition to put Wales firmly on the international business tourism stage.
The Association of Association Executives is providing a place where senior association executives can take time out with their peers to focus on what is important to them at a strategic level.
The Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre (SECC) has presented the third phase of its expansion plans up until 2030.
As global events continue to impact the selection of destinations for international congresses of all sizes, Ottawa is ready to welcome the world.
The annual gathering of professionals from the association sector, the European Association Summit (EAS) will be held in Brussels on 30 and 31 May 2017.