torsdag 4 september 2014 | IT&CM
Association Professionals Applaud IT&CM India’s Inaugural Association Day
IT&CM India’s inaugural effort to reach out to local association professionals and executives through its curated Association Day programme on 20 August, paid off with attendees giving top marks to its knowledge platforms.
Launched in collaboration with KW Conferences, the Association Day forums received high scores on all aspects of Content, Delivery, Interaction and Relevance to Job. Madhumita Dobe, IPHA, Organising Secretary, 14th World Congress on Public Health said: “The topic on Best Practices – Developing Middle Level Association Professionals, was so impactful that it inspired me to change the style of management for my association.”
KW Conferences’ Managing Director Monimita Sarkar, attributed the event’s success to the right mix of speakers whose credibility, experience and astute understanding of the field struck a chord with the delegates.
“We developed topics like, The Third Wave’ of Destination Marketing Competitiveness, Benefits of Attracting International Meetings to India and Managing Sessions and Speakers for Higher Delegate and Association ROI, that would resonate with today’s Association market, and the sessions had 7 renowned personalities such as ICCA’s CEO Martin Sirk, Starwood Asia Pacific MD, India and Regional VP South Asia’s Dilip Puri, SICOT India’s President and Indian Orthopaedic Association’s Past President Dr Ashok Johari, Association Networks’ Executive Director Damian Hutt, AROI’s President and Healthcare Global Enterprise’s Medical Director Prof Ramesh S. Bilimagga, as well as Event ROI Institute’s Managing Partner Dr Elling Hamso, helm them. The fit was perfect,” elaborated Sakar who was also a moderator of the forum.
Participants from across India
IT&CM India’s first Association Day drew over 30 participants from across India, hailing from Ahmedabad, Chennai, Cochin, Dharwad, Gujarat, Hyderabad, Karnataka, Kolkata, Ludhiana, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Mumbai, New Delhi, Pune, Telangana, and Tripunithura. Participants are responsible for organising close to 40 conferences throughout the year, attracting more than 27,000 delegates. Some of the associations represented include All India Officer's Association, Association of Medical Physicists of India, Association of Radiation Oncologist of India, Computer Society of India, Indian Academy of Cytologists, Indian Academy of Pediatrics, Indian Endodontic Society, Indian Medical Association, Indian Printed Circuit Association, Luminescence Society of India, and Society For Biotechnologists of India (SBTI).
The next upcoming Association Day will be held in conjunction with IT&CMA in Bangkok, Thailand over 2 days on 1 and 2 October 2014. TTG Events, organiser of the IT&CM event series has also confirmed the 2015 dates of its Association Days series at IT&CM China in Shanghai (15 April), IT&CM India in Delhi (19 August), IT&CMA (30 September and 1 October), as well as a brand new edition in Singapore.
onsdag 3 september 2014 | partnership
Reed Exhibitions and Tüyap Expand Their Partnership
Reed Exhibitions and Tüyap, Turkey’s leading events and venue company, joined forces in 2012 combining their strengths to create a long term event organising partnership called Reed Tüyap.
Today, following the successful collaboration of the two companies, Reed Tüyap announces the second phase in their venture, with the expansion of its portfolio of events.
Over the past two years the partnership has grown from strength to strength, with both parties working effectively together across five events. The partnership has enabled international businesses to be supported in entering the Turkish market and has been equally successful in supporting Turkish companies’ entry into their chosen export markets.
Reed Tüyap will continue to deliver these business opportunities across the expanded portfolio of events which will now include the market leading events: Wood Processing Machinery, Intermob, Istanbul Window, Istanbul Glass and Istanbul Door Exhibitions.
Bülent ÜNAL, Chairman of TÜYAP, commented on the partnership: “We at Tüyap and Reed Exhibitions, are excited to further expand our partnership on the strong foundation that was laid back in 2012. Our collaboration has had a vast impact on the participation levels of international exhibitors as well as visitors and this has led both parties to consider new horizons to explore. We have now included into the Reed Tüyap portfolio, Wood Working Machinery-Intermob and Window-Door-Glass shows, two events that have a very significant place in Tüyap’s 35-year history. This expansion has enabled us to strengthen our partnership that has been built on trust, hard-work and perfectionism. Reed Tüyap will continue to provide best-in-class services to our exhibitors and visitors in order to maintain Turkey’s regional leadership in the exhibition industry.”
CEO Mike Rusbridge spoke on behalf of Reed Exhibitions: “Within a short two year period we have established a partnership with our Tüyap colleagues which is based on mutual understanding and respect. This solid foundation has led to the possibility of expanding our partnership further for the future. Over the past two years we have successfully taken steps to further internationalise our offering to our customers both through exhibition content and the physical operation of our events. We look forward to doing more to add value for our customers across our new and existing business.
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.