Sign in or Register
 
 
Register today to receive each issue absolutely FREE!
CMW hears from global associations about how best to handle the impact the...
More
The director of Reed's giant EIBTM MICE event in Barcelona, Graeme...
More
CMW catches up with Pacific World and finds the newly-expanded company has...
More


Exhibition World Issue 77
Issue 77
Supplement: Basque Country
Supplement: Turkey
IMEX WILD CARDS ANNOUNCED
posted on: 11/1/2010 16:28:39
RayBloom4_000gimped

GERMANY - Great Lakes Safaris in Uganda, the new Hof centre in Iceland and the alpine village of Morzine, France, have clinched this year’s IMEX 2010 Wild Card places. None of the three has previously exhibited at an international trade show.
 
Each will receive a free stand at the IMEX Wild Card Pavilion at Messe Frankfurt in May, as well as free accommodation.
 
The programme is part of IMEX's commitment to fostering development in the global meetings industry.

"Many newer destinations often have good travel and hospitality infrastructures and have proven their success in the leisure market,” says IMEX group chairman, Ray Bloom.
“The Wild Card programme, however, offers them the ideal platform for focusing their marketing efforts on the meetings industry. It's a low-risk, extremely high value opportunity that puts them in front of thousands of high quality international buyers."
 
The winners will receive ongoing marketing guidance and support from the IMEX project team all year round.
 
Morzine (nominated by ski company Chillypowder) has dedicated conference and meetings facilities opening at the Hotel au Coin du Feu in May.
 
By contrast, Great Lakes Safaris of Uganda in East Africa, feels confident about its entry into the meetings market as a result of recent improvements to flight schedules and roads in the region.
 
The new Hof Conference and Cultural Centre in northern Iceland, is set to open in August and will provide meeting facilities for up to 500 people. A second conference centre is due to open in the University area, five minutes from the centre of the town (Akureyri). 

Print:
Email:
Share article:
COMMENTS
Would you like to Leave a Comment?
LATEST NEWS
CIRCDATA TO OPEN NEW OFFICE IN DUBAI
posted on: 20/10/2014 10:32:03
ASIA - Event registration and data solutions provider Circdata has expanded its global portfolio with the opening of a new office in Dubai.

ADNEC AND MCI TO STRENGTHEN PARTNERSHIP
posted on: 20/10/2014 10:29:54
ASIA - Senior officials from the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) and senior executives from MCI are working to co-develop strategies that support the growth of Abu Dhabi as a global destination for MICE events.

WTM SEMINAR TO EXPLORE TAXING ISSUE
posted on: 20/10/2014 09:32:58
WORLD - World Travel Market, which takes place next month in London, is to explore the importance of the duty free and travel retail market in a key session on 5 November.

AMERICAS - IMEX Chairman Ray Bloom has declared the fourth edition of IMEX America held this week at Sands Expo, Las Vegas, to be the biggest to date with growth in all areas.

ITALY GETS NATIONAL BUREAU
posted on: 17/10/2014 10:39:27
EUROPE - Leading Italian MICE organisations have joined together with the national tourist office to form a new 'Convention Bureau Italia'.