World Expo 2015 in Milan - Feeding the Planet, Energy For Life

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Video: World Expo 2015 in Milan - Feeding the Planet, Energy For Life  
More than 140 nations will be represented at the forthcoming World Expo in Milan, which is slated to run May 1 through October 31 next year. The theme, "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life" is proving to be a popular draw as over six million tickets have already been pre-sold.
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EIBTM Live: Why Last Month was a Highlight for CIC & IAEE's David DuBois  
After 40 years in the business, David DuBois, the newly named chairman of the Conventions Industry Council and president at International Association for Exhibitions and Events, told IMR that last month was a turning point. See why...
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South Africa Emphasizes MICE Initiatives, Celebrates Milestones  
During the second day of EIBTM in Barcelona, several heads of South Africa’s travel scene gathered to point out how the country’s meetings and events have improved over the last 20 years, and how the country has become a hub of development for the entire continent.
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FRONT PAGE NEWS
UK: QEII Centre Could be Sold to Help Pay Off Deficit  
The conference centre is one of four central London buildings owned by government departments that Labour has identified as potentially "non-essential" and could raise £100m.
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Portugal: EasyJet to Launch New Routes from Porto  
The four new destinations are Manchester, Bristol, London (Luton) and Nantes, France.
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South East Europe: One-on-One With Vesna Klemenčič of Visit Ljubljana  
Kongress caught up with the Visit Ljubljana Convention Bureuau's project manager to get her insights on her job.
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Scandinavia: Roger Kellerman Scoops JMIC Profile and Power Award at EIBTM  
Kellerman joins ranks with notable industry leaders from Europe, including Vienna's Christian Mutschlechner, to have been recognised by JMIC - in this instance for his thirty year commitment to educating and developing the meetings industry across Scandinavia and the Baltic States.
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Asia: Surge in Foreign Exhibition and Event Organisers in Philippines, Says PACEOs  
The Philippines' efforts to get back into the MICE loop are paying off, judging from the sharp increase in the number of exhibition and event organisers coming in.
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Sub-Saharan Africa: A Meeting and an Adventure – The Best of Post-Show Escapades  
Ask any seasoned traveller and they will immediately, without hesitation, share their favourite holiday experience. They will share the secret haunts they found, the places they received the best bargains, and of course the most exciting parts of the trip. Tourism is particularly pertinent to South Africa’s business-events industry, specifically from an incentive or a pre- and post-event tour perspective.
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Australia: BESydney Adds to the Talent Pool  
Another 10 Australian luminaries – including two University Vice Chancellors – have joined Business Events Sydney’s (BESydney) successful Ambassador program to profile Sydney’s intellectual capital and achievements to the world.
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Canada: CN Tower Announces New Team-Building Experience  
Groups headed to Toronto, Ontario for conferences, conventions and meetings can now book a unique team-building workshop at the CN Tower, one of the city’s leading tourist attractions.
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Americas: The CME Exclusion Remains  
CME payments were initially exempt under the act if they went toward education programs that were accredited by one of five specific bodies. Such bodies require strict firewalls between manufacturers and the educational activity.
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Americas: The Future of U.S. Airports—“Thanksgiving Every Day”  
The U.S. Travel Association calls it the “annual stress test” for airports. It’s Thanksgiving weekend, and if you’re a traveler who avoids these peak travel days at all costs, you might want to stop reading now...
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Americas: Global Growth, More Meetings in 2015  
Global economic growth has been climbing steadily since 2013, a trend that will continue into 2016, according to data crunched by CWT for its 2015 Meetings & Events Forecast.
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