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Royal College of Physicians to host Donor Registry Conference

Royal College of Physicians to host Donor Registry Conference

London's Royal College of Physicians (RCP) will host the International World Marrow Donor Association's Donor Registry Conference, which will take place from the 14-17 May.

ICC Birmingham wins three-year deal with British Orthopaedic Association

ICC Birmingham wins three-year deal with British Orthopaedic Association

The ICC Birmingham has secured a three-year contract with the British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) following a successful bid against three other UK venues.

In numbers: Canada's meetings market

In numbers: Canada's meetings market

Canada's meetings industry is worth £15bn, according to a new report from Meetings Professional International (MPI).

European liver association breaks attendance record in London

European liver association breaks attendance record in London

The European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) attracted a record-breaking number of delegates at Excel London at the weekend.

Week In Pictures: C&IT Association Forum; Tower Bridge; I Heart Parties

Week In Pictures: C&IT Association Forum; Tower Bridge; I Heart Parties

This week saw the C&IT Association Forum take place at Grange City Hotel in London as well as the launch of a Tower Bridge sixties themed exhibition and Under The Bridge's annual 'I Heart Parties' event.

New SwissTech Convention Center opens in Lausanne

New SwissTech Convention Center opens in Lausanne

SwissTech Convention Center, which claims to be the world's largest automated convention centre, has opened in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Conference ambassador programmes on the rise

Conference ambassador programmes on the rise

Interest in conference ambassador programmes has increased by 67% with some destinations recording upwards of £10m of economic benefit as a result.

In Pictures: C&IT Association Event Forum

In Pictures: C&IT Association Event Forum

More than 70 association event planners attended C&IT's two-day Association Forum at The Grange City hotel in London this month.

Big Debate: International expansion - compete or collaborate?

Big Debate: International expansion - compete or collaborate?

What's the best tactic when pursuing growth abroad?

Half of planners fear event 'cannibalisation'

Half of planners fear event 'cannibalisation'

Half of event planners still fear that hybrid events will 'cannibalise' or 'eat away' at their physical attendance figures, according to meetings expert Gerrit Heijkoop at C&IT's Association Forum yesterday (1 April).

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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.

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.