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Security is top concern for event organizers

SecurityA recent round-table where industry leaders covered topics including Brexit, immigration, terror, infrastructure and economics, it is understood that the biggest concern of event organizers is not Brexit but security.

Macao jumps 22 places in ICCA rankings

macauMacao SAR this year greatly improved their ICCA Rankings when they jumped 21 places in global city rankings and up three spots in the Asia Pacific rankings. The ICCA (International Congress and Convention Association) Annual Statistics and Rankings which compares destinations’ association conventions performance on a global scale, is one of the most eagerly anticipated meetings industry publications.

The Hague to host Cyber Security Week

cyber securityweek logoFrom 25 to 29 September, The Hague is hosting the second edition of the international Cyber Security Week. During more than 40 events, hundreds of experts in cyber security and cybercrime working for governments, businesses and knowledge institutions will share their knowledge, discuss the latest developments and pitch innovative ideas.

MPI Announces New Advanced-Level Educational Offerings

mpi2 logoMeeting Professionals International (MPI) has introduced several new education offerings from the MPI Academy as part of its new Executive Education Series, including the Women in Leadership Program and a designation program for the highly-regarded MPI Experiential Event Series.

Hosts Global adds Romania to its portfolio

hosts global allianceHosts Global (Hosts), a strategic partner for meeting and event planners worldwide, welcomes new alliance member, Paloma Tours, and expands destination portfolio to include Romania.

MTF 2017 demonstrates how a small town successfully hosts a world-class event

Nearly 400 travel and tourism industry professionals gathered at Lao PDR’s Luang Prabang city for the 2017 Mekong Tourism Forum (MTF 2017). Professionals exchanged lessons and experiences to promote competitive, inclusive, and sustainable tourism between 5–9 June 2017.The Forum demonstrated that smaller towns without large conference halls can host world-class events.


ICCA reveals Top 10 Cities and Countries for Meetings in 2016

keynote speakerICCA has published country and city rankings by estimated total number of participants to international association meetings in 2016. Vienna ranked at top according to the total number of participants whereas Paris ranked number 1 according to the total number of meetings. In country ranking, USA ranked number 1 both according to the number of participants and number of meetings organized.

Congrex Switzerland announces several long-term contracts

CongrexSwitzerlandCongrex Switzerland announced that several important long-term contracts have been signed in the last few weeks. The longest contract ever in Congrex Switzerland’s history was signed in May with the European Stroke Organisation (ESO), which has decided to re-elect them for another six years as Association Management Company until end of 2022.

Brussels named No.1 worldwide for Association Conferences

brussels town hallBrussels strengthens its leadership position by becoming number one worldwide for association conferences according to the Union of International Associations' (UIA) annual report. Brussels exceeded the previous year's results and reinforced its position as a leader in Europe and the world at large.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid travels to Ibiza

mercedesbenz ibiza fashionweekendThe first edition of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Weekend Ibiza runway will take place on Saturday 8 July at Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel and feature Alvarno, Jorge Vázquez, Teresa Helbig, Andrés Sardá and Desigual. Mercedes-Benz Fashion Weekend Ibiza is sponsored by L’Oréal París, which will provide the official make-up and hairstyles for the event, and the fine jewellery firm Chopard.

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