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YET-TO-BE-BUILT CLEVELAND CONVENTION CENTRE WINS HEALTH CONFERENCE AND EXPO FOR 2014 posted on: 16/8/2012 10:51:36
AMERICAS - An under-construction Cleveland Convention Centre, Ohio, has won its bid to host the CleanMed Conference and Exposition, which is estimated to attract 1,000 hospital administrators, physicians and staff and 100 exhibitors when it is held in May 2014.
The new convention centre is set to open in 2013 and its developer, MMPI Inc, is currently pursuing the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification for the new complex. The US Green Building Council awards certification to buildings that achieve a high level of energy efficiency and minimise environmental impact.
Positively Cleveland, the local convention and visitors bureau, says the conference is expected to generate an economic impact of US$1m and 1,500 room nights in downtown Cleveland hotels.
The conference and expo is sponsored by Practice Greenhealth and HealthCare Without Harm, an international advocate for environmental health.
“With the new convention center and Medical Mart opening in 2013 and making significant strides forward in sustainability and environmental responsibility, we saw a perfect partnership with the city and region,” says the Director of Education, Training and Events for Practice Greenhealth, Carrie Abernathy.
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.