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University of Manchester to host Graphene Week 2015

University of Manchester to host Graphene Week 2015

The University of Manchester will host some of the world's leading companies next year for a four-day conference that it is estimated will provide a £1 million boost to the local economy.

Brighton wins bid to host ICCA annual debate

Brighton wins bid to host ICCA annual debate

The ICCA UK and Ireland chapter has chosen Brighton as the location of its first annual debate, taking place from 24-25 March 2015.

GBTA launches Berlin Charter

GBTA launches Berlin Charter

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has introduced a Berlin Charter designed to strengthen relations between airlines and travel buyers.

Cost of events to exceed budgets in 2015, says MPI

Cost of events to exceed budgets in 2015, says MPI

A rise in event budgets will be accompanied by an increase in overall costs next year, says a new report by Meeting Professionals International (MPI).

ABPCO names Excellence Awards winners

ABPCO names Excellence Awards winners

UCAS, Morrow Communications and Shocklogic were named winners at the inaugural Association of British Professional Conference Organisers (ABPCO) Excellence Awards on Friday (7 November).

EVCOM to support Government plans for UK events industry

EVCOM to support Government plans for UK events industry

EVCOM has welcomed the Government's plans to work in partnership with the events industry to develop a joint strategy to support growth and will be supporting the initiative to attract new international business to the UK.

Dubai to host 2018 ICCA congress

Dubai to host 2018 ICCA congress

The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) has chosen Dubai as the destination for its 2018 congress.

Barbican and HBAA partner on mentoring scheme

Barbican and HBAA partner on mentoring scheme

London arts and conference venue Barbican has partnered with the Hotel Booking Agents Association (HBAA) for an initiative offering support to rising talent in the meetings, conference and events industry.

ICCA appoints first African president

ICCA appoints first African president

Nina Freysen-Pretorius, founder and CEO of The Conference Company, South Africa, has been elected as president of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA).

ICCA Congress Antalya misses target on delegate numbers

ICCA Congress Antalya misses target on delegate numbers

Around 900 delegates are attending the International Congress and Convention Association's (ICCA) 2015 congress in Antalya, Turkey, which is 10% smaller than predicted a year ago.

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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.

Venue Paris

Venue Paris

C&IT presents the best new and refurbished venues, hotels, event spaces and incentive options in the French capital.


Destination Guide - Oman

Destination Guide: Oman

Stunning scenery, hospitality, hotels and an authentic Arabian experience.

Destination Guide – Moscow

Destination Guide: Moscow

A dynamic metropolis and business centre at the crossroads of Europe and Asia.

Destination Guide – Dubai

Destination Guide: Dubai

Host of electrifying events and sport, Dubai is one big business playground.

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