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IACC has relased the 2019 edition of its annual Meeting Room of the Future report.

The report reveals that ethical operations and sustainable...

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Stricter data protection, lack of qualified employees, the right choice of venue – these planners tell us all about their greatest challenges of the...

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Etc.venues will be expanding into New York and launching its 17th UK venue in London’s Chancery Lane. The first NYC venue is scheduled to open in late...

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Barcelona. IBTM World, one of the most established business to business trade shows for the meetings and events industry, has announced the launch of...

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Spain. The European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) holds its Annual European Congress of Rheumatology from 12 to 16 June, 2019, at the Feria de...

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The Global Destination Sustainability Index (GDS-Index) has released their third whitepaper which details the case studies, data analysis and actions...

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The Hague is hosting the European Geothermal Congress EGC 2019 on 11-14 June 2019 in the World Forum The Hague. This congress forms a stage to...

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The 13th UIA Associations Round Table Europe will be taking place on Monday, 4 November 2019 at the Crowne Plaza – Le Palace in Brussels, Belgium.

Th...

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IBTM China has announced that there will be a new Technology Zone at the 2019 show, taking place in Beijing from 28-29 AugustIBTM China will be...

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  • Spotlight

    The new normal

    Stricter data protection, lack of qualified employees, the right choice of venue – these planners tell us all about their greatest challenges of the moment.

    “According to Wikipedia, compliance is the legal and management term used to describe how companies observe rules and regulations, i.e. comply with laws, directives and voluntary codes. Our challenge as a MICE agency and representative of hotels and DMCs from all over the world is to reconcile these self-imposed rules of various industries with the...

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  • Focus

    Building bridges

    Even the MICE industry is suffering from the shortage of skilled ‧personnel. Employers are fighting for (young) talents. CPD and ‧mentoring initiatives are to remedy this situation.

    The shortage of qualified specialists and executives in the event and trade fair industry will become more dramatic in the next few years. This is the forecast of a new study by Chemnitz Technical University, the Academic Institute for Communication, and Westfalenhallen Dortmund. Thanks to long working hours and weekend shifts, the industry is...

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    The value of mentoring

    How can both young and old benefit from mentoring? Dana Jiménez Herrera, a lecturer at Hotel School The Hague, spells it out: a good connection is key.

    CIM: The hotel industry is struggling to attract young people and retain established professionals: how serious is the situation really?
    Dana Jiménez Herrera: On the basis of conversations I’ve had with colleagues in the industry and my own work, I can only confirm that. A study of our graduates in 2016 shows that over half (62 per cent) start...

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  • Focus

    Competing for talent

    The event industry is also affected by the general shortage of skilled employees. Employers wanting to attract and retain staff have to meet their expectations.

    Recruitment concerns. In many industries there is talk of the difficulty of finding enough talented young people. The healthcare and care industries are particularly badly affected by the skills shortage, as are industries requiring people with skills in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM subjects). In addition, the number of people...

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  • Industry

    “Become more visible as an industry”

    Timo Feuerbach is the new Managing Director and chief of EVVC’s head office. The team player focuses on three pillars: networking, interest representation and services.

    CIM: Who is Timo Feuerbach?
    Timo Feuerbach: I am someone who wants to make a difference, am ambitious and eager to knuckle down and get things done in a team. I love it when good ideas become reality. Besides, I like working in a team, I’m not a loner who broods in seclusion and does everything to push his own ideas. In private, I’m also a team...

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  • Destination

    Land of the seven elements

    Water, air, earth, fire, metal and knowledge are the basis of a concerted field of expertise strategy in Schleswig-Holstein – a hotbed for conferences and congresses. By Katrin Schmitt

    Moving and shaking. “It‘s like a bid for the Olympics,” says a happy Philipp Murmann of the Schleswig-Holstein Research Forum. “We are happy to announce that after Kiel 2011 we will be hosting the event again in 2022.” He means the national finals of the young researchers’ contest “Jugend forscht”, which will come to Lübeck for the first time from...

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A new global report and online database released by UFI – the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, titled “The Exhibition Industry and the...

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The key theme of the Russian Convention Bureaus (RCB) participation at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum was "Politics and Business:...

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Marina Bay Sands in Singapore gears up to expand its offerings with a S$4.5 billion investment.

The new development will be located adjacent to the...

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The Global Association Hubs Partnership (GAHP) has appointed Martin Sirk to lead it into a new era as its International Advisor, following the...

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Crystal Interactive, an audience engagement specialist based in the UK, has boosted its presence in Europe with the opening of a new office in...

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Thailand’s business event offering is expanding with the launch of the riverside True Iconsiam Hall (12000 sqm space) and the Capella Hotel Bangkok...

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On World Environment Day, Jun 5th, Eventex Awards have announced their new ‘We are green” initiative. The campaign is running under the slogan “Commit...

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The answer is Stuttgart. Starting in July, new charges will apply at Stuttgart Airport, which airlines will have to pay for their take-offs and...

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PCMA has announced a new product called “BEAM” providing market intelligence and data analytics for the business events industry where professionals,...

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Three “host diplomacy” events were held at China National Convention Center recently one by one in a short span of 21 days: the Second Belt and Road...

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Cologne. The Cologne Convention Bureau (CCB) publishes the new "Meeting Point Cologne" 2019/20. The handbook in magazine style presents planners from...

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The Alliance of Brain Cities (Aarhus, Denmark; Espoo, Finland; Bergen, Norway; Uppsala, Sweden) hosted 20 international associations at a breakfast in...

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