Daily Archives: March 7, 2017


Weird and wonderful in Austin, TX

Paul Colston travels to the Lone Star State and sees PCMA bring movie stars, economists and space scientists into the convention collaboration “I could live anywhere I like in the world and I choose to live in Austin,” was the line delivered by Hollywood A-lister and local boy, Matthew McConaughey, at the opening ceremony on…


Informa to review part of conference business on back of revenue drop – although overall earnings grow 11%

International events organiser Informa has launched a review of five of its conference businesses on the back of a 4.1% organic revenue decline. The company said the revenue dip followed restructuring in its conference businesses in Scandinavia, the Netherlands and Russia. The performance of the Knowledge & Networking division in 2016 was impacted by weakness…


Korea expands its Convention Support Programme

The Korea MICE Bureau (KMB) has stepped up its efforts to make hosting international meetings in South Korea more competitive by expanding its Korea Convention Support Programme. Organisers applying through the programme using the KMB’s online Request for Proposal system during March will also be eligible for additional benefits, the bureau said. The range of…


Kenes Group expands presence in Asia Pacific region

Kenes Group, a Professional Conference Organizer (PCO) and Association Management Company (AMC), has announced four new offices in the Asia Pacific region. The new offices come from signed agreements with representative companies joining Kenes Group. The partner companies will extend the services of the company locally, adding their expertise in the local languages and cultures….


Lausanne Tourism & Convention Bureau event promotes international scientific excellence

Lausanne Tourism & Convention Bureau hosted executives from global industry associations on 2 March to showcase the destination as a centre of excellence for international science conferences. The event took place at the Royal Institution in London, a scientific education organisation founded in 1799. Speakers included eminent Swiss scientists from the ISREC Foundation (Swiss Institute…

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