GainingIntelligence, November 2014

Our 5 Must-Reads in November 2014!

1.   Convention Edinburgh to realise American dream, thanks to grant

Source: Meetpie

Convention Edinburgh has secured an investment of £39,100 to help it target the US market. The convention bureau has identified the North American market as a core new business market for the city and will use the grant from VisitScotland’s Growth Fund to undertake an integrated marketing and advertising campaign.

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2.   International business events study to open Government doors

Source: CIM

One in five dollars spent by international visitors in Australia is spent by an international visitor attending some form of business event, with expenditure by international business events delegates generating an estimated $2.2 billion in GDP in 2012, according to a new report by the Association of Australian Convention Bureaux (AACB).

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3.   Flying visits

Source: MeetME

The Gulf’s lure as an emerging meeting hub, brimming with growth opportunities has never been so strong.

Ambitious economic diversification strategies have led to the birth of many new industries, fuelled by colossal expenditure on supporting infrastructure with many projects now completed or nearing fruition. As a result, companies are flocking to the region, bringing with them millions of new expatriate workers, as the major Gulf states forge ahead with their ambitious long-term development plans.

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4.   New partnership to boost Dubai life sciences conferences

Source: Meetpie

Dubai Business Events (DBE) and business park DuBiotech have joined forces to strengthen Dubai’s position in the life sciences conference field. The partnership between the convention bureau and the freezone business park has been forged to provide support for life sciences conferences held in the emirate, with an increase expected in the number of conferences and educational opportunities in the region.

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5.   Destination Report: Ride the Korean Wave

Source: MeetME

The South Korean capital is gaining recognition around the world for its credentials as a world class convention city, with 2014 emerging as a watershed year for achievement. In May, Seoul jumped to ninth place in the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) Statistics Report 2013, while also climbing to fourth place worldwide in the Union of International Associations (UIA) International Meetings Statistics for 2013.

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– ENDS – Extracts from international trade media publications

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