German Convention Bureau to Celebrate Reunification at IMEX America

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German Convention Bureau to Celebrate Reunification at IMEX America  
By James Latham
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall and German Reunification, the German Convention Bureau will host a press conference focusing on the country's meetings industry at IMEX America in Las Vegas this month.
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Portugal: Facebook and Events--The Importance of Content  
Social media strategist Virgínia Coutinho has recently published “The Social Book: Tudo o que precisa de saber sobre o Facebook” (Everything you need to know about Facebook). We sat down with the specialist to try to unmask some of the best practices in the use of this network in the events industry.
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South East Europe: Belgrade Vs. Warsaw  
Current comparison of the closest rivals on the ICCA scale 2013 according to the methodology of Kongres travelogues - meetologues.
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UK: Crystal Interactive Grows With New Pharma Clients  
Event technology provider sees turnover and profit rise thanks to app development.
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Scandinavia: Jönköping to Hold International Conference on Biodiversity  
Around 200 participants from all over the world are expected to attend. The organizer is the Swedish part of the international network GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility) that works on freely available information about the Earth's species. GBIF-Sweden has its seat at the Swedish Museum of Natural History in Stockholm.
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Sub-Saharan Africa: End of Year Parties & Corporate Gifting  
Planning a successful end-of-year event is often quite a task for companies and should not be left for the last minute. Here are some tips for a memorable occasion...
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Middle East: Exhibitions on the Rise at ADNEC  
Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Centre (ADNEC) has recorded a 56 percent increase in the number of exhibitions held during the first half of 2014, compared to the same period last year.
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Australia: Registrations open for EEAA 2014 Conference  
The Exhibition & Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) has released details of the line-up of speakers for the EEAA 2014 Conference to coincide with registrations opening.
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Asia: Quicker immigration clearance, access to unique venues among Japan's new lures for MICE visitors  
Japan Convention Bureau (JCB) is rolling out a number of measures to boost MICE footfalls as part of the country’s efforts to become a tourism-oriented destination with a targeted arrival of 20 million visitors by 2020.
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Canada: Saskatoon will host mega science conference  
Saskatoon will host the 2nd International Festival of Science, Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEMfest) in 2015.
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Americas: FICP to Gather in Hawaii Amid Strong Meeting Climate  
An Oxford Economics study found that companies that invested more in business travel during the economic downturn grew the fastest, and that every dollar invested in business travel realizes $9.50 in new revenue.
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Americas: Genentech’s Mahoney to Chair Pharma Forum 2015  
Genentech Director of Meeting and Convention Services Michael Mahoney will be the chairman for Pharma Forum 2015 at Gaylord National in National Harbor, Md., March 22–25.
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Americas: To Hawaii and London, via Teleporter in Cambridge, Mass.  
Last week I had the opportunity to take a short trip into Cambridge, Mass., to check out the Marriott's new Teleporter at the Boston Marriott Cambridge by MIT.
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