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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.