Daily Archives: September 11, 2018

IBTM China 2017-CNEW

IBTM China gears up for 13th edition

IBTM China, one of the region’s foremost events within the MICE industry, opens 12-13 September in Beijing for its 13th edition, with organisers promising 6,500 appointments set up between hosted buyers and exhibitors. In response to feedback from customers asking for an increased focus on bringing corporate event planners to the event, organisers claim an…


Training for the tribe

IACC CEO Mark Cooper says professional development is our industry’s beating heart. A vision to deliver innovative and exceptional meeting experiences must rely almost entirely on the abilities of our people. Retaining and growing talent is a critical component of success for IACC’s members – it’s one of their greatest challenges, so a leading priority for us…


The key to Barcelona’s conference success

CCIB general manager Marc Rodriguez says the key to Barcelona’s conference success is collaboration between the public and private sectors. In 2017, Barcelona headed the world ranks of the cities that host the most international congresses and conventions, according to the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA). This important statistic, reflecting joint efforts and dedication,…


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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