GainingIntelligence, October 2014

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Our 5 Must-Reads in October 2014!

1.   New strategic alliance formed by European national convention bureaux

Source: ConferenceNews

Europe’s position as the number one destination for business events is set to gather further strength from the launch, at IMEX America, of a new strategic alliance by European national convention bureaux.

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2.   Prague Has a Unified Destination Branding

Source: Piranha Content & PR

Organizations representing the city of Prague in the field of tourism, Prague Convention Bureau and Prague Information Service – Prague City Tourism, agreed to use a unified visual style of the destination.  Both organizations have recently established close cooperation aimed at, inter alia, unifying the presentation of Prague in its promotion, thus strengthening its position as a tourist and congress destination in the international field.

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3.   US business to Asia on the ascent

Source: TTG Asia

Some US buyers at IT&CMA said they have seen an increase in interest for Asia as a meetings and incentive destination. Captain S Rajan, president & CEO, Air Safety Equipment, said the Chinese cities of Shanghai and Beijing have become popular MICE destinations, largely due to the availability of direct flights.

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4.   MPI Purchases Healthcare Meeting Compliance Certificate Program

Source: International Meetings Review

Meeting Professionals International has purchased the Healthcare Meeting Compliance Certificate (HMCC) program from the International Medical Meeting Professionals Association (IMMPA).

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5.   ADNEC and MCI Seek to Strengthen Partnership to Attract Global Meetings to Abu Dhabi

Source: MICE-Contact

Senior Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) officials and senior executives from MCI, the global meetings, incentives, conferences and events (MICE) organisation, met to co-develop strategies that support the growth of Abu Dhabi as a global destination for the world’s leading MICE industry events.

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Extracts from international trade media publications

29 October 2014

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