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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.

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.

A Bloodline to Run through Malaysia

Malaysia prepares to welcome the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) Congress 2020, which will take place from 14 to 18 June 2020 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.

Emergency Training by AIM Group in Lampedusa

AIM Group International organised the second edition of the SIAARTI Academy CREM (Critical Emergency Medicine).

Convention Scholarships to be Distributed by Sarawak

Sarawak Convention Bureau (SCB), in collaboration with the International Convention Scholarship Award (ICSA), is looking for applicants to be awarded grants for travel, accommodation, association membership and convention registration fees.

Associations to Gain Knowledge from Marketing Manchester’s Project

Marketing Cheshire has partnered with a host of local organisations to deliver a new concept for business events amongst association buyers. 

The Meetings Show
– What’s in it for associations?

The Meetings Show is set to return for its sixth year, taking place at Olympia London on Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 June.

Liverpool to Host UNI Global World Congress

ACC Liverpool will soon be the host for the first time for the UNI Global World Congress, taking place on June 17 – 20, which will also incorporate the UNI Women’s Conference a few days before, on June 14 – 15. 

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.

Transforming Associations on Purpose

The Association of Association Executives is organising an one-day workshop for Association Executive Directors who are about to start a transformation process.

Kenes Group Partners up with CHEST

Kenes Group announced earlier this month a new five-year agreement to support the international education strategy of the American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST).

Medical Professionals to Heal Wounds in London

ExCeL London will host the 2020 European Wound Management Association (EWMA) Conference from the 13th to 15th May.

Robots and Men Meet in Brisbane

Brisbane welcomed this past week 3.000 of the world’s leading robotics experts at the 2018 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) being held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. 

Marseille to Host the 2020 IUCN World Conservation Congress

The French Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition and IUCN signed earlier this month an agreement to organise the next World Conservation Congress, to be held from 11 to 19 June at Marseille’s Parc Chanot. 

Sustainable Building Drives Strasbourg’s Competitiveness Cluster

Recognising the need to stimulate growth and jobs in various sectors, Strasbourg established in 2015 the Fibres-Energivie Competitiveness Cluster with the merger of the Alsace-Energivie and Fibres Clusters. 

Promising Future for Melbourne

A partnership between Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) and creative powerhouse C2 International was announced at the IMEX trade show in Frankfurt.

A Sunny Rooftop for Grimaldi Forum Monaco

Grimaldi Forum Monaco is in for a few changes in the near future with the installation of a photovoltaic power station on its roof and the creation of a whole new eco-district.

New Zealand Promotes Hospitality Experience

The notion that a stranger can soon become a friend after a conversation and a meal is the concept behind Tourism New Zealand’s stand at the IMEX trade show in Frankfurt earlier this month.

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.

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.

Oman Announces the Launch of its Convention Centre

Oman’s business industry has just been enhanced with the opening of The Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre (OCEC)’s convention facilities.

New Partnership to Bring Growth for India PCO and Association Management Company

Talley Management Group, Inc. (TMG), and Plan it! Meetings & Conferences India are jointly launching Vraata – Excellence in Association Management.

New Convention Bureau
for Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv is now set to launch a new initiative aimed at attracting international congresses, events and tech-related meetings to the city.

ICC Sydney Receives Recognition for Innovative Program

Research released by University of Technology Sydney (UTS), reviewing ICC Sydney all-encompassing Feeding Your Performance (FYP) program, has heralded the venue as a blueprint for innovation.

Next Stop for UITP: Melbourne

The Union International des Transports Publics (UITP) announced that the 2021 Global Public Transport Summit  will be held in Melbourne, Australia between 6-9 June 2021.

BestCities Take a Look at the Past and Plan the Future

BestCities Global Alliance announced earlier this week a joint study project with Rehabilitation International and GainingEdge, along with this year’s theme at their Global Forum to be held in Bogota in December.

Association Conference Managers Get Helped by the AAE

The Association of Association Executives (AAE) announced earlier this week the launch of its dedicated service for association conference and event managers across Europe.

Water Issues Stream through Brisbane

The Australian Water Association’s Ozwater’18 Conference and Exhibition brought together some of the world’s leading experts on water earlier this month.

Paris Keeps Going Strong

Paris is the 2nd destination in the world for international congresses organised by international associations, remaining among the exclusive club of the top attractive destinations in the world.

The Athens Roadshow Drives through Brussels

The Athens Roadshow in Brussels took place on Tuesday May 8 at 17.30 at the Altiero Spinelli Building of the European Parliament in the heart of Brussels.

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.

Electrical and Electronics Engineers Wire Up Glasgow

Glasgow has been recognised as a go-to hub for electrical and electronics engineers after having hosted six relevant conferences since 2015 with a further six scheduled to take place through to 2022.

Sarawak’s Legacy Awards Make an Impact

An initiative from the Sarawak Convention Bureau, the Anak Sarawak Awards (ASA) recognise the legacy impacts of not only conventions, but also of the convention hosts as well.

PCMA to Disclose
New Plans and Ideas

New PCMA President and CEO Sherrif Karamat will discuss his vision for the organisation and the business events industry, including engagement in Europe, at IMEX in Frankfurt.

Meet the Congress Centre Düsseldorf at IMEX in Frankfurt

From 15 – 17 May 2018 Düsseldorf, the convention city on the Rhine, will present itself at IMEX Frankfurt to highlight the unique advantages and latest developments of the region.

Russia Makes its First Appearance at IMEX in Frankfurt

For the first time Russia will be represented at IMEX in Frankfurt with a collective stand RUSSIA OPEN TO THE WORLD, organised by the Russian Convention Bureau. 

Convention Centres Compare Notes in London

The world’s leading international convention centres will get together at ExCeL London from 1-4 July for the forthcoming 2018 AIPC (International Association of Convention Centres) Annual Conference. 

Welcome Initiative by Glasgow for Medical Conference Attendees

With three major international medical conferences coming up this year, Glasgow is making preparations to welcome their attendees.

International Conferences Make their Way to Liverpool

ACC Liverpool, home to BT Convention Centre, Echo Arena and Exhibition Centre Liverpool, this year celebrates a decade since it opened its doors.

20 Years in the Meetings Industry for CIMGlobal

CIMGlobal, India’s association and meeting management company, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year making the company a success story for India’s business events market.

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.

Congress Centre Basel at the Crossroads of Healthcare

To mark the 30th anniversary of the Drug Information Association (DIA) Europe meeting, the Congress Centre Basel (CCB) welcomed some 2000 participants from all over Europe from 17 to 19 April.

Oncology Congress to Be Held in Barcelona for the First Time

ESMO, the European professional organisation for medical oncology, has announced that the ESMO 2019 Annual Congress will take place from 27 September to 1 October 2019, at the Fira Barcelona, Spain.

Manchester to Bolster UK’s Cybersecurity

The only UK Government-hosted event for the cybersecurity sector, CYBERUK 2018, took place earlier this month at Manchester Central.

Sydney Proves Strong in Connectedness for Start-ups

A global start-up survey held recently, the Global Startup Ecosystem Report 2018 from Startup Genome, named Sydney as the number one location in the Asia Pacific, and one of the world’s top ten, for local connectedness.

Vienna Suits Up for 2022

The Austria Centre Vienna recently unveiled the largest construction project at the venue which includes plans to open up the venue more.

The New Convention Centre in Halifax

The new Halifax Convention Centre, part of the innovative Nova Centre, opened its doors in December 2017.

Sarawak Supports Real Impact of Business Events

Sarawak Convention Bureau (SCB), in conjunction with the Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) 2018, is promoting inclusivity of rural communities.

BestCities Places People in the Centre of Things

The Greater Bogotá Convention Bureau will be hosting the BestCities 2018 Global Forum from December 9-12, which is expected to be all about the Power of People.

Dermatologists Find their Place in Tokyo

Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau (TCVB) has just announced winning the bid to host the 1st Meeting of the International Societies for Investigative Dermatology in 2023 (ISID2023).

The Association of Association Executives Expands to Africa

The Africa Associations Congress will take place 29 – 31 October 2018 at the CSIR International Convention Centre (CSIR ICC) in Pretoria, South Africa.

Quebec’s Busy Agenda for 2018

Hosting some 13 international and American conventions in subjects ranging from geography to geology, to robotics, and more, 2018 seems like a busy successful year for Quebec City.

Obesity Issue to Be Dealt with in NewcastleGateshead

The Association for the Study of Obesity (ASO) has confirmed that NewcastleGateshead will be the host destination for its 5thUK Congress on Obesity (UKCO) on 6 – 7 September. 

Hamburg Brings Big Changes for 2020

The CCH – Congress Centre Hamburg – has been undergoing comprehensive modernisation and remodelling since January 2017.

Developing Africa’s Bio-Economy in Durban

AfricaBio has announced the annual BIO Africa Convention which is set to be held between 27-29 August 2018 at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre (ICC), in Durban, South Africa.

Vienna Braces for Invertebrate Morphology Congress

The University of Vienna will be hosting the 5th International Congress on Invertebrate Morphology (ICIM5) In the first week of August 2020.

Quality in Health Care under the Microscope in Brisbane

 Brisbane and the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) have won the right to host the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua) International Conference in 2021.

Diversity and Sports for Copenhagen in 2021

Copenhagen will be the first city to host Worldpride and EuroGames combined in 2021, turning the two into one joint event named Copenhagen 2021.

The Heart of Paris Beats for EuroPCR Congress 2018

 The EuroPCR Congress 2018, the official annual meeting of the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI), will be held at the Palais des Congrès in Paris.

Lausanne Takes Another Step against Cancer

The Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research (ISREC) has inaugurated as of the beginning of this year the AGORA – Pôle de recherche sur le cancer on the Lausanne hospital site.

Sibos Heads for Sydney

The world’s largest financial services event ‘Sibos’ is heading for Sydney for the third time between 22-25 October.

Focus on Education at IMEX in Frankfurt

This year’s IMEX in Frankfurt, taking place between 15-17 May, will kick off again with EduMonday the day before the show.

All Eyes on Malaysia for Ophthalmology Congress

The Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Congress (APAO) 2021 will be held in Malaysia, more specifically at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre on 4 – 7 March 2021.

ICC Sydney Collaborates with PCO’s for Optimal Client Service

International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) met with professional conference organiser (PCO) representatives from across the nation for an inaugural industry update and roundtable.

GainingEdge Scholars 2018 Goes to Two African Students

Αnother extension of GainingEdge’s CSR programmes, the GainingEdge Scholar Programme, was inaugurated in January this year as part of the organisation’s commitment to the industry.

SQUARE Brussels Celebrates 60 years

Founded for the 1958 World Expo, SQUARE-Brussels Convention Centre was only one out of two in its kind worldwide at the time.

Tech Talent and London Are a Perfect Match

Data compiled by LinkedIn and Stack Overflow for London & Partners show that the UK’s capital continues to draw technology workers both from within and outside the EU.

Exclusive Content for Associations at The Meetings Show

The Meetings Show, the UK’s biggest dedicated event for meeting planners across all sectors, returns to Olympia London on 27 and 28 June 2018 with added content for associations.

New Grant to Attract Association Conferences to Brisbane

Brisbane has recently announced a new grant as part of the Brisbane 2022 New World City Action Plan.

A Room with a Zoo for the Associations World Congress 2018

Organised by The Association of Association Executives, the 11th version of the Associations World Congress took place last week at The Flanders Meeting & Convention Centre, Vicky Koffa reports.

Australia Gets Bidding Support and Aims Higher

As of 1 July 2018 the sector will have at its disposal the Business Events Bid Fund Program (BFP), which provides assistance to secure new international business events for Australia.

A Gold Mine for Canada’s PDAC Convention

The Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada’s (PDAC) 2018 Convention was held this week at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

Jerusalem Combines Culture with Industry

Jerusalem Conventions & Visitors Bureau is placing emphasis on keeping delegates happy during as well as after a conference with a cultural program called ShukTech.

ICCA Meeting Hosted in Istanbul

The ICCA Board of Directors came together for a Strategic Meeting in Istanbul this February with the support of Istanbul CVB and Turkish Airlines.

New Salary Survey Goes Deep into Detail

The Federation of European & international associations based in Belgium (FAIB) has just published the results of its salary benchmark survey.

Building Bridges for Gastric Cancer in Prague

The 2019 International Gastric Cancer Congress is set to be held in Prague from 8 – 11 May 2019, at the Prague Congress Centre.

Incredible Impacts Programme Strikes Again

After a very successful inaugural year in 2017, the Incredible Impacts Programme – developed by the BestCities Global Alliance and ICCA – has opened submissions for the 2018 grants.

Symbiosis in Singapore

Cécile Koch reports on a trip to Singapore, together with fellow International and European associations, where a deep symbiosis among participants actually took place…

Vienna Goes into Therapy in 2023

From 25-29 July 2023 Vienna will host the 10th World Congress for Psychotherapy at the Sigmund Freud Private University.

Association Professionals to Profit from Association Day at IMEX

On 14 May, a day before the official opening of IMEX Frankfurt, association professionals will enjoy the opportunity to attend Association Day.

NewcastleGateshead Showcases Knowledge Economy Strengths

NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau has launched a new publication aimed at promoting its knowledge economy assets.

Dubai’s Al Safeer Ambassadors Drive Meeting Success

Dubai Business Events (DBE) has awarded members of its Al Safeer Programme for their contribution in attracting international conferences to the city.

A Guide to Excellent Association Events in New Zealand

Tourism New Zealand’s Business Events team have come up with an online guide aiming to help association professionals organise successful events.

Register to ASAE’s CEO Symposium in Amsterdam

Taking place in Amsterdam 23-24th May, the Symposium encourages association executives to evaluate annual priorities and offers insight on how best to work with their incoming leader.  

New Blood, New Initiatives for AIME 2019

Talk2 Media & Events (Talk2 ME), an incoming organiser for AIME 2019, is planning to make a strong entrance for next year’s event.

Associations Get More Choice in Brisbane

Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) has joined forces with Rydges Hotel South Bank opening up new opportunities for smaller and medium sized conferences.

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.

Artsy Bruges Welcomes Museum Curators

The 21st CODART congress will take place in Bruges, Belgium from 11 to 13 March 2018 welcoming approximately 140 curators from 25 different countries.

New Technology for Better Customer Service in Melbourne

The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) is looking into the future with its new online portal, myMCEC.

Networking while Learning at Meetings Africa

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.

Jerusalem Means Business

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.

Busy 2018 for Abu Dhabi

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 and Brussels Work to Strengthen Education for Associations

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 MICE Dominates the Alps

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.

Archaeologists to Discover the North East of England

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.

The Internet of Things

The 2018 IEEE 4th World Forum onThe Internet of Things (WF-IoT 2018) was held in the Garden City of Singapore between 5 and 8 February 2018.

How Social Are You?

According to a report called #DigitalAssociations 2017 carried out by Cambre Associates, 33% of associations in Brussels are not digitally social.

Ambassador Awards for Promoting Brussels

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.

Investing in Edinburgh

The annual Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) Investment Conference will return to Edinburgh this March between 7 and 9 of that month.

71st World Health Assembly Continues in Geneva

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.

Read All about It in Athens

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.

Biennial Congress of Cancerology for Monaco

The 13th Congress of Cancerology will take place in Monaco between 31 January and 3 February 2018.

Malaysia Wins First Isotopes Congress in the Region

In 2020, Malaysia will be the first country in the Southeast Asia region to host the 10th International Conference on Isotopes & Expo (10ICI).

London Reveals Itself to Obesity Surgeons

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).

Kellen to Manage Business for AMCA in Europe and the Middle East

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. 

Do Away with Carbon at Westminster

Central Hall Westminster, London’s central conference centre, has launched a new project to make your meetings even more sustainable.

New Year, New Conferences, New Appointments for Adelaide

Following last year’s important events, Adelaide Convention Centre is off to a great start for 2018.

Quebec City’s Growing Life Sciences Sector

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.

SECC Celebrates 100 Years of Life

2018 is an important year for the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre (SECC).

AIME Aims Higher in 2018

The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre is set to host the Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo 2018 (AIME) between  20-21 February.

The Hague Celebrates the Beach

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. 

Cycling Around Glasgow for a Greener City

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.

Looking into Medical Education in Newcastle

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).

Dubai Signs Collaboration Agreement with Expo 2020

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.

Get to Know Africa

Meetings Africa 2018 is scheduled to take place between 26 and 28 February at the Sandton Convention Centre, in Johannesburg in South Africa.

IMEX Announces ‘Legacy’ Theme for 2018

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’ Label for the French Riviera

‘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.

Computer Architects Are Drawn towards Manchester

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.

PCMA’s Convening Leaders Kick-Off

PCMA Convening Leaders 2018, currently taking place in Nashville, kicked off yesterday with a thump.

Kyoto Comes Out on Top for Neurology Congress

A few months ago, Japan welcomed the XXIII World Congress of Neurology which took place in Kyoto.

Tallinn Breaks Its Record with Major JCI Congress

The Estonian capital, Tallinn, will be the host for Junior Chamber International (JCI) 2019 World Congress.

Switzerland: A Pioneer in Clean Technologies

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.

Book Launch Combined with Grand Opening for The Hague

The 13th of December marked the reopening of World Forum The Hague and the presentation of a new book.

Mainz Hosts Cancer Scientists

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.

EUROCITIES Discuss Circular Economy in Ljubljana

The EUROCITIES 2017 Annual Conference was hosted in Ljubljana between 15 and 17 November.

Brisbane Gets Its Teeth into IFDH Symposium

The 21st IFDH International Symposium on Dental Hygiene is set to take place at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) in August 2019.

Two More Congresses for Oman

The Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre (OCEC) and the Oman Convention Bureau are celebrating a double-win having successfully won two major congresses.

The Importance of Conferences through a New Book

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.

Marinas at their Best in Athens

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 Fully Renovated

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.

UKES Conference to Energise Newcastle

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.

Ukraine Aims to Put Itself on International Associations’ Maps

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.

Expansion of the Global Associations Hub Partnership

The Global Associations Hub Partnership is driving international expansion for global associations and member markets are reaping the benefits.

South Africa’s Strategy to Attract Association Conferences

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.

Sendai’s International Centre

Japan’s Sendai International Centre aims to attract international conferences by offering a wide range of facilities.

Basel Wins HIV Experts Congress

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 Wants to Make Conventions More Human

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’s Promotional Campaign for Associations

Thailand Convention Exhibition Bureau believes association’ conventions can — and should be — both educational and enjoyable.

Gothenburg Signs Agreement for Associations World Congress

In April 2019 Gothenburg will welcome the Associations World Congress to the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre (SECC) for the first time.

Associations Line up for Copenhagen

Associations seem to have a soft spot for Copenhagen, as 2017 was a busy year for Bella Center Copenhagen.

Parasitologists to Tend to Animals in Dublin

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.

Melanoma Experts Examine Solutions in Brisbane

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.

Amsterdam to Be New Home to EU’s Medicines Agency

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.

Designing Computer Graphics in Bangkok

SIGGRAPH ASIA 2017 is due to take place between 27 and 30 November in Bangkok, as announced by the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau.

Two-City Cooperation for Nuclear Medicine

The Board Meeting of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine has recently agreed to continue the cooperation with Barcelona and Vienna.

Melbourne Hits No 1 in Sustainability in Asia-Pacific

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).

What You May Not Know About France

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.

‘Best Improved Destination Award’ for Glasgow

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.

Sydney to Celebrate International Pathology Day

Business Events Sydney (BESydney) has announced that Sydney will host the 2022 Congress of the International Academy of Pathology (IAP).

Association Winners of Incredible Impacts Grants

Three winning associations were chosen as examples of excellence within the meeting industry by the Incredible Impacts Programme.

Doctor’s Prescriptions for Medical Congresses in Europe

Recent years have seen increased regulation from government bodies within Europe and the industry regulators implementing more stringent codes and guidelines for healthcare professionals.

UIA Associations Round Table Europe 2017: A Short Report

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.

Executives Networking at The Hague

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.

Scotland: All about Technological Innovation

VisitScotland has recently launched a new digital campaign under the title ‘Legends’ with focus on Scotland as a centre for innovation and pioneer invention.

Intelligent Transportation to Travel to Hamburg

Hamburg will host the 2021 World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) from 11 to 15 October 2021.

European Association Summit 2018: Brussels Is the Place to Be

The European Association Summit 2018 will be held in Brussels between 8 and 9 March at the SQUARE Brussels Meeting Centre.

London’s Heart to Beat to Cardiologists’ Rhythm

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. 

Endoscopic Surgeons to Exchange In-depth Views in Malaysia

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.

Lausanne to Report on Science Journalists

The World Conference of Science Journalists (WCSJ) will return to Europe after a six-year gap.

Green Vancouver to Welcome ECOCITY World Summit

The 2019 ECOCITY World Summit will be held in Vancouver, at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT).

Montreal Perceives Artificial Intelligence

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.

Sydney Warming Up for SIBOS 2018

As SIBOS – the world’s biggest financial services event – is approaching, Sydney is getting ready to receive more than 40,000 conference delegates.

World Health Summit Returns to Berlin

This year’s World Health Summit was held from 15 to 17 October 2017 at Kosmos in Berlin.

Physicists Gathered by Dubai Future Foundation

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.

Yokohama to Expand to Meet Associations’ Needs

A new multi-functional convention centre will be opening in spring of 2020 as an addition to PACIFICO Yokohama.

Mohamed Mezghani Elected Secretary General of UITP

Mohamed Mezghani will be UITP’s new Secretary General as of January 2018.

New Campaign Puts Edinburgh in the Centre of Associations’ Attention

‘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.

PCMA Convening Leaders in Nashville: What’s in Store

The 2018 PCMA Convening Leaders conference will be held in the Music City, Nashville, between 7 and 10 January 2018.

Qatar’s Plan to Go International

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.

Brisbane Treats WHO’s Members

Τhe Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) recently welcomed the 68th session of the World Health Organisation’s Regional Committee for the Western Pacific Region.

Up-and-Coming Panama

Panama is expanding and claiming a position in the international meetings industry.

Thailand Campaigns at IMEX America to Attract Associations

Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) launched a new marketing campaign at IMEX America last week.

Oman Marks Its Place in the Convention Industry

The Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre (OCEC) celebrated its first anniversary earlier this October.

For Adelaide the Sky Is the Limit

Adelaide in Australia just held the 68th International Astronautical Congress (IAC).

Campaign for Scotland’s Innovative Ideas

VisitScotland Business Events announced the global launch of a digital campaign, focusing on the country’s position as the home of pioneering innovation.

Belfast Rising to the Challenge

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.

WorldPride to March through Copenhagen in 2021

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.

Final Call to Associations for BestCities in Tokyo

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.

Worldwide Association Professionals Virtually Connected

Organised by ASSOCIATIONSUCCESS.ORG, SURGE 2017 is a free virtual summit bringing together thousands of association professionals around the world.

Singapore Keeps Going Strong with International Congresses

2017 sees Singapore maintain its international standing as the leading business events destination in Asia Pacific once again.

Agriculture Scholars Cultivate New Ideas in Darwin

The Darwin Convention Centre had the opportunity to host the 2017 Nuffield Australia National Conference.

Focus on Innovation & Technology – A Canadian Vision

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.

How Surgeons Operated in Basel

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).

Challenges for Associations up for Discussion

Members of ABPCO (Association of British Professional Conference Organisers) had the opportunity to participate in a round table at the KIA Oval in London.

A Smart Nation Presented : Singapore

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.

Oncologists Select Madrid for a Second Time

Following the excellent rate of participation in 2014, ESMO chose to bring its congress back to Madrid.

UN World Tourism Organization to Travel to St. Petersburg

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.

Edinburgh’s Leaders Help Attract Association Conferences

Over 75 representatives from Edinburgh’s business, scientific and academic elite were applauded last Wednesday during the Edinburgh Ambassador Dinner.

Alzheimer’s Conference to Be Remembered in Wales

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.

Ageing Issues to Be Raised in Sarawak

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.

Associations to Choose Among Swiss Convention Centres

When it comes to choosing a venue for their next event in Switzerland, associations are dizzy with choice.

High-Level Learning for Associations at IMEX America 2017

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.

Malaysia’s Next Move Revealed to Associations

The Malaysian Society of Association Executives (MSAE) was officially launched during the Malaysia Association neXt (MyNext) 2017 conference.

Architects to Draw their Way to Copenhagen in 2023

Copenhagen will be the city to welcome the world’s largest architectural congress in 2023.

Sustainability at Its Best in San Diego

San Diego Convention Center is boosting the local agricultural economy by sourcing key products and services from across the community.

Tunnel Experts to See the Light in Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia will host the World Tunnel Congress (WTC) from 15 to 21 May 2020 at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.

Associations to Know ICC Sydney Through Virtual Eyes

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.

Health Sciences Lead the Way in Adelaide

Some of the most important health science events are headed to Adelaide in the next couple of years.

Associations Explore Jerusalem

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.

Association Delegates Are Rewarded in Edinburgh

Scotland’s Capital has launched a new mobile-responsive website, the Edinburgh Rewards scheme for delegates.

Congress of Biomechanics Enjoyed Brisbane Hospitality

The Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre hosted the congress for the International Society of Biomechanics – IBS 2017 from 23 – 27 July.

Canada to Meet European Associations

This September Business Events Canada (BEC) and their partners will return to Europe for their annual European Canada week.

Mathematicians Are Invited to Tokyo in 2023

Tokyo will host the 10th International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM 2023).

Leading Eye Specialists to Gather in Melbourne

Melbourne has been chosen as the host city for the World Ophthalmology Congress® 2022 (WOC2022) of the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO).

Thought Leaders at Tomorrow’s Urban Travel Conference

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.

Coex Gets Ready for UIA Seoul World Architects Congress

At least 30,000 people are expected to descend on Seoul this September 3rd to 10th for the 26th UIA Congress.

Global perspectives in Geneva

Geneva is host to the OESO’s 14th World Conference Global perspectives in Esophageal diseases this week.

Thailand and Chinese Associations Connect

Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau’s (TCEB) recent Road Show in Beijing aimed to attract Chinese trade associations to Thailand received good response.

New Brand Campaign for Singapore

A new unified brand, Passion Made Possible, was unveiled by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB).

The Malaysian Society of Association Executives is Born

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.

Call for Proposals for the European Association Summit

With a deadline set by 29 September a call for proposals launched early summer aims to gather abstracts for short presentations.

A ‘Dubai 360’ Immersion Experience for Associations

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’.

Can Machines Really Learn in Sydney?

Sydney-siders experienced an influx of artificial intelligence as the world’s ‘Machine Learning’ experts descended on Australia.

European eHealth Summit to be Held in Lausanne

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) will be holding its eHealth Summit at the SwissTech Convention Center in September.

Indigenous Education in Adelaide

The 2020 World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education (WIPCE) will be held in Adelaide.

Christchurch is Designed for Association Meetings

Christchurch is a future-focused city boasting major infrastructure developments, including a new convention centre due to be completed in late 2019.

How Associations Can Raise their International Profiles

Find out how you can benefit from Sarawak Convention Bureau’s new partnership with PR company Intelectasia.

An ISTH Experience at Messe Berlin

Boardroom Chief Editor Rémi Dévé enjoyed a very original experience in Berlin in July.

What to Expect from ibtm world

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.

Insurance Specialists to Convene in Melbourne

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.

Rwanda, a Newcomer as a Convention Destination

Rwanda is flexing its muscles as a convention destination, and is hosting more and more association meetings.

Digital Healthcare to be Discussed in Jerusalem

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.

Geneva to Welcome Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists

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.

How to Share Scientific Insights via Social Media

Social media to disseminate scientific knowledge – this is what 50 researchers discussed at the Ambassadors Club Summer Lounge of the Austria Center Vienna.

Changes at the Federation of European and International Associations

On the occasion of its General Assembly, the Federation of European and International Associations based in Belgium (FAIB) announced a new presidency.

Kuala Lumpur Is a Popular Choice Amongst International Associations

10 international associations have selected the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre to host their events between 2017 and 2020.

Improving Associations Meetings with BestCities Global Forum

Two representatives from the BestCities Global Alliance attended the Conference and Incentive Travel Industry Fair (CITIE) earlier this month.

Surgeons Come Together in Basel

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.

An Invitation to Switzerland

The Switzerland Convention & Incentive Bureau (SCIB) based in Brussels, organises its traditional workshop on October 17th at 6 pm.

Brisbane Gathers Experts in Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine

Some of the world’s leading anaesthetists, pain specialists and other medical practitioners from the healthcare sector met in Brisbane.

Melbourne Poses for Professional Conference Organisers

Boardroom joined a delegation of European conference organisers in Melbourne from 7 – 11 June 2017.

Rethink the Way You Think about Learning

The editors of Convene, the PCMA magazine, partner of Boardroom, report on the digitalNow conference which took place in May 2017 in Orlando.

Associations Get More Access to Japan in Paris

The Japan Convention Bureau, a division of the Japan National Tourism Organization, established its fifth international MICE office in Paris.

Saudi Arabia’s Vision to Attract Association Meetings

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.

Italy and Associations Work Hand in Hand

“Italy, at hand” is the title of a recent communication campaign launched by the Convention Bureau of Italy.

Montréal Joins Forces to Attract Researchers

The Palais des congrès de Montréal, its Ambassadors Club and the Fonds de recherche du Québec have recently strengthened their partnership.

Why Regions May Hold the Key to Global Expansion for Associations

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.

Associations Can Now Organize ‘Greener’ conferences in Glasgow

Glasgow has unveiled a new ‘green conventions team’ to champion the city’s credentials as a world-leader in sustainable business tourism.

The Educational Value of IMEX in Frankfurt

With over 200 education sessions taking place throughout the show, IMEX in Frankfurt taking place next week offers its biggest ever education programme.

Associations to Flock to Wales with Opening of New ICC

Directors at the ICC Wales, in partnership with Welsh Government, have announced their ambition to put Wales firmly on the international business tourism stage.

Leaders’ Forum at the Associations World Congress

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.

Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre’s Expansion: What’s in it for Associations?

The Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre (SECC) has presented the third phase of its expansion plans up until 2030.

Global Market Eyes Ottawa as an Appealing Event Destination

As global events continue to impact the selection of destinations for international congresses of all sizes, Ottawa is ready to welcome the world.

Knowledge Sharing at the European Association Summit

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.