AUSTRALIA – The Winemakerâ€™s Federation of Australia (WFA) has announced an industry outlook conference to take place in Melbourne this October.
SOUTH AFRICA – Meetings and conferences are already benefitting from the global exposure of the FIFA World Cup 2010 football tournament in South Africa.
CHINA â€“ Chinese conference delegates and exhibition visitors applying for American visas will be able to attend interviews in cities other than Beijing, where the American embassy is booked solid until September.
CANADA â€“ The residents of Vulcan, Alberta are making the most of their townâ€™s name to bring in as much Star Trek related events business as possible.
UK – Expense reconciliation and settlement technology agency, Conferma, and online hospitality data publisher, ABC Connection, are to partner.
SOUTH KOREA â€“ Seoul has secured the winning bid to host the Annual Congress of the International Fiscal Association in 2018.
AUSTRALIA – The Adelaide Convention Bureau (ACB) has won the bid to host the 2014 World Aquaculture Congress, making it one of the largest conferences to come to the city.
USA – Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide has introduced a series of sustainable meeting guidelines for each of its North American properties.
UK – The managing director of Reed Travel Exhibitions (RTE), Richard Mortimore, has led industry tributes to Vanessa Cotton, former non-executive chair of RTEâ€™s meetings and events portfolio who has died after a battle with cancer.