How the biggest UK and global associations are using meetings and events to develop their organisations, covering conferences, training and membership.
Week in pictures: ICC Birmingham; Mistletoe 2013; C&IT attends launch of Mamounia Lounge; CTI's office opening
This week saw association event planners attend Mistletoe 2013; Birmingham's NEC and ICC hosted a London networking event for corporates, agencies and suppliers; while CTI opened a Hull office.
The Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) has won bids to host two association events in 2014.
Worldspan Group has announced sales of £6.6m for 2012-13 with a 60% increase in profit before tax year-on-year.
The UK chapter of the International Special Events Society (ISES) has lined up three industry speakers to present on the use of technology in events at the Digital Marketing Show next week.
C&IT brings you the full list of award winners from The Eventia Awards 2013, which took place at the London Hilton, Park Lane, on Friday (22 November).
The management of Congrex Switzerland, together with a number of investors, acquired Congrex Schweiz AG and Congrex Travel AG yesterday (20 November).
More than 65,000 appointments will take place this week at EIBTM, according to Reed Travel Exhibitions' Graeme Barnett, who believes this signals a rise in business confidence.
The meetings industry will see "moderate growth" in the UK and Europe in 2014, with a more optimistic outlook for the automotive, pharmaceutical and ICT sectors, according to an EIBTM report.
Engaging prospective members can be difficult, particularly as some of the benefits of joining an association are intangible.
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.
Brian Smith discusses the association's events, revenue-generating services and his favourite conference venues
Top tips on funding online learning
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.
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