onsdag 3 september 2014 | congress
Copenhagen Wins Multiple Prestigious Congresses
Wonderful Copenhagen has won the 4th Women Deliver Global Conference. This internationally renowned event will gather 5,000 opinion leaders, experts and media to the largest conference in the world for women’s rights and health. There was strong competition to host the conference from Vancouver, Vienna, Barcelona and Berlin among other cities.
“We are beyond excited that Women Deliver 2016 will be held in Copenhagen. The Danish government has played a key role in promoting the rights and health of young girls and women, and we expect that this will ensure that the conference will help push these topics to the top of the global development agenda and gather advocates and opinion leaders from all over the world," said Women Deliver president, Jill Sheffield
Danish Trade and Development Minister, Mogens Jensen, commented: “Denmark is known as a strong advocate of women’s and girls’ rights to make decisions regarding their own bodies, and winning this conference to Copenhagen is a clear acknowledgment of Danish efforts.”
In 2013, the Women Deliver Global Conference, held in Kuala Lumpur, attracted 4,500 attendees from 149 different countries all working towards the common goals of improving the maternal, sexual and reproductive health and rights of women and girls.
Meanwhile, Copenhagen beat Prague for the honour of hosting the 27th Congress of the International Society of Blood Transfusion (ISBT) 2017. Denmark is known as a frontrunner within blood transfusions, and the medical field in general, and the ISBT congress is expected to attract 2,500 doctors, scientists and exhibitors to the capital over the course of four days.
tisdag 2 september 2014 | promotion
Sri Lanka Conducts Meetings Industry Promotion in Kuala Lumpur
Sri Lanka Convention Bureau and SriLankan Airlines conducted another Meetings Industry promotion at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel in Kuala Lumpur on the 7th August 2014, where there were buyer-seller meetings followed by the presenting of Sri Lanka as the latest sought after venue for Meetings, Incentive Travel, Conferences and Exhibitions.
The promotion was attended by a large number of potential Meetings Industry buyers from Kuala Lumpur. The Sri Lankan Meetings Industry participants had the opportunity to establish contacts with their counterparts during the buyer-seller meeting.
måndag 1 september 2014 | Award
The City of Espoo Awards its 6th Congress Ambassador
Ari Sihvola, professor of electromagnetics from Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering has been chosen as the EspooAmbassador 2014. EspooAmbassador operates as a congress ambassador of Espoo in Finland and abroad. The award was presented 28th of August 2014 during the annual EspooAmbassador event at Dipoli Congress Centre. Professor Sihvola is the 6th Congress Ambassador in Espoo.
The decision was based in Sihvola’s active work in national and international scientific organizations. Sihvola has been involved in a number of programme and organising committees of international scientific congresses, and thus has had a positive impact for the role of Espoo and Finland within the international scientific communities. He has successfully organised international conferences in Espoo bringing hundreds of international researchers to the city, most recently in 2009.
Visit Espoo together with the City of Espoo annually chooses and awards the Ambassador of the year. The purpose of this award is to highlight the importance of international scientific congresses as well as to encourage researchers and academics to invite these events to Finland and Espoo. The chosen Ambassador is a person of knowledge and stature, influential in their field, who can act as a representative of Espoo and is prepared to work with local meetings professionals to secure conference business for the city.
måndag 1 september 2014 | meeting fairs
SNCVB Will Take Over Responsibility for Sweden's Participation at IMEX and EIBTM
In 2014 the Swedish Network of Convention Bureaus (SNCVB) has been one of the actors involved in the planning-work for Sweden's participation in the two largest meeting fairs in Europe; IMEX and EIBTM. The next step is that from 2015 SNCVB will take total responsibility for Sweden's presence at the two fairs.
Sweden's participation in these large meeting fairs has for many years been managed and coordinated by Visit Sweden. When Visit Sweden in 2013 received a lower allocation from the government it pulled in all activities in the Meetings & Incentives segment. A number of destinations then stepped in and ensured Sweden's continued presence in the two most important international trade fairs, IMEX and EIBTM. Stockholm CVB took responsibility and led much of the work. Now SNCVB steps in.
"We see it as a natural step to step in and take responsibility for the two main meeting fairs in Europe, now that we (SNCVB) are a separate legal entity with broad support in meetings Sweden. Along with participating destinations, we want to ensure Sweden's presence on the international meetings map and contribute to several international meetings being hosted in Sweden," said Ante Jankovic, chairman of SNCVB.
The working group will be led by Louise Alexandersson, Stockholm CVB, and consists of the CVBs participating in international fairs.
Swedish Network of Convention Bureau is a non-profit organization where all Swedish CVBs are members. SNCVB operates based on two main areas of focus, business value and knowledge to jointly develop the Swedish meetings industry.
fredag 22 augusti 2014 | incentive campaign
Meet Taiwan to Promote Incentive Campaign in Singapore
MEET TAIWAN is promoting Taiwan as the top-of-mind destination for incentive travel in Asia with its “Super Team in Asia” Campaign through a roadshow in Singapore.
The roadshow, to be held on 22 August, is expected to bring in 50 Singapore buyers comprising of Association buyers, PCOs, Corporate buyers (incentive travel, meetings, conferences) and intermediaries. Held at the Pan Pacific Hotel, these buyers will network with 6 of Taiwan’s premier MICE suppliers and learn more about Taiwan’s MICE environment through the various presentations that will be featured at the roadshow.
MEET TAIWAN will also leverage on the roadshow to promote “Super Team in Asia” – its first-ever multi-national incentive campaign – held across Japan, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia – and consists of an online and offline tour to Taiwan to educate, entertain, and express the beauty of Taiwan’s incentive travel resource.
Registration for the competition closes on 31 August 2014. The final winner will be crowned the “Super Team in Asia” and bag an incentive travel package to Taiwan worth more than USD 50,000.
torsdag 21 augusti 2014 | IT&CM India
Inaugural Association Day Takes Centre-Stage At IT&CM India 2014
The inaugural Association Day, launched at IT&CM India 2014 in collaboration with KW Conferences, opened to a full house of delegates with the first educational session helmed by Martin Sirk, CEO of International Congress and Conventions Association (ICCA).
Forum topics that provided attendees with an in-depth understanding of association management in India included: “The ‘Third Wave’ of Destination Marketing Competitiveness”, “Best Practices – Developing Middle Level Association Professionals”, “Benefits of Attracting International Meetings to India” and “Managing Sessions and Speakers for Higher Delegate and Association ROI” and featured knowledgeable speakers from various associations and corporates like Association Networks, Healthcare Global Enterprise Ltd, KW Conferences, SICOT India, Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI), Starwood Asia Pacific Hotels & Resorts and Event ROI Institute.
Meanwhile, the second day of IT&CM India 2014 proceeded with business appointments in full swing. Interacting with National Tourism Organisations (NTOs) and Destination Management Companies (DMCs), association buyers had productive face-to-face meetings at the tabletop exhibition with big names like Creative Travel, Euromic, Japan National Tourism Organization, Sapporo Convention Bureau, Travelite (India) to name a few.
Tomorrow’s education focus will shift towards Corporate Performance catered to influencers and decision makers of their organisation’s performance improvement programme, highlighting corporate performance topics such as “Harnessing the Power of Incentive Travel”, “Technology and Incentive Travel” and “Measuring ROI for Meetings and Events."