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ACC Liverpool to host 3,000-delegate global health conference

ACC Liverpool to host 3,000-delegate global health conference

ACC Liverpool has been chosen as the venue for the 47th Union World Conference on Lung Health next year, worth around £7.8m to the city.

IMEX 2015 kicks off today

IMEX 2015 kicks off today

IMEX 2015 kicks off today (19 May) at Messe Frankfurt and is set to be the biggest since the show's launch in 2003.

Convention Centre Dublin wins event contracts worth £9.4m

Convention Centre Dublin wins event contracts worth £9.4m

The Convention Centre Dublin (CCD) has won contracts to host nine international association conferences, generating £9.4m for the local economy.

Meeting Makers wins two association contracts

Meeting Makers wins two association contracts

Glasgow-based conference organiser Meeting Makers has won contracts to deliver the Critical Link 8 Conference 2016 and the European Society of Hypnosis 2017 Congress.

RIBA Venues to host Gemmological Association conference

RIBA Venues to host Gemmological Association conference

The Gemmological Association of Great Britain (Gem-A) has chosen the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) building on Portland Place in London as the base for its conference later this year.

Adelaide PCO wins bid to manage International Astronautical Congress

Adelaide PCO wins bid to manage International Astronautical Congress

Adelaide-based conference organiser All Occasions Group (AOG) has won the right to manage the 68th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Adelaide, Australia in 2017.

London climbs one place in annual ICCA rankings

London climbs one place in annual ICCA rankings

London has climbed one place to sixth in International Congress and Convention Association's (ICCA) latest world city rankings, whilst Paris retains its top spot ahead of Vienna.

John Whittingdale replaces Sajid Javid as Culture, Media and Sport Secretary

John Whittingdale replaces Sajid Javid as Culture, Media and Sport Secretary

Sajid Javid MP, a supporter of the events industry, has been replaced by John Whittingdale as Culture, Media and Sport Secretary in David Cameron's cabinet reshuffle.

Continuity in government good for business: BVEP reacts to Conservative Election victory

Continuity in government good for business: BVEP reacts to Conservative Election victory

The BVEP has stated that the Conservative win in the General Election will create stability that is 'good for business', despite its concerns over an EU referendum.

Zibrant wins four-year PCO contract

Zibrant wins four-year PCO contract

The International Spinal Cord Society (ISCoS) has appointed events agency Zibrant as its Professional Conference Organiser on a four-year contract from 2016.

Good Practice

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

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.

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.

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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