Estonia Is Organising its Next Fam Trip
The Estonian Convention Bureau and the Estonian Tourist Board are pleased to invite international meeting and event planners to an exclusive MEET ESTONIA fam trip.
The Estonian Convention Bureau and the Estonian Tourist Board are pleased to invite international meeting and event planners to an exclusive MEET ESTONIA fam trip.
Cairns Convention Centre will host the 2021 Congress of International Society for Plant Molecular Biology (IPMB) where 1,200 of the world’s leading plant molecular biologists meet to discuss ways to feed Earth’s increasing population.
The Info-communications Media Development Authority (IMDA) of Singapore has unveiled a series of new initiatives to raise the vibrancy of Singapore’s media ecosystem.
Dubai Business Events (DBE), the city’s official convention bureau, had a fruitful 2018 securing a total of 261 bids which are set to attract an additional 153,640 delegates to Dubai over the coming years.
The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) held its 2nd Annual OECD meeting of Mining Regions and Cities at the at the Darwin Conveniton Centre.
Leeds plans to continue last year’s investment also in 2019 with the refurbishment of many more of the city’s venues.
Innovate Canada will be hosted in Toronto, one of Canada’s leading hubs of innovation for life sciences from May 21 – 24, 2019.
Between 18 and 20 February AIME will give the opportunity to decision makers to connect, create and do business across the whole Asia Pacific region.
ASSOCIATIONWORLD (AW) and its President and CEO Kai Troll, Boardroom’s partner, recently talked to the Union of International Associations (UIA) about this Brussels-based foundation, established in June 2018.
The GCB German Convention Bureau presented the results of the second phase of its “Future Meeting Space” research project at the 2019 PCMA Convening Leaders conference in Pittsburgh.
Penang will host the International Congress and Conferences on Computational Design and Engineering (I3CDE) 2019 from 7 to 10 July at ParkRoyal Penang Resort.
The Society for Freshwater Science (SFS) Annual Meeting in 2021 will be held in Brisbane, making this the very first time the American based Society has held its annual meeting outside of North America.
It was a strong year for Medical conferences at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre in 2018, with seven high-profile events attracting over 7,300 participants.
Lausanne Montreux Congress, the collaboration of the Swiss regions of Lausanne and Montreux announced that one of their key partners, the SwissTech Convention Centre has become the newest member of the Energy Cities Alliance (ECA).
Three new conference ambassadors have been inducted under the Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau’s (MyCEB) Kesatria Malaysia Programme.
The aim of this alliance is to encourage sustained growth and communicate the two ventures’ joint professional and educational objectives.
From Friday 7th – Sunday 9th December 2018, the 29th International Symposium on ALS/MND was welcomed in Glasgow.
More than 150 association executives arrived in Singapore for the annual educational Forum held from 29–31 October at the Grand Hyatt Singapore.
Hamburg will hold the annual congress of the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies 2021. Around 2,000 specialists are expected at the event, which will take place at the Congress Center Hamburg.
South Africa will host the ICCA Association Meetings Programme (AMP) between the 18th and the 20th June 2019 in the city of Durban where over 100 delegate comprised of ICCA members and various association executives, will congregate over the three days.
The Asia Pacific Meetings and Incentives Event (AIME) will be held in Melbourne on 18-20 February 2019 presenting in this latest version the AIME Knowledge Program.
The new Exhibition and Convention Centre of Toulouse under the name MEETT is set to be ready by June 2020 as construction is well on time.
Québec City and Université Laval will host a major international conference on using insects as food for both humans and animals.
Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) has launched a new campaign Thailand: REDEFINE Your Business Events to transform the organisation’s role.
VisitBritain has partnered up with Eurostar and Virgin Trains to offer a united travel service for the meetings market and attract more international business events to the UK.
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) will play host to the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in 2021 for the first time with an expected 2,500 delegates.
All in all, the CCB holds around 200 events each year, from press conferences, via meetings of national and international associations, specialist exhibitions and panel discussions, right through to special events in the field of music and showbusiness.
In the context of this year’s ibtm World, Monaco Convention Bureau has announced its growing success over the years, reaching the 85th position in the ICCA ranking for conference destinations worldwide and the 40th in Europe.
With the opening of the new International Conference Centre Wales in 2019, the Welsh Government’s Business Events team is drawing global attention to the country as part of Wales ‘Year of Discovery’.
On 7 – 9 April 2019, Sweden’s second city, Gothenburg, welcomes the Associations World Congress & Expo (AWC) to the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre (SECC), for the first time in Scandinavia.
Copenhagen improved to a second place on the GDS-Index and received the innovation award at this year’s ICCA Awards.
11 European-based international association events attracted 11,960 delegates to Malaysia in 2018 and were all held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre), Malaysia’s purpose-built venue.
Lausanne Montreux Congress (LMC) has announced it has been ranked among the top 20 destinations worldwide in the Global Destination Sustainability Index.
The Scottish Event Campus (SEC) has applied for planning permission in principle (PPIP) for a major expansion of its facilities with a vision to create a unique global event campus.
The World Down Syndrome Congress which was held in Glasgow in July 2018 has been recognised as a leading example of excellence within the global meetings industry.
British Airways and ExCeL London have launched a year-long collaboration that will give exclusive airline partner status to the London City Airport based operation.
Keeping up with the trends, associations meetings have evolved, requiring elite services from the venues they choose to host their conferences or put up their delegates. That’s where the Hilton hotels steal the spotlight.
In the framework of ESAE’s recent partnership with Cambre, the first installment in a series of events focused on digital advocacy is set for 28 November at 08.30-10.30 with the topic ‘How to be the best Digital Lobbyist’.
BestCities Global Alliance, GainingEdge and Rehabilitation International unveiled new market-leading research into accessible meetings at the ICCA congress in Dubai.
The European Society of Association Executives has announced the renewal of its partnership with Interel Association Management.
James Rees, Executive Director at ExCeL London, has been elected as the new ICCA president at the 57th ICCA Congress, which came to a close yesterday in Dubai.
A unique workshop is taking place on 17 December between 9.00 and 17.00 at The Hotel Brussels in the framework of the ONE Campaign and in collaboration with ASSOCIATIONWORLD.
The European Association Summit (EAS) will be held from 28 February to 1 March 2019 at the SQUARE – Brussels Convention Centre under the theme “Share and Co-Create”.
The 4th edition of the European Conference of Oncology Pharmacy (ECOP4), organized by European Cancer Organisation (ECCO), was held from Oct 25 – 27, 2018 at Convention City of Nantes.
The 15th International Conference of the International Mesothelioma Interest Group (iMig) will take place from 25-28 March 2020 at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC).
International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) is the first convention centre in Australia to launch a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).
The workshop will take place on 19 November in Brussels and on 26 November in Geneva, exploring the necessary tools needed to identify policy influencing opportunities.
The Association of Association Executives (AAE) is introducing a new structure for educational content and emphasising the re-focusing the participation of suppliers at the event.
From January to October 2018, Seoul successfully secured 40 international conferences, which is estimated to bring more than 35,000 international delegates to the city over the coming years.
The European Congress of Neurosurgery, organised by AIM Group International for the fourth consecutive year, is a key event for the medical community.
The international development strategy implemented by La Cité Nantes Congress Centre is paying off. This season boasts a significant number of international conventions.
SIBOS visited Sydney on 22 October, bringing to the city’s International Convention Centre (ICC Sydney) 7,000 business leaders and decision-makers from around the world.
Brisbane is set to host 2,000 of the world’s leading cancer experts in a first time event for Australia, described as the ‘Olympics’ for head and neck cancer.
New Zealand recently held an event in Auckland to recognise the efforts of 31 experts who have secured international conferences for the country.
Shane Hannam, Portfolio Director, IBTM Events, explains to Boardroom why associations should attend IBTM World in Barcelona this year.
The biggest One Young World Summit ever, with 1.800 young talents from more than 190 countries will be welcomed by The Hague from 17 to 20 October 2018.
ICCA’s newest industry report “A Modern History of International Association Meetings – Update: 1963-2017” reveals growth of the international association meetings industry.
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 European Hernia Society have announced that their 2022 annual congress will be held at Manchester Central, attracting over 1000 visitors from 24 different countries.
This year’s International Mental Health Conference is set to take between 18 and 20 October at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).
The Philippine Council of Associations and Association Executives (PCAAE) is organising the 6th edition of its Summit, one of the biggest gatherings of associations and association professionals.
The Down Syndrome International, the Society for Ecological Restoration, and the Union for International Cancer Control are the winners of this year’s Incredible Impacts Programme.
Luca Segantini, Executive Director of International Society of Nephrology, attended the 2018 PCMA European Influencers Summit in Seville and tells Boardroom how the programme was relevant to his organisation.
Toronto has emerged as one of the world’s fastest growing tech markets; indeed, it’s the 3rd largest in North America with some 14,000 tech companies and 65+ incubators.
The 31st Annual Congress of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM) – the world’s leading event in this area – will be taking place at the Congress Centre Düsseldorf from 13–17 October.
Yokohama has been chosen as the host city for the 15th World Congress on Computational Mechanics (WCCM), which will take place at the new PACIFICO YOKOHAMA NORTH in 2022.
The international congress of the European Respiratory Society (ERS) will take place in Vienna for the fifth time in 2020, from September 5-9.
Some 200 industry leaders, decision makers and government speakers from all over Australia met in Darwin recently for the 46th biennial Ports Australia biennial conference.
The Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) organised this year’s conference in Basel from 25 to 29 August at the Congress Center Basel (CCB).
The IEEE NSS-MIC (Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference) will be held in October of 2021 at the new PACIFICO YOKOHAMA NORTH facility.
Malaysia is welcoming the UIA Associations Round Table Asia Pacific 2018 (UIA 2018) from 26-27 September 2018 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC).
The 35th edition of the European PV Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSEC) will open its doors from Monday 24 to Friday 28 September 2018 at SQUARE Brussels Convention Centre.
Brisbane will be the host to more than 1200 delegates from over 230 airlines across the world for the 145th International Air Transport Association (IATA) Slot Conference from 12-15 November 2019.
The IMEX Association Leadership Forum, created in partnership with ASAE, will take place the day before IMEX America kicks off, namely on Monday 15 October.
Starting today and until 22 September Geneva is hosting the 28th Congress of the European Society for Surgery of the Shoulder and the Elbow at the International Conference Centre of Geneva (CICG).
The fact that this year’s American Society of Neuroradiology Annual Meeting & The Foundation of the ASNR Symposium was held in Vancouver came as no surprise.
The European Association Summit (EAS) is approaching fast, set to take place between 28 February and 1 March 2019 in Brussels.
The combined efforts of Université Laval and the Québec City Convention Centre managed to attract the International Association of People-Environment Studies (IAPS), which will host its 26th conference.
The City of Espoo announced the election of Professor Ahti Salo as the Espoo Ambassador of 2018. The selection was announced at the annual Espoo Ambassador event held at Dipoli on the 30th of August 2018.
In the framework of its ‘Going Global Series’ campaign, the Dubai Association Centre (DAC) will welcome France-based associations to attend a special meeting at the UAE embassy in Paris on 19 October.
In Ottawa, the life sciences sector regularly collaborates with Tourism Ottawa and other industry stakeholders to ensure the local expertise found here is leveraged to help augment agendas and drive delegate engagement.
Talley Management Group, Inc. (TMG), and African association professional Jeffers Miruka of Kenya, are jointly launching the African Association Management Company (AFAMCO).
AIME, which will take place at the Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre 18-20 February 2019, has a long and rich history and created many strong industry connections and professional experiences.
The final shortlist of 12 entries for the 2018 Incredible Impacts Programme have been announced by BestCities Global Alliance and ICCA.
E-AHPBA and the Swiss Local Organizing Committee are currently organising the 13th IHPBA World Congress taking place at PALEXPO, with 4,000 participants.
Adelaide Convention Centre has reinforced its leadership in global sustainability by becoming the joint first convention centre in the world to achieve the coveted EarthCheck Platinum Certification.
With a number of meetings dedicated to wind and solar power, Calgary seems to be a sought-after host city for natural resources and renewable energy conferences.
Business Events Canada (BEC) and their partners are set to return to Europe next month for their annual roadshows designed to promote the country’s meetings offerings to local planners.
This year’s programme includes international thought leaders and innovators from the world of travel and beyond.
The Calgary TELUS Convention Centre (CTCC) is now working with Sue Wilkes as its International Business Development Manager – Europe.
Taking place in 2022 at Manchester Central, the congress organized by the European Hernia Society will attract over 1000 visitors from 24 different countries.
With a deadline set by 28 September a call for proposals launched early summer aims to gather abstracts for short presentations.
TCEB wants to accelerate the enhancement of meetings venue standards so that planners know what to expect. To this aim, ‘Thailand MICE Venue Standards 2018’, a marketing communications campaign, has been created.
For the EPCA Annual Meeting, the must-go-to event of the Global Petrochemical Business Community, around 3000 participants from all over the world will gather in Vienna around the City Park area.
PCMA has opened registration for its 2019 Convening Leaders flagship event, taking place from 6 – 9 January 2019 at the David. L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) is holding the fourth edition of the Malaysia Business Events Week (MBEW) until 14 August 2018.
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.
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.
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, 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).
NewcastleGateshead will host the Arts Marketing Association for its 2019 annual conference, which will attract over 600 delegates from the cultural sector.
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).
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).
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.
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.
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.
The 2018 AIPC Annual Conference achieved a balance between high level perspectives on global issues of potential significance for the meetings industry.
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.
A grant programme that celebrates international associations for making inspiring, lasting impacts to their meeting destinations is calling out for final submissions for 2018.
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.
Stockholm will host the Federated AI Meeting (FAIM), the world’s largest scientific event on artificial intelligence, this very July.
UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, has selected Oman and the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre for the 2020 UFI Global Congress.
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.
The International Union for Physical and Engineering Science in Medicine (IUPSEM) has chosen Adelaide as the host city for their 2024 congress.
Wonderful Copenhagen has appointed a Project Manager for sustainable tourism development to help shape the sustainable direction of the organisation and the destination.
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.
SingEx together and Unbound signed a joint venture agreement last week to incorporate a new business entity called SingEx Unbound Innovations International Pte Ltd.
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.
Rapid growth in registrations of international associations has been witnessed at Dubai Association Centre (DAC) in the first half of 2018.
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 will welcome 600 leading minds in global design research after winning hosting rights for the Design Research Society (DRS) Conference 2020.
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.
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.
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.
The American Society of Association Executives is organizing an Association Leadership Forum at Grand Hyatt Singapore from 29–31 October 2018.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
PCMA’s second European Influencers Summit (EIS) will take place from 23-25 September 2018 at the Barcel Sevilla Renacimiento hotel in Seville, Spain.
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.
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.
Marketing Cheshire has partnered with a host of local organisations to deliver a new concept for business events amongst association buyers.
The Meetings Show is set to return for its sixth year, taking place at Olympia London on Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 June.
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 has confirmed several significant association wins as part of its ongoing campaign to target industry sectors with strong links to the city.
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 announced earlier this month a new five-year agreement to support the international education strategy of the American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST).
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.
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.
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.
A partnership between Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) and creative powerhouse C2 International was announced at the IMEX trade show in Frankfurt.
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.
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 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, 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’s business industry has just been enhanced with the opening of The Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre (OCEC)’s convention facilities.
Talley Management Group, Inc. (TMG), and Plan it! Meetings & Conferences India are jointly launching Vraata – Excellence in Association Management.
Tel Aviv is now set to launch a new initiative aimed at attracting international congresses, events and tech-related meetings to the city.
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.
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 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.
The Association of Association Executives (AAE) announced earlier this week the launch of its dedicated service for association conference and event managers across Europe.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With three major international medical conferences coming up this year, Glasgow is making preparations to welcome their attendees.
ACC Liverpool, home to BT Convention Centre, Echo Arena and Exhibition Centre Liverpool, this year celebrates a decade since it opened its doors.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The only UK Government-hosted event for the cybersecurity sector, CYBERUK 2018, took place earlier this month at Manchester Central.
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 Convention Bureau (SCB), in conjunction with the Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) 2018, is promoting inclusivity of rural communities.
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.
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 Africa Associations Congress will take place 29 – 31 October 2018 at the CSIR International Convention Centre (CSIR ICC) in Pretoria, South Africa.
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.
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.
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.
The University of Vienna will be hosting the 5th International Congress on Invertebrate Morphology (ICIM5) In the first week of August 2020.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) met with professional conference organiser (PCO) representatives from across the nation for an inaugural industry update and roundtable.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada’s (PDAC) 2018 Convention was held this week at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
Jerusalem Conventions & Visitors Bureau is placing emphasis on keeping delegates happy during as well as after a conference with a cultural program called ShukTech.
The ICCA Board of Directors came together for a Strategic Meeting in Istanbul this February with the support of Istanbul CVB and Turkish Airlines.
The Federation of European & international associations based in Belgium (FAIB) has just published the results of its salary benchmark survey.
The 2019 International Gastric Cancer Congress is set to be held in Prague from 8 – 11 May 2019, at the Prague Congress Centre.
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.
Cécile Koch reports on a trip to Singapore, together with fellow International and European associations, where a deep symbiosis among participants actually took place…
On 14 May, a day before the official opening of IMEX Frankfurt, association professionals will enjoy the opportunity to attend Association Day.
NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau has launched a new publication aimed at promoting its knowledge economy assets.
Dubai Business Events (DBE) has awarded members of its Al Safeer Programme for their contribution in attracting international conferences to the city.
Tourism New Zealand’s Business Events team have come up with an online guide aiming to help association professionals organise successful events.
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.
Talk2 Media & Events (Talk2 ME), an incoming organiser for AIME 2019, is planning to make a strong entrance for next year’s event.
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) has joined forces with Rydges Hotel South Bank opening up new opportunities for smaller and medium sized conferences.
The Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) can boast higher business events offering thanks to deeper support from the government, according to Karen Bolinger, the Bureau’s CEO.
The 21st CODART congress will take place in Bruges, Belgium from 11 to 13 March 2018 welcoming approximately 140 curators from 25 different countries.
The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) is looking into the future with its new online portal, myMCEC.
African association executives are set to meet from 26 to 28 February at Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg on the margins of Meetings Africa 2018.
The annual Globes Israel Business Conference, the leading economic event in Israel was hosted in Jerusalem at the Jerusalem International Convention Center, Israel’s largest conference centre on January 10-11.
A promising year lies ahead for Abu Dhabi as it already has a number of confirmed conferences lined up at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).
PCMA has announced its collaboration with visit.brussels to enhance the education programme of the sixth European Association Summit (EAS), taking place in Brussels on 8-9 March 2018.
Innsbruck, the major city in the Alps, is now only second to Vienna in the whole of Austria, according to the latest tourist statistics, with a new record of 3.2 million overnight stays for the full past year.
The 5th International Landscape Archaeology Conference (LAC) will take place from 17-20 September 2018 in the North East of England for the first time.
According to a report called #DigitalAssociations 2017 carried out by Cambre Associates, 33% of associations in Brussels are not digitally social.
Last week, visit.brussels rewarded 12 partners with the title of ambassador for their contribution to making the Belgian capital one of the world’s most important venues for association conferences.
The annual Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) Investment Conference will return to Edinburgh this March between 7 and 9 of that month.
As every year, the 71st World Health Assembly (WHA71) will be held in Geneva, the location of the World Health Organisation Headquarters, between 21–26 May 2018.
The Athens Convention and Visitors Bureau (ACVB) of the City of Athens has recently announced the organisation of the 85th International Conference on Libraries and Information.
In 2020, Malaysia will be the first country in the Southeast Asia region to host the 10th International Conference on Isotopes & Expo (10ICI).
The 22nd World Congress of International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO) took place at Central London International Conference Centre (CLICC).
Air Movement and Control Association, International Inc. (AMCA) has selected Kellen to provide management services for the expansion of AMCA’s representation in Europe and the Middle East.
Central Hall Westminster, London’s central conference centre, has launched a new project to make your meetings even more sustainable.
Quebec City has been investing in innovation when it comes to life sciences, with key scientists, research centres and businesses bringing expertise and development potential to the city.
The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre is set to host the Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo 2018 (AIME) between 20-21 February.
The Municipality of The Hague and The Hague Marketing Bureau launched the new campaign “Seaside Celebration”, commemorating the 200th anniversary of The Hague’s beach resort Scheveningen.
On the 30th and 31st October 2017, 200 delegates met at the Technology and Innovation Centre at the University of Strathclyde for the Cycling Scotland Conference.
This summer, from 11-13 July 2018, NewcastleGateshead will be the host destination for the 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting of the Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME).
The World Expo 2020 will take place in Dubai, making that the first time it will be held in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia region.
For this year, the IMEX group has chosen the theme ‘Legacy’ as its Talking Point, a topic for which the meetings industry has great interest in.
‘French Tech Metropolis’ is the label given to the region of Côte d’Azur in June 2015, which includes Nice, Sophia Antipolis, Cannes, Grasse and the rest of the Côte d’Azur department.
The HiPEAC18 conference will be held in Manchester between 22 and 24 January. Manchester Central will be the host venue, located in the centre of the city.
What you may not know is that Switzerland is today leading the development and marketing of cleantechn products and services in the global marketplace, Rémi Dévé writes.
The Third International Cancer lmmunotherapy Conference 2017 was staged in Germany, in particular in Mainz, one of Europe’s leading research centres for cancer immunotherapy.
The 21st IFDH International Symposium on Dental Hygiene is set to take place at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) in August 2019.
The Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre (OCEC) and the Oman Convention Bureau are celebrating a double-win having successfully won two major congresses.
Business Events Sydney’s latest research collaboration with the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) resulted in the launch of a new book earlier this year.
The Athens Convention and Visitors Bureau recently announced that the 2018 ICOMIA World Marinas Conference (IWMC) will be hosted by the Greek Marinas Association.
World Forum The Hague (formerly World Forum) and the City of The Hague will reopened the largest venue for conferences and events in The Hague yesterday.
Newcastle, in the north of the UK, will welcome for the first time the 4th UK Energy Storage Research Conference (UKES) from 20 – 22 March 2018.
Ukrainian leaders are working hard to establish the country as a top destination for international association conferences and shift outsiders’ perception of its cultural and intellectual value.
The Global Associations Hub Partnership is driving international expansion for global associations and member markets are reaping the benefits.
The South African National Convention Bureau has big ambitions for its meetings business and is particularly interested in attracting international association conferences as part of its growth strategy.
The Congress Center Basel will play host for the eminent EACS Congress 2019, after years of personal networking and the preparation of a successful bid.
Slovenia might not be the first destination that associations think of when searching for innovative and progressive conventions, but that’s starting to change.
Thailand Convention Exhibition Bureau believes association’ conventions can — and should be — both educational and enjoyable.
In April 2019 Gothenburg will welcome the Associations World Congress to the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre (SECC) for the first time.
The 28th International Conference of the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology will take place at the Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD) in 2021.
The Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) attracted melanoma experts from all over the world in the framework of the event that took place from October 18-21.
Europe has chosen Amsterdam as their new home for the European Medical Agency (EMA), after meeting the EMA’s requirements for stability, safety and social responsibility.
SIGGRAPH ASIA 2017 is due to take place between 27 and 30 November in Bangkok, as announced by the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau.
The Board Meeting of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine has recently agreed to continue the cooperation with Barcelona and Vienna.
Melbourne has been ranked the number 1 sustainable city in the Asia-Pacific region – and number 13 in the world overall – for business events in the Global Destination Sustainability Index (GDS-Index).
With a seemingly unstoppable globalisation and the fierce competition from all corners of the planet, France is facing increasingly rapid economic changes, to which it has efficiently adapted, writes Rémi Dévé.
The “Best Improved Destination” Award was awarded to Glasgow Convention Bureau as the city received recognition for sustainable business tourism by the Global Destination Sustainability Index.
Business Events Sydney (BESydney) has announced that Sydney will host the 2022 Congress of the International Academy of Pathology (IAP).
Three winning associations were chosen as examples of excellence within the meeting industry by the Incredible Impacts Programme.
Recent years have seen increased regulation from government bodies within Europe and the industry regulators implementing more stringent codes and guidelines for healthcare professionals.
Organized once a year, the UIA Associations Round Table Europe 2017, held last week in Brussels, was an opportunity to learn through networking and the sharing of best practice.
Following the 2016 and 2017 SDN NFV World Congress, World Forum The Hague will host the event again for the next two years, 2018 and 2019.
VisitScotland has recently launched a new digital campaign under the title ‘Legends’ with focus on Scotland as a centre for innovation and pioneer invention.
The European Association Summit 2018 will be held in Brussels between 8 and 9 March at the SQUARE Brussels Meeting Centre.
The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) has announced that ESC Congress, the world’s biggest gathering of heart specialists, will return to London in 2021 despite the UK’s vote to leave the EU.
The World Congress for Endoscopic Surgery of the Skull Base and Brain will take place for the first time in Asia, in Kuala Lumpur, from 10 – 13 June 2020.
The 30th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) will be hosted by the Palais des congrès de Montréal in 2021 attracting nearly 3,000 experts from all over the world.
As SIBOS – the world’s biggest financial services event – is approaching, Sydney is getting ready to receive more than 40,000 conference delegates.
One of the most prominent conferences in the field of science was hosted by Dubai Future Foundation in cooperation with Oxford University in early August.
‘Make it Edinburgh’ is the name of the new campaign promoting the city’s strongest sectors of industry, while providing compelling reasons to choose Edinburgh for future events.
The 2018 PCMA Convening Leaders conference will be held in the Music City, Nashville, between 7 and 10 January 2018.
As announced last week at the UNWTO’s celebration of World Tourism Day in Doha, Qatar has launched a new step as part of its National Tourism Sector Strategy 2030.
Τhe Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) recently welcomed the 68th session of the World Health Organisation’s Regional Committee for the Western Pacific Region.
Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) launched a new marketing campaign at IMEX America last week.
VisitScotland Business Events announced the global launch of a digital campaign, focusing on the country’s position as the home of pioneering innovation.
Belfast is growing fast among international associations as a choice for important conferences. The city’s facilities have recently been upgraded to attract business travellers from around the world.
2021 will be the year that WorldPride will take place in Copenhagen. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to come out to the streets and celebrate tolerance, diversity and inclusion.
Just over two months away, this is the last chance for all senior international association executives interested in participating in the annual BestCities Global Forum.
Organised by ASSOCIATIONSUCCESS.ORG, SURGE 2017 is a free virtual summit bringing together thousands of association professionals around the world.
2017 sees Singapore maintain its international standing as the leading business events destination in Asia Pacific once again.
Chantal Sturk-Nadeau is the new head of Business Events Canada, the official organisation responsible for the promotion of the meetings industry in the country. During a road trip to Europe, she conversed with Cécile Koch and shared her vision.
Basel was the host city for the 47th World Congress of Surgery – staged by the International Society of Surgery – which took place between 13 and 17 August 2017 at the Congress Center Basel (CCB).
Members of ABPCO (Association of British Professional Conference Organisers) had the opportunity to participate in a round table at the KIA Oval in London.
On the occasion of the celebration of the city-state’s National Day on 26 September, the Singapore Convention Bureau and EDB organised an event – attended by Boardroom.
After a decision made earlier this month by participants of the current United Nations World Tourism Organisation General Assembly in Chengdu, the 23rd session of the Assembly will be held in St. Petersburg.
Over 75 representatives from Edinburgh’s business, scientific and academic elite were applauded last Wednesday during the Edinburgh Ambassador Dinner.
Alzheimer’s Research UK Conference – the UK’s largest dementia research conference – will be hosted at ICC Wales in March 2020, an announcement made even before the completion of the construction of the Centre.
Sarawak will host the 1st ASEAN Conference on Healthy Ageing on 10th-12th October, organised by the Malaysian Healthy Ageing Society (MHAS) in collaboration with the Sarawak Convention Bureau.
Association professionals are invited to set aside their daily to-do lists and focus on strategic development and sharing knowledge with their peers at IMEX America this year.
The Malaysian Society of Association Executives (MSAE) was officially launched during the Malaysia Association neXt (MyNext) 2017 conference.
San Diego Convention Center is boosting the local agricultural economy by sourcing key products and services from across the community.
A virtual reality video experience has just been launched by ICC Sydney, taking conference organisers through an interactive tour of the venue by simply downloading the ICC Sydney VR App.
Jerusalem is an upcoming conference destination. Its history, the sites, the religious significance of the city to all global religions create an impressive atmosphere for any visitor.
The Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre hosted the congress for the International Society of Biomechanics – IBS 2017 from 23 – 27 July.
Melbourne has been chosen as the host city for the World Ophthalmology Congress® 2022 (WOC2022) of the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO).
A plethora of international thought leaders and innovators from the world of travel and beyond will speak at Tomorrow’s Urban Travel conference, kicking off on 12 October in Copenhagen.
At least 30,000 people are expected to descend on Seoul this September 3rd to 10th for the 26th UIA Congress.
Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau’s (TCEB) recent Road Show in Beijing aimed to attract Chinese trade associations to Thailand received good response.
A new unified brand, Passion Made Possible, was unveiled by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB).
On 31 July 2017, the Malaysian Society of Association Executives (MSAE) was officially registered, in response to the need for a single body to regulate the profession of association executives in Malaysia.
To be held 11-12 December 2017, at the Dubai World Trade Centre, the first-of-the-kind Dubai Association Conference will be part of a broader immersion experience, branded ‘Dubai 360’.
Sydney-siders experienced an influx of artificial intelligence as the world’s ‘Machine Learning’ experts descended on Australia.
The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) will be holding its eHealth Summit at the SwissTech Convention Center in September.
Christchurch is a future-focused city boasting major infrastructure developments, including a new convention centre due to be completed in late 2019.
This year is a major milestone for ibtm events, as it is the 30th anniversary of ibtm world, taking place in Barcelona from 28 – 30 November 2017.
The 2017 International Dragon Awards (IDA) Annual Meeting has arrived in Melbourne, Australia with 5,500 insurance specialists from 20 countries unpacking their bags for the five-day meeting.
For the next three years, mHealth will be hosting its conferences in Jerusalem, enabling the industry to showcase the strides that Israel is making in the global connected health scene.
The International Conference Centre of Geneva (CICG) is welcoming the 17th International Congress of the European Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (ESCAP) later this month.
Social media to disseminate scientific knowledge – this is what 50 researchers discussed at the Ambassadors Club Summer Lounge of the Austria Center Vienna.
On the occasion of its General Assembly, the Federation of European and International Associations based in Belgium (FAIB) announced a new presidency.
10 international associations have selected the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre to host their events between 2017 and 2020.
Two representatives from the BestCities Global Alliance attended the Conference and Incentive Travel Industry Fair (CITIE) earlier this month.
The 47th World Congress of Surgery arranged by the International Society of Surgery (ISS/SIC) will be held in Basel from 13 to 17 August 2017.
Some of the world’s leading anaesthetists, pain specialists and other medical practitioners from the healthcare sector met in Brisbane.
The editors of Convene, the PCMA magazine, partner of Boardroom, report on the digitalNow conference which took place in May 2017 in Orlando.
The Japan Convention Bureau, a division of the Japan National Tourism Organization, established its fifth international MICE office in Paris.
Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 is a project which aims to reinforce the nation’s economy and promote its position as a global investment powerhouse.
The Palais des congrès de Montréal, its Ambassadors Club and the Fonds de recherche du Québec have recently strengthened their partnership.
The Global Association Hubs Partnership (GAHP) looks at why using a “city based strategy” might be the right answer for associations that are pursuing global growth.
Glasgow has unveiled a new ‘green conventions team’ to champion the city’s credentials as a world-leader in sustainable business tourism.
With over 200 education sessions taking place throughout the show, IMEX in Frankfurt taking place next week offers its biggest ever education programme.
Directors at the ICC Wales, in partnership with Welsh Government, have announced their ambition to put Wales firmly on the international business tourism stage.
The Association of Association Executives is providing a place where senior association executives can take time out with their peers to focus on what is important to them at a strategic level.
The Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre (SECC) has presented the third phase of its expansion plans up until 2030.
As global events continue to impact the selection of destinations for international congresses of all sizes, Ottawa is ready to welcome the world.
The annual gathering of professionals from the association sector, the European Association Summit (EAS) will be held in Brussels on 30 and 31 May 2017.