ICC Jerusalem hosts Holocaust tribute concert

Following Holocaust Remembrance Day 27 January, the International Convention Center (ICC) in Jerusalem hosted a tribute concert on 15 April. The concert was led by world known Ashdod Symphony Orchestra, plus musicians from JNF UK (Britain’s oldest Israel charity), Bikurim Performing Arts School and Yerucham Conservatory. “As the State of Israel prepares to celebrate its 70th anniversary,…


US actors’ union calls for end to hotel room auditions

A leading US actors’ union, Sag-Aftra, has called for an end to holding auditions in private hotel rooms due to the danger of harassment and exploitation. To help protect members from potential harassment and exploitation, Sag-Aftra released on 12 April a Guideline calling for an end to the practice of holding professional meetings in private hotel rooms or residences. A BBC report on 13…

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BestCities announces Power to the People

The BestCities Global Alliance has announced a new communications strategy that it says will showcase the Power of People. Led by the Greater Bogotá Convention Bureau, which will host the BestCities 2018 Global Forum, 9-12 December, the campaign aims to celebrate the unique role people play in making significant changes and progressions in the meetings…


Australian voices get behind GMID

Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) has leant its support to Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID18), uniting with the meeting industry across the globe to highlight the legacy impact of business events on communities, businesses and economies. MCB CEO Karen Bolinger, Dr Kapila Gupta, international president of Inner Wheel, Val Corva, Inner Wheel convention coordinator, Alannah Gottschalk,…


Celebrating Global Meetings Industry Day!

Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID), 12 April, is a campaign to recognise and unite the entire business events industry across the world, bringing leaders and eventprofs together to showcase the real impact that fact-to-face meetings have on people, business and communities. This international day of advocacy saw more than 120 events held across six continents…


SITE calls for speakers for Global Conference 2019

The Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) is accepting speaker applications for its Global Conference 2019, which takes place 11-13 January in Bangkok, Thailand. Organisers of the association’s signature event hope to gather 500 incentive travel professionals for a conference of learning, networking and celebration. SITE is encouraging interested parties to share their stories, best…

Gaylord Texan Resort at night 2-CNEW

Texas to hold ‘em for MPI World Education Congress in 2020

International association Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has selected Grapevine, Texas, as the destination for its World Education Congress (WEC) in 2020. The association will collaborate with the Grapevine Convention and Visitors Bureau to host the conference, which is scheduled for 6-9 June, 2020, at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center (pictured). Grapevine is centrally…

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