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Vienna Convention Bureau returns to ICCA Board of Directors

Nov 24, 2014

Ulrike von Arnold, Deputy Director of the Vienna Tourist Board's Vienna Convention Bureau (VCB), has been appointed 2nd Vice President of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) with immediate effect.

This makes the VCB the first member in the association's history to date to be given the opportunity of serving on the Board of Directors for a second time. The VCB "pioneer" in this group of experts was VCB Director Christian Mutschlechner.

At this year's annual meeting of the ICCA in Antalya from November 1 thru' 5,...more >>

News from the Global Meetings Industry

Fam Trip to update Meeting & Incentive product in Bangkok and Phuket for Australian Delegates

Nov 24, 2014

Ten Melbourne-based travel agents spent 5 days exploring and updated meetings and incentive products in Bangkok and Phuket. ...more >>

EIBTM 2014 ends year on a high as business boom returns to the show floor, and a new show name for...

Nov 24, 2014

EIBTM closed last Thursday with over 15,500 (8% increase on 2013) industry professionals onsite for the three days of the show. ...more >>

TAT plans road show to draw visitors from Jordan and Egypt

Nov 24, 2014

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is organising an Amazing Thailand Road Show to Jordan and Egypt from 24 to 26 November, bringing a delegation of eight selected Thai tourism product and service providers to discuss business with potential partners in the two markets....more >>

World Committee on Tourism Ethics praises initiatives on Accessible Tourism

Nov 24, 2014

The fourteenth meeting of the World Committee on Tourism Ethics meeting in Rome, Italy (17-18 November 2014) commended the efforts of UNWTO and its partners to advance Accessible Tourism for All....more >>

GBTA and VDR Wrap Up Successful Berlin Conference with Record Attendance

Nov 24, 2014

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry and German business travel association VDR – concluded their highly successful joint event last week bringing together more than 850 delegates from more than 20 countries breaking all attendance records....more >>

MICE-Contact Career News: IAEE’s David DuBois Elected as 2015 Convention Industry Council Chair

Nov 24, 2014

The President & CEO of the International Association of Exhibitions and Events™ (IAEE), David DuBois, CMP, CAE, FASAE, CTA, has been appointed as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Convention Industry Council (CIC), effective as of 1 November. ...more >>

MICE-Contact Career News: Dirk Baerts from Egencia to Represent Canada ACTE Board of Directors

Nov 24, 2014

Dirk Baerts, Managing Director, Egencia® Canada will begin a three-year term as Canada Region Board Member for the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) on April 1, 2015. ...more >>

AIME Takes Home Best Exhibition Award at Australian Event Awards (AEA)

Nov 20, 2014

AIME (Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo) has been named the Best Exhibition in the annual Australian Event Awards (AEA) 2014, further cementing its standing as the leading business events industry exhibition in the Southern Hemisphere....more >>

Overview of 2014 EIBTM Trends Watch Report Presented by Rob Davidson

Nov 20, 2014

The 2014 EIBTM Trends Watch Report will be presented by Rob Davidson of MICE Knowledge this year as it reflects the upbeat tone of confidence widely demonstrated this year by companies and organisations operating in the global meetings and events industry....more >>

THAI receives SET Sustainability Report Awards 2014

Nov 20, 2014

Mrs. Petchpring Sarasin (center), Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) Vice President of Corporate Image and Communication Department, represented THAI in accepting the Outstanding Sustainability Report Awards 2014 from Mrs. Kesara Manchusree (left), President, The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET). The award ceremony was held at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center....more >>

IBTM Portfolio rebranded ibtm events

Nov 20, 2014

Reed Travel Exhibitions has announced that it has undergone a re-brand of the IBTM portfolio which will now become “ibtm events – connections mean everything”. At the same time 6 of the current 8 events will also have a new brand image and logo identifying them by region (excluding AIME and ICOMEX). Notably, EIBTM is to become “ibtm world” in line with its status as a global industry event. ...more >>

Preparing for Growth - Challenges for Asia Pacific

Nov 20, 2014

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) identified continuous safety enhancement, the availability of cost-efficient infrastructure and environmental responsibility as critical factors to ensure that Asia-Pacific continues to realize the enormous economic and social benefits of air connectivity....more >>

EIBTM 2014 announces the Top 10 Innovations transforming the meetings industry

Nov 16, 2014

EIBTM has announced the Top 10 Innovations showcased in this year’s specially designated area of the Innovation Zone....more >>

Thailand ready to showcase sporting excellence, hosting 4th Asian Beach Games 2014

Nov 16, 2014

Thailand is ready to showcase its sporting excellence as nearly 2,400 athletes from 43 Asian countries are arriving in Phuket for the 4th Asian Beach Games, which will feature 26 sports and kick off this Friday and run until 23 November....more >>

Europe’s Biggest Business Travel Conference Opens Against Backdrop of Berlin Wall Celebrations

Nov 12, 2014

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – and German business travel buyer association VDR – today opened their joint event GBTA Conference 2014 | Berlin, which this year incorporates VDR’s autumn symposium.

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MCE Central & Eastern Europe: Destination Warsaw

Nov 11, 2014

MCE Central & Eastern Europe 2015 will be hosted in the grand capital city of Poland, Warsaw. In its quest to highlight the very strong abilities of the CEE region to host any type of meeting, incentive trip, congress or exhibition, the host city is changed annually within the region....more >>

Hamad International Airport inaugurates The Airport Hotel and Vitality Spa

Nov 11, 2014

Marking the launch of two brand new facilities, Qatar’s Hamad International Airport (HIA) recently welcomed The Airport Hotel and Vitality Spa, situated in the south node of the airport....more >>

Hotel Zoo opens in Berlin

Nov 11, 2014

Amid the revitalization of Berlin's City West, the iconic Hotel Zoo has been reinvented. With 145 rooms and suites, a rooftop terrace, a light-flooded Living Room, a winter garden, and the intimate Grace Bar, an iconic piece of Berlin history is poised for a grand comeback....more >>

Pacific World DMC for EIBTM 2014 and sponsor of the Meetings Leadership Summit

Nov 11, 2014

Pacific World, the global DMC and Event Management organisation is once again confirmed as the official partner to this year’s EIBTM which is expected to attract some 17,000 meetings industry professionals from all over the world. Pacific World will deliver operational support for all aspects of the show which takes place in the Fira Gran Via, Barcelona (19-21 November). ...more >>

ATPI Group acquires Griffin Travel

Nov 11, 2014

Travel management and events business ATPI Group has purchased international travel company, Griffin, as part of its continued global expansion....more >>