GainingIntelligence, October 2015

Your News Feed on 5 Stories From Around the World – October 2015 1.   Dubai, Singapore, Brussels and Washington DC launch Global Association Hubs Partnership International associations are constantly on the lookout to establish a strong base in key regions around the world in…

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GainingIntelligence, September 2015

Big Data: 10,000 additional potential meeting hosts identified by ICCA Data Utilizing the databases of Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic Search, ICCA members can now identify leading academic contacts in specified cities and regions, related to a specific meeting in the ICCA Association Database or…

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GainingIntelligence, August 2015

Partnership: Emirates and MCI inks deal to capture meetings business MCI will be the preferred Professional Congress Organiser (PCO) for Emirates in a move that will help Emirates build a strong commercial brand in the meetings industry. The partnership will last for two years. Read more…

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GainingIntelligence, July 2015

DestinationNEXT: DMAI Launches Phase Two at Annual Convention Phase 2 includes the launch of an online self-assessment tool to help DMOs critically assess their destinations and determine priorities and strategies for future actions, plus a handbook of DMO best practices from around the world. Read…

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GainingIntelligence, June 2015

Appointment: Andreas Gruchow is UFI’s 2017 president AndreasGruchow of Deutsche Messe was appointed president of UFI for 2017. His appointment is effective after the 82nd UFI Annual Congress in Milan, which runs from November 4-7.As a member of the UFI executive committee since 2011, Gruchow has…

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GainingIntelligence, May 2015

Partnership: European Cities Marketing (ECM) to Work With Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) ECM and DMAI will work together on global education via ECM Summer school. Read more >>>   Innovation: Delegates in Glasgow offered a healthy alternative to public transport Free bikes are available…

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GainingIntelligence, April 2015

Markets: Chinese Incentives Go Longhaul More Chinese incentive groups are picking longhaul and exotic destinations due to improved air connectivity and relaxed visa regulations with one DMC reporting that 70% of business events traffic is longhaul. Read more >>>   Conference Ambassadors: Initiating and Supporting…

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GainingIntelligence, March 2015

CVBs: How Australian Bureaus Get Federal Grants The Association of Australian Convention Bureaux (AACB) has provided input to the 2015 review of the Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) scheme which provides financial assistance to approved bodies, including many Australian convention bureaux and regional tourism and…

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GainingIntelligence, February 2015

Our 5 Must-Reads in February 2015! 1.   The Dubai Association Centre – One Year On Source: MeetME In just one year, the Dubai Association Centre initiative has captured the attention of big industry players with many new associations looking to set up shop in…

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GainingIntelligence, January 2015

Our 5 Must-Reads in January 2015!  1.   Oil industry events cancelled in Aberdeen as prices slump  Source: Meetpie The dramatic fall in oil prices has resulted in a reduction in the number of energy-related events in Aberdeen, the city’s leading venue has said. Aberdeen Exhibition…

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