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RCN chooses Bournemouth for 2015 congress

RCN chooses Bournemouth for 2015 congress

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.

In Pictures: The Meetings Show reception at the Science Museum

In Pictures: The Meetings Show reception at the Science Museum

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 SECC secures major European congress

Glasgow SECC secures major European congress

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.

Industry reacts to Institute of Event Management launch

Industry reacts to Institute of Event Management launch

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 secures global medicinal chemistry congress

Manchester secures global medicinal chemistry congress

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.

London City Selection names new board

London City Selection names new board

Diane Waldron will remain as chair of London City Selection for the next 12 months, with Anthony Hyde staying on as financial chair.

MPI reveals 2014/15 international executive board

MPI reveals 2014/15 international executive board

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 reveals board of directors for 2014/15

MPI reveals board of directors for 2014/15

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.

World Obesity Federation wins first SECC Associate Award

World Obesity Federation wins first SECC Associate Award

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.

State of the Industry 2014: The downward spiral of associations

State of the Industry 2014: The downward spiral of associations

Association membership levels saw a huge decline in C&IT's State of the Industry report 2014. Why are event professionals turning away and is it time to re-think the model?

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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?

Membership: How to ... attract non-members

Membership: How to ... attract non-members

Engaging prospective members can be difficult, particularly as some of the benefits of joining an association are intangible.

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

World's largest medical association event: RSNA

World's largest medical association event: RSNA

Janet Cooper, director of convention operations at the RSNA, takes Alison Ledger behind the scenes of the largest medical meeting in the world.

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.

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