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 been actively involved in driving the association’s overall strategy.

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Report: Nine Ways Meetings Will Impact Hotels

According to a 2013 report by Frost and Sullivan, hotels generated $103 billion in revenue from 5 million events with 512 million attendees. This free trend report was published with insight from the Convention Industry Council, Marriott Hotels, Accor and American Express Global Business Travel.

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Strategy: German Convention Bureau announces new focus

The German Convention Bureau (GCB) has outlined a new focus on digitisation and internationalization. The focus on digitisation will be underpinned by comprehensive marketing activity As part of its internationalisation strategy, it will carry out intensive market research to assess the potential of current and future source markets, particularly the BRIC countries.

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Hotel: Dubai leads Middle East and Africa hotel construction

An exclusive new report published for The Hotel Show Dubai 2015 reveals that Dubai is leading the Middle East and Africa for new hotel developments with 96 total projects and 36,523 rooms in the pipeline.

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Study: Are DMCs Still Relevant?

A new study from the Incentive Research Foundation explores the value proposition of destination management companies in today’s changing marketplace.

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– ENDS. Extracts from international trade media publications


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