How the biggest UK and global associations are using meetings and events to develop their organisations, covering conferences, training and membership.
National funding has helped Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) to secure the 2016 International Institute of Fisheries Economics & Trade (IIFET) Conference.
The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has confirmed it will return to the Bournemouth International Centre for its 2015 Annual Congress, bringing an expected £5.6m boost to the local economy.
Last night (7 July), The Meetings Show held its reception for hosted buyers at the Science Museum in South Kensington, London, attended by 400 industry professionals.
Glasgow's Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) will host 3,000 delegates at the European Society for Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA) Congress in 2018.
The pre-launch of the Institute of Event Management (IEM) has received mixed responses from the industry, with many event professionals questioning the need for another professional body.
Manchester has been selected as the host destination for the XXIV EFMC - International Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry in 2016, which is expected to bring some 1,400 international participants from industry and academia in a deal worth approximately £3.3m to the city.
Diane Waldron will remain as chair of London City Selection for the next 12 months, with Anthony Hyde staying on as financial chair.
Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has announced its international executive board for 2014/15 with Positive Impact's Fiona Pelham becoming the association's first British chair-elect.
MPI UK & Ireland has announced its new board of directors for 2014/15, with IMEX Group's Miguel Neves remaining as president and Zibrant's Richard Parker becoming president elect.
The World Obesity Federation has received a bursary as the first recipient of a new SECC award, which celebrates the contribution association events make to the local community in Glasgow.
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The Alzheimer's Disease International overcame political unrest in November to stage its first conference in the region
Engaging delegates, exhibitors and sponsors with Amy Ledoux of the American Society of Association Executives.
An organ transplant society highlights its cause with a sporting contest for patients alongside its annual conference.
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After winning gold at the recent E-learning awards, the British Psychological Society's Ian Jeal reveals what makes a successful online learning programme
Janet Cooper, director of convention operations at the RSNA, takes Alison Ledger behind the scenes of the largest medical meeting in the world.
When the European Registrars Conference came to Edinburgh, it used Twitter for the first time - and with spectacular results.