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‘There is a passion in Rotterdam that I hardly experienced before’

Desiree Baltussen in front of the RACC building site

Desiree Baltussen is the newly-appointed Head of Conventions of the Rotterdam Ahoy Convention Centre currently under construction. She can’t wait for the opening and the team has already won eight bids for association conferences. The expansion of Rotterdam Ahoy is about to reach its highest point of construction in May 2019 and the building will […]

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Danish engagement project gives Copenhagen winning edge for ESTRO 2022

The combination of an ambitious two-stringed engagement project, a strong national host group and an attractive host city were the deciding factors for The European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology, ESTRO, when choosing Copenhagen for their 2022 Annual Meeting. The Congress will run over five days at the Bella Center Copenhagen and attract an estimated […]

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Messe Berlin launches first MICE Show Asia 2019

Messe Berlin announced that it will be organising the inaugural MICE Show Asia 2019 in Singapore. The 3-day business-to-business travel trade show will take place from 16 to 18 October 2019 at the Sands Expo & Convention Centre at Marina Bay Sands. MICE Show Asia is under ITB Asia’s umbrella of events. APAC countries MICE […]

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MCI group lands in Lisbon and Hangzhou

Lisbon, Portugal

MCI Group, specialised in meetings, events, congresses, association management and strategic consulting, has announced the launch of two new offices, MCI Portugal and MCI Hangzhou. With the addition of these two new offices, MCI Group’s global presence grows to 60 offices in 31 countries. MCI Portugal strengthens MCI Group’s presence in Europe with a synergy […]

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Leading Dutch companies and football club PSV team up to promote Brainport Eindhoven

Brainport Eindhoven shirtsponsor PSV

Football club PSV will join forces with some leading Dutch companies next summer to start an innovative co-operation. ASML, Philips, High Tech Campus Eindhoven, VDL Group and Jumbo Supermarkets will commit themselves as premium partners of PSV under the name of Metropolitan Region Brainport Eindhoven. They will collaborate in the field of innovation, vitality, entertainment, […]

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New research reveals booking trends of large-scale, urban convention attendees

PCMA Room Block Research | visual reasons why

Approximately half of all delegates attending large-scale, urban conventions are circumventing the established room-reservation process and booking accommodations on their own. This is revealed by the “Room Block of the Future” study that is collaboratively conceived of and funded by the Hilton, NYC & Company and PCMA Foundation. The three organizations wanted to better understand […]

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Senthil Gopinath new ICCA CEO

ICCA President James Rees and new ICCA CEO Senthil Gopinath

ICCA’s Board of Directors has selected Senthil Gopinath to serve as the organisation’s new CEO. As per ICCA by-laws, the Board made the selection in a closed-vote process, with Gopinath winning by majority vote. He will begin the new role in April 2019. “Senthil brings the qualities that we most need in a leader at […]

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