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Casablanca – open to the world

Stephanie Ackland tracks some of the fast changes helping turn Casablanca into a conference hub. Like many cities in Morocco, change in Casablanca is happening fast, with a booming business hub, new hotels, business parks, multi-use marina, public venues. The economic heart of Morocco clearly has ambitious plans. For business, congresses and events, Casablanca has…

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Colombia’s economy is powering up events

Colombia’s national tourism board ProColombia shares its strategic approach to growing its events sector. Colombia, South America’s fourth largest economy, is moving ahead with growth according to the OECD. The country is projected to pick up to about 3%, as lower interest rates, stronger infrastructure spending, lower corporate taxes and higher oil prices all boost…

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TIME for Thailand

CMW’s Richard John joins some key M&I planners for the twin centre delights of Bangkok and Koh Samui.   TIME – The Thailand Incentive and Meetings Exchange – recently brought planners from across the globe to experience what the country had to offer. It was a trip of extremes; from the frenetic stimulation of Bangkok,…

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Miami MICE

It’s not just seaweed that has been on the rise in Miami this year, with visits and hotel occupation up, as well as room rates. CMW investigates. With 15.9m visitors in 2017, Greater Miami and the Beaches is one of the world’s most popular destinations. There may be an invasion of seaweed on the beaches…

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All aboard for the Eurostar experiences

Ramy Salameh gets aboard a perfectly ‘MICE’ experience on Eurostar. The announcement that Eurostar has recently launched exclusive ‘on-board experiences’ is a realisation of an initiative that the train operator has been working towards for some time to create. In the last few years Eurostar has brought on track new and refurbished stock; introduced technology innovations,…

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Brazil reaching for its Olympic legacy

Vinicius Lummertz, Brazil’s state minister for tourism, talks to Ramy Salameh about brand Brazil, its recent sporting event legacy, the future of the MICE sector and the nation’s continued destination appeal.    Brazil’s use of events (FIFA World Cup/Summer Olympics) has been the single most important way to re-position the destination’s profile internationally. How do you continue…

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Edmonton: Building a more sustainable future across Canada

Barb Stuhl-Smith (pictured), the business development account manager at Edmonton Tourism, explores how Edmonton is building a more sustainable future by fostering alternative energy innovation across Canada. With over 2,300 hours of sun per year, solar energy as a renewable resource is swiftly becoming more common in the capital of Alberta – Edmonton aka Canada’s sunniest city. Emerging at an…

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Making a point on wellbeing in M&E

Sarah Mayo, (pictured top) co-founder of newly launched POINT3 Wellbeing (a UK company that supports people and businesses with health and wellbeing programmes) speaks to CMW and sheds some light on health and wellbeing within the international business events sector. Stress management and positive mental health are increasingly on the agenda of companies that recognise the urgent need to combat the…

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Essential measurements

International Association of Conference Centres’ CEO Mark Cooper discusses some essential elements for measuring the meeting experience. Food and wellness-based trends can be fleeting by nature; however we’re seeing an unprecedented increase and they may be here to stay. In IACC’s recent Meeting Room of the Future report we found that 57% of venue operators said “experience creation”…

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Montréal: Making room for robotics

Generating CAD$1.8m (US$137.5m) in tourism revenue for Montréal and Québec, the Palais des congrès de Montréal Convention & Exhibition Centre is set to host the international final of the World Robot Olympiad (WRO), 13-15 November 2020. Organised by Zone01, the event will draw 2,000 participants to Montréal. This international competition attracts students between the ages of seven and 25 from…

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Face to face with the entrepreneurial spirit

Having charted Reggie Aggarwal’s remarkable entrepreneurial career – we now dig a little deeper. The founder and CEO of Cvent talks to Sarah-Claire Picton about digital transformation and more. According to a February 2018 report, entitled Economic Significance of Meetings to the US Economy, from Oxford Economics, every dollar spent on face-to-face meetings and events generates…

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