The Asian Association of Convention and Visitor Bureaus (AACVB) is the latest to join. AACVB was formed in 1983 to create regional cooperation in developing Asia's convention potential and to promote the region as an ideal convention destination.
JMIC President, Leigh Harry, said: “The addition of AACVB to our Council further enhances JMIC's ability to fully represent the global meetings industry at a time when there is a greater need than ever for action on key industry issues.
"In particular, it will help us further raise the profile of the industry on an international basis, and to demonstrate that this sector has a truly global impact. As wehave said previously, it is important that we present a strong and united front when the need arises, and that need has never been greater than at the current time.”
AFRICA - The Calabar International Convention Centre in Nigeria, which is currently under construction, has appointed conference industry specialist Paul D'Arcy as its first Chief Executive Officer, effective from January 2015.
ASIA - The Global Business Travel Association Foundation's Global BTI Outlook - India report has revealed that the country's total business travel spend is expected to grow 8.6 per cent in 2014 to US$26.2bn.
EUROPE - This year's edition of EIBTM closed having attracted over 15,500 industry professionals onsite for the three days of the show, an eight per cent increase on 2013 figures, according to organisers.
EUROPE - Moscow's Crocus Expo Convention Centre has recently added a shopping and entertainment mall which is expected to help generate up to a million visitors to the complex each week, James Willsher reports.