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Dubai Is Getting a New Convention Center  
Set to be completed in two years, the new facility near Dubai Creek will span 55,000 square meters. Here’s a quick look.
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The Digital Hall of Fame: INCON Reveals Digital Infrastructure Award Winner for 2016  
Recognizing the increasing importance of device access for event attendees, INCON launched its Digital Infrastructure Award in 2014. Here’s this year’s winner.
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Sydney Shines 2016: What Makes the Perfect Conference City  
In the second of six films from the New South Wales capital, Business Events Sydney’s International Advisory Board discusses what makes the perfect conference city.
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Sydney Shines 2016: A City on the Move  
In the first of six films from the New South Wales capital – and alongside Business Events Sydney’s International Advisory Board - we take a cruise across the city's famous harbor. Watch it here.
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New MICE Tools From Karisma Hotels & Resorts  
New tools for meeting planners include fact sheets, banquet kit menu options, themed group events and the Pick Your Perks incentive. Get the details here.
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Marriott to Open New Conference Hotel in Bonn  
The Marriott Bonn World Conference Hotel is scheduled to open at the end of the month. Here’s a quick preview.
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London Technology Week 2016 Set to Attract Record Number of Tech Businesses  
The tech industry event is set to take place from June 20 to 26. Here’s a quick preview.
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FRONT PAGE NEWS
Sub-Saharan Africa: Studio Joburg Opens at Expo Centre  
The Johannesburg Expo Centre (JEC) is proud to announce the launch of Studio Joburg, a fully-­‐fledged film and television content hub. Find out what’s next.
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Portugal: One Million to Watch Tall Ships  
The Tall Ships Races brings Torbay, UK, and the Portuguese capital together in order to keep large sailing ships traditions alive. Get a preview of this year’s event.
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Middle East: In Business for All Seasons  
The Four Seasons Dubai International Financial Centre has opened its doors, promising a more intimately scaled experience.
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Australia: Record Results for Brisbane Advocates  
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) has recorded a record year for its Advocates Partnership Program. Here’s the latest.
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Asia: AccorHotels Offers Meeting Planners More Rewards  
Corporate meeting bookers will now receive a complimentary night voucher for every 40 or more group room nights booked. Get the offer details here.
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UK: Planners Turning Away Business as Lead Times Reduce to 24 Hours  
Industry professionals discussed how to manage short lead times in a forum hosted by Switzerland Convention Bureau. Here’s a look at the conversation.
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Americas: Berlin Tops ICCA Ranks; London Keeps Moving Up  
The International Congress & Convention Assocation’s list of top association meeting cities has bee remarkably consistent — except for a few key stories. Here’s what’s new.
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Americas: 6 Reasons Why You Should Use Snapchat to Power Up Your Event  
Why use something that is designed to disappear, rather than the sturdier Twitter? Here are the top reasons Snapchat could be a good fit for your event.
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Americas: 2016 Hall of Leaders and Pacesetter Inductees Announced  
The Convention Industry Council will celebrate leaders and emerging leaders in the meetings and events industry October 18. Here’s a look at the inductees.
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• Winners of the Awards of Excellence Announced  (Source: Luxury Travel Advisor)
• The Profile: Real Hospitality's Ben Seidel  (Source: Hotel Management)

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