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Abu Dhabi to Launch Events Licensing System  
The Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority said that the new online licensing system will support Abu Dhabi’s tourism sector. Here’s how it works.
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Sydney Shines 2016: Investing in Infrastructure  
In the third of six films from the New South Wales capital we visit Barangaroo, home to a major new extension of the city’s central business district. Watch it here.
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EEEA to Mark Global Exhibitions Day With Special Events  
The Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) and its members will celebrate Global Exhibitions Day June 8 - 9. Find out what’s planned.
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Wisconsin Gets First Embassy Suites Hotel  
The former Brookfield Suites Hotel and Convention Center in Brookfield, WI, completed a recent conversion to the Embassy Suites brand. Here’s a quick look.
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New Element Hotel to Open in Detroit  
A 110-room hotel is planned to open in Detroit's Metropolitan Building in July 2018. Here’s a quick preview.
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GBTA: Travelers Need “Collective Effort” on Airport Security  
Over the next two days, two hearings will take place on Capitol Hill to address the increasingly long lines and security issues currently facing U.S. airports. Here’s the latest on the situation.
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FRONT PAGE NEWS
Middle East: New Meetme Site Launch  
Meetmiddleeast.com is this month showcasing a brand new site – reinforcing its status as the leading online hub for meeting and event planners. Take a look.
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Australia: MCEC Expansion Plan a Milestone for Melbourne  
The Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) has welcomed the unveiling of designs for the expansion of exhibition facilities at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC). Take a look.
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Asia: Best Western Shows MICE Prowess With Bangkok Property  
Best Western Hotels & Resorts last week launched the Best Western Plus Wanda Grand Hotel, its latest property in Bangkok. Take a look.
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Portugal: Major Sporting Events Had a 100 Million Euro Impact on Lisbon  
A study led by the business school INDEG-ISCTE shows that in 2014/2015 sporting events had an economic impact of 100 million euros on Lisbon. Find out more.
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Americas: 3 Things Meeting Professionals Should Know About the New Overtime Law  
A long-time human resources professional breaks down what the possible scenarios could be for people in the hot zone between the old threshold and the new.
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Americas: 10 Tired Cliches You Need to Stop Using Now for More Powerful Communication  
For meeting professionals trying to connect with our attendees, production teams, and property staff you need to be able to not only get their attention, but do it quickly. Here are 10 ways to do just that.
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Americas: A Mentor and a Mentee Tell Their Story  
AlliedPRA has launched a formal mentor program. Here are some thoughts about how to be a successful mentor - or mentee - in the MICE industry.
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Sub-Saharan Africa: The State of Conferencing  
South Africa has seen steady growth in the conferencing realm year on year, and the continent of Africa has been a focus for MICE development and progress. Local thought leaders share their insights on the current state of the industry and where we are headed from here.
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UK: Day Delegate Rate Growth Slows Over EU Uncertainty  
Buyers reclaim power as rates fall across northern regions, while the UK average rises a modest 1.4 percent.
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