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IBTM China
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It figures:
The CTICC’s contribution to GGP, GDP, job creation increases.
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One theme set to dominate 2019,
according to IMEX Group: how to leverage assets
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The Meetings Show’s advisory board
predicts the biggest trends for 2019.
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ICC Sydney Bolsters Legacy Program,
Unveiling Dedicated Creative Industries Stream.
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IACC partners with industry greats
and World Obesity Federation to bring delegate dietary requirements guide for meeting planners.
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Scottish Event Campus (SEC)
submits planning application to create global facility for world class events.
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IBTM Trends Watch report
highlights importance of tech to events industry.
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BestCities
unveil ground-breaking ‘Universal Accessibility in Meetings’ research.
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IACC
confirms 63 new member venues in Denmark
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Christoph Tessmar, New Director of the Barcelona Convention Bureau

Christoph Tessmar, Congress Manager at Sanofi-Aventis over the past few years has been appointed the director of the Barcelona Convention Bureau (BCB) after the announcement of the retirement of Airy Garrigosa, who has headed the BCB since its creation in 1983.

Tessmar, a German by birth with a degree in business administration, began his career at Boehringer Mannheim Laboratories, a company that sent him to Spain. He assumed the organisation of conferences for the laboratory until the purchase of Boehringer Mannheim by Roche in 1998. A year later he was hired by Sanofi-Aventis to manage and create the conference department in Spain.

After thirteen years as Congress Manager, he leaves his former position to take over as director of the Barcelona Convention Bureau.