NEWS

Old school hospitality central to luxury market success says Rocco Forte Hotels chairman

Old school hospitality central to luxury market success says Rocco Forte Hotels chairman

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Titan of the hotel industry, Sir Rocco Forte, opens up about the highs and lows of his hospitality career at inaugural ATM Leaders Breakfast; top echelon of regional leaders enjoy unique opportunity to learn from his half-century of experience

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Visitors grow 4% during first two days of ATM

Visitors grow 4% during first two days of ATM

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Number of visitors to Arabian Travel Market up by 4% on 2015; figures represent total number of visitors through the doors on Day 1 and Day 2; event on track for more than 26,000 visitors over four-day show

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Industry leaders map out sustainable future of UAE tourism

Industry leaders map out sustainable future of UAE tourism

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New ATM Global Stage opens with high profile panel session on future outlook for UAE tourism; each emirate to focus on own USPs but committed to shared vision for sustainable growth

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Crown Prince of Dubai opens Arabian Travel Market

Crown Prince of Dubai opens Arabian Travel Market

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His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, inaugurates ATM 2016; the Middle East’s largest travel and tourism event celebrates 23 years of industry milestones

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Travel Planning and Booking Site Identifies Top-Rated Properties Committed to Eco-Friendly Practices

Travel Planning and Booking Site Identifies Top-Rated Properties Committed to Eco-Friendly Practices

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California Home to Four of the Country’s Top 10 

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Arabian Travel Market 2016 opens

Arabian Travel Market 2016 opens

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Over 26,000 visitors expected to attend Middle East’s largest travel trade event with 2,800 confirmed exhibitors, 64 national pavilions, over 50 seminar and technology theatre sessions, and several new show features including the launch of the first ever Wellness & Spa Lounge and ATM Global Stage

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EVENTS AND MEETINGS

Growing demand witnessed from International Buyers looking to expand business into Europe

Growing demand witnessed from International Buyers looking to expand business into Europe

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Spain ranked as the number one European destination among attending Hosted Buyers, followed by Germany, UK & Ireland, France, and Italy

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When social communication becomes synonymous with team building!

When social communication becomes synonymous with team building!

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AIM Group International organises virtual team building at Global Meetings Industry Day

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London launches “cutting edge” campaign as delegates flock to the capital’s IMEX stand

London launches “cutting edge” campaign as delegates flock to the capital’s IMEX stand

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London is once again the most popular city stand at IMEX Frankfurt, with a total of 700 pre-booked appointments ahead of the show this week (19-21 April). The stand will be run by London & Partners, the official promotional company and convention bureau for the city. 

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IMEX Group supports Global Meetings Industry Day before its own global industry gathering

IMEX Group supports Global Meetings Industry Day before its own global industry gathering

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The IMEX Group is not only pledging its support for the first Global Meetings Industry Day on Thursday 14 April, its team has contributed to the Day’s anthem.

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UK buyers to benefit from The Meetings Show’s flexible hosted buyer offering

UK buyers to benefit from The Meetings Show’s flexible hosted buyer offering

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The Meetings Show’s highly flexible semi-hosted buyer option is expected to increase in size as UK buyers, particularly those from Greater London with busy schedules, use it to guarantee that time out of the office meeting international and domestic suppliers is as productive and successful as possible. The semi-hosted buyer option, which includes on-site hospitality, […]

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ibtm America 2016 Knowledge Forum set to inspire attendees with discussion around the industry’s hottest topics

ibtm America 2016 Knowledge Forum set to inspire attendees with discussion around the industry’s hottest topics

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Subjects include Digital Security & Meetings Design

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TECH

Tech Talent Week to showcase London’s world class developer community

Tech Talent Week to showcase London’s world class developer community

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London’s tech businesses benefit from experienced talent pool The capital’s programmers are among highest paid in Europe London’s developer teams show more diversity and better job satisfaction London’s IT programmers are some of the highest paid and most experienced in the world, according to a new report from online developer community, Stack Overflow and London […]

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Royal College of Physicians introduces the world’s first wireless digital microphone as part of tech overhaul

Royal College of Physicians introduces the world’s first wireless digital microphone as part of tech overhaul

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 The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) today announces it has installed the Sennheiser SpeechLine Digital Wireless microphone, the world’s first digital microphone, as part of a £100,000 overhaul of its tech facilities. 

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Multiple Boarding Passes Land on BA App

Multiple Boarding Passes Land on BA App

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Boarding British Airways flights has just got easier for families and friends travelling together thanks to the introduction of multiple mobile boarding passes.

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Five ways technology adds value to business events

Five ways technology adds value to business events

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A decade ago, futurists were predicting the death of the meetings industry as a result of technological advancements such as video conferencing and connected workspaces.

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#FITUR2016 hits record levels on the social networks with 62 million users

#FITUR2016 hits record levels on the social networks with 62 million users

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In the most social of FITUR’s stagings, the trade show sought to go further and conducted an in-depth data analysis through the digital strategy developed in its 36th edition, which closed on 24 January

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Emirates extends online check-in to 48 hours before departure

Emirates extends online check-in to 48 hours before departure

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 Dubai, UAE, 28 March 2016 – Emirates has extended its online check-in to 48 hours before departure, from 24 hours, effective immediately. Customers around the world can check in online on both desktop and mobile devices from 48 hours to 90 minutes before flight departure.

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CONFERENCES

Danish Maritime Forum 2015 saved €26,000 by working with sustainable meetings management

Danish Maritime Forum 2015 saved €26,000 by working with sustainable meetings management

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Key leaders gathered in Copenhagen last year for the second Danish Maritime Forum (DMF). Implemented tactics in the areas of sustainable food and beverage offer, responsible supply chain engagement, greenhouse gas emissions mitigation and waste reduction resulted in €26,000 of tracked savings for the event.

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AIPC Annual Conference Addresses Key Issues of Diversification and Adaptation

AIPC Annual Conference Addresses Key Issues of Diversification and Adaptation

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AIPC – the International Association of Convention Centres – has announced a 2016 Annual Conference program that focuses on today’s most urgent priority for centres worldwide – how to stimulate the kind of creativity, innovation and adaptation that help centres maintain competitiveness in a tough market. The Conference, which will take place July 3-6 in […]

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Associations World Congress organiser announces new brand name

Associations World Congress organiser announces new brand name

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 Damian Hutt, Executive Director of Associations Network which organises the Associations World Congress, today announces the organisation has changed its name to the Society of Association Executives to better reflect the organisation’s service level of a professional society.

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Live Broadcast of Key ACTE Dallas Conference Sessions To Worldwide Membership – Free of Charge! 

Live Broadcast of Key ACTE Dallas Conference Sessions To Worldwide Membership – Free of Charge! 

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The Association of Corporate Travel Executives is once again offering its membership a unique benefit: a live broadcast of two general sessions from its travel conference, in Dallas, (USA), 17-19 April 2016. What makes it unique in today’s environment is that the broadcasts are free to ACTE members. This is made possible through the […]

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2015 a record year for Vienna as a meeting destination: more events, more overnight stays and more value added than ever before

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Vienna’s record year for tourism in 2015 is matched by the city’s meeting industry, which recorded top results in all relevant key indicators: the number of events rose 3%, triggering a 13% increase in bednights, which saw induced economic impact advance some 16% to pass the one billion euro mark for the first time.

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The 20th ATRS World Conference Organized by Air Transport News – Rhodes, Greece, 23 to 26 June, 2016

The 20th ATRS World Conference Organized by Air Transport News – Rhodes, Greece, 23 to 26 June, 2016

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Source: ATRS The Air Transport Research Society (ATRS), the world’s leading organization for research on air transportation, will hold its 20th World Conference in Rhodes, Greece, 23-26, June, 2016. The World Conference covers all facets of the aviation industry, with presentations on airline strategies and operations, airport strategies and operations, air traffic control, aviation financing, […]

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TRENDS

10 Percent of Global Travel Spend Influenced by TripAdvisor

10 Percent of Global Travel Spend Influenced by TripAdvisor

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Oxford Economics Report Reveals TripAdvisor’s Impact on Travel Spending; TripAdvisor’s $85.7 Billion Influence Equivalent to Two-Thirds of All U.S. Auto Exports in 2014

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Launch of dedicated Wellness & Spa Lounge at ATM 2016 to highlight rapid growth of high value tourism market across the region

Launch of dedicated Wellness & Spa Lounge at ATM 2016 to highlight rapid growth of high value tourism market across the region

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Value of wellness trips across MENA region hit US$7.3 billion in 2014 according to Global Wellness Institute report MENA region second-fastest growing global market for spa and wellness Health-focused tourists spend 130% more than regular travellers

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How will tourism fare in 2016?

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2015 has been an interesting year in many ways – Political unrests were dominating the newsworldwide, there was and still is an ongoing dramatic drop in oil prices potentially destabilizingthe oil-rich countries, the Euro remains weak, and also the GDP development, while still moderate,was below the average of the last few years. Nevertheless, for the […]

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Higher Global Hotel Prices For The Fifth Year In A Row

Higher Global Hotel Prices For The Fifth Year In A Row

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Hotel prices paid by travellers worldwide rose by 3% during 2014, as the global economy improved, according to the latest Hotels.com™ Hotel Price IndexTM (HPI®)

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Living like a local is the key to ‘Stepping Out of the Crowd’ for Asian Millennials

Living like a local is the key to ‘Stepping Out of the Crowd’ for Asian Millennials

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New report from PATA describes how destinations can capitalise on the boom in outbound travel from Asia BANGKOK, March 1, 2016 – The Pacific Asia Travel Association(PATA)

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New Survey from ACTE and the CBOC Shows  Canadian Travel Spend Down by 2.6 Percent for 2016

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25 February 2016 Toronto, ON – While an uptick in business travel spending is reflected by a slight majority of companies (39 percent) responding to the ninth annual benchmarking survey conducted by the Association of Corporate Travel Executives and The Conference Board of Canada, a near equal number of firms (34 percent) is citing travel program […]

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GREECE HEADLINES

HotelBrain & Intimissimi: 17.000.000 viewers, 7.000.000 likes σε 48 ώρες στην Σαντορίνη!

HotelBrain & Intimissimi: 17.000.000 viewers, 7.000.000 likes σε 48 ώρες στην Σαντορίνη!

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17 διεθνείς fashion bloggers, η ελίτ της hashtag generation, 8 high end ξενοδοχεία και περισσότερα από 445 posts μέσα σε 48 ώρες που συγκέντρωσαν περισσότερα από 7.000.000 likes. Η Σαντορίνη, το περασμένο Σαββατοκύριακο έγινε viral, μέσα από το #IntimissimiLovesSantorini project, προϊόν συνεργασίας της HotelBrain με το κορυφαίο ιταλικό brand Intimissimi.

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Top 10 Islands in the World

Top 10 Islands in the World

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Travelers Booking Hotels at Award-Winning Islands During Shoulder Season Can Save Nearly 30% per Night

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Το SETE Training και η Gastronomy Essentials υλοποιούν ένα μοναδικό διήμερο σεμινάριο ζαχαροπλαστικής, σε συνεργασία με την Ecole Ritz Escoffier Paris!

Το SETE Training και η Gastronomy Essentials υλοποιούν ένα μοναδικό διήμερο σεμινάριο ζαχαροπλαστικής, σε συνεργασία με την Ecole Ritz Escoffier Paris!

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 Λίγες μέρες πριν την επαναλειτουργία του ξενοδοχείου Ritz Paris και της παγκοσμίου φήμης σχολή “Ecole Ritz Escofier”, ο Pastry Chef, Christophe Messina, επισκέπτεται την Αθήνα, στις 10 & 11 Μαΐου 2016 για ένα διήμερο σεμινάριο ζαχαροπλαστικής, το οποίο σηματοδοτεί την επανεμφάνιση της σχολής στην παγκόσμια τουριστική βιομηχανία.

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To εκπαιδευτικό σεμινάριο IAPCO EDGE 2017 (Experts in Dynamic Global Education) στην Αθήνα!

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Ψήφος Εμπιστοσύνης στην Αθήνα για την οργάνωση του διεθνούς εκπαιδευτικού σεμιναρίου IAPCO EDGE τον Ιανουάριο του 2017

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4ο Ναυτικό Σαλόνι Παραδοσιακών Σκαφών, Πόρος 19-22 Μαΐου 2016

4ο Ναυτικό Σαλόνι Παραδοσιακών Σκαφών, Πόρος 19-22 Μαΐου 2016

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Στις φιλόξενες εγκαταστάσεις του Ν.Ο.Ε έλαβε χώρα χθες 13.4.2016, συνέντευξη τύπου του Ελληνικού Συνδέσμου Παραδοσιακών Σκαφών, του Δήμου και του Δημοτικού Λιμενικού Ταμείου Πόρου όπου ανακοινώθηκε η έναρξη του «4ου Ναυτικού Σαλονιού Παραδοσιακών Σκαφών» την 19η Μαΐου στο λιμάνι του Πόρου μέχρι και την 22α Μαΐου 2016. Παρευρέθηκαν δημοσιογράφοι και προσωπικότητες του ναυτιλιακού και καλλιτεχνικού […]

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Στην ανάπτυξη και προώθηση προϊόντων ιατρικού τουρισμού προχωρά το Υπουργείο Οικονομίας Ανάπτυξης και Τουρισμού σε συνεργασία με το Πανεπιστήμιο Πατρών και τις Περιφέρειες Πελοποννήσου και Δυτικής Ελλάδας

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Προγραμματική συμφωνία συνεργασίας για την υποστήριξη του σχεδιασμού και της υλοποίησης ενός θεσμικού και τεχνολογικού πλαισίου για την ανάπτυξη ιατρικών- τουριστικών προϊόντων σε εθνικό επίπεδο, υπέγραψαν η Αν. Υπουργός Οικονομίας Ανάπτυξης και Τουρισμού κα Έλενα Κουντουρά , η Πρύτανης του Πανεπιστημίου Πατρών κα Βενετσάνα Κυριαζοπούλου, ο Περιφερειάρχης Δυτικής Ελλάδος κ. Απόστολος Κατσιφάρας και ο Περιφερειάρχης […]

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More News

The Revival of the Colossus

The Revival of the Colossus

| April 26, 2016
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“A Project with a Vision of Peace in the Mediterranean Region” A Seven Step Synopsis for its ideal implementation

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Al Khoory Hotels to open 1,100 three and four star rooms by 2019

Al Khoory Hotels to open 1,100 three and four star rooms by 2019

| April 24, 2016
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Al Khoory Hotels to exhibit at ATM 2016 announcing the launch of the 227-room Al Khoory Atrium Hotel Al Barsha, due to open in July 2016; group plans to offer 1,100 rooms in Dubai by end of 2019

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African tourism ministers convene in Côte d’Ivoire

African tourism ministers convene in Côte d’Ivoire

| April 22, 2016
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Over three days (19-21 April) high-level tourism representatives from African countries, including 18 tourism ministers1, are convening in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, to discuss the challenges of the sector and the priorities for the programme of work of UNWTO in the African continent. The event is held in parallel with the Sustainable Tourism Conference of the […]

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AEG Ogden Convention Centre Leader Recognised for Excellence

AEG Ogden Convention Centre Leader Recognised for Excellence

| April 22, 2016
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Geoff Donaghy Receives IMEX Academy Award

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WTM Connect Asia lines up top Chinese Hosted Buyers

WTM Connect Asia lines up top Chinese Hosted Buyers

| April 20, 2016
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WTM Connect Asia is due to open its doors for the first time in 5 weeks, marking World Travel Market’s arrival in South East Asia. The ‘pod’ event will be taking place in Penang, known as the cultural melting pot of Malaysia.

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IMEX Group Sharing economy survey reveals differing views among meetings  industry around the world

IMEX Group Sharing economy survey reveals differing views among meetings industry around the world

| April 20, 2016
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• 35 per cent of meetings professionals would not use a sharing economy service for business • Uncertain quality and safety were found to be the major reasons why they are not being used • Nearly 45 per cent believe legislation, regulation, objections and taxation will slow or limit the expansion in many countries • […]

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London’s first naked food experience

London’s first naked food experience

| April 20, 2016
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The makers of the hugely popular ABQ, the Breaking Bad-inspired cocktail bar, are pleased to bring you a new dining experience: The Bunyadi – London’s first naked restaurant.

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WPCOA Member Jan Tonkin Elected to IAPCO Presidency

WPCOA Member Jan Tonkin Elected to IAPCO Presidency

| April 20, 2016
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Taipei: Jan Tonkin, managing director of Auckland-based The Conference Company, has been elected President of the International Association of Professional Congress Organisers (IAPCO). Ms. Tonkin was elected in February at IAPCO’s annual General Assembly in Cape Town, and takes over from outgoing President Michel Neijmann for a two-year term.

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