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Dubai secures major insurance congress

Dubai secures major insurance congress

Dubai is to host the 2015 International Dragon Award (IDA) meeting after winning a two-year-long bid.

Coca-Cola, AOL and Unilever to attend ESOMAR Congress

Coca-Cola, AOL and Unilever to attend ESOMAR Congress

Market research association ESOMAR will host its flagship congress in Nice, France in September, with brands including AOL, BBC, Coca-Cola and Unilever set to attend.

'World Olympics of Horticulture' heads to Brisbane

'World Olympics of Horticulture' heads to Brisbane

More than 3,500 delegates are attending the International Horticultural Congress' 'World Olympics of Horticulture' this week in Brisbane, Australia.

Leeds Met wins pitch for MPI's CMP boot camp

Leeds Met wins pitch for MPI's CMP boot camp

Leeds Metropolitan University has been appointed to provide content for MPI UK & Ireland's first CMP boot camp, which will take place at Excel London from 23-24 September.

ACC Liverpool ploughs £250,000 into corporate events offer

ACC Liverpool ploughs £250,000 into corporate events offer

ACC Liverpool has boosted its in-house production offering for corporate events with a £250,000 investment in technical equipment and five new appointments to its production team.

59% of event planners expect budget growth

59% of event planners expect budget growth

More than half (59%) of European event planners are expecting budget growth in the next year, according to MPI's latest Meetings Outlook report.

Compliance to remain top concern in 2015, says CWT report

Compliance to remain top concern in 2015, says CWT report

Compliance will remain a key issue for the events industry in 2015, according to a new report published by Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) and the GBTA Foundation.

Axica's Mark Felstead joins K.I.T Group

Axica's Mark Felstead joins K.I.T Group

Mark Felstead has left Axica after seven years to join PCO K.I.T Group in Berlin.

Dublin secures three international conferences

Dublin secures three international conferences

Dublin is to host three international conferences with a potential revenue boost of almost €8 million.

Edinburgh reveals record first quarter for business travel

Edinburgh reveals record first quarter for business travel

Edinburgh has recorded its strongest first quarter to date for business travel following record delegate numbers and new business wins.

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?

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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