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Reykjavík named best MICE destination in Europe 2017

Reykjavik cityReykjavík is named the Best MICE Destination in Europe 2017 by Business Destinations Magazine. The Business Destinations Travel Awards, now running for a consecutive six years, rewards businesses in a variety of categories for their exceptional contribution and excellence in services in the world of business and travel.

DMCs meet at New Orleans

hosts global allianceHosts Global (Hosts), a strategic partner for destination management services worldwide, hosted over 240 clients and hospitality industry professionals for their fifth annual Hosts Global Forum, held at the Sheraton New Orleans in Louisiana from June 26 – 29, 2017.

Security is top concern for event organizers

SecurityA recent round-table where industry leaders covered topics including Brexit, immigration, terror, infrastructure and economics, it is understood that the biggest concern of event organizers is not Brexit but security.

Macao jumps 22 places in ICCA rankings

macauMacao SAR this year greatly improved their ICCA Rankings when they jumped 21 places in global city rankings and up three spots in the Asia Pacific rankings. The ICCA (International Congress and Convention Association) Annual Statistics and Rankings which compares destinations’ association conventions performance on a global scale, is one of the most eagerly anticipated meetings industry publications.

The Hague to host Cyber Security Week

cyber securityweek logoFrom 25 to 29 September, The Hague is hosting the second edition of the international Cyber Security Week. During more than 40 events, hundreds of experts in cyber security and cybercrime working for governments, businesses and knowledge institutions will share their knowledge, discuss the latest developments and pitch innovative ideas.

MPI Announces New Advanced-Level Educational Offerings

mpi2 logoMeeting Professionals International (MPI) has introduced several new education offerings from the MPI Academy as part of its new Executive Education Series, including the Women in Leadership Program and a designation program for the highly-regarded MPI Experiential Event Series.

Hosts Global adds Romania to its portfolio

hosts global allianceHosts Global (Hosts), a strategic partner for meeting and event planners worldwide, welcomes new alliance member, Paloma Tours, and expands destination portfolio to include Romania.

MTF 2017 demonstrates how a small town successfully hosts a world-class event

Nearly 400 travel and tourism industry professionals gathered at Lao PDR’s Luang Prabang city for the 2017 Mekong Tourism Forum (MTF 2017). Professionals exchanged lessons and experiences to promote competitive, inclusive, and sustainable tourism between 5–9 June 2017.The Forum demonstrated that smaller towns without large conference halls can host world-class events.