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Sydney Books Ticket to Asia’s Future With P3 Infrastructure Investments  
At the recent IMEX Politicians’ Forum in Frankfurt, the Hon. Minister for Trade, Tourism and Events, Stuart Ayres revealed a planned AUS$65bn of investment in Sydney’s MICE sector. Find out what’s on the agenda.
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What Happened This Global Meetings Industry Day  
The Meetings Mean Business Coalition (MMBC) has released a recap of this year’s Global Meetings Industry Day. Find out how MICE leaders around the world showcased the industry.
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Latin America Meetings Veteran Eduardo Chaillo to Present LAMITE’s First MPI Education Program  
The Latin America Meeting & Incentive Travel Exchange (LAMITE) will be debuting a new educational component this year in partnership with Meeting Professionals International (MPI). Find out what's planned.
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New Meetings and Incentives Program at St. Regis Mexico City  
The luxury hotel is offering groups wellness and spa experiences, as well as personalized shopping and museum tours. Find out what’s on offer.
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New Meetings Package at New York’s The Knickerbocker  
The Legendary Meetings Package is available to groups who book and host an event by June 30. Here’s what’s on offer.
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Denver Launches New Airport Rail Connection  
The long-awaited A line connects Denver International Airport (DEN) to downtown Denver. Here’s a quick look.
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New Aloft Hotel Opens in Los Angeles  
The Aloft El Segundo -- Los Angeles Airport is the brand's first hotel in Los Angeles County. Here’s a quick look.
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Travel Leaders Corporate Names Two New Vice Presidents  
Travis Harper has been hired as the vice president of sales, while Parker Schlank has been appointed to the newly created position of vice president of consulting and analytics. Get the details here.
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New Venue: Chaplin's World Museum in Lausanne  
The new meeting and event space Chaplin's World Museum can host up to 150 guests for conferences and dinners and up to 200 for cocktail receptions. Here's a quick preview.
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GBTA Criticizes China’s Value Added Tax Changes  
The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has called on China’s business travel industry to enact policies encouraging travel following an expansion to the country’s Value Added Tax (VAT). Get the details here.
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Sub-Saharan Africa: African Association Growth and Development  
Are you covering all the areas of importance in your association? Are your core focuses adding value to your members? Kim Crowie answers these and other questions as she digs into the what, who, where, why and how if association development in Africa.
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UK: Planners Reluctant to Adopt New Technologies  
The latest Eventbrite Pulse Report reveals fewer than one in ten event organisers have committed to location tech. Find out more.
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Middle East: Associations Network Hosted by Dubai Business Events  
Dubai Business Events (DBE) recently hosted a delegation from the global Association Network for a study mission in a bid to cement the city’s status as a leading global hub for international associations. Find out more.
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Australia: Visitor Economy Firing on All Cylinders  
The visitor economy contributed $47.5 billion to the Australian economy in the last financial year. Take a look at the latest stats.
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Asia: Zenith Hotel Kuantan Targets Asian MICE Markets  
The Zenith Hotel Kuantan has turned its attention to three Asian markets – Singapore, Indonesia and China – after four years in operation. Here’s what’s planned.
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Portugal: Estoril Congress Center Reduces Its Carbon Footprint 42 Percent  
Between 2012 and 2015 the Estoril Congress Centre (ECC) has reduced its carbon footprint by 42 percent, according to the latest report published by e)mission neutral. Here’s how.
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Americas: The Better, Faster, Easier e-RFP: Here at Last?  
The complexity of e-RFPs as long been a major complaint for planners and hoteliers. Could relief be in sight?
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Americas: MPI Launches Medical Membership Community and Advisory Board  
The new community is “an evolution” of the International Medical Meetings Professionals Association. Find out what’s planned.
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Americas: Ready to Book a Bunch of Strangers’ Homes for Your Next Dinearound?  
At IMEX Frankfurt, several panelists discussed the place of the sharing economy in event planning. Take a look.
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