NEWS

Ryanair: Full Year Profit Rises 43% To €1,242m

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Lower Fares, AGB & Cost Control Delivers Strong Traffic & Profit Growth

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Emirates adds seventh daily service to Bangkok

Emirates adds seventh daily service to Bangkok

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Additional service between Dubai and Bangkok to commence from 1 July 2016

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Aoife Delaney named as CIC Pacesetter 2016

Aoife Delaney named as CIC Pacesetter 2016

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Ovation Global DMC is delighted to announce that Aoife Delaney, Director of Global Sales has been honoured by the Convention Industry Council (CIC) with the prestigious Pacesetter Award 2016.

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High speed transport and internet for ibtm world

High speed transport and internet for ibtm world

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The journey to and from this year’s ibtm world (www.ibtmworld.com), in Barcelona is going to be as fast as the event’s high-speed internet access with the opening of the onsite Metro Station at the Fira Gran Via.

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Europe’s most professional congress bureau

Europe’s most professional congress bureau

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There are now eight Certified Meeting Professionals working at the Vienna Tourist Board’s Vienna Convention Bureau (VCB). No other European congress bureau has so many employee who have earned this special quality seal.

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Best-ever first quarter for inbound visits to UK

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Figures out today show that the first three months of the year have set a record for inbound visits to the UK.

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EVENTS AND MEETINGS

Lord’s fields heavyweight food supplies for 2016 cricket season

Lord’s fields heavyweight food supplies for 2016 cricket season

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As the cricket season gets underway, Lord’s is busy preparing much more than just the hallowed turf.

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Kent Event Centre welcomes 3,000 visitors for Kent Vision LIVE 2016 

Kent Event Centre welcomes 3,000 visitors for Kent Vision LIVE 2016 

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Kent Event Centre today announces that it welcomed 3,000 visitors to the recent Kent Vision LIVE 2016 exhibition, organised by Revolution Events, which took place at the venue for the ninth year in a row.

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WTM Connect Asia 2016 Delivers a High Number of Business Meetings

WTM Connect Asia 2016 Delivers a High Number of Business Meetings

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WTM Connect Asia 2016 closed on a high note today. The event took place from 18-20 May in Penang, Malaysia. Hosted Buyers from China, South East Asia and the rest of the world met, networked and had serious business meetings with International exhibitors.

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Football Fans Grab Flights For European Cup

Football Fans Grab Flights For European Cup

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After Paris, France’s other host cities are seeing a phenomenal surge in interest with forward bookings running up to 399% ahead.

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WTM Connect Asia Opens for Business

WTM Connect Asia Opens for Business

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The first edition of WTM Connect Asia opened today (Wednesday 18 May), taking place in George Town, Penang, Malaysia. The area was declared a UNESCO Heritage Site in 2008 and has proved to be a unique setting for Hosted Buyers and exhibitors to meet, enjoy the local culture and make new business connections.

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InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort to welcome World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony

InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort to welcome World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony

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London, May 17th, 2016 World Travel Awards has revealed InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort has been selected to host the prestigious Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2016.

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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

1st WINETOURISM Congress

1st WINETOURISM Congress

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14-16 October 2016, Santorini, Petros M. Nomikos Conference Center

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AIM Group International and La Nuvola Congress Centre win the bid to host ICSES 2022 in Rome

AIM Group International and La Nuvola Congress Centre win the bid to host ICSES 2022 in Rome

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Great news from the city of Rome! The Italian capital has won the bid to host the International Congress of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery2022; ICSES is to be held at La Nuvola Congress Centre in Rome in May. Held every three years, ICSES 2022 represents a top-level meeting for surgeons who specialize in shoulder and […]

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Congress organiser: “The Danish outreach program is the most impressive we’ve ever seen!”

Congress organiser: “The Danish outreach program is the most impressive we’ve ever seen!”

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Municipalities, museums, ministries and mothers. This week, over 150 Danish organisations work together around gender equality in an extensive outreach program staged in Copenhagen in conjunction with the Women Deliver 4th Global Conference, attracting more than 5,000 delegates from 165 countries around women’s and girl’s health and rights. Women Deliver’s CEO names the outreach pro-gram […]

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AIM Group International and the Convention Bureau Napoli win the World Tunnelling Congress 2019: a story of a successful Bid

AIM Group International and the Convention Bureau Napoli win the World Tunnelling Congress 2019: a story of a successful Bid

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The City of Naples has won the bid to host the World Tunnelling Congress to be held May, 2019.  With an expected participation of 2,000, this is a prominent international appointment bringing the most talented engineers in the field to the beautiful Napoli. 

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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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TRENDS

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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Luxury travel outpaces the rest of the travel industry, new report finds

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A new Connections report sponsored by Amadeus looks at luxury travel trends until 2025 to help the travel industry better target and service its fastest-growing segment.

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IAPCO Annual Survey results

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The 9th IAPCO Annual Survey 2015 produced no surprises. With the economic turnaround, and the recession hopefully confined to history, IAPCO members were busy in 2015, organising an average of 113 events per member.

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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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DESTINATIONS

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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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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Emaar’s magnificent ‘Dubai Opera’ to open doors this year in Downtown Dubai

Emaar’s magnificent ‘Dubai Opera’ to open doors this year in Downtown Dubai

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• Glorious architectural tribute to the city’s cultural and artistic heritage • Complements the goal of Dubai Plan 2021 to establish Dubai as a ‘City of Happy, Creative & Empowered People’ • To offer ultimate flexibility of a proscenium arch theatre, an acoustic concert hall and 2,000 sq m floor event space with 2,000-strong capacity […]

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Kuwait to invest USD 1 billion in tourism sector by 2025

Kuwait to invest USD 1 billion in tourism sector by 2025

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Growth in luxury and mid-market accommodation options opens up Gulf state to new market segments

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More News

The London Venue Awards introduce new categories for 2016

The London Venue Awards introduce new categories for 2016

| May 24, 2016
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  The Global Conference Network, organiser of The London Venue Awards, today announces new categories for this year’s event.

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Ολυμπιακοί Αγώνες 1896: Οι ιστορικές φωτογραφίες του Άλμπερτ Μάγιερ από τις συλλογές του Μουσείου Μπενάκη σε  «πτήση» στο αεροδρόμιο

Ολυμπιακοί Αγώνες 1896: Οι ιστορικές φωτογραφίες του Άλμπερτ Μάγιερ από τις συλλογές του Μουσείου Μπενάκη σε  «πτήση» στο αεροδρόμιο

| May 24, 2016
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Με αφορμή τη φετινή χρονιά Ολυμπιακών Αγώνων και τα 120 χρόνια από τους πρώτους Αγώνες της σύγχρονης εποχής, ο Διεθνής Αερολιμένας Αθηνών, το Μουσείο Μπενάκη και η Costa Navarino παρουσιάζουν μια ξεχωριστή έκθεση με τίτλο: «Ολυμπιακοί Αγώνες 1896: Οι ιστορικές φωτογραφίες του Άλμπερτ Μάγιερ από τις Συλλογές του Μουσείου Μπενάκη, με το βλέμμα της Εύας […]

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Εξαιρετικό το άνοιγμα του Mount Athos Area KOUZINA 2016

Εξαιρετικό το άνοιγμα του Mount Athos Area KOUZINA 2016

| May 23, 2016
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Στην αρχαιοελληνική κουζίνα ήταν αφιερωμένη η πρώτη εβδομάδα, 2.400 από τη γέννηση του Αριστοτέλη

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Vancouver Named Top North American City for International Meetings

Vancouver Named Top North American City for International Meetings

| May 19, 2016
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Planners surveyed by International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) and Watkins Research Group rate Vancouver among the world’s best meetings destinations

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Διάσκεψη Ελλάδας και Ρωσίας για τον Προσκυνηματικό και Θρησκευτικό Τουρισμό

| May 19, 2016
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Στην  Αθήνα  η Διάσκεψη Ελλάδας και Ρωσίας για τον Προσκυνηματικό και Θρησκευτικό Τουρισμό, με στόχο την άμεση προώθηση της τουριστικής συνεργασίας των δύο χωρών

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”Η λάμψη του Αιγαίου” σε ντοκιμαντέρ για την τηλεόραση της Κίνας

”Η λάμψη του Αιγαίου” σε ντοκιμαντέρ για την τηλεόραση της Κίνας

| May 19, 2016
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Με την υποστήριξη του ΕΟΤ και την συνδρομή του Γραφείου Ε.Ο.Τ. Κίνας πραγματοποιούνται τις ημέρες αυτές στην Ελλάδα, (11-27 Μαΐου), γυρίσματα για μία σειρά τηλεοπτικών εκπομπών / ντοκιμαντέρ 12 επεισοδίων διάρκειας 25΄το καθένα, τα οποία θα προβληθούν στην Chinese Central Television (CCTV) και σε δορυφορικά δίκτυα με κυριότερο το Liaoning TV.

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Η Αμμουλιανή στους TIMES του Λονδίνου!

Η Αμμουλιανή στους TIMES του Λονδίνου!

| May 19, 2016
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Αγγλία και Ιταλία στο στόχαστρο της Χαλκιδικής Εκτενές άρθρο για το νησί της Αμμουλιανής δημοσιεύτηκε την προηγούμενη εβδομάδα στους TIMES του Λονδίνου (ένθετο SUNDAY TIMES).

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Μουσείο Ακρόπολης: Διεθνής Ημέρα και Ευρωπαϊκή Νύχτα Μουσείων 2016

Μουσείο Ακρόπολης: Διεθνής Ημέρα και Ευρωπαϊκή Νύχτα Μουσείων 2016

| May 18, 2016
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Το Μουσείο Ακρόπολης γιορτάζει τη Διεθνή Ημέρα Μουσείων την Τετάρτη 18 Μαΐου 2016. Την ημέρα αυτή το Μουσείο θα είναι ανοιχτό από τις 8 το πρωί έως τις 8 το βράδυ με ελεύθερη είσοδο.

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7 Exceptional Villas & Suites in Santorini

7 Exceptional Villas & Suites in Santorini

| May 17, 2016
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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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Prague is the 11th world’s most popular conference destination

Prague is the 11th world’s most popular conference destination

| May 17, 2016
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17th May, 2016, Prague – Prague was ranked 11th in the worldwide rating of cities according to the number of association meetings held. The annual ranking is compiled by International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA). In 2015, 123 association meetings were organized in Prague, which is an increase of 4,2 % compared to 2014.

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Με διεθνή συμμετοχή το 2ο Πανελλήνιο Συνέδριο Επείγουσας Προνοσοκομειακής Φροντίδας στο Porto Palace Hotel Thessaloniki

Με διεθνή συμμετοχή το 2ο Πανελλήνιο Συνέδριο Επείγουσας Προνοσοκομειακής Φροντίδας στο Porto Palace Hotel Thessaloniki

| May 17, 2016
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Με απόλυτη επιτυχία ολοκληρώθηκαν οι εργασίες του 2ου Πανελλήνιου Συνεδρίου Επείγουσας Προνοσοκομειακής Φροντίδας, που διεξήχθη από τις 11 έως και τις 15 Μαΐου 2016 στο ξενοδοχείο Porto Palace Hotel Thessaloniki και συγκεκριμένα στην αίθουσα Grand Pietra, συνολικής χωρητικότητας έως και 2.500 ατόμων.

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