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April 27, 2016
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IMEX Frankfurt 2016: Fulfilling Political Optimism  
Amid concerns regarding geopolitical stability, the prospect of a U.S. surge towards protectionism, and the prospect of a Brexit in Europe, officials at this year’s event used the platform to warn against resistance to free trade and open borders. Here’s what they had to say.
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EDITOR'S CORNER
IMEX: Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre Announces August Opening  
The new Oman event venue held a media conference at IMEX Frankfurt 2016 to announce its opening date. Here’s the latest on the project.
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Austria Center Vienna Wins Digital Infrastructure Award at IMEX  
The award, which is now in its third year, celebrates digital infrastructure in meeting venues around the world. Here’s the latest from this year’s IMEX.
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PCMA Names Janet Tan-Collis Global Meetings Executive of the Year  
Tan-Collis is the chief executive of East West Planners Pte Ltd. Here’s a look at this year’s award.
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Lawsuit Hits Big Three U.S. Airlines Over Multi-City Pricing  
A federal lawsuit alleges American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines violated antitrust laws in blocking their least expensive fares from being used on many connecting and multi-city trips. Here's a look at the controversy.
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IACC: Inside the Meeting Room of the Future  
Fresh off its rebranding, IACC has announced a new collaboration aimed at transforming the meeting experience. Here's how.
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Venue Opening: Mills Park Hotel in Yellow Springs, Ohio  
The 28-room hotel has 24,000 square feet of event space. Here's a quick look.
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Nine Culinary Event Venues in San Francisco  
Looking to book an event in San Francisco? Here are nine off-the-beaten-path spots that are sure to please.
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IHG to Expand in India  
The Intercontinental Hotel Group is looking to boost its presence in India, catching up to competitors like Marriott, Hyatt and Starwood. Here’s how.
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FRONT PAGE NEWS
Sub-Saharan Africa: Ten Tips for Easy (and Successful) Exhibiting  
Exhibitions offer remarkable opportunities to meet with new clients and market your products or services. The question is, how do you make sure your exhibiting experience is both easy and successful?
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Portugal: Live Campaigns Are Here to Stay  
Meo Arena and Event Point have join hands to create the Meet@MeoArena, an annual event to discuss the industry. Here’s an inside look.
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Australia: Melbourne to Fight Malaria  
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) will host an inaugural world congress being established by international experts to reinvigorate the fight to eradicate malaria. Take a look at the event.
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Asia: Kidzania Singapore Puts Serious Face Forward for Business Events  
The interactive indoor edutainment centre for children, is opening its doors to corporate clients. Here’s what planners can expect.
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UK: DMC Issues European Event Terror Clause Advice  
AIM Group International is advising clients to purchase additional cover as Brussels DMC enquiries fall by 60 percent. Find out more.
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Middle East: Banqueting Facilities on Offer at New Madinat Jumeirah Hotel  
Jumeirah Group is now taking bookings for the summer opening of Jumeirah Al Naseem. Here’s a quick preview.
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Americas: Maritz Global Events Launched at IMEX Frankfurt  
Maritz Global Events is the new parent brand for Maritz Travel and Experient. Here’s what’s behind the new branding.
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Americas: 11 Tricks for Spending Less on F&B  
Creative F&B continues to be an important part of the event experience—and a major part of the budget. Here’s how to excel without breaking the bank.
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Americas: Hosts Global Alliance Creates Crisis Plan Template  
Even though safety and security have been top of mind in the meetings industry for some time now, many organizations still have not systematically outlined a plan for a disaster.
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