2016/08/04 Nico Stam new chairman of Maastricht Convention Bureau

Nico Stam, Deputy Director of Brightlands Maastricht Health Campus & Chief Business Officer, has joined the board of the Maastricht Convention Bureau. He is the new independent chairman. The... read more

2016/08/03 Great Britain launches programme to boost international business events

The four-year Event Support Programme offers advocacy and funding to grow and develop the UK’s international business events industry, currently worth about £19 billion to the economy. The programme... read more

2016/07/22 Warsaw among the candidates to host ISBT 2019

Thanks to the efforts of the EXPO XXI Warszawa, supported by the Warsaw Convention Bureau, Warsaw is shortlisted for the organization of Regional Congress of the International Society of Blood... read more

2016/07/21 Mayor Sadiq Khan launches #LondonIsOpen campaign

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has today launched a major campaign to show that London is united and open for business and to the world following the EU referendum. #LondonIsOpen will show the... read more

2016/07/08 UIA: Brussels is city number two for association meetings

In its prestigious annual report, the Union of International Associations (UIA) has announced that for the 7th year in a row, the capital of Belgium has achieved second place in the world and first... read more

2016/06/30 ​London is open for business

London & Partners' response to the EU referendum vote. From Gordon Innes, Chief Executive Officer, London & Partners. Last week London played host to Europe’s largest festival of technology. More... read more

2016/06/29 Korea – Top 2 in UIA’s Global Meetings Ranking

Korea has been ranked the world’s top 2 destination for global congresses hosted in 2015, according to the latest International Meetings Statistics Report, released this week by the Union of... read more

2016/06/01 European Green Week: “Ljubljana.Tailored to the Youth.”

On 30 May 2016, Ljubljana, this year’s European Green Capital, launched the European Green Week “Ljubljana.Tailored to the Youth.”, an annual gathering held under the auspices of the European... read more

2016/05/18 Seoul welcomes its largest incentive group from China

Seoul successfully hosted its largest single incentive group as part of a week-long incentive trip. From 4 to 13 May, South Korea’s capital welcomed some 8,000 participants who came to Seoul as part... read more

2016/05/18 Cvent reveals list of top 25 European meeting destinations

Cvent, Inc., a leading cloud-based enterprise event management company, has today revealed its annual list of the top 25 cities for meetings and events in Europe. The report also outlines the top 50... read more

2016/02/09 MPI selects Granada as host city for EMEC 2017

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has selected Granada, Spain, as the destination for its 2017 European Meetings & Events Conference (EMEC). The association revealed its plans during the... read more

2015/10/01 Spring edition returns to Dubai

The Meeting & Incentive (M&I) Forum is set to return to Dubai in 2016 to showcase the emirate as a premier business events destination. Scheduled to take place from April 4 to 9 at the JW Marriott... read more

2015/09/11 Successful first half of 2015 for convention and meetings business

Berlin's role as a leading location for conventions and meetings continues to grow: In the first six months of 2015, 62,000 events took place in the German capital (+1.5% compared to the previous... read more

2015/08/21 On the current situation in Thailand

On August 17 at approximately 19.00 hours, an improvised explosive device (IED) went off at the Rachaprasong intersection in central Bangkok, resulting in a number of fatalities and injuries... read more

2015/05/27 “A clear nod in Kuala Lumpur’s direction”

The international community of freight forwarders and its related sectors will make Malaysia its base for six days in October 2017 when they descend on Kuala Lumpur to participate in the... read more

2015/03/02 Time out: Reed calls off IBTM India for 2015

Reed has called off IBTM India for 2015 which was to take place from 1 to 3 September in Jaipur. IBTM India debuted in Mumbai in 2013 and moved on to Channai in 2014. Sallie Coventry, Portfolio... read more

2015/01/09 List of first evaluated conference organizers released

On January 5, the list of Shanghai’s first „Conference Organizers in Compliance with Management & Service Standards of the Meetings Industry“ was released. Thirteen meetings management and service... read more

2014/12/12 Germany builds its presence in China as a key meeting destination

From 2015 the German Convention Bureau (GCB) will increase its presence in China and strengthen its focus on the key Asian market.Germany and China are important economic partners. With a trading... read more

2014/08/18 Change at the helm

Aleš Hozdecký has been appointed new managing director of Prague Convention Bureau. Aleš Hozdecký has extensive experience in the tourism sector. Previously, he worked as the Head of the Department... read more

2014/07/31 New facilities to open in Panama City in 2015

Panama, which has already experienced double-digit growth in its meetings and conventions business in recent years, is set to become one of the leading business hubs of Latin America with the 2015... read more

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