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October 14, 2015
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AMEX Forecasts Meetings Industry Growth in 2016  
American Express Meetings & Events has released its 2016 Global Meetings Forecast. Here's a look at the latest trends.
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EDITOR'S CORNER
On Location at IT&CMA 2015: The Retail Incentive  
International Meetings Review speaks with Ian Stazicker, group marketing director of Value Retail China.
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Belfast Announces New Conference Center Extension  
Belfast is preparing to open a huge addition to its conference facility in the near future. Find out what's planned.
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IT&CMA: Shared Economy Rising As Hotels Toughen Up  
Alvin Aiau, CWT VP of Global Sales & Global Program Management, discusses the "Shared Economy" and how it has emerged beyond the leisure travel sector.
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GTBA Study: International Business Travelers Utilize Extended Stay Accommodations  
The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has released a new study on extended stay accommodations and business travel. Here are the latest stats.
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IACC Releases Conference Center Trends Report  
The International Association of Conference Centres (IACC) has released the 2015 edition of "Trends in the Conference Center Industry." Here's a look at the latest research.
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FRONT PAGE NEWS
Australia: Rydges Sydney Central to Expand  
Rydges Sydney Central will add two floors and 38 rooms to cater for record demand in Sydney.
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Asia: The Residence Venue Concept arrives at Hyatt Regency Kinabalu  
Hyatt Regency Kinabalu has launched a stylish multifunctional event venue centered around a show kitchen, called The Residence.
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UK: Scotland Chosen For First ISES Global Summit  
Senior buyers from North America and Europe are set to attend the first ISES Global Summit after IMEX Frankfurt in April.
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Sub-Saharan Africa: Qatar Launches Daily Flights to SA  
Qatar Airways will soon launch daily flights to Johannesburg and Cape Town, according to recent reports.
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Portugal: Artexis Easyfairs Acquires 50 Percent of Exponor  
Artexis Easyfairs has announced that it has acquired 50 percent of Exponor as part of the memorandum of understanding signed by both parties.
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Scandinavia: Meetings Leadership Summit Connects Leaders at ibtm World  
Ibtm World has announced that over 200 international industry leaders are confirmed to attend the Meetings Leadership Summit.
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Americas: The Not So Simple Task of Measuring Meeting Results  
Ira Kerns shares his insight on how to measure the results of large meetings, and finding out if they are actually producing the target results.
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Americas: Docs Still at Meetings Despite Sunshine Act  
Since 2014, The Physician Open Payments program, or Sunshine Act, has required the healthcare industry to adhere to a complex transparency program. Learn more.
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Americas: 16 Tips for International Meetings  
Blogger Sue Pelletier shares her thoughts after attending the American Society of Association Executives Annual Meeting in Detroit this past summer.
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• Airbnb and eDreams Taken to Task by ACCC  (Source: Cimmagazine.com)
• At Lodging Conference, The End is Not Near  (Source: HotelManagement.net)

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