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Paris ‘most competitive city’ in attracting association meetings  
Capital takes top spot in first Gaining Edge ranking into cities’ competitiveness ...


An artist's impression of the
new facility
  SEC submits £200m application for
‘world class’ expansion
Scottish Events Campus enters planning proposal for more meetings space ...

IACC and World Obesity Federation publishes
healthy eating guide      
Trend for wellbeing set to grow with more delegates asking for dietary information ...

BCEC   Brisbane’s strategic bid to boost
cancer research
City to host International Mesothelioma Interest Group conference in 2020 ...

Sponsored Content: ADNEC is a big draw for major medical
and Life Sciences events  
Martin Sirk   Sirk sacking and CRM costs will lead to
ICCA loss of €354,000 
Decision to oust long-standing CEO will have financial repercussions, congress told ...


Reality check: meetings are
still a safe bet 

Outgoing Vienna Convention Bureau chief Christian Mutschlechner might not have been entirely serious when he claimed people would be printing their own convention centres before long, but his words reflected a sense of unease among industry suppliers about their role in a world where the frontiers of technology appear to be pushed a little further every day. During a session at the ICCA Congress in Dubai recently, the feeling in the room was that suppliers needed to rethink their value propositions if they were going to survive the new – or ‘fourth’ – industrial revolution – the name given to the fusion of digital technologies with the physical and biological worlds, in areas such as AI, biotech, nanotechnology and the Internet of Things. Natasha Richards, advocacy and industry relations manager at IMEX, worried that too many venues were old and therefore limited in terms of their adaptability to the demands of the new economy. Heike Mahmoud, CEO of Congress Centre Hamburg Messe, related how organisers of a large tech-conference had come with their own technology.’ ‘Do they need our expertise anymore’ she asked. ‘Are they moving too fast for us?’ ...

@DundeeAngusCB Nov 15
Have you considered the lasting legacy of your #event? Many #conferences held in #Dundee and #Angus have lasting benefits for the region and for their respective fields – and @AssociationMeet believes this is the key to an event’s longevity.

@ShooEvents #ShooEvents‏ @ShooEvents Nov 14 More RT @AssociationMeet: Sirk sacking and CRM costs will lead to ICCA loss of €354,000 #roadtodubai @iccaworld #eventprofs

ICCA‏ @ICCAWorld Nov 12
Congratulations to this year’s winners of CAT Night: It’s a home win for the Middle East Chapter! Great camel-riding and flipper-skills guys. More footage to follow... #ICCAWorld @AssociationMeet

City & Country Focus on

Zappeion Hall in Athens   Athens wins €1m in European Capital of Innovation awards   
City collects money after being named European Capital of Innovation
Awards 2018 ...
Montréal honours its $73m conference ambassadors 
Leaders brought a dozen international meetings to Montréal honoured at dinner ...

SmithBucklin CEO
Matt Sanderson
  SmithBucklin acquires experience design agency 360 Live Media  
Chicago-based association management company snaps up experience design agency ...

GALLERY: 57th ICCA Congress, DUBAI, UAE 
International Business Events: 1.5 billion delegates  

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