JMIC Advocacy Program Will Focus On Outcomes

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JMIC Advocacy Program to Focus on Outcomes  
The Joint Meetings Industry Council (JMIC) met in Barcelona on Monday, November 16, to agree to a transformative approach to industry advocacy. Find out what's planned.
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EDITOR'S CORNER
GBTA Foundation Welcomes Four New Board Members  
President Christle Johnson has appointed four new members for the 2015 Board of Trustees for the GBTA Foundation, the education and research arm of the GBTA.
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SITE Foundation Validates the Business Results From Incentive Travel  
Kurt Paben, president of the SITE Foundation, reveals the importance of the research and education resulting from fundraisers such as SITE Nite held annually in Las Vegas in the build up to IMEX America.
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FRONT PAGE NEWS
UK: Brussels Breathes Again as Terror Lockdown Finally Ends  
Life in Brussels began to get back to normal Friday after the terrorist alert level in the city was lowered from level 4, the highest possible, to level 3, putting it on a par with other European capitals.
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Scandinavia: We Need to Know More in Order to Do a Good Job  
Prior to the second edition of the International Business Intelligence Report, sources conclude that they cannot achieve the goal of writing more about Africa, South America and several Asian countries.
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Sub-Saharan Africa: Lessons Learned in 2015  
As we head into a new year, Kim Muller looks back at the milestones the industry has undergone and the lessons we will take with us into the future.
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South-East Europe: Digital Engagement Is Fueling the Desire for Face to Face Meetings  
Roger Tondeur speaks about meeting trends and why professionals need to recognize the ever-growing influence of technology and digital outlets.
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Australia: TFE Hotels' Latest NZ Hotel Will Open for Peak Season  
TFE Hotels is set to open the doors to its newest New Zealand hotel, the Adina Apartment Hotel Auckland, Britomart on December 1. Get a quick preview.
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Asia: CWT Raises Concern Over Lufthansa's GDS Moves  
Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) is feeling the impact of Lufthansa Group’s GDS 16 euros (US$17) fee which came into effect in September, and also frowns at plans by the airline group for exclusive offers outside of GDSs.
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Portugal: Portugal Is an Attractive Market for Turkey  
Often viewed as a "competitor destination," Volkan Ataman, ACE of M.I.C.E. (AME) exhibition General Director, argues that Portugal is also "a very attractive market" for Turkey.
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Middle East: Salaries Remain Stable for Event Professionals  
espinternational has released the initial findings of its annual salary survey for the Middle East, which received a 40 percent increase in the number of respondents compared to last year.
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Americas: A First for FICP: The Cruise Ship Meeting  
Financial & Insurance Conference Planners Executive Director Steve Bova recently welcomed 2015 FICP Annual Conference participants to their second day of sessions.
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Americas: Paris, We’re Coming!  
Dan Young announces his company’s August 2016 incentive conference, booked into the Westin Paris Vendôme with operations help from destination management company Lafayette Group.
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Americas: Life Sciences Companies Should Close the Gaps in Meeting Policy, Study Says  
American Express Meetings and Events study finds tightened controls but also gaps in risk-management process and planning policies.
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