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 a specific meeting subject.

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Sharing Economy: San Francisco makes sharing a top priority

San Francisco Travel made headlines in the meetings industry after announcing a first-of-its-kind partnership with Airbnb.

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Market: Indian corporate budgets outpacing China

The East & Partners Asia’s Corporate Travel and Entertainment report showed Indian budgets outpaced China’s 5 per cent increase, and tipped India to become “the next significant market of opportunity” for suppliers in the region.

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Venue: Aberdeen unveils new conference centre plan

Henry Boot Developments has submitted proposals for the conference and exhibition space, plus a four-star hotel with restaurant and spa facilities, and a 1,200-space underground car park

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Agreement: MICE trade associations of Australia, Malaysia with reciprocity arrangements

The PCO Association of Australia (PCOA) and the Malaysian Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers (MACEOS) have entered into an agreement to allow members of both organisations to increase their networking opportunities.

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– ENDS. Extracts from international trade media publications

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