Associations to Flock to Scottish Event Campus
Over the past few weeks, the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) has won a number of major conferences, many as a result of strong partnerships with key local academics and Glasgow Convention Bureau.
Academy of Management Chooses Copenhagen
In 2025, Copenhagen will welcome around 10,000 scholars , as the Academy of Management selected the city as the first destination outside North America to host its annual meeting.
How the Association World is Evolving
Our partner PCMA/Convene just published a very interesting article on the evolution of the association community, written by Ben Hainsworth, executive director for K.I.T. Group.
ICCA and PCMA Partner with AIME
PCMA and ICCA will both be involved in the framing and delivery of the AIME Knowledge Program which opens the three-day event in February 2019.
High Performance Secretariats Are Important
Recruitment company Ellwood Atfield has shared their report on what, according to a survey and some research, makes a high-performance secretariat for an association.
What’s in Store during Malaysia Business Events Week
Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) is holding the fourth edition of the Malaysia Business Events Week (MBEW) until 14 August 2018.
Speakers Announced for First International Tourism Security Summit
Speakers from UNWTO, the OECD, SmithBucklin, and TBWA are among the international speakers who have been announced as the speakers and panel leaders at the International Tourism Security Summit (ITSS) in Jerusalem.
Global TEDSummit Chooses Scotland
Scotland will play host to the next TEDSummit in 2019, which will take place at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre from 21 to 25 July.
ExCeL London Gets Dental
The 96th General Session & Exhibition of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR), in conjunction with the IADR Pan European Regional Congress, took place at ExCeL London from 25-28 July.
PACIFICO Yokohama Ranking High for Associations
PACIFICO Yokohama, one of the largest meetings venue in Japan, was ranked as the top Japanese facility in a survey released by Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO).
Arts Marketing Association Chooses NewcastleGateshead
NewcastleGateshead will host the Arts Marketing Association for its 2019 annual conference, which will attract over 600 delegates from the cultural sector.
Geneva Health Forum:
A Platform for Dialogue
Organized every two years since 2006, the Geneva Health Forum (GHF) was created by the Geneva University Hospitals and the Faculty of Medicine of Geneva University. It is always held at the International Conference Center of Geneva (CICG).
Brisbane Gets Political
In an Australian first, Brisbane hosted the 25th IPSA World Congress of Political Science from 21-25 July at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC).
World Gastroenterology Congress Chooses Dubai
Dubai has been selected as the host city for World Gastroenterology Organisation’s biennial World Congress of Gastroenterology, to take place 12-15 December 2021.
What to Expect at IBTM World 2018
This year’s show will bring an exciting breath of opportunities and content tailored to an association audience, including a full Knowledge Programme specifically created for association visitors.
St John’s, Canada, to Host Large Aquaculture Conference
The WAS Aquaculture Conference, the largest of its kind ever held in Canada, will take place August 30 – September 2, 2020 in St. John’s, Newfoundland.
AIPC 2018: How Global Issues Impact Local Business
The 2018 AIPC Annual Conference achieved a balance between high level perspectives on global issues of potential significance for the meetings industry.
Austria Center Vienna Wecomes European Council Meetings
In the second half of 2018, Austria will hold the rotating presidency of the European Council for the third time, after its presidencies in 1998 and 2006.
Last Call to Get an Incredible Impacts Grant from ICCA & BestCities
A grant programme that celebrates international associations for making inspiring, lasting impacts to their meeting destinations is calling out for final submissions for 2018.
Call for Proposals for the 2019 European Association Summit
With a deadline set by 28 September a call for proposals launched early summer aims to gather abstracts for short presentations.
Bruges Knows About Lace
From 13 August until 25 August Bruges will bring the magic of lace to life during the World Lace Congress. Bruges and lace have always been inextricably linked, which is one of the reasons why the city is the perfect location for the congress.
Artificial Intelligence Gets Pride of Place in Stockholm
Stockholm will host the Federated AI Meeting (FAIM), the world’s largest scientific event on artificial intelligence, this very July.
UFI to Take its Annual Congress to Oman
UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, has selected Oman and the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre for the 2020 UFI Global Congress.
London Welcomes Experts in Data
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.
Adelaide to Host Medical Physicians and Biomedical Engineers in 2024
The International Union for Physical and Engineering Science in Medicine (IUPSEM) has chosen Adelaide as the host city for their 2024 congress.
New Sustainability Strategy in Copenhagen
Wonderful Copenhagen has appointed a Project Manager for sustainable tourism development to help shape the sustainable direction of the organisation and the destination.
Avant-Garde Chefs to Cook for Malaysia
Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB), together with Professional Culinaire Association (PCA) will be serving up the best Malaysia has to offer to delegates attending the Worldchefs Congress & Expo (WACS) 2018.
New Venture Between SingEx and Unbound for Innovative Events
SingEx together and Unbound signed a joint venture agreement last week to incorporate a new business entity called SingEx Unbound Innovations International Pte Ltd.
Registration for Asia Pacific Incentives & Meeting Event (AIME) Now Open
Taking place in Melbourne 18-20 February 2019, AIME connects global exhibitors with a diverse pool of buyers from Australia, New Zealand, and Asia Pacific, as well as buyers from the Middle East, Europe and the Americas.
More and More Associations Registered at Dubai Association Centre
Rapid growth in registrations of international associations has been witnessed at Dubai Association Centre (DAC) in the first half of 2018.
First Home-Based PCO for Penang
Business Events is a key economic sector within Penang’s tourism. It comes hardly as a surprise that Penang Convention & Exhibition Bureau (PCEB) recently welcomed its first home-based PCO.
Brisbane Designs Winning Bid for DRS2020
Brisbane will welcome 600 leading minds in global design research after winning hosting rights for the Design Research Society (DRS) Conference 2020.
Montréal Wins 2023 Hematology Conference
The International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) just selected the Palais des Congrès de Montréal and Montréal as their host venue for their 2023 ISTH Annual Congress.
The Hidden Treasures of Rimini
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.
Medical Associations to Flock to NewcastleGateshead in 2018
As a city with a proud history in medical sciences, NewcastleGateshead has a strong track record for hosting medical conferences. And it seems that medical associations will keep coming to NewcastleGateshead in 2018.
ASAE’s Association Leadership Forum in Singapore
The American Society of Association Executives is organizing an Association Leadership Forum at Grand Hyatt Singapore from 29–31 October 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.
New Partnership for an Ever Sustainable Sydney
International Convention Centre Sydney has recently partnered up with the City of Sydney Council, accommodation and tourism operators launching a Sustainable Destination Partnership program.
Toronto Opens its Doors for Medical Technology Experts
Toronto has been selected by the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) to host the foremost international event for medical technology experts, The MedTech Conference, taking place October 5-7, 2020.
The 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.
Frankfurt Rising for Medical Conferences
Frankfurt has succeeded in securing two medical congresses, the convention of the European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation and the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) convention.
A Glance through History in Brussels
The 6th International Congress on Construction History (6ICCH) will be organised at the Palais des Académies in Brussels, from July 9 to July 13, 2018.
ICC Sydney Cements Global Reputation with Event Excellence
ICC Sydney features a striking contemporary design, state-of-the-art technology throughout and leading event services to cater to the changing architecture of meetings and events.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thailand Campaigns at IMEX America to Attract Associations
Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) launched a new marketing campaign at IMEX America last week.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.