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MCI expands its service offering in Italy

MCI Group has announced the expansion of its service offering in Italy. The group for congress management, meetings, events and association management and consulting, has an active presence in the country through Ovation Global DMC with an office in Rome, and will focus on offering national and regional conferences and congresses to its clients from […]

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Fielddrive and Zenus joint winners Tech Watch Awards

Zenus and Fielddrive winners of IBTM World Tech Watch Award

Fielddrive and Zenus are joint winners of IBTM World’s Tech Watch Award. Kubify is the new ‘Tech Watch People’s Choice Award’ winner during the international trade show for the meeting industry at Fira Barcelona. Event technology trends A panel of well-known industry experts judged Zenus and Fielddrive as the overall IBTM World Tech Watch Award […]

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Matthias Schultze recognized with the 2018 JMIC Profile and Power Award

Matthias Schultze

The Joint Meetings Industry Council (JMIC) announced the winner of the 2018 JMIC Profile and Power Award as Matthias Schultze, Managing Director of the German Convention Bureau (GCB). The award was made in recognition of his leadership role as a generator and distributor of effective, co-operatively generated research on the future of our industry including […]

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Gothenburg tops world sustainability rankings for third consecutive year

Annika Hallman receives the award from Melanié Delaplanche, GDS-Index Project Director and James Rees, ICCA President

For the third year in a row, Gothenburg has come out on top when it comes to sustainability, according to Global Destination Sustainability Index 2018, which was revealed on Wednesday. This is a broad international ranking of sustainability work being done in 50 world cities. “We are immensely proud of this award. The fact that […]

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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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