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Eccentric Edinburgh

CMW visited Edinburgh and discovered event spots bursting with tradition, character and a sense of fun Scotland’s weathered landscapes provide a formidable event backdrop, and visitors are prepared to travel great distances to marvel at such milieu. Indeed, the country’s top ten visiting nations include the USA, Australia, Italy and Canada. While Scotland’s natural and…

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Brussels offers a fresh dynamic

Elisabeth Van Ingelgem, director of the Convention and Association Bureau at visit.brussels, tells CMW what the future holds for the MICE industry in the Belgian capital. She notes that industries, from life sciences to the media are fast evolving in the city, helping to power new demand for conferences and meetings over a range of…

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PCMA push into Europe

CMW talks to the Professional Convention Management Association’s (PCMA) new EMEA regional business director, Luca Favetta What has prompted the PCMA expansion into Europe and EMEA? Historically, PCMA’s engagement has been focused in North America. However, our industry is increasingly engaged in global meetings management and, while the vast majority of our membership is in…

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Austrian family Robinson

German operator Robinson Club’s 24 resorts stretch over two dozen countries and offer unique locations for events and meetings on the back of a proven leisure product. The Robinson resorts are nearly all in scenic locations and have made a name for all-inclusive packages and high service levels. One of the jewels in the group’s…

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Healthy meetings in Vancouver

When choosing a venue for your next meeting, have you considered a ‘healthy’ one? It has long been known that physical exercise boosts brain health. With that in mind, it’s little wonder why active meetings that encourage physical activity are becoming part of the landscape to further the knowledge exchange at conferences. In May 2016,…

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Good for the Seoul

With new, uniquely Korean, gastronomical, cultural and spiritual attractions to complement its historical mainstays, Seoul is developing in all the right places, says Tom Hall. n a presentation during CMW’s recent trip to Seoul, newly installed president of the Seoul Tourism Organisation (STO) Kim Byung-tae outlined his goal to turn Seoul into a destination that…

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Fully Sharj-ed: Sharjah in focus…

Sharjah, the third largest emirate, is known for being UAE’s cultural capital and a hub for education. The destination hosts The Sharjah World Book Fair, the fourth largest of its kind, welcoming 100,000 visitors per day. Sharjah’s airport connects to more than 280 destinations worldwide, and much of the exhibition activity takes place at Expo…

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Fort Lauderdale: Hard Fort success

CMW visited various fledgling conference centres on its recent tour of the USA, and Fort Lauderdale’s Broward County Convention Center stood out as an exemplary success story, and one that has helped prompt a thriving MICE scene. Located between the popular port of Fort Lauderdale and the rapidly expanding Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL), the…

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