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MECC Maastricht launches international campaign

Thanks to the upgrade and expansion of MECC Maastricht that will begin in June, from 2021 onward, the MECC Maastricht will be able to be of even better service to organisers of international conferences lasting several days. An international marketing campaign is being developed in a collaborative effort with the Eindhoven advertising agency Megawatt. MECC […]

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Nearly 400 conference professionals from over 20 countries gather in The Hague

Daan Roosegaarde keynote speaker on EMEC19

The Hague will be welcoming European Meetings and Events Conference (EMEC19) from 9-12 February 2019 at World Forum The Hague and several other locations. This international conference, organised by Meetings Professionals International (MPI) Netherlands Chapter, offers a unique learning experience rather than yet another conference. EMEC19 EMEC19 is designed by and for people working in […]

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MiceMedia and Slidebox launch Neuroshaping concept in partnership

Menno Pleij and Erik Antonisse shake hands on Neuroshaping partnership

French-owned conference production company Micemedia and Dutch event design business Slidebox make a decisive start to 2019 by launching their innovative Neuroshaping concept and announcing a closer working partnership. Neuroshaping is event design around the senses. The goal is to create a deep, lasting impact on the brain to increase desired memories, skills and states […]

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New study reveals the macro-trends set to impact the future of Business Events

New study The future of meetings and events

Biodegradable meeting spaces, artificial intelligence and serendipity will all play a significant role in the future of meetings and business events. Those trends, along with others, were discussed by leaders from a wide range of industries for a recent study supported by the PCMA Foundation and Marriott International. The “Future of Meetings & Events” identified […]

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PCMA committed to help eradicate human trafficking

The Code of Conduct for the Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation in Travel and Tourism

PCMA has committed to combat child exploitation by signing The Code of Conduct for the Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation in Travel and Tourism. The signing of The Code was announced by PCMA Foundation Chair and President of Maritz Global Events, David Peckinpaugh, during the association’s annual Convening Leaders conference, taking place from January 6-9, […]

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Sustainable event at Prague Congress Centre saves 60% of waste

Sustainable event at Prague Convention Centre

More than 60% of waste was saved at the first completely sustainable event which took place at the Prague Congress Centre (PCC) to the occasion of awarding the “TOP Responsible Company.” The event was organised by Byznys pro společnost in cooperation with Zátiší Catering and the PCC. Sustainable decorations The scene, decorations and refreshments were […]

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ABPCO launches sustainability report and roadmap

Heather Lishman - Association Director ABPCO

Timed to coincide with the opening of the COP24 climate talks in Katowice, Poland, ABPCO has released a report and Roadmap for the creation of a more sustainable events industry. Following attendance at a United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) workshop in Paris in October titled: “Leveraging Sustainable Procurement Practices to Transform Tourism Value Chains”, the […]

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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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