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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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Deutsche Messe hits 70

2017 marks the 70th anniversary of Deutsche Messe AG. The company’s story began in 1947, with Germany’s first-ever Export Fair where, much to the delight of visitors, the legendarily tasty fish rolls were sold. At the company’s founding on 16 August 1947, there was only a single item on the agenda: West Germany’s first ‘Export…

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Channeling business

The development of a canal project to rival – indeed exceed – the significance of the Panama Canal would transform the remote tourism destination of Nicaragua into a hub of global trade, overseeing the transit of supertankers too large for the Panama Canal from the Atlantic to the Pacific. Three times as long and twice…

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Weird & wonderful in Austin

Paul Colston in Austin, Texas Matthew McConaughey opened up Convening Leaders 2017 by saying: “I could live anywhere I like in the world and I choose to live in Austin.” The Hollywood A-lister and local boy’s endorsement of the Texan capital was no cheesey one-liner, he really did put on a show for his city,…

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Frugality and fidelity

The meetings journey of the healthcare professional (HCP) is significantly more convoluted than it is for conference attendees and PCOs in other industries. While these employees and employers attend business events for fundamentally the same reason as anyone else, namely to expand their knowledge, connect with their peers and discuss new advances in treatment, they…

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