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Oman nets two congresses

Part of the new Madinat Al Irfan urban development, the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre (OCEC) and the Oman Convention Bureau are celebrating a double-win having successfully won two major congresses; the World Hospital Congress in 2019 and the Royal Congress of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists in 2020.


Collaboration announced between TEFAF, MECC Maastricht, City of Maastricht and the Province of Limburg

The European Fine Art Foundation (TEFAF), The Limburg provincial government, The City of Maastricht and MECC Maastricht have announced a ten-year partnership. The main points of the agreement are a major renovation and extension of the congress centre MECC Maastricht, creating possibilities for investments in hotel rooms, infrastructure and improving links with a major international…

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Basel’s Fasnacht Carnival gains UNESCO nod

Basel’s Fasnacht has been recognised by UNESCO as ‘an element of intangible cultural heritage’. The International Committee has paid tribute to the rich traditions and uniqueness of Basel’s Fasnacht, the second element of Swiss heritage to be awarded the UNESCO label for intangible cultural heritage. At its meeting on 7 December 2017 on Jeju Island…

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ICC Sydney partners on industry-first trial of mobile airline check-in service

International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) has become the first venue of its kind in Australia to pilot a mobile airline check-in and baggage drop service, offering conference delegates from around the world flexibility and convenience. Delivered in partnership with Off Airport Check In Solutions (OACIS), the trial took place at the Association of Superannuation…

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AMR hosts event leaders at London conference

International organisers Reed Exhibitions, UBM, Deutsche Messe, Comexposium and Artexis Easyfairs are among the industry leaders attending Transform Europe 2017 today. The conference, which takes place on 6 December 2017 at London’s Savoy Place, is the third in AMR International’s series of leadership conferences designed to help exhibition organisers tackle the data and digital transformation…


Vienna gains four year geoscience commitment

Despite its existing five-year contract is yet to expire, the European Geosciences Union (EGU) has confirmed its commitment to Vienna and the Austria Center Vienna for the years 2020-2024. Vienna and the Austria Center Vienna will continue to host the annual General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union until 2024. The ongoing cooperation between the…

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