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Research Study Quantifies Value of Face-to-Face Meetings  
The latest survey results from Meetings Mean Business (MMB) show strong support for the meetings industry. Here's why.
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IAEE Joins UFI on First "Global Exhibitions Day"  
On June 8, the initiative will aim to highlight the exhibition industry's benefits for the economy, as well as the fun of working in the industry. Find out what's planned.
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IMEX Frankfurt and UNICEO Partner on IMEX Exclusively Corporate  
IMEX in Frankfurt, taking place from April 19 to 21, has partnered again with UNICEO, the network for corporate event decision-makers. Here's what to expect from the event.
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Renowned Speaker Dan Clark to Speak at Incentive Travel Exchange 2016  
Dan Clark, professional motivational speaker, author, and CEO of Clark Success Systems, will be the keynote speaker at Questex Travel Group’s 11th annual Incentive Travel Exchange (ITE) event. Find out what attendees can expect.
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IMEX America: 40 Percent of Professionals Think Mobile Devices Should Be Banned From Meetings  
A recent survey by IMEX America and MPI of meeting professionals showed that 40 percent of respondents think smartphones and tablets should be banned from meetings.
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Deadline Approaches For 2016 Global Digital Infrastructure Award Entries  
The deadline to submit entries for the 2016 Global Digital Infrastructure Award, is set for February 29.
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New Orleans May Get New Hard Rock Hotel  
The proposal includes a double-tower Hard Rock Hotel, with one of the towers consisting of a 29-floor, 355-room lifestyle hotel. Get the details here.
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Ritz-Carlton to Develop New Paradise Valley Resort  
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company has announced that it has signed an agreement with Five Star Development Resort Communities for the development of a new resort and residences in Paradise Valley near Scottsdale, Arizona. Here's what planners can expect.
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The Latest Meetings and Events News From Hawaii  
International Meetings Review breaks down the highlights of the most recent meetings, conventions and incentives news to come out of Hawaii hotels.
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Schengen Agreement Suspended in Austria  
According to several sources, including Newsweek and RT.com, Austria has suspended the Schengen agreement, which allows travelers to move unhindered across the borders of several European countries. Get the details here.
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Etihad Wins Ruling on airberlin Codeshares  
A higher administrative court in Luneburg, Germany, reversed an earlier judgement, allowing Etihad to continue operating 26 out of the 31 codeshare flights for its full winter schedule. Here's what's next for the airline.
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FRONT PAGE NEWS
Sub-Saharan Africa: SCC Rolls From One Jam-packed Year to Another  
Sandton Convention Centre (SCC), in the heart of South Africa’s bustling business hub, is prepared for a busy 2016. Here's what's new for the venue.
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Portugal: BTL 2016 Reinforces Its Hosted Buyers Program  
The largest tourism fair in Portugal, BTL, is going to reinforce this year the hosted buyers program. Here's what to expect.
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Middle East: Traveling Smart at ATM 2016  
Growth in online travel planning and booking across the region will underpin the Travel Tech Theatre focus at Arabian Travel Market 2016. Here's a quick preview.
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Australia: Locomote Partners With Allianz Global Assistance  
The joint effort is meant to help organizations keep business travelers covered in case of emergency. Here's how it works.
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Asia: Celebrating Our People  
As the year draws to a close, TTGmice shines the spotlight on the people who make business events happen and hear from them how the growing population of working Gen Y’ers are shifting things.
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UK: Airlines "Hiding" Behind Oil Prices as Analyst Predicts Subdued Growth  
At the Meeting Professionals International (MPI) Insights Economic Outlook forum, event professionals were told that it was "surprising" air prices have not fallen. Here's the latest.
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Americas: AMEX Launches Pharma Meetings App  
American Express Meetings and Events has launched a new meetings app designed to help pharmaceutical companies comply with transparency regulations. Here's how it works.
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Americas: Impressive Year for CIC: 2015 in Review  
CIC had a big year in 2015, and has just come out with its “Year in Review.” Here are the highlights.
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Americas: How Women Can Crack the Career Code  
You need more than excellent work to get ahead. At the senior-most levels, you need people with influence on your side. Get expert tips here.
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