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September 27, 2016
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Tuesday Roundup: Montreal Targets Scientific Congresses, ICCA’s Asia Pacific’s Got Talent




Raymond Larivée, President and CEO of the Palais des congrès de Montréal, Rémi Quirion, Québec’s Chief Scientist, Dr. Pavel Hamet, President of the Ambassadors Club, and Hany Moustapha, Vice-President of the Ambassadors Club, at the signing of the partnership agreement.
Raymond Larivée, President and CEO of the Palais des congrès de Montréal, Rémi Quirion, Québec’s Chief Scientist, Dr. Pavel Hamet, President of the Ambassadors Club, and Hany Moustapha, Vice-President of the Ambassadors Club, at the signing of the partnership agreement.

Looking to stay on top of the meetings and events industry? Here are the three headlines you should be following: 

Montreal’s Play for Scientific Conventions

New in Canada: the Palais des congrès de Montréal, its Ambassadors Club and the Fonds de recherche du Québec have announced a partnership aimed at promoting Montreal as a prime host city for large-scale scientific conventions. 

The partnership will set up a Prix Relève competition to award grants aimed at recognizing researchers involved in organizing and securing scientific conventions. It will also bring back The Forum for its second year, which spotlights the impact these conventions have on scientific organizations. Additionally, the Palais des congrès de Montréal’s Recognition Award Gala will continue to honor the winners of the FRQ’s Star Student Researchers competition. 

ICCA Congress 2016 Awards 5 Young Professionals in Asia Pacific’s Got Talent

In association news, five young professionals in the Asia Pacific region have been awarded exclusive sponsorships to attend the 55th International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) Congress 2016 in Kuching, Sarawak this November as part of the “Asia Pacific’s Got Talent” competition. The scholarships are provided by the Asia Pacific Young Professionals Development Program sponsored by SCB in collaboration with ICCA’s Asia Pacific Chapter.

Candidates submitted an essay on their thoughts on Kuching as the next destination for the ICCA Congress, corporate social responsibility initiatives for the next Congress, or the implementation of new technologies in future congresses. Shortlisted candidates then underwent a teleconference interview. 

Jovina Singh (India), Melanie Adan (Korea), Siobhan Donalson (New Zealand), Stephen Liu (Taiwan) and Olivia Jia (China) were determined the winners. 

Acquisitions: Fourth Wall Events Buys Discover New York and Beyond

In business news, Fourth Wall Events has announced the acquisition of destination management company Discover New York and Beyond. 

As part of the deal, Fourth Wall Events’ destination management services will now be branded as Discover New York, with a new logo. The corporate and leisure divisions will have dedicated teams. 

Discover New York has over 20 years of experience in destination management. Founded in 2004, Fourth Wall Events is headquartered in New York City with offices in New Jersey and San Diego

LTA Named Finalist in Folio’s Eddie & Ozzie Awards

Finally, to toot our own horn a bit, our partner publication Luxury Travel Advisor has been named a finalist in Folio’s Eddie & Ozzie Awards for the B-to-B – Full Issue – Travel category. 

Luxury Travel Advisor received the recognition for its 10th anniversary issue, which was published in July 2015. That issue included all of the travel advisors who had graced the magazine’s covers since its inception in 2005. 

Luxury Travel Advisor is the travel trade’s first and only publication dedicated to educating a select group of luxury travel advisors through coverage on destinations, top hotels, cruise lines, events and more. The Eddie & Ozzie Awards recognize excellence in magazine editorial and design across all sectors of the industry. Winners of this year’s awards will be announced at a celebratory luncheon during The Folio: Show on October 31 at Hilton Midtown in New York City.

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And keep visiting www.internationalmeetingsreview.com for the latest meetings and events industry news, trends and updates. 


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