Articles by Paul Colston

Paul Colston

Managing Editor, Conference News & Conference & Meetings World. Write Paul an E-mail


Australia’s business events leaders put their case to politicians in Canberra

Leaders of the Australia’s business events industry have been to Canberra to engage with Federal Parliamentarians and senior departmental officials as part of the Business Events Council of Australia (BECA) Business Events Meets Parliament programme. The event commenced, 20 June, with a BECA board dinner with special guest Steven Ciobo MP, minister for trade, tourism…


South Korea tops UIA charts

South Korea has topped the latest country rankings published by the Union of International Associations (UIA), taking the No.1 spot with 997 qualified meetings for 2016. This reflects an 11.9% increase from the previous year where Korea had 891 meetings. The national MICE Bureau said the result was a reflection of strong growth by established…


Sarawak quits national tourism board

The Malaysian state of Sarawak has decided to quit the Malaysia Tourism Board (MTB). A statement from Sarawak chief minister’s office said: “The state government deems that the participation of its representative in Tourism Malaysia is not necessary, as it duplicates the role and functions of the Sarawak Tourism Board”. The decision was taken by…


ECM joins Global Destination Sustainability Index

European Cities Marketing (ECM) is the newest partner to join the Global Destination Sustainability Index (GDS-Index), a collaborative partnership between ICCA, ICCA’s Scandinavia Chapter, IMEX, MCI Group and now ECM. The Index’s stated aim is to promote the sustainable growth of international meeting destinations, highlighting best practices and responsible business tourism. ECM will support the…


Dresden gets ready for ECM Summer School

This year’s European Cities Marketing (ECM) Summer School will take place in Dresden, Germany, 26-30 August 2017. Organisers of this 31st edition of the industry educational programme say they expect 50 new delegates to come to Dresden. The 30th ECM Summer School was held in Zagreb last year. Since 1987, the ECM Summer School has…

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