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1–3 June 2022
Comeback of the Urban Future Live Events
In the summer of 2022, Helsingborg invites the world to be a part of their H22 City Expo.
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CWT Appoints Michelle Mckinney Frymire as Chief Executive Officer
Incumbent Kurt Ekert will be stepping down and will take on the role of senior advisor to the company.
November 17-19 in Orlando
GBTA Announces New Dates
for 2021 Convention.
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Austria Center Vienna Bags Coveted Gold and Silver Stevie Awards
Best B2C event and rapid testing lanes most valuable company response to the Covid-19 crisis category.
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First Radisson Individuals in the Baltics Opens Its Doors in Tallinn
Palace Hotel Tallinn is a monument of national architectural heritage built almost 100 years ago and respectfully renovated.
€300+ millions
The Economic Impact of Messukeskus Helsinki Melted By 80 per Cent
Pandemic damage radiates over the business life of the entire Helsinki Metropolitan Area.
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World Sleep Congress 2022 to Be Held In Rome
EGA Worldwide Congresses & Events formally contracted as DMC service provider.
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ICC Sydney Expands Broadcast and Hybrid Event Solutions with Media Studio
The studio features green screen technology which allows for visual integration of presenters into customisable background content.
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Passport clearance cut to 10 seconds at Dubai Airports

Travellers at Dubai Airports will be able to get through passport control in as fast as 10 seconds by the end of 2018 thanks to a new passenger pre-approval system that checks air travellers 48 hours before they fly.

The Next Generation Borders system, developed by the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) in Dubai, will be installed at arrival and departure terminals, reported Gulf News.

The system is able to collect data as soon as a passenger buys an airline ticket, according to Brigadier Talal Ahmad Al Shanqeti, general director assistant of Airport Immigration Department at GDRFA-Dubai.

“The system makes necessary checks on passengers to issue clearance and send the details to the passport control officer who will need only 10 seconds to stamp the passport rather than three minutes in the past,” said Al Shanqeti.

It has already been implemented at Terminal 3 at Dubai International Airport while Terminal 1, 2 and Al Maktoum International Airport are expected to be ready by end of 2018.

Passport clearance typically takes longer when passengers share a similar name to travellers on a watch list.