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February 11, 2015
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VIDEO: "Decision to Attend Study" Dispels the Millennials Myth  
Several industry associations have collaborated on a unique research project that studies not just attendee behavior, but the influencing factors of choosing the exhibitions, meetings and events they will attend.
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CIC Supports North American Meetings Industry Day  
A series of activities conducted by the 33 national and international association members of the Convention Industry Council will be held across the United States, Canada, and Mexico to raise awareness of the value that the meetings industry delivers across all strata of business, society, and the economy.
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DeDe Murcer Moffett to Speak at HSMAI MEET National Conference in Washington  
The event is expected to draw more than 900 attendees, bringing together meeting and event-planning professionals with 120 leading suppliers representing hotels, resorts, meeting venues and convention and visitors bureaus as well as events, promotions, technology and marketing products and services.
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Hotels Offer Do-it-Yourself Food Options for Groups  
Instead of delivering food and beverage directly to attendees, many hotels are allowing guests to prepare and source their own food and drinks with the help of their culinary teams and local companies.
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MPI Selects Copenhagen for 2016 European Meetings & Events Conference  
EMEC 2016 is scheduled for February 7 – 9, 2016, at the Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel.
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First Look: Four Seasons to Open Two Hotels in Bogota, Colombia  
Two high-end Bogota hotels will open this year in business-friendly neighborhoods following renovations.
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Pacific World Expands into Philippines  
Pacific World Philippines is a commercial partnership between Pacific World and local DMC Blue Horizon Travel & Tours, Inc., combining both the global strength of the international brand and the local expertise of the homegrown DMC.
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European National Convention Bureaux Gets Five New Members  
Italy, Ireland, France, Portugal and Latvia have all joined the alliance of European National Convention Bureaux, bringing the total to 22 members.
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International Meetings News
Asia: GBTA Closes Bangkok Office, Shifts Focus to Education  
The sudden announcement of Global Business Travel Association's (GBTA) Bangkok office end last month has caught the corporate travel community by surprise.
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New Zealand: Record Year for Auckland  
Auckland welcomed more than two million international arrivals in a 12 month period for the first time ever in 2014.
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UK: Keeping Business Travelers Connected Costs Firms £370 Million  
​The cost of keeping business travellers connected while they travel has spiralled to more than £370 million each year for British companies, according to new research.
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Portugal: IAPCO Meets in Lisbon  
​IAPCO (International Association of Professional Congress Organisers) will meet in Lisbon for three days this month.
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South East Europe: Where Are We and Where Are We Heading?  
The biggest challenge at the moment is in how to create a positive congress environment in the region.
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Sub-Saharan Africa: Heritage Meets Modernity in Kenya  
Kenya, the recent winner of the bid to host Association of Travel Associations (ATA) Congress, will host the World Public Relations Forum (WPRF) as well as the SKÅL International Congress later this year.
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Canada: Marriott Acquires Delta Hotel Brand  
The Delta brand is comprised of 38 hotels and 10,000 rooms in more than 30 cities across Canada.
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Americas: 15 Traits You’ll Need To Land that Association Meeting Pro Job  
A session called “Associations in 2015 and Beyond—A Forecast From the C-Suite” at PCMA’s Convening Leaders meeting in January looked at the qualities association CEOs looking for when they hire meeting managers.
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Americas: Using Emotion in Meetings to Motivate Behavior Change, Part One  
At PCMA's Convening Leaders, Stuart Ruff, director, meetings, exhibitions, and events with the Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc., asked the audience what they thought the biggest threats to their meetings were...
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Americas: Two Essential Elements for an Emotionally Powerful Meeting  
At one of the Professional Convention Management Association’s Convening Leaders hybrid sessions earlier this month, Chad Kaydo with X Letter & Xembly moderated a panel on how to produce powerful emotional experiences that will make your events matter.
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