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IFB 2016 gains support from HSBC, PwC, Siemens and Virgin Trains

IFB 2016 gains support from HSBC, PwC, Siemens and Virgin Trains

HSBC has been named headline sponsor of the second International Festival for Business (IFB) in Liverpool next summer, with PwC, Siemens and Virgin Trains also pledging support.

Africa to host Public Relations World Congress for first time

Africa to host Public Relations World Congress for first time

The International Public Relations Association (IPRA) has announced its 2015 world congress will take place in Johannesburg, South Africa, from 27-29 September.

In Pictures: The Event Marketing Association's Summer Soirée

In Pictures: The Event Marketing Association's Summer Soirée

More than 200 event professionals gathered at The Magazine restaurant and Serpentine Sackler Gallery on 16 June for the Event Marketing Association (EMA) Summer Soirée.

London wins bid to host Sibos 2019

London wins bid to host Sibos 2019

London has won its bid to be the host city for Sibos 2019, the world's premium financial services event.

Case Study: HQIP picks Nottingham for annual conference

Case Study: HQIP picks Nottingham for annual conference

The Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) held its annual conference for 350 delegates at the EMCC Nottingham last year.

EICC wins three international association conferences

EICC wins three international association conferences

The Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) has secured three association conference contracts and seen an uplift in corporate business in the first six months of 2015.

Vancouver welcomes 10,000 delegates to World Congress of Dermatology

Vancouver welcomes 10,000 delegates to World Congress of Dermatology

Around 10,000 medical professionals from 126 countries will meet in Vancouver over the next few days for the 23rd World Congress of Dermatology.

Association conferences up 30% at ICC Birmingham

Association conferences up 30% at ICC Birmingham

Birmingham's International Convention Centre (ICC) has reported a 30% rise in association conferences at the venue.

World's top microbiologists meet at MECC Maastricht

World's top microbiologists meet at MECC Maastricht

The sixth congress of European microbiologists, FEMS 2015, has opened at MECC Maastricht in the Netherlands.

London's Congress Centre to host Internet Advertising Bureau conference

London's Congress Centre to host Internet Advertising Bureau conference

Around 250 delegates from the digital advertising industry will gather at London's Congress Centre this Thursday (11 June) for the Internet Advertising Bureau's (IAB) Content Conference.

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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