Africa Rising: Rwanda on Track for Top 10 Meetings Destination By 2020

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Africa Rising: Rwanda on Track for Top 10 Meetings Destination By 2020
Rick Taylor of The Business Tourism Company shares his insights on the strategic importance of Rwanda's investments in its convention bureau and convention center.
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UK: The Meetings Show Expands With New Exhibitors and Awards Co-Location  
The inaugural International Corporate Event (ICE) Awards will take place on the final evening of the exhibition.
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Scandinavia: Europe's Largest Integrated Venue Opens in Gothenburg  
Since mid-November hotel guests have been able to book rooms in Gothia Towers’ new third tower, opposite Liseberg amusement park. The whole complex is opening on Dec. 6, and involves a $160-million investment, the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre Group’s largest ever.
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South East Europe: The 30 Most Influential People In The SEE Meetings Industry 2014  
Kongress Magazine has created a list of the 30 most influential people in the South East Europe Meetings industry for 2014.
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Portugal: Francelina Amaral Takes Over Hotel InterContinental Porto Management  
Francelina Amaral has more than 14 years of working experience in the hotel sector, having had positions of responsibility both in Portugal and Spain.
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Australia: Sydney Events Calendar to Attract Millions of Visitors  
Sydney is expected to attract approximately 17 million regional, interstate and international visitors over this summer, with the city’s major events calendar a key drawcard, according to Destination NSW.
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Middle East: SITE Selects Dubai for Executive Summit  
Dubai has been announced as the host destination for the 2015 Society of Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) Executive Summit.
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Asia: KSAE Aims to Help South Korean Associations Become ‘Less Traditional'  
The newly formed Korea Society of Association Executives (KSAE) seeks to advance the skills of industry practitioners through education and training, networking, and even advocacies, its secretary general Glynn Cho told TTGmice e-Weeky.
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Canadian Convention Centres Lead Green Scene  
Two of Canada’s largest convention centers have received major environmental and sustainability certifications.
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Americas: GMIC’s Sustainable Event Certificate Program Returns in February  
The SEPC program, now in its second year, offers more than 40 hours of instruction through a combination of online and in-person training to those interested in making multi-day conferences more sustainable.
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Americas: Room Rate Holy Grail For Hoteliers and Meeting Planners  
MeetingsNet webinar called “Room Blocks and Red Flags: How Hoteliers Think,” several hundred meeting professionals spent a productive hour getting inside the heads of hoteliers, who offered insights—and tactics—for planners negotiating with hotel sales for their events.
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Americas: Are Accountable Care Organizations the Next Big Thing for Continuing Medical Education?  
Accountable Care Organizations, or ACOs, have been a hot topic at continuing medical education provider conferences lately.
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