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Cartagena announced as host of 2021 ICCA Congress

ICCA President Nina Freysen-Pretorius announced today during the General Assembly at the 57th ICCA Congress in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, that the city of Cartagena, Colombia will be the host of the 60th ICCA Congress in 2021. The ICCA Congress is the flagship event of the International Congress and Convention Association and is highly-anticipated among […]

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James Rees elected as new ICCA president

James Rees, Executive Director at ExCeL London, has been elected as the new ICCA president at the General Assembly of the 57th ICCA Congress, which is taking place from 11-14 November 2018 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Rees was first elected to the ICCA Board in 2012 and became a Vice President in 2017. Before […]

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ISWA Headquarters to Relocate to Rotterdam

On Sunday 21st October at the 2018 General Assembly in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, ISWA’s National Members approved the relocation of the ISWA headquarters to the City of Rotterdam for a ten-year period beginning 2020. It follows a call by the ISWA Board for a new host, and after an extensive process, the City of Rotterdam […]

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IBTM World announces 2018 Tech Watch Award shortlist

Winners of the 2017 Tech Watch Award, Sciensio, collecting the award

IBTM World has announced a shortlist of nine finalists for its Tech Watch Award. The winner will be announced on 28 November at IBTM World 2018, which takes place at Fira Barcelona from 27-29 November. People’s Choice Award In addition, this year sees the introduction of the ‘Tech Watch People’s Choice Award’, which gives meeting […]

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The Association of Association Executives restructures its Associations World Congress

Association World Congress & Expo 2019

The Association of Association Executives (AAE) is raising the value of its congress for delegates with a new structure for educational content and emphasising the re-focusing the participation of suppliers at the event by introducing specific exhibitors that can solve challenges and meet the needs of the delegates provided on registration. The event name has […]

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Meet in Reykjavík signs partnership agreement with three more universities

Meet in Reykjavik signing with universities

On 11 September, Meet in Reykjavík signed an agreement with Bifröst University, Hólar University College and the Agricultural University of Iceland. The object of the agreement is to increase the number of international academic meetings and conferences held by universities in Iceland. Assist universities The universities entered into corresponding agreements that were made with the […]

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Strategic Alliance of the National Convention Bureaux of Europe meets in Iceland

Strategic Alliance of the National Convention Bureaux of Europe meets the President of Iceland

Last week, the eleventh meeting of the Strategic Alliance of the National Convention Bureaux of Europe was held at the Hilton Reykjavík Nordica Hotel. The Alliance aims to boost partnership between convention bureaus within Europe to maintain and strengthen its long-term standing as the number one meeting destination in the world. Presidential residence The meeting […]

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