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VIDEO: PCMA Continues Global Connections Through Best Cities and Dubai  
By James Latham
More than 4,500 professional convention managers are set to attend Convening Leaders 2015 in Chicago next month. An increasing number of those delegates are concerned with expanding through events and education beyond the North American beltway.
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The Future of Event Technology: Why Lanyon Purchased GenieConnect  
By Jena Tesse Fox
Lanyon President and Chief Strategy Officer JR Sherman told International Meetings Review that mobile is the preferred choice for event organizers and participants while they are onsite at an event.
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U.S., Cuba to Restore Diplomatic Relations; Business and Travel Poised to Improve  
This restoration will make it easier for Americans to travel to Cuba and do business with the Cuban people by extending general licenses.
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UK: New Sustainability Report Service Launches at Olympia  
Olympia London is issuing sustainability reports for live events as part of its brand new service for organisers.
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Portugal: Porto Receives Brewers of Europe Congress  
Porto will receive the 35th European Congress of Brewers, according to Jornal de Negócios. The event will take place at Centro de Congressos da Alfândega, from 24th to 28th May. Brewers of Europe's annual event should get between 500 and 600 industry experts, 95% of them from abroad.
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South East Europe: Keeping Buyers Happy  
Acquiring new customers is much more expensive than the process of keeping existing ones, and today your potential congress customers also have available to them an almost unlimited world congress offer.
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Scandinavia: Copenhagen Airport to Accept Monster Planes  
Copenhagen Airport is launching preparations to make the airport able to accommodate the Airbus A380, the world’s largest passenger aircraft, as part of its overall growth plan.
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Asia: Indonesia's Largest Venue to Begin Operations in January 2015  
The Indonesia Convention Exhibition (ICE) topped off last week with development at the 80 percent mark. While completion for the US$318 million project is slated for March, business begins in January.
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Middle East: Qatar Unveils Rise in H1 Visitor Numbers  
​International visitor numbers to Qatar rose by eight percent in the first half of 2014 (January to June) to 1.42 million, according to a Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) report.
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Sub-Saharan Africa: South Africa’s Top 10 Speakers  
The highlight of any event or conference is often its speaker line-up. These range from sports heroes to tech buffs, but each come with the simple objective of educating or informing attendees in a particular subject.
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New Zealand: Tourism Industry Backs New Zealand International Convention Centre  
Tourism New Zealand (TNZ) has welcomed the recent application for resource consent for the New Zealand International Convention Centre (NZICC), saying it is great news for the tourism industry.
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Americas: CME Plays Key Role in Improving Patient Outcomes  
Physicians who attended an industry-supported educational program on COPD were 50 percent more likely to provide evidence-based care than nonparticipants.
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Americas: Harnessing the Multitask Trend--FreemanXP’s New Second-Screen Solution  
A new wave of meeting technologies is turning it to your advantage, and FreemanXP is teeing up a tool for 2015 that is squarely on trend.
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Americas: Year of the Backlash  
Scott Owens is in charge of the event app for Dreamforce, the annual Salesforce event whose 130,000 attendees take over part of San Francisco for a few days.
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