Conventions to deliver A$70m boost to Brisbane

Brisbane’s economy is set to receive an A$70m (US$54.6m) injection over the coming years through significant conferences and business events, according to the city’s convention bureau. The Brisbane Convention Bureau, which sits within the city’s economic development board Brisbane Marketing, has partnered with venues, institutions, industry and government to attract 61 national and international conferences…


Thai company launches MICE online portal

Image Asia Events (IMAGE asia) has announced the rolling launch of, Thailand’s first and only in-depth, interactive online portal for the meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions (MICE) industry. The project has now been completed, following its ‘soft’ regional launch in Phuket in November 2016. According to Grenville Fordham, founder and managing director of Image…


‘Transformation’ by AIPC in Sydney

A combination of member expertise and global insights addressed an overall theme of ‘Transformation’ at the 2017 Annual Conference of the International Association of Convention Centres (AIPC) recently in Sydney, Australia. Delegates got to see up close the new ICC Sydney, which symbolised the re-invention process, a theme embraced through a series of conference topics…

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ICC Sydney gets gold for sustainability

International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney), has been awarded LEED Gold, recognising its all-encompassing approach to sustainability. The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) ratings system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is the foremost program for buildings that are designed, constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human health performance….


Messe Stuttgart reveals record-breaking year

Messe Stuttgart and its Guest Events division have revealed the figures from their record-breaking 2016. The company reported total earnings of €147m – the highest in its 76-year history. Its profit before leasing expenses and taxes (€28m) also set a new record. This means that Messe Stuttgart has doubled its earnings and quadrupled its profits…

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