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Exclusive US MegaFam trip announces final location

The USA’s destination marketing organization, Brand USA, has announced the final location for its upcoming UK & Ireland MegaFam trip. The MegaFam trip is a multi-destination familiarisation tour for travel agents from the UK and Ireland, and will take place from 9-17 May 2019. It’s final location will be Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona. The tour is intended to showcase the diversity of American cu...

Is growing business turning Iceland into MICE-land?

Iceland welcomed 120,000 internaional MICE travellers in 2017, according to new figures released by Meet in Reykjavik. The figures highlight the growing importance of MICE to the Icelandic economy. The number of visitors has been growing at an average of 14.4% every year since the opening of Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre in 2011. Reykjavik and Iceland attracted 283 international meeting...

Record attendance as 85th UFI Congress kicks off in St Petersburg

Over 450 global event professional representing UFI members in more than 54 countries have gather in St Petersburg, Russia, for the association’s global congress, taking place from 31 October to 3 November. The event kicked off with the 2018 UFI General Assembly, chaired by 2018 president Corrado Peraboni of Fiera Milano. Peraboni commented: ““It has been a busy year serving the growing global com...

IACC Europe Knowledge Festival reports record first-time attendees

The IACC Europe Knowledge Festival, which took place in Lisbon from 5-7 October, recorded its highest ever number of first-time attendees, at over 40%. Over 130 delegates attended, from IACC-certified conference and meeting venues throughout Europe, Australia and the Americas. The strongest contingent was from Sweden, closely followed by the UK. First time attendees included Lane End Conference Ce...

New GM appointed at Istanbul CVB

Cemil Hakan Kilic (Ph.D.) has been appointed as the new General Manager of Istanbul CVB. He graduated in Business Administration after completing under and postgraduate degrees in the USA followed by a Ph.D. from Istanbul University. A published author, Dr Kilic has attended a number of educational programmes in countries including Japan, the USA and Spain, as well as having worked in various sect...

PrestaShop Day provides a snapshot of the e-commerce industry in Warsaw

Warsaw venue Bracka25 welcomed 350 visitors to the first edition of PrestaShop Day in Poland, 11 October. PrestaShop Day is a dedicated event for e-commerce, with existing editions in Madrid, Paris and Milan. This event has become one of the major meeting points for industry experts and online merchants. Organisers say their goal is for the event to take a snapshot of the market, identify the majo...

Senior moment at The Business of Events forum in London

The UK’s Business of Events Senior Leadership Forum celebrated a wealth of shared knowledge with attendees having a combined 3,788 years, nine months and five days experience in the events industry. The event, held 24-25 October at the QEII Centre in London, welcomed more than 100 senior leaders from the UK events industry, government officials and Members of Parliament. There were sessions ...

Sustainable Event Professional Certificate course comes to Europe

The Sustainable Event Professional Certificate (SEPC) programme will make its debut in Europe, 2 December. It is backed by the Events Industry Council and enabled by Inspire ME Monte-Carlo and Sustained Impact. A launch event for the programme will take place at the Fairmont Monte-Carlo 2-4 December. SEPC is an international event sustainability certification and the driving force bringing it to E...

Leave mush-room in your calendar for Europe’s biggest plant nutrition conference

Europe’s biggest scientific conference on plant-based nutrition is coming to the UK for the very first time. VegMed will be held at King’s College London on 12 and 13 October 2019. It will be the sixth edition of VegMed, and the first outside of Germany. The event will be organised by the ProVeg UK, an international food awareness organisation that aim to tackle world issues through the knowledge ...

Glasgow’s SEC counts down in colour to ABPCO awards

The Association of British Professional Conference Organiser’s (ABPCO) Chairmen’s Lunch & Excellence Awards will come to the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) for the first time 12-13 December, following membership feedback on destination choice for the meeting. The SEC marked the 50-day countdown by turning the SSE Hydro, one of the on campus venues, into one of the ‘ABPCO brand colours’ for the da...

Ad astra 2021, as Paris brings Astronautical Congress into orbit

In 2021, the French capital will host 6,500 representatives of the international space community at the Paris Convention Centre. The news was officially announced on 5 October at the 2018 International Astronautical Congress in Bremen. In 2021, the Paris Convention Centre will host the IAC’s scientists, academics, engineers and international space leaders for the annual event. Pierre Schapir...

Helsinki hosting world’s biggest dance health conference

The International Association for Dance Medicine & Science (IADMS) brings 400 dance health experts to Helsinki 25-28 October. The IADMS 28th Annual Conference will take place at the Scandic Park Helsinki hotel and marks the first year that it has come to Finland. “We initiated the application process for IADMS four years ago, when it was last held in Europe. It’s great to finally get to host t...