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American Express Meetings & Events forecasts steady events growth for 2019

American Express Meetings & Events (Amex M&E) has predicted a ‘new normal’ of stable and steady growth for the events industry in its 2019 Global Meetings and Events Forecast. Global meetings activity is expected to increase alongside increases in budget allocation. Consolidation across the industry and the rise of disruptive suppliers is expected to create an environment where meeting pla...

New ICCA report on 55-year history of international association meetings tells story of continued growth

The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA)’s newest industry report A Modern History of International Association Meetings – Update: 1963-2017, released to celebrate the global association’s 55th anniversary, reveals the results of an extensive study on the 55-year growth of the international association meetings industry. The report celebrates the continued influence of internat...

London hotel growth predicted to outpace rest of Europe

London’s MICE offering has received a further boost with the news that a significant number of new hotels and venues are set to open in the capital over the next few years, says London & Partners. According to findings from a new report monitoring hotel capacity across European cities, London is set to add 11,600 rooms to its hotel market by 2020, providing meeting and event planners with an e...

Skybridges pave the way for continued growth in Thailand

The 250-metre-long skybridge from ibis Bangkok IMPACT in Thailand, which leads to the venue’s exhibition halls, is now open to serve hotel guests and visitors. The Thai venue also recently completed a second 200-metre-long bridge connecting Cosmo Bazaar Outlet to indoor and outdoor parking lots, helping to accommodate visitors to KCON 2018 Thailand, Miss Universe 2018 and more. The upgraded facili...