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CONGREX SWITZERLAND REJOINS IAPCO

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After the successful realignment of Congrex Switzerland in the past 12 months the International Association of Professional Congress Organisers (IAPCO) decided to resume Congrex Switzerland as a member. Michel Neijmann, President of IAPCO, says “We are delighted that Congrex Switzerland is joining IAPCO again. The company has 32 years of history and excellent references”. “We …

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EUBEA NEWS

SEVILLE HOSTED THE EUBEA FESTIVAL

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Seville hosted this international-scale event for the first time from the 23rd to 25 th October 2014 22 European participating countries, more than 300 professionals of the event and marketing industry and 163 participating events all together at the Hotel Barceló Sevilla Seville, 27th October 2014 – The Sevilla Conference and Convention Bureay and 50 of its …

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BARCELONA TOPS WORLD RANKINGS

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According to the ICCA ranking, the Catalan capital received 122,877 delegates in 2013, putting it in first place worldwide Barcelona is the only destination to figure in the top five of the ranking of cities with most congresses every year since 2001. Barcelona has become the world’s top city in terms of attracting most congress …

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EDUTAINMENT CASE STUDY: The Art of War

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A good example of a modern, edutainment teambuilding event is ‘The Art of War’, an active and strategic team building activity where participants search for the wisdom of Sun Tzu and apply them to the modern business world. Sun Tzu was an ancient philosopher, strategist and general. He put down his wisdom, which he called …

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IN FOCUS

LET’S PLAY A GAME

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Written by: Žiga Novak, Director of the Walnut grove One way or the other, we humans are all about having fun. When we are enjoying ourselves we are simply better people – friendlier, more creative and receptive to new ideas. But what is fun really about? Sure, it’s about luxury and things that we love, …

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CONVENTA NEWS

THE EXCEPTIONAL KEVIN KELLY ABOUT XCEPTIONAL EXECUTION IN THE MEETINGS INDUSTRY

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Kevin Kelly, an internationally acclaimed motivational speaker and authority on the success principles underpinning entrepreneurship, leadership, sales and motivation for which he has developed the cutting edge methodology of Xceptional Execution will be speaking in January at Conventa Academy 2015. The brilliant Kelly once said “If you are passionate about what you do, you also …

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VENUE OF THE WEEK

GRAND HOTEL SOFIA, Bulgaria

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Grand Hotel Sofia is one of the most prestigious hotels in Sofia. Business guests benefit from its close proximity to main administrative, financial and commercial areas. Art-lovers and food connoisseurs alike will appreciate the hotel gallery and its fine-dining Shades of Red restaurant. The Hotel is a stylish residence in a prime location with a welcoming and dedicated …

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SLOVENIA CONVENTION BUREAU NEWS

THE SEJALEC AWARD 2014 GOES TO ODPRTA KUHNA

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Within the scope of Slovenian days of Tourism, national awards for innovation and creativity in tourism were bestowed. The SEJALEC 2014 title went to Odprta Kuhna. The Sower invitation (SEJALEC) yielded 26 applications, which is the highest in the history. Among the registered novelties, introduced in Slovenian tourism in the last two years, the nine-member …

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MEXICO LAUNCHES CONVENTION BRAND AT IMEX AMERICA

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 GainingEdge recently completed a feasibility study for Ministry of Tourism of The State of Mexico for a purpose built international standard convention centre in Toluca. This is part of the Ministry’s promotion and development strategy focused on four specific locations: Toluca, Valle de Bravo, Ixtapan de le Sal and Teotihuacan.  The development of these destinations …

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IACC PRESENTS GLOBAL DISTINGUISHED AWARD

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At the annual conference of IACC Europe in Stockholm, Sweden last week, Global President Peter Stewart presented the Global Distinguished Service Award to Steen Broby, Project Manager of the Comwell Group, Denmark.    IACC established the Global Distinguished Service Award in 2009 to recognise the contributions of one member annually who has made a sustainedcommitment and contribution to IACC …

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