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Metro Toronto Convention Centre chooses Extreme Networks’ Wi-Fi

Extreme Networks has revealed that Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) has selected Extreme to deploy its flow-based 802.11ac Wave 2 wireless technology, the same technology that powered Super Bowl LI, dubbed the “most connected” one-day event in digital history. Extreme’s full suite of wired and wireless solutions support the venue’s aim to increase revenue through Wi-Fi rentals at…

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EventFlash: weekly news round up, with LiveBuzz

Your weekly news round up from the events industry, in partnership with LiveBuzz. Radiohead and Celine Dion among performances affected at Manchester Arena ICC Wales chief executive praises Welsh government for support The cash machine’s 50th birthday celebrated at Gibson Hall G20 Summit heads to Hamburg, Germany Brand Events’ Chris Hughes wins Outstanding Contribution Award…

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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…

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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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MPI announces 2017 RISE Awards recipients

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has announced the recipients of this year’s RISE (Recognizing Industry Success and Excellence) Awards during the association’s 2017 World Education Congress (WEC) in Las Vegas. The recipients were selected for exceptional achievements in the meeting and event industry and honoured on 20 June at the annual MPI RISE Awards Presentation and…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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