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Sibos conference kicks off in Boston

Sibos conference kicks off in Boston

The world's largest financial conference, the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication's (Swift) Sibos event, has kicked off this week in Boston.

C&IT Awards winners: Global Congress of the Year

C&IT Awards winners: Global Congress of the Year

BrandFuel took home the prize for Global Congress of the Year for One Young World 2014, which took place in Johannesburg, South Africa.

MPI hosts first CMP boot camp

MPI hosts first CMP boot camp

MPI UK & Ireland has delivered the first of its MPI CMP boot camp events at Excel London this week.

Deeper Blue launches into Asian market

Deeper Blue launches into Asian market

Live communications and events agency Deeper Blue has partnered with Indian-based agency CIMGlobal to launch Deeper Blue Asia (DBA).

Heineken among events wins for Glasgow's SECC

Heineken among events wins for Glasgow's SECC

The Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) in Glasgow has confirmed 27 new business events this quarter, including conferences for Heineken and Clydesdale Bank.

Contendam CEO Rob Harrison resigns

Contendam CEO Rob Harrison resigns

Rob Harrison has quit as CEO of professional conference organiser Contendam, almost one year after he led a management buyout of the company.

Budgets top concern for event planners

Budgets top concern for event planners

Budgets and market conditions are the biggest worry for 39% of event planners, according to a new survey from the Association of British Professional Conference Organisers (ABPCO).

MCI UK turnover leaps 31%

MCI UK turnover leaps 31%

MCI UK has reported turnover of £19.6m for 2013, a 31% jump year-on-year.

Kuala Lumpur to host 2018 Worldchefs Congress

Kuala Lumpur to host 2018 Worldchefs Congress

The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre has won a competitive bid to host the Worldchefs Congress in 2018.

In Pictures: NATO Summit

In Pictures: NATO Summit

The 26th NATO Summit took place last week (4-5 September) at Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, Wales, bringing together the largest gathering of international leaders Great Britain has ever seen.

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Big Debate: International expansion - compete or collaborate?

Big Debate: International expansion - compete or collaborate?

What's the best tactic when pursuing growth abroad?

Would you still consider Cairo?

Would you still consider Cairo?

The Alzheimer's Disease International overcame political unrest in November to stage its first conference in the region

How to...engage all stakeholders

How to...engage all stakeholders

Engaging delegates, exhibitors and sponsors with Amy Ledoux of the American Society of Association Executives.

Inside the transplant society's 'Olympic Games'

Inside the transplant society's 'Olympic Games'

An organ transplant society highlights its cause with a sporting contest for patients alongside its annual conference.

Q&A: Revenue generation with Brian Smith, Glass and Glazing Federation

Q&A: Revenue generation with Brian Smith, Glass and Glazing Federation

Brian Smith discusses the association's events, revenue-generating services and his favourite conference venues

How to... finance e-learning

How to... finance e-learning

Top tips on funding online learning

E-learning: British Psychological Society on its award-winning online learning

E-learning: British Psychological Society on its award-winning 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

Record breaker: Registrars conference embraces Twitter

Record breaker: Registrars conference embraces Twitter

When the European Registrars Conference came to Edinburgh, it used Twitter for the first time - and with spectacular results.

How to ... attract non-members

How to ... attract non-members

Using current members as ambassadors and encouraging sponsors to help with promotion can raise your appeal to prospects.

New oncology event attracts non-members

New oncology event attracts non-members

How the European Conference of Oncology Pharmacy succeeded in its aim of attracting potential new members to its event.

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