NEWS

IFEMA sponsors the IFFA Weekend & Awards 2016

IFEMA sponsors the IFFA Weekend & Awards 2016

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Spain’s leading trade fair operator and one of the most important in Europe, is to host the 17th edition of the International Indian Film Academy Awards

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Vilnius Introduces a New City Development Agency: GO Vilnius 

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The City of Vilnius is excited to announce the launch of GO Vilnius. Unveiled in May 2016, GO Vilnius is the city’s new development agency combining international investment, business development, and city marketing and tourism initiatives, including the work of the Vilnius Convention Bureau, under one umbrella organisation. 

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TUI Boss to Address UNWTO & WTM Ministers’ Summit on Safe and Seamless Travel

TUI Boss to Address UNWTO & WTM Ministers’ Summit on Safe and Seamless Travel

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The new boss at travel giant TUI Group will make the opening address at the UNWTO & WTM Ministers’ Summit at World Travel Market London 2016.

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Prague Convention Bureau Awarded Congress Ambassadors

Prague Convention Bureau Awarded Congress Ambassadors

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9th June, 2016, Prague – Prague Convention Bureau for the seventh time in a row awarded the Congress Ambassadors for their contribution in the field of congress tourism. Ambassador Awards Evening ceremonial presentation, part of the Prague Convention Bureau’s Ambassador Program, took place on the premises of The Residence of the Mayor of Prague on 7th June.

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Expo 2020 Dubai unveils master plan

Expo 2020 Dubai unveils master plan

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Expo 2020 Dubai recently revealed its master plan at the Arab Media Forum held in Dubai from 11-12 May 2016. The site was unveiled through the use of augmented reality and leading-edge digital technology. The Expo pavilions will be dedicated to sub-themes Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability under the main theme ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’.

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Dubai issues licences to seven new associations

Dubai issues licences to seven new associations

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The Dubai Association Centre (DAC) has announced a 44% rise in the number of regional and international associations it has licensed in the first quarter of 2016 which takes the Centre’s total number of licensed associations to 23 from last year’s 16.

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EVENTS AND MEETINGS

Futurist Brian Solis to Speak At WTM London

Futurist Brian Solis to Speak At WTM London

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World Travel Market London 2016, the leading global event for the travel industry, is delighted to announce award-winning author, digital analyst and futurist Brian Solis as a keynote speaker.

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The ultimate Automobile experience in Stuttgart – VOK DAMS stages anniversary of Mercedes-Benz Museum

The ultimate Automobile experience in Stuttgart – VOK DAMS stages anniversary of Mercedes-Benz Museum

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On the 4th and 5th of June 2016 Mercedes-Benz celebrated a mega event at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, with a colorful program for all the family. Together with Mercedes-Benz, 25,000 visitors celebrated the 10-year anniversary of the Mercedes-Benz museum that weekend.

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Matchmaking recommendations for all Hosted Buyers attending ibtm world

Matchmaking recommendations for all Hosted Buyers attending ibtm world

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New technology to enhance relevance of appointments  All Hosted Buyers attending ibtm world 2016 (www.ibtmworld.com) will, for the first time, be able to take part in a matchmaking system that will provide tailored recommendations of suppliers that they could meet with, based on information provided about their business objectives at the time of registration.

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The Meetings Show to deliver something new for 2016

The Meetings Show to deliver something new for 2016

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The Meetings Show is set to deliver a week of business opportunities, education and networking when it opens for the fourth time on Tuesday next week.

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Caravan supershow rolls into the Brisbane Showgrounds

Caravan supershow rolls into the Brisbane Showgrounds

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Up to 75,000 people are expected to flock to the Brisbane Showgrounds over the next six days, for the popular Queensland Caravan, Camping and Touring Supershow.

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ibtm America 2016 ‘Techcollective’ set to include education sessions on hot topics within the Event Technology industry

ibtm America 2016 ‘Techcollective’ set to include education sessions on hot topics within the Event Technology industry

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ibtm america 2016 (www.ibtmamerica.com), taking place from June 15-17 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee, has announced that the TECHCollective, the newly launched area located in the Central Hub, will include bite-sized education sessions held by leading event technology providers such as Bizzabo, etouches, Brightbox, Hubvents, DAHLIA+ and Meetoo.

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TECH

Electoral Commission appoints Event Connections to deliver accreditation services for the EU Referendum National Count Event

Electoral Commission appoints Event Connections to deliver accreditation services for the EU Referendum National Count Event

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Event Connections has been appointed to manage and deliver accreditation services for the EU Referendum National Result Event on behalf of the Electoral Commission.

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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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CONFERENCES

AIPC 2016 Conference to be held in Nantes, France

AIPC 2016 Conference to be held in Nantes, France

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 From 3 to 6 July, la Cité Nantes Events Center will welcome its peers as it hosts the AIPC Annual Conference (International Association of Congress Centres).

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The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) has decided to hold three of their upcoming congresses in 2017 & 2018 in Vienna

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CEO Isabel Bardinet comments on this decision: “This final choice reflects the wish of the ESC leadership to choose a city with a long standing cardiovascular history and one where the city support has been very unique.” 

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Major Pig Veterinary Congress Opens its Doors in Dublin

Major Pig Veterinary Congress Opens its Doors in Dublin

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Today  marks the beginning of the world’s premier pig health conference. Dublin will extend a warm welcome to nearly 3,500 pig health experts and practitioners to its shores, where the 24th International Pig Veterinary Congress & the 8th European Symposium of Porcine Health Management (IPVS & ESPHM) will take place. Preparations are currently well underway […]

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European Conference on Networks and Communications -EUCNC2016-

European Conference on Networks and Communications -EUCNC2016-

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27-30 June, 2016, Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso EuCNC 2016 is the 25th edition of a successful series of a technical conference in the field of telecommunications, sponsored by the European Commission.

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Copenhagen is ready to call back the global emergency services

Copenhagen is ready to call back the global emergency services

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1,100 doctors, paramedics, nurses and experts from around the world have just been gathered in Copenhagen for Europe’s first congress for emergency medical service. The congress was a great success, and the organizers just announced that the EMS congress will take place in the Danish capital next year too.

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Global Pediatric Ophthalmology Congress to be held during June 06-07, 2016

Global Pediatric Ophthalmology Congress to be held during June 06-07, 2016

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Pediatric Ophthalmology 2016 Scientific Committee will be honored to welcome you to the Global Pediatric Ophthalmology Congress (Pediatric Ophthalmology 2016) to be held during June 06-07, 2016 at London, UK.

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TRENDS

Event Masters and Living Tomorrow: introducing novel entertraining concept

Event Masters and Living Tomorrow: introducing novel entertraining concept

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Willebroek/Vilvoorde – Event agency Event Masters establishes a new division called Entertraining : a brand-new concept in Belgium with a multi-faceted approach to teambuilding and training. Living Tomorrow (Vilvoorde) strongly believes in the entertraining concept and signs an exclusive partnership with Event Masters for its team trainings. Drawing on its yearlong experience in teambuilding, Event Masters […]

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Long haul travels in 1st quarter 2016: high resilience of Europe despite terrorist attacks

Long haul travels in 1st quarter 2016: high resilience of Europe despite terrorist attacks

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The latest results from the Air Travellers’ Traffic Barometer* produced by European Cities Marketing and ForwardKeys reveal that in Q1 2016, International trips were down by -0.7% due to Intra-European travels down by -2.8% (compared to Q1 2015). Conversely, long haul travels are up by +3.4%.

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Celebration Breaks Drinks Barometer

Celebration Breaks Drinks Barometer

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  Forty-five per cent of people on a city break are there for a celebration: London, Paris and Barcelona are their top choices (www.postoffice.co.uk/celebrationdrinks) Drinks cost least in Prague – less than half the price of 10 other top cities Palma offers the cheapest prices for drinks of those surveyed in Western Europe Tallinn, Barcelona […]

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ABTA urges people not to leave it too late to book popular destinations

ABTA urges people not to leave it too late to book popular destinations

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Two thirds of people planning a summer holiday have already booked as Western Mediterranean destinations surge in popularity

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London experiences boom in budget hotel growth as developments move East

London experiences boom in budget hotel growth as developments move East

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London’s budget hotel sector has experienced significant growth since the city hosted the 2012 Olympic Games, a new report reveals.

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China moves into UK’s top 10 most valuable inbound markets

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Records have been set in 2015 for inbound visits with strong growth from Britain’s major inbound markets including the US and Europe and double digit growth from newer markets China and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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DESTINATIONS

Lausanne Tourism & Convention Bureau entertains UK buyers at London’s Olympic Park

Lausanne Tourism & Convention Bureau entertains UK buyers at London’s Olympic Park

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Lausanne Tourism & Convention Bureau met with UK event buyers in London last week to showcase the destination and its international convention, meeting, incentive and event offering.

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London welcomes over 30 million tourists for the first time ever

London welcomes over 30 million tourists for the first time ever

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Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has welcomed new figures that show the capital has set a new tourism record after more than 30 million visitors came to the city last year, drawn by global sporting events such as the Rugby World Cup and blockbuster exhibitions at its museums and galleries, according to new figures released […]

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7 Exceptional Villas & Suites in Santorini

7 Exceptional Villas & Suites in Santorini

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7 High Rated Hotels in Santorini, the famous island with magical views and stunning sunsets. The towns along the Caldera(Fira, Firostefani, Imerovigli, Oia)  is where you will find the most popular hotels and villas on the island. Maregio Suites, Oia, Santorini Located in the scenic village of Oía, just steps from Oia Castle, Maregio Suites offers suites with […]

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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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NSW Minister joins Sydney at IMEX Frankfurt to showcase best practice for aligning business events with government policies

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New South Wales (NSW) Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events, Stuart Ayres MP, will by flying the Sydney flag at IMEX Frankfurt this year and sharing the importance of business events to a city’s and nation’s success.

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Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) annual conference considered “largest site inspection in Vancouver’s history”

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) annual conference considered “largest site inspection in Vancouver’s history”

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Vancouver – In January 2016, close to 4,000 meeting professionals and industry partners from around the world congregated in Vancouver for Convening Leaders, the Professional Convention Management Association’s (PCMA) annual professional development and networking conference. Vancouver’s hospitality industry pulled out all the stops. The post-event survey completed by attending delegates indicates the city’s stunning setting, state-of-the-art […]

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More News

“Aviation and Flight Academy” (27 Ιουνίου – 15 Ιουλίου 2016)

“Aviation and Flight Academy” (27 Ιουνίου – 15 Ιουλίου 2016)

| June 27, 2016
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Μαθήματα Αεροπορίας στην 1η Ακαδημία για παιδιά 14-16 ετών από το Hellenic American University και τον Διεθνή Αερολιμένα Αθηνών 

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ICC Sydney Seeks World Class Wine Partners

ICC Sydney Seeks World Class Wine Partners

| June 27, 2016
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Producers invited to submit best drops for spot on beverage list

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Barbican sees 13% growth in agency business

| June 22, 2016
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  Following a refinement of their activity and closer working relationships through both the HBAA and direct with leading event agencies, the Barbican has seen a dramatic increase in new business from event booking agencies.

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Mount Athos Area KOUZINA 2016 : …κάθε φέτος και καλύτερα …

Mount Athos Area KOUZINA 2016 : …κάθε φέτος και καλύτερα …

| June 22, 2016
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Με αυτήν τη μοναδική επίγευση οι συντελεστές και εθελοντές της φετινής διοργάνωσης αποχαιρέτησαν το 6ΟMount Athos Area KOUZINΑ, που πλέον για τους ειδικούς αλλά και για τους ανθρώπους της ανατολικής Χαλκιδικής αποτελεί πολλά περισσότερα από έναν συνηθισμένο γαστριμαργικό θεσμό.

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Ο παλμός του τουρισμού χτυπά στις Philoxenia & Hotelia

Ο παλμός του τουρισμού χτυπά στις Philoxenia & Hotelia

| June 15, 2016
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Το μεγάλο «ραντεβού» του ελληνικού τουρισμού και της εγχώριας τουριστικής βιομηχανίας πραγματοποιείται στις 18-20 Νοεμβρίου 2016 στο Διεθνές Εκθεσιακό Κέντρο της Θεσσαλονίκης.

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Στην Σαντορίνη τα γυρίσματα του MasterChef ITALIA

Στην Σαντορίνη τα γυρίσματα του MasterChef ITALIA

| June 10, 2016
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Στο πλαίσιο της δυναμικής προβολής της Ελλάδας στο εξωτερικό και της προώθησης του γαστρονομικού τουρισμού, με πρωτοβουλία του Γραφείου ΕΟΤ Ιταλίας και τη συμβολή του Δήμου Σαντορίνης, πραγματοποιήθηκαν στη Σαντορίνη 4 και 5 Ιουνίου τα γυρίσματα ενός ολόκληρου επεισοδίου του έκτου κύκλου της τηλεοπτικής εκπομπής γαστρονομίας Masterchef Italia.

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O δήμος Αθηναίων στηρίζει τον οδοντιατρικό τουρισμό

O δήμος Αθηναίων στηρίζει τον οδοντιατρικό τουρισμό

| June 10, 2016
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Οι μεγάλες προοπτικές που ανοίγονται στον τομέα του οδοντιατρικού τουρισμού για την ανάπτυξη της οικονομίας της Αθήνας ήταν το κεντρικό θέμα συζήτησης στη συνάντηση που πραγματοποιήθηκε μεταξύ του δημάρχου Αθηναίων, κ. Γιώργου Καμίνη και των ιδρυτικών μελών του νεοσύστατου συνεργατικού σχηματισμού Athens Dental Tourism Cluster.

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Cornelia Diamond Golf Resort & Spa to welcome World Travel Awards

Cornelia Diamond Golf Resort & Spa to welcome World Travel Awards

| June 8, 2016
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London, 8th June 2016 Cornelia Diamond Golf Resort & Spa in Antalya, Turkey, has been revealed as the host for the upcoming World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony 2016.

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The Meetings Show brings industry together for a host of networking activities

The Meetings Show brings industry together for a host of networking activities

| June 8, 2016
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The week of The Meetings Show will once again be a focal point for networking as industry peers gather in London from 13th June, 2016.

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Kent Event Centre to host DJ Carl Cox for second music festival contract win 

Kent Event Centre to host DJ Carl Cox for second music festival contract win 

| June 7, 2016
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Following the success of the Winter Social Festival, the first ever music festival to take place at Kent Event Centre in February 2016, the venue has won the contract to host a second in the Social Festival series. 

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Voting opens ahead of 2016 World Ski Awards Gala Ceremony

Voting opens ahead of 2016 World Ski Awards Gala Ceremony

| June 7, 2016
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London, June 7th, 2016 Voting has opened ahead of the hotly anticipated 2016 World Ski Awards Gala Ceremony as the nominees for the event are revealed for the first time.

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