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PCMA, CEMA
announce strategic alliance to support, educate, grow audiences.

Abu Dhabi Convention & Exhibition Bureau
Signs Strategic Agreement with PCMA.
IMEX 12-14 May 2020
‘For 2020, we’re looking on the bright side of life’
says Carina Bauer, CEO of the IMEX Group.
education program
Technology and Innovation
to Headline Convene Professional Academy.
highest bid wins
Sarawak
Wins Most Business Events in Single Year, Makes History.
from idea to reality
International coach training
- a long-term effect of the World Championships in Halmstad.

ICC Sydney serves up its
2020 Menu Collection.
Expansion
Kenes Group strengthens its position
with two new offices: in Lisbon and Seville.
10,000 delegates
Scottish Event Campus
secures 2023 European hat-trick.
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BestCities announce new Managing Director
Lesley Williams takes over Managing Director role
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Meetings Plastic: Drastic or Fantastic?
The Hotel Booking Agents Association (HBAA) is to launch its latest study in a series of White Papers for the conference and meetings sector. Titled ‘Meetings plastic: Drastic or fantastic?’ the paper looks at the growing presence and consequences of credit card payments in strategic meetings management.

Researched and written by business travel journalists Mark Frary and Betty Low, the paper explores the relationship and ramifications of company credit card usage among hotels and venues, agents and corporate clients.

HBAA Executive Director, Peter Ducker said: “As the White Paper underlines, credit cards are coming to the fore as traditional billback takes a back seat. The purpose of the paper is to understand what the business implications of cards are in the outsourcing process. We respect that our member agents operate different financial models and have created the paper in response to demand for them to understand new meetings cards from American Express, Mastercard and Visa.”

Download a copy of Meetings plastic: Drastic or fantastic?